**CERTIFICATION INFORMATION: Anyone holding an active certification MUST have accrued a least 1 ceu in that category each year because you cannot earn all your required ceu's in only one certification year. The new cycle for recertification will run from July 1st - June 30th each year. If you should have any questions, please give our certification section a call 615-837-5232
Pesticide Certification Core Study Material has been updated January 1, 2010. It can now be obtained by mail form & Payment . mail to: To: Pesticide Safety Education Program - 2431 Joe Johnson Dr, 205 PSB - Knoxville, TN 37996-4560 phone (865) 674-7138 Fax (865) 974-8868 Web: http://agriculture.tennessee.edu/emarketplace you can find pricing information here
TO GET SCHEDULED FOR AN EXAM: call 615-837-5148 or visit the website at www.tn.gov/agriculture to get your application under downloadable forms. There is a fee to take the certification exam.
Rules of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industries - Chapter 0080-6-14 Pest Control Operators:
Rules & Regs
Rule change on Round Up (Glyphosate) and Lawn Maintenance
GlyphosateEffective July 29, 2009
On April 14, 2011 Governor Haslam approved the changes for House Bill 1240 regarding 61-21-102 (22) which now reads as listed. This change became effective on April 14, 2011.
"Under the direct supervision" means any application or sale of a pesticide by a certified applicator acting under the instructions and control of a private applicator, or commercial pest control operator who is available if and when needed, if the applicator or operator is physically present or in the direct communication by conventional means of communications.
DRAFT OF PROPOSED RULE CHANGES FROM THE DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE - ANY COMMENTS MUST ARE DUE BY JANUARY 24TH.
Proposed Rule Changed
Proposed disclosure of treatment draft
Pesticide Spraying on Waters.The pesticide-spraying language, taken from a bill (H.R. 872) that passed by the House in March 2011, would bar the agency from requiring National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits for pesticides that already are registered for use, sale, and distribution under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.
That bill was approved in June 2011 by the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, but it stalled after Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) placed a hold on the legislation.
The NPDES permitting requirements took effect Oct. 31, 2011, after a 2009 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit overturned a regulation allowing permitting exemptions for farmers and public health officials who apply pesticides on or near water (National Cotton Council v. EPA, 553 F.3d 927, 68 ERC 1129 (6th Cir., 2009); (212 DER A-37, 11/2/11).