2013 ORS § 634.006¹
Definitions

As used in this chapter unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) Antidote means a practical immediate treatment in case of poisoning and includes first-aid treatment.

(2) Brand or trademark means any word, name, symbol or any combination thereof adopted or used by a person to identify pesticides manufactured, compounded, delivered, distributed, sold or offered for sale in this state and to distinguish them from pesticides manufactured, compounded, delivered, distributed, sold or offered for sale by others.

(3) Department means the State Department of Agriculture.

(4) Device means any instrument or contrivance containing pesticides or other chemicals intended for trapping, destroying, repelling or mitigating insects or rodents or destroying, repelling or mitigating fungi, nematodes or such other pests as may be designated by the department, but does not include equipment used for the application of pesticides or other chemicals when sold separately from such pesticides or chemicals.

(5) Private applicator means a person who uses or supervises the use of any pesticide, classified by the department as a restricted-use or highly toxic pesticide, for the purpose of producing agricultural commodities or forest crops on land owned or leased by the person.

(6) Highly toxic means a pesticide or device determined by the department to be capable of causing severe injury, disease or death to human beings.

(7) Landowner means a person owning three acres or more within a proposed protected area; and in the case of multiple ownership of land, the owner is only a person whose interest is greater than an undivided one-half interest therein or who holds an authorization in writing from one or more of the other owners whose interest, when added to the interest of the person, are greater than an undivided one-half interest in the land.

(8) Pesticide includes:

(a) Defoliant which means any substance or mixture of substances intended for causing the leaves or foliage to drop from a plant with or without causing abscission;

(b) Desiccant which means any substance or mixture of substances intended for artificially accelerating the drying of plant tissue;

(c) Fungicide which means any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any fungus;

(d) Herbicide which means any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any weed;

(e) Insecticide which means any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any insects which may be present in any environment whatsoever;

(f) Nematocide which means any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating nematodes;

(g) Plant regulator which means any substance or mixture of substances intended, through physiological action, to accelerate or retard the rate of growth or rate of maturation or to otherwise alter the behavior of ornamental or crop plants or the produce thereof, but shall not include substances to the extent that they are intended as plant nutrients, trace elements, nutritional chemicals, plant inoculants or soil amendments; or

(h) Any substance, or mixture of substances intended to be used for defoliating plants or for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating all insects, plant fungi, weeds, rodents, predatory animals or any other form of plant or animal life which is, or which the department may declare to be a pest, which may infest or be detrimental to vegetation, humans, animals, or be present in any environment thereof.

(9) Pesticide applicator or applicator means a person who:

(a) Is spraying or applying pesticides for others;

(b) Is authorized to work for and is employed by a pesticide operator; and

(c) Is in direct charge of or supervises the spraying or application of pesticides or operates, uses, drives or physically directs propulsion of equipment, apparatus or machinery, either on the ground or by aircraft in such activity.

(10) Pesticide consultant means a person, including governmental employees, who offers or supplies technical advice, supervision, aid or recommendations to the user of pesticides classified by the department as restricted-use or highly toxic pesticides, whether licensed as a pesticide dealer or not.

(11) Pesticide dealer means a person who sells, offers for sale, handles, displays or distributes any pesticide classified by the department as a restricted-use or highly toxic pesticide.

(12) Pesticide equipment means any equipment, machinery or device used in the actual application of pesticides, including aircraft and ground spraying equipment.

(13) Pesticide operator means a person who owns or operates a business engaged in the application of pesticides upon the land or property of another.

(14) Pesticide trainee means a person who:

(a) Is employed by a pesticide operator; and

(b) Is working and engaged in a training program under special certificate to qualify as a pesticide applicator.

(15) Professed standard of quality means a plain and true statement of the name and percentage of each active ingredient and the total percentage of all inert ingredients contained in any pesticide.

(16) Protected area means an area established under the provisions of this chapter to prohibit or restrict the application of pesticides.

(17) Public applicator means a person who is an employee of the State of Oregon or its agencies, counties, cities, municipal corporations, other governmental bodies or subdivisions thereof, irrigation districts, drainage districts and public utilities and telecommunications utilities and who performs or carries out the work, duties or responsibilities of a pesticide applicator.

(18) Public trainee means a person who is an employee of the State of Oregon or its agencies, counties, cities, municipal corporations, other governmental bodies or subdivisions thereof, irrigation districts, drainage districts and public utilities and telecommunications utility and who performs or carries out the work, duties or responsibilities of a pesticide trainee.

(19) Registrant means a person registering any pesticide pursuant to this chapter.

(20) Restricted area means an area established under the provisions of this chapter to restrict, but not prohibit, the application of pesticides.

(21) Restricted-use pesticide means any pesticide or device which the department has found and determined to be so injurious or detrimental to persons, pollinating insects, bees, animals, crops, wildlife, land or environment, other than the pests it is intended to prevent, destroy, control or mitigate, that additional restrictions are required.

(22) Weed means any plant which grows where not wanted. [1973 c.341 §3; 1987 c.447 §134]