2017 ORS 634.128¹
Aerial pesticide applicator certificate
  • fee

(1) An individual may not spray or otherwise apply a pesticide by aircraft unless the individual holds a valid aerial pesticide applicator certificate issued by the State Department of Agriculture.

(2) The department may issue an aerial pesticide applicator certificate to an individual who:

(a) Is a licensed pesticide applicator, licensed public applicator or certified private applicator;

(b) Passes a national examination, or other examination approved by the department, testing the knowledge of the individual regarding proper spraying and other application of pesticides by aircraft;

(c) Holds a valid commercial pilot certificate for the type of aircraft to be used by the individual in applying pesticides;

(d) Has 50 or more hours of experience as a licensed pesticide applicator, licensed public applicator or certified private applicator, or as a pesticide trainee or public trainee under the supervision of a certified aerial pesticide applicator, on flights conducted for the purpose of carrying out, or training to carry out, spraying or otherwise applying pesticides by aircraft; and

(e) Pays a certificate fee established by the department by rule.

(3) In determining appropriate examinations for approval under subsection (2)(b) of this section, the department shall give consideration to any examination of aerial pesticide applicator competency developed or approved by a national organization of state agencies that regulate agriculture.

(4)(a) The department shall establish a term for aerial pesticide applicator certificates, not to exceed five years. The department shall suspend or revoke the certificate if the certificate holder fails to maintain a valid pesticide applicator license, public applicator license or private applicator certificate. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, an aerial pesticide applicator certificate may be renewed.

(b) The certificate holder may renew an aerial pesticide applicator certificate only if, during the preceding five years, the holder successfully completed at least 10 credit hours in programs of instruction or educational courses satisfactory to the department and related to the spraying or other application of pesticides by aircraft. In determining whether programs of instruction or educational courses are satisfactory for purposes of this subsection, the department shall consult with professional associations or other organizations serving aerial applicators of pesticides or with a national organization of state agencies that regulate agriculture. The department shall count any credit hours in satisfactory programs of instruction or educational courses described in this subsection toward any instruction or education requirements imposed by the department for the renewal of a pesticide applicator license.

(5) If a certificate holder is licensed as a public applicator, the certificate holder may spray or otherwise apply pesticides by aircraft only to properties described in ORS 634.116 (Pesticide operator license) (12). [2015 c.833 §3; 2015 c.833 §4]

Chapter 634

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 573 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County ac­tion to regulate pest­i­cides, (1980) Vol 41, p 21

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 634—Pesticide Control, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors634.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 634, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano634.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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