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Soil Fumigant Training and Other Resources for Certified Applicators and Safety Information for Handlers

Current as of December 2012

This page includes approved training programs and links to other resources for soil fumigant certified applicators, and approved Fumigant Safe Handling information for soil fumigant handlers. (NOTE: Fumigant product labels include the following link to this web page: www.epa.gov/fumiganttraining)

Soil Fumigant Training for Certified Applicators

Registrant-Developed Training Materials for Certified Applicators
State Options for Complying with the Certified Applicator Training Requirement on Soil Fumigant Labels

Safety Information for Handlers

Safety Information for Handlers developed by EPA
Safety Information for Handlers developed by Pesticide Registrants and Approved by EPA

Other Resources for Certified Applicators

Notifications to States and Tribes




SOIL FUMIGANT TRAINING FOR CERTIFIED APPLICATORS

Updated soil fumigant product labels require, as a condition of use, certified applicators to successfully complete an EPA- approved training program. This page includes the EPA-approved registrant soil fumigant training programs, as well as state-specific EPA-approved alternatives to the registrant training programs.

Registrant-Developed Training Materials for Certified Applicators

EPA required registrants to develop and implement training programs for certified applicators supervising soil fumigant applications. This training must be completed every 3 years.

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State Options for Complying with the Certified Applicator Training Requirement on Soil Fumigant Labels

Depending on where the soil fumigant application is taking place, there may be additional options as well as specific requirements for satisfying the training requirement found on soil fumigant labels for certified applicators supervising soil fumigant applications.

If the state where you intend to apply a soil fumigant is not listed below, then the EPA-approved registrant training programs will satisfy the certified applicator training label requirement.

States with Additional Certified Applicator Training Options and Requirements

State Where
Soil Fumigant
Will be Applied
Option to Satisfy
the Certified Applicator
Training Requirement
How Often Training
has to be Completed
Contact for
Additional
Information
Documentation
California 1) Commercial
applicators: State
certification & licensing
in Category O meets
label requirement for
applicator training.
1) Meeting State certification and renewal requirements will fulfill the label-required training.

Adolfo R Gallo

Department
of Pesticide Regulation, C&T Program

(916) 445-3895 agallo@cdpr.ca.gov

 

2) Private applicators: 
must successfully
complete a registrant-
developed training
program

2) Must successfully
complete registrant training every 36 months.
Florida Commercial and private applicators who first attempted and did not pass the Registrant training exam: Successful completion of state administered challenge exam meets label requirement for applicator training for methyl bromide, chloropicrin, chloropicrin and 1,3-dichloropropene, dazomet, and metam sodium and potassium
Must successfully complete challenge exam every 36 months.

Tamara James
Environmental Manager

Division of Agricultural Environmental Services

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Phone: 850-617-7876

Tamara.James@FreshFromFlorida.com

 
Idaho Professional (commercial) and Private applicators: State certification & licensing in soil fumigation category meets label requirement for applicator training
Meeting State certification and renewal requirements will fulfill the label-required training. Sherman Takatori
Program Manager

Pesticide Applicator Licensing and Training

Idaho State Department of Agriculture

Phone: 208-332-8609

Sherman.Takatori@agri.idaho.gov

 
Minnesota Commercial,
Non-commercial and Private applicators:  State certification & licensing in soil fumigation category meets label requirement for applicator training
Meeting State certification and renewal requirements will fulfill the label-required training. Alice Waller, Licensing Consultant

Licensing & Certification Unit

Pesticide & Fertilizer Management Division

MN Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538

651-201-6284
fax: 651-201-6105

alice.waller@state.mn.us
 
Nevada 1) Private applicators:  State certification & licensing in soil fumigation category meets label requirement for applicator training.

1) Meeting State certification and renewal requirements will fulfill the label-required training.

Charles Moses

Nevada Department of Agriculture

cmoses@agri.nv.gov

775-353-3716

 
2) Commercial applicators:  must successfully complete a registrant-developed training program

2) Must successfully complete registrant training every 36 months.
North Carolina Certified private, commercial, and public applicators:
Completion of state soil fumigation training program and passing state administered exam meets label requirement for applicator training.
Must successfully complete training and exam every 36 months. Renee Woody,
Licensing, Certification and Outreach Manager

North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division
1090 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1090

(919)733-3556
(919)733-9796 fax

renee.woody@ncagr.gov
http://www.ncagr.gov/SPCAP/pesticides/

 
Oregon 1) Public and commercial applicators: State certification & licensing in Soil Fumigation II Category meets the label requirement for applicator training if the applicator completes the exam after December 25, 2012

1) Meeting State certification and renewal requirements will fulfill the label-required training. Laurie Gordon
Certification/Registration Specialist

Oregon Department of Agriculture
475 NE Bellevue Drive, Suite 110
Bend, OR 97701-7415

Telephone: 541-617-6097
Fax: 541-389-1329

E-mail: lgordon@oda.state.or.us

or

Oregon Department of Agriculture
635 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Telephone: 503-986-4635
Fax: 503-986-4735

 
2) Private applicators:
must successfully
complete a registrant-
developed training
program

2) Must successfully complete registrant training every 36 months.
Washington Commercial and Private applicators:
State certification & licensing in Soil Fumigation RMM category meets label requirement for applicator training
Meeting State certification and renewal requirements will fulfill the label-required
training.

Margaret Tucker
WSDA Certification &Training

mtucker@agr.wa.gov
360-902-2015

 
Wisconsin Commercial and Private applicators:  State certification & licensing in soil fumigation category meets label requirement for applicator training Meeting State certification and renewal requirements will fulfill the label-required
training.
Michael Murray, DATCP Pesticide Program Manager

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Michael.Murray@Wisconsin.gov
608-224-4551

http://datcp.wi.gov/Plants/
Pesticides/Licenses/index.aspx

 
Virginia Private applicators: Completion of state soil fumigation training program and passing state administered exam meets label requirement for applicator training. Must successfully complete training and exam every 36 months. Liza Fleeson
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
102 Governor Street, Room 154
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 371-6559
(804) 371-2283 (fax)
Liza.fleeson@vdacs.virginia.gov

For technical information:

Mr. Robert Christian
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
757-334-3966
Robert.christian@vdacs.virginia.gov

Mr. Richard Jones
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
434/534-6949
Richard.jones@vdacs.virginia.gov

 

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SAFETY INFORMATION FOR HANDLERS

As stated on updated fumigant product labels, certified applicators must provide fumigant safe handling information to each handler involved in the application, or confirm that each handler participating in the application has received fumigant safe handling information in a manner they can understand within the past 12 months. Fumigant safe handling information is also provided where fumigant products are purchased.

Safety Information for Handlers Developed by EPA

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Safety Information for Handlers Developed by Pesticide Registrants and Approved by EPA

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OTHER RESOURCES FOR CERTIFIED APPLICATORS

Notifications to States and Tribes

When revised phase 2 soil fumigant labels appear on products in late 2012, they must include language informing soil fumigant applicators that some states and Tribes require them to notify the state or Tribe before making an application. The label statement will include the URL www.epa.gov/fumigantstatenotice linking to the Soil Fumigant State and Tribal Lead Agency Notification page. This page identifies the states and Tribes that require applicators to make these notifications and provides contact information.

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