Photograph courtesy of Tarmo Hannula, Register-Pajaronian
March 2019: Desk Statement on proposed AEZ changes/process:
AEZ Proposed Revisions.
On March 13, 2019, EPA sent proposed revisions to the application exclusion zone (AEZ) provision of the WPS rule to OMB for review. Following OMB review, EPA will send the proposed revisions to the appropriate congressional committees and USDA for review. These reviews are part of the FIFRA rulemaking process.
EPA is proposing to revise these regulations in response to input from members of the agricultural community, state pesticide regulatory agencies, and agricultural stakeholders. EPA incorporated input obtained in part via EPA public outreach under Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda. EPA’s proposal will be subject to a public notice and comment period.
January 9, 2019 EPA announces intent to leave designated rep and minimum age requirements in place; may amend AEZ in future
EPA: Nancy Fitz, firstname.lastname@example.org; Richard Pont, email@example.com; EPA’s webpage on WPS revisions
AAPCO: WPS Committee Chairperson, Patrick Jones NC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative: Suzanne Forsyth (UCDE), email@example.com & Kaci Buhl (OSU), firstname.lastname@example.org, PERC website
If you have developed materials that would be good to share with others, please send them to Amy Sullivan, AAPCO Executive Secretary, at email@example.com.
Online Training Resources: http://pesticideresources.org/wps/inventory.html
EPA/OECA: WPS Inspection Manual
PERC: Train the Trainer Manual
PERC: How to Comply Manual
Washington State University Extension: AEZ–Spray Quality and Droplet Size
University of Arizona Extension: Nozzles and Droplets-What do the colors mean?
EPA: WPS AEZ Power Point
2017 USEPA’s response to NASDA’s request to delay WPS implementation
2015 After Final Rule was Published
Federal Register Final WPS Rule
2015 Prior to Rule being Published
EPA Proposed Rule Changes September 2015
EPA to States for Feedback: Proposed WPS Implementation Strategy June 2015
EPA to States for Feedback: WPS Stakeholders and Materials June 2015