02 NCAC 09L .0506          GOVERNMENTAL WORKERS

Persons in job classifications in the government unit or agencies listed below are required to be licensed as public operators:

(1)           North Carolina Department of Transportation, division of highway (14 divisions);

(2)           United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service:

(a)           staff specialist for witchweed control,

(b)           assistant district director,

(c)           work unit supervisors,

(d)           designated inspectors who supervise pesticide applications,

(e)           witchweed methods development laboratory supervisor,

(f)            witchweed methods development assistant laboratory supervisor;

(3)           North Carolina Department of Agriculture plant industry division:

(a)           plant pest administrator,

(b)           entomological program specialist,

(c)           plant pathologist,

(d)           greenhouse manager,

(e)           area supervisors,

(f)            pest control specialists,

(g)           all plant pest inspectors who have supervision of pesticide applications as part of their job assignments;

(4)           North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Forest Resources Division, pest control unit:

(a)           pest control foresters,

(b)           pest control staff forester,

(c)           nursery unit superintendents,

(d)           tree improvement unit technicians,

(e)           forestation unit rangers;

(5)           North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Public Health Pest Management Section, Division of Environmental Health‑‑one medical entomologist;

(6)           County boards of health and municipal governments:

(a)           In counties where the health department employees apply all the pesticides or supervise, on a weekly or more frequent basis, the activities of all municipal employees applying pesticides, at least one county sanitarian must be licensed.

(b)           One county sanitarian and one municipal employee for each municipality must be licensed in counties where the health department personnel apply pesticides but have no direct control over municipal employees who apply pesticides.

(c)           One licensed supervisor for each municipality, sanitary district or mosquito control district must be licensed in counties where only municipal, sanitary district or mosquito control district personnel apply pesticides.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑453(c)(1); 143‑460(33);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1991; August 1, 1982; January 27, 1978.