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- Obsolete Pesticide Collection—Do you have old, unusable pesticides? BPC and DEP will help you dispose of them for free. Register by September 26 to participate!
- Current Rulemaking—Written comments accepted until August 22, 2014
- Next Board Meeting: September 12, 2014
Pollinator Health and Safety Conference
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry are co-sponsoring the Pollinator Health and Safety Conference to bring together farmers, bee-keepers, entomologists, policy-makers and others interested in protecting pollinators. State and national experts on pollinators, bee-keeping, and pesticides will share the latest scientific research on factors affecting pollinator health and best practices for their protection.
November 20, 2014, 8:00 am—4:30 pm.
- Important Warning Regarding Persistent Herbicides [PDF]; Herbicide Carryover Customer Acknowledgement Sample Form [PDF]
- The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed changes to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard. Go to their website to get an overview or provide input—deadline August 18, 2014.
- BPC Environmental Risk Assessment Committee (ERAC) to examine whether current pesticide residues have the potential to affect the lobster resource in Maine directly or via impact on other marine organisms.
- Presentations from the 2014 General Recertification Sessions
Useful Information on our Website
- Pollinator Protection
- Licensing and Certification (Applicators and Distributors)
- Pesticide Registration
- Water Quality Program
- School IPM
- Worker Protection Standard
- Best Management Practices
- Maine YardScaping Partnership
- Bt Corn
- Container Recycling
- Obsolete Pesticide Collection
- Municipalities with Pesticide Ordinances
- Aquatic Herbicides
- Critical Pesticide Control Areas
- Pesticide Notification: Your Rights and Responsibilities
- Chapter 26—Standards for Indoor Pesticide Applications and Notification for All Occupied Buildings Except K-12 Schools
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