In 2014, the Community Council amended the 2009 Gila River Indian Community Code by repealing current Title 18, Chapter 3 while enacting and codifying the new Title 18, Chapter 3, Pesticide Code which designates the Pesticide Control Office as the Community’s lead agency in administering the Pesticide Ordinance. The Pesticide Control Office ensures compliance with the Pesticide Ordinance through routine inspections of the Community’s regulated entities. Regulated entities include pest management businesses, seed treaters, pesticide sellers, agricultural growers, and pesticide applicators.
The Office is committed to providing its customers; members of the Community, employees of the Community and its enterprises, and its regulated community; with clear and easy to access information on how to comply with tribal and federal pesticide laws. Such information and guidance are often referred to as “compliance assistance”, which is a cornerstone of the Office’s and Department’s mission.
The Office spearheads a variety of compliance assistance efforts and helps coordinate activities with other GRIC entities. All of these activities are designed to protect human health and the environment. Our assistance, resources and services include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Printed brochures and pamphlets
- Web-based information and tools
- Telephone consultations
- On-site consultations
- Training sessions or seminars for individuals or groups
Compliance assistance is also available after an enforcement action has been initiated. In these instances, the offer will be made in writing as part of the enforcement action and available upon request.
Compliance assistance can be requested by contacting the Pesticide Control Office at: (520) 562-2234, or by completing a Request for Services form and submitting it to the GRIC.PesticideOffice@gric.nsn.us