Bureau of Licensing
The Bureau of Licensing (BOL) is responsible for the certification and
licensing of agricultural and commercial users of pesticides,
and pesticide dealers. It registers all pesticide products sold,
used or manufactured in the state; reviews and processes permits
for the use of pesticides in aquatic sites and for large scale
mosquito or fly control programs; and registers beekeepers for
notification purposes. The BOL develops and reviews regulations,
regulation policies and legistration in regard to pesticide
regulatory matters as they pertain to bureau programs. Computer
applications that manage the applicator and dealer licensing
program, product registrations and permit programs are also
maintained by the bureau.
CERTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION SECTION
- Certification exam development and administration
for pesticide applicator and dealer licensing.
- Certification training manual development
and revision for pesticide applicator and dealer licensing.
- Evaluate and monitor continuing education
courses for pesticide applicator licensing, which includes
promotion of the concept of integrated pest management (IPM).
- Register pesticide products, and license
pesticide dealers, dealer businesses, certified applicators,
commercial operators, and applicator businesses.
- Review and issue special pesticide product
registrations for special local needs and emergency conditions
as per the provisions of Section 18 and 24(c) of the Federal
Pesticide Law FIFRA.
- Follow-up on unlicensed pesticide applicator
business operations and verify liability insurance coverage.
- Participate in and develop training for
the regulated community, which includes promotion of the concept
- Review and issue mosquito/fly control permits
for large scale control programs, which includes field inspections
- Review and issue aquatic pesticide permits
for all pesticide applications to aquatic sites, which includes
field inspections and monitoring.
- Analyse permit pesticide use data, develop
permit application guidelines, and participate in applicator
training, including promoting the use of IPM in permit applications.