Certain pesticide applications require advance notification to the Office at least 8-hours prior to the start of the application. Depending on the type of pesticide application, the notification must be provided via fax, email, hand delivery to the Office, or telephone call to the Notification Hotline at (520) 562-2744. The types of pesticide applications that require advance notification are listed below along with the information that must be included in the notification.
Agricultural pesticide application notification requirements:
A pest management business that is licensed by the Arizona Department of Agriculture as a custom applicator must provide a written notice of a planned agricultural pesticide application by submitting a copy of the written instructions portion of a Form 1080 signed by a pest control advisor or the regulated grower. A regulated grower, who is also a Community certified applicator, applying a fumigant, a restricted use pesticide, or a pesticide authorized under FIFRA section 5, 7 U.S.C. § 136c, section 18, 7 U.S.C. § 136p, or section 24, 7 U.S.C. § 136v, must provide written notice of the planned pesticide application by submitting a copy of the written instructions portion of a Form 1080 signed by the regulated grower.
Non-agricultural pesticide application notification requirements:
Non-agricultural pesticide application notifications must include; the date and approximate time the application is to take place, the specific pesticide(s) by trade name, and the location of the planned pesticide application. A pest management business licensed by the Arizona Office of Pest Management must provide notice of a planned wood destroying organism treatment, restricted use pesticide application, a planned pesticide application authorized under FIFRA section 5, 7 U.S.C. § 136c, section 18, 7 U.S.C. § 136p, or section 24, 7 U.S.C. § 136v, or a planned fumigant application. Other non-agricultural pesticide applications that required advance notification are:
- Seed treaters applying a fumigant pesticide
- Applicators applying a pesticide subject to a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit under Clean Water Act section 402, 33 U.S.C. § 1342
- Applicators applying a pesticide while acting under the authority of a Community government agency in an emergency response mode.
A Pesticide Application Notification Form may be completed and submitted to the Office as a convenient way of advance notification of a planned non-agricultural pesticide application.