921.11 Applying restricted use pesticides.

(A)

(1) No individual shall apply restricted use pesticides unless the individual is one of the following:

(a) Licensed under section 921.06 of the Revised Code;

(b) Licensed under division (B) of this section;

(c) A trained serviceperson who is acting under the direct supervision of a commercial applicator;

(d) An immediate family member or a subordinate employee of a private applicator who is acting under the direct supervision of that private applicator.

(2) No individual shall directly supervise the application of a restricted use pesticide unless the individual is one of the following:

(a) Licensed under section 921.06 of the Revised Code;

(b) Licensed under division (B) of this section.

(B) The director of agriculture shall adopt rules to establish standards and procedures for the licensure of private applicators. An individual shall apply for a private applicator license to the director, on forms prescribed by the director. The individual shall include in the application the pesticide-use category or categories of the license for which the individual is applying and any other information that the director determines is essential to the administration of this chapter. The fee for each license shall be established by rule. Licenses shall be issued for a period of time established by rule and shall be renewed in accordance with deadlines established by rule. If a license is not issued or renewed, the state shall retain any fee submitted as payment for reasonable expenses of processing the application.

(C) An individual who is licensed under this section shall use or directly supervise the use of a restricted use pesticide only for the purpose of producing agricultural commodities on property that is owned or rented by the individual or the individual's employer.

(D) All money collected under this section shall be credited to thepesticide, fertilizer, and lime program fund created in section 921.22 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 921.11

History. Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.

Effective Date: 07-01-2004