Pesticide Investigation and Enforcement

Report
Pesticide Investigation
and Enforcement
Oregon Department of
Agriculture
Pesticides Division
ODA Pesticides Division
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Pesticide Investigation & Enforcement
Program
– Primary Goal: To ensure compliance
Oregon Revised Statues (ORS) 634
Pesticide Control Law
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide
and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
USDA Record Keeping
Requirements
Pesticide Regulatory Activities
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Pesticide Product Registration (12, 000)
Licensing (Commercial, Public, Private)
Routine Compliance Monitoring
– Pesticide Application Activities
– Record Inspections
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Use Observations
Complaint-Initiated Investigations.
Additional Services & Programs
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Regulatory and Technical Information
Education & Outreach
Compliance Assistance
Water Quality
Endangered Species
Section 18, 24c Registrations
Pesticide Analytical and Response Center
Offices
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Headquarters
– Salem Office
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Field Offices
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Central Point
Hermiston
Bend
Baker City
Who is regulated by ODA?
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Oregon Pesticide Licenses - 2009
Licensees
Dealers
Consultants
Commercial
Operators
Trainees
Public
Applicators
Commercial
Applicators
Private
Applicators
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1000
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Non-licensed users of pesticides (3,823,465)
Enforcement Statistics - FY ‘09
July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
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Complaints/Concerns - 267
– General inquiries
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Pesticide regulations
Licensing regulations
Specific use practices
24% lead to formal investigations
200 Pesticide Complaints
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267 Total complaints
Sources:
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Referrals from other agencies
Neighbors
Customers
General Public
Employees
Competitors
NPIC ?
Enforcement Statistics - FY ‘09
July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Counties with highest number of complaints:
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Marion County
Lane County
Clackamas County
Multnomah County
Yamhill County
Washington County
Enforcement Statistics - FY ‘09
July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
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Investigations Completed- 372
– Routine Compliance Monitoring
– Pesticide Use/Observation Investigations
Investigations Completed
450
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350
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250
200
150
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50
0
2002
2003
2004
Year
2005
Routine Compliance Monitoring
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Operator/Applicator Record Inspection (ARI)
Dealer Record Review (DRI)
Market Place Inspection (MPI)
Agricultural Use Follow Up/Observation
(AUF/AUO)
Non-agricultural Use Follow Up/Observation
(NUF/NUO)
Producer Establishment Inspection (PEI)
Experimental Use Inspection (EUP)
Import/Export Inspections (IMP/EXP)
Enforcement Responses
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Civil Penalties:16
Notices of Violation: 70
Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order: 3
Crop Seizures or Embargoes: 2
Case Referred to EPA: 22
Letters of Advisement: 25
Pesticides Division
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(503) 986-4635
[email protected]

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