02 NCAC 09L .1102          DEFINITIONS

(a)  Certified applicator‑any individual who is certified to use or supervise the use of any restricted use pesticide.

(b)  Private pesticide applicator‑a person who uses or supervises the use of any restricted use pesticide under the following conditions:

(1)           for the purpose of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by him or his employer, or

(2)           if applied without compensation other than the trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities on the property of another person.

(c)  Private pesticide applicator certification standards review‑a comprehensive training session designed to advance a private pesticide applicator's practical knowledge in areas such as the pest problems and pest control practices associated with agricultural operations; proper storage, use, handling, and disposal of pesticides and their containers; labels and labeling information; local environmental situations that must be considered during application to avoid contamination; recognition of poisoning symptoms and procedures to follow in case of a pesticide accident; protective clothing, equipment, and other appropriate worker protection standards; appropriate federal and state pesticide laws and regulations and the applicator's related legal responsibility; current agricultural production‑related pesticide technology; and sources of advice and guidance necessary for the safe and proper use of each pesticide related to his/her certification. These training sessions will be taught by Cooperative Extension Service pesticide training agents or other individuals approved by the Board.

(d)  Continuing certification credit‑one hour of continuing certification training.  Continuing certification training must be approved by the Board.  Such training may be offered during grower meetings, seminars, short courses, or other Board-approved presentations taught by Cooperative Extension Service pesticide training agents, or other privately or publicly sponsored training organizations.  Private applicators may also earn continuing certification credits by attending approved training sessions for which credit has been assigned in the following commercial categories:

(1)           aquatic;

(2)           agricultural pest - animal;

(3)           agricultural pest - plant;

(4)           ornamentals and turf;

(5)           forest; and

(6)           seed treatment,

as defined in 02 NCAC 09L .0505(1)(a) through (1)(h).


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑440;

Eff. December 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2002; November 1, 1988; July 1, 1987; February 5, 1978; April 20, 1977.