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TYPE OF MEETING WHEN TIME WHERE AGENDA
Board of Pesticides Control Meeting October 5, 2018 9:00 AM Room 118 Marquardt, AMHI Campus, Augusta

Agenda and accompanying documents will be posted on Tuesday, 9/27/18. Deadline for submission of comments and information, Friday, 10/2/18, 8 AM.

Board of Pesticides Control Meeting November 16, 2018 9:00 AM Room 118 Marquardt, AMHI Campus, Augusta

Agenda and accompanying documents will be posted on Tuesday, 11/8/18. Deadline for submission of comments and information, Friday, 11/13/18, 8 AM.

Board of Pesticides Control Meeting and Listening Session January 16, 2019 1:00 PM Civic Center, Augusta

Meeting will begin at 1:00pm. Listening Session will begin at 2:00pm and continue until comments are done, or until 3:00pm, whichever comes first, at which time the meeting will continue.

Agenda and accompanying documents will be posted on Tuesday, 1/8/19. Deadline for submission of comments and information, Friday, 1/11/19, 8 AM.

Board policy for submission of comments and information

  • On November 16, 2007, the Board adopted the following policy for submission and distribution of comments and information when conducting routine business (product registration, variances, enforcement actions, etc.):
    • For regular, non-rulemaking business, the Board will accept pesticide-related letters, reports, and articles. Reports and articles must be from peer-reviewed journals. E-mail, hard copy, or fax should be sent to the attention of Cam Lay, Director, at the Board's office or at pesticides@maine.gov. In order for the Board to receive this information in time for distribution and consideration at its next meeting, all communications must be received by 8:00 AM, three days prior to the Board meeting date (e.g., if the meeting is on a Friday, the deadline would be Tuesday at 8:00 AM). Any information received after the deadline will be held over for the next meeting.
  • During rulemaking, when proposing new or amending old regulations, the Board is subject to the requirements of the APA (Administrative Procedure Act), and comments must be taken according to the rules established by the Legislature.

 

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August 15, 2018

  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents (except second article from Karen Synder (below) [PDF 4MB]

Additional Documents sent August 10, 2018

  • Draft Minutes of the July 13, 2018 Board Meeting [PDF]
  • Email and attachment from Jody Spear [PDF]
  • Email and attachment from George and Patricia Egbert [PDF]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

  • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
  • 2. Draft Minutes of the July 13, 2018 Board Meeting [PDF]
  • 3. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Mainely Ticks, Windham [PDF]
  • 4. Correspondence
    • Email and attachments from Riley Titus, Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) received July 10, 2018 [PDF]
    • Email and attachments from Riley Titus, RISE, received August 2, 2018 [PDF]
    • Email and attachments from Karen Snyder, Portland [PDF]
      • Second document from Snyder [PDF]
  • 5. Other Items of Interest
    • Central Maine Power Co. v. Town of Lebanon, 1990 (submitted by Mark Randlett, Assistant Attorney General) [PDF]
    • Staff memo re pesticide self-service sign [PDF]
    • Worker Protection Standard updated brochures
      • WPS—Duties of Employers [PDF]
      • WPS—Exemptions for Owners of Agriucltural Extablishments & Their Immediate Family (aka 'family farm' exemptions) [PDF]
      • WPS—Enclosed Space Production [PDF]
    • Variance permit issued to Mark Eaton for control of invasive phragmites in York [PDF]
    • Variance permit issued to Piscataqua Landscaping and Tree Service for control of invasive buckthorn, honeysuckle, and bittersweet in Shepard’s Cove, Kittery [PDF]
  • 6. Schedule of Future Meetings
  • 7. Adjourn 

 

 

Past Board Meeting Minutes as Adopted [PDFs]:

Archive of Board Meeting Agendas and Accompanying Documents

 

 

July 13, 2018

  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 5.9MB]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

  • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
  • 2. Draft Minutes
    • April 6, 2018 Board Meeting [PDF]
    • May 18, 2018 Board Meeting [PDF]
    • June 1, 2018 Board Meeting [PDF]
  • 3. Review of Pesticide Sign for Self-Service Areas [PDF]
  • 4. State Plan with EPA [PDF]
  • 5. Review of Website [PDF]
  • 6. Annual Report to the Eastern Plant Board [PDF]
  • 7. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Roof Cleaning Solutions of Oakland [PDF]
  • 8. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Witherly’s Green House & Garden Center of Hermon [PDF]
  • 9. Correspondence
    • Email from Melissa Gugliotti re South Portland Pesticide Ordinance [PDF]
    • Letter from Mark Aranson, MD to Willian Shane, Town Manager, Cumberland re Brown Tail Moth Infestation [PDF]
  • Other Items of Interest
    • Variance permit issued to Ron Lemin, Jr. for control of Japan.se barberry and honeysuckle on Nautilus Island in Castine Harbor [PDF]
    • Variance permit issued to Acadia National Park for control of several invasive plants at multiple locations within the park [PDF]
    • Variance permit issued to Andrew Powers for control of invasive plants in Cape Elizabeth [PDF]
    • Variance permit issued to the Town of Newport for control of poison ivy along the Durham Bridge [PDF]
    • FAA Presentation at Pre-SIFREG Meeting May 15, 2018 [PDF]
  • 9. Schedule of Future Meetings
  • 10. Adjourn 

 

 

June 1, 2018

  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 3.9MB]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

  • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
  • 2. Board Director Appointment
  • 3. Request from Integrated Pest Management Program for Funds for Mosquito Monitoring
    • Memo[PDF]
    • State of Maine, Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Foresty—Plan to Protect the Public Health from Mosquito-Borne Diseases [PDF]
    • Doing More with less: Mosquito Surveillance and Response Planning in a Resource-Scare State [PDF]
    • Various charts [PDF]
  • 4. Adjourn

 

 

May 18, 2018 Note: There was not a quorum of board members present, so while the members present did discuss the items on the agenda, no formal action was taken. Matters that require formal Board action will be placed on a future agenda for consideration.

  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 3.2MB]

Additional Documents distributed at meeting

  • From Kathy Murray, re Item 3
    • State of Maine, Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Foresty—Plan to Protect the Public Health from Mosquito-Borne Diseases [PDF]
    • Doing More with less: Mosquito Surveillance and Response Planning in a Resource-Scare State [PDF]
    • Various charts [PDF]

Additional Documents sent 5/15/2018

  • From Pay Bryer re Item 8a
    • Staff Memo—Additional information regarding Bt’s effects on lobsters [PDF]
    • Dealing With The Dangers Of Fear: The Role Of Risk Communication [PDF]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

  • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
  • 2. Draft Minutes of the April 6, 2018 Board Meeting [PDF]
  • 3. Request from Integrated Pest Management Program for Funds for Mosquito Monitoring [PDF]
  • 4. Review of Pesticide Sign for Self-Service Areas [PDF]
  • 5. Continuing Discussion of the Board's Role in Public Education
  • 6. Discussion about Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for Agricultural Purposes
  • 7. Election of Officers
  • 8. Other Old or New Business
    • Is Bt toxic to lobsters? Staff response to question raised at April 8 meeting [PDF]
    • Letter from B.K. Keller, Northport, Maine [PDF]
    • Portland Flower Show brief
    • Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Aerial Applications-Presentation from South Carolina [PDF]
    • Variance permit for control of invasive species in Biddeford to Vegetation Management Services, Inc. [PDF]
    • Variance permit for control of invasive species in Great Pond to Vegetation Management Services, Inc. [PDF]
    • Variance permit for control of weeds in rights-of-way to Department of Transportation [PDF]
    • Variance permit for control of weeds on the Fort Kent levee along the St. John and Fish Rivers to Dubois Contracting [PDF]
    • Job Posting: Pesticide Safety Education Program Professional [PDF]
  • 9. Schedule of Future Meetings
  • 10. Adjourn

 

 

April 6, 2018

  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 3.5 MB]

Additional documents distributed at meeting

  • Wisconsin Aerial Regulations [PDF]

Additional documents sent Tuesday, April 3 [PDF 2.3MB]

  • 3. Continuing Discussion Around Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
    • Outline of BPC rules regarding aerial applications [PDF]
    • Excerpt from BPC Chapter 10 [PDF]
    • BPC Chapter 22 [PDF]
    • BPC Chapter 29 [PDF]
    • BPC Chapter 51 [PDF]
    • Excerpts from minutes of previous Board meetings concerning UAS [PDF]
  • 8. Other Old or New Business
    • Email received from Lauchlin Titus [PDF]
    • Email received from Jesse O'Brien [PDF]
    • Portland Press Herald article "LePage looks to override local pesticide rules in 30 municipalities" [PDF]
    • Portland Press Herald article "Places in Maine that control pesticide use" [PDF]
    • 22 M.R.S.1471-U Municipal Ordinances [PDF]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

  • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
  • 2. Draft Minutes of the February 23, 2018 Board Meeting [PDF]
  • 3. Continuing Discussion Around Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
    • Drone Use in Aerial pesticide Application Faces outdated Regulatory Hurdles (Harvard Journal of Law & Technology Digest) [PDF]
    • Introduction to the Yamaha RMax Remotely Piloted Helicopter and Review of U.S. Activities (Yamaha) [PDF.
  • 4. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Black Kettle Farm of Lyman, Maine [PDF]
  • 5. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Penquis, Bangor, Maine [PDF]
  • 6. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Riverview Psychiatric Center, Augusta, Maine [PDF]
  • 7. Consideration of Consent Agreement with White’s Weed Control of Palmyra, Maine [PDF]
  • 8. Other Old or New Business
    • LD 1853 [PDF]
  • 9. Schedule of Future Meetings
  • 10. Adjourn 

 

February 23, 2018

  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 0.5 MB]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

  • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
  • 2. Draft Minutes of the January 10, 2018 Board Meeting [PDF]
  • 3. Overview of Board Member Responsibilities
  • 4. Other Old and New Business
    • CMP 2018 Foliar Herbicide Plan [PDF]
    • Planning for Future Rulemaking Related to Emerging Topics Including New Federal Certification and Training Requirements, Associated State Plan Changes, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) [PDF]
    • Recent Staff Activities Memo [PDF]
  • Schedule of Future Meetings
  • Adjourn 

 

January 10, 2018

  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 0.9 MB]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

  • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
  • 2. Draft Minutes of the October 27, 2017 Board Meeting [PDF]
  • 3. Request for Financial Support from the Maine Mobile Health Program and the Eastern Maine
    Development Corporation [PDF]
  • 4.Recent Staff Activities Highlights and Updates
  • 5. Presentation from Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences Regarding Their Recent Registration Requests for
    Several New Bt Corn Products
  • 6. Constituent Request to Address the Board Regarding Right of Way Treatment Issues [PDF]
  • 7. Discussion of Absorbing Fees for Credit Card Payments for Licenses and Product Registrations [PDF]
  • 8. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Service Master Elite of Saco, Maine [PDF]
  • 9. Referral of Unresolved Consent Agreement with PLD Group of Augusta, Maine [PDF]
  • 10. Other Old and New Business
    • Articles and correspondence submitted by Board constituents
    • Variances approved (all Chapter 29, Section 6) [PDF]
      • VanDusen, Maine DOT Environmental Office, invasive plants in remediated and constructed wetlands
  • Schedule of Future Meetings
  • Adjourn 

 

October 27, 2017

  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 4.4 MB]

Late Documents

  • Article submitted by John Jemison (added 10/25) [PDF]
  • Obsolete Pesticide Collection information distributed at meeting
    • 2017 Collection summary [PDF]
    • Brochure [PDF]
    • Read the Label handout [PDF]
    • Program details online version [PDF]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

  • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
  • 2. Draft Minutes of the June 23, 2017 Board Meeting [PDF]
  • 3. Consideration of Registration Requests for Several New Bt Corn Products
    • All documents [PDF]
  • 4. Inquiry and Complaint Summary 
    • 2015 [PDF]
    • 2016 from Access [PDF]
    • 2016 from Pega [PDF]
  • 5. Continuing Discussion of Funding for University of Maine Cooperative Extension PSAT and PSEP Position [PDF]
  • 6. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Weyerhaeuser Company of Fairfield, Maine [PDF]
  • 7. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Town of Ogunquit, Maine [PDF]
  • 8. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Green Thumb Lawn Service, Brewer, Maine [PDF]
  • 9. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Frederick’s Property Preservation of Dixmont, Maine [PDF]
  • 10. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Dependable Pest Solutions of Rochester, New Hampshire [PDF]
  • 11. Other Old and New Business
    • Manchester Municipal Ordinance [PDF]
    • Articles and correspondence submitted by Board constituents [PDF]
      • Nancy Caudle Johnson email
      • Claire Adams, et al, Lincoln County News letter
      • Jody Spear, Portland Press Herald article
    • Variances approved (all Chapter 29, Section 6) [PDF]
      • Farrell, knotweed on her own property along Carrabassett River
      • High Pine Environmental, LLC, Phragmites in Kittery
      • Burman Land and Tree, LLC, invasive plants in Vassalboro
      • Baxter State Park, invasive plants
  • Schedule of Future Meetings
  • Adjourn 

 

June 23, 2017

  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 7.4 MB]
  • Additional documents sent 6/20/17
    • Email from Jody Spear [PDF]
    • Email from Gerry Blase [PDF]
    • Email and letter from Nancy Odin [PDF]
    • Email from Timothy Mulherin [PDF]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

  • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
  • 2. Draft Minutes
    • March 31, 2017 Board Meeting [PDF]
    • May 12, 2017 Board Meeting [PDF]
  • 3. Overview of Regulations Regarding the Use of Unmanned Aircraft for Pesticide Application
  • 4. Continuing Discussion of Rulemaking Priorities
    • Staff memo [PDF]
    • Supporting documents [PDF]
  • 5. Continuing Discussion of Funding for University of Maine Cooperative Extension PSAT and PSEP Position
    • Position descriptions from James Dill [PDF]
  • 6. Draft Interim Policy Regarding Interpretation of “Dominated by Emergent or Aquatic Plants” as Used in Chapter 29 Section 6A(V) [PDF]
  • 7. Chapter 29 Variances
    • Staff memo [PDF]
    • Supporting documents [PDF]
  • 8. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Jason Douin of JD Groundscapes Inc. of Augusta, Maine [PDF]
  • 9. Other Old and New Business
    • Letter to Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government from Board re LD 1505 An Act to Create Consistency in the Regulation of Pesticides [PDF]
    • Pega business management software update and demo
    • Status of complaint summary report: in progress, will be complete by next meeting
    • Articles and correspondence submitted by Board constituents:
      • Email and CNN news article submitted by Heather Spalding [PDF]
      • Letter from Emera, Inc. [PDF]
      • Email from Nancy Jezior [PDF]
      • Email and letter submitted by Lynn Hower Allen and Parkinson’s Disease support group [PDF]
      • Email from Scott Longfellow [PDF]
    • Legislative items:
      • LD 174 An Act To Limit the Use of Pesticides on School Grounds—Committee Amendment [PDF]
      • Public Law 2017 Chapter 59 An Act To Modify the Definition of “General Use Pesticide” (LD 594)—signed by the Governor on May 11, 2017 [PDF]
    • Variances Renewed:
      • Dubois Contracting, vegetation control on Fort Kent dike [PDF]
      • Maine Department of Transportation, control of woody brush on roadsides in various towns [PDF]
      • Stantec, Inc, control of Japanese knotweed in Phippsburg [PDF]
  • Schedule of Future Meetings
  • Adjourn 

 

May 12, 2017

  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Files of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 21.6 MB]
    • Agenda thru item 5 [PDF 2.8MB]
    • Items 6 thru 9 [PDF 4MB]
    • Items 1 thru 15 except 15d and 15f [PDF 1.6MB]
      • see below for items 15d and 15f

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

  • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
  • 2. Draft Minutes of the March 31, 2017 Board Meeting (posted 5/9) [PDF]
  • 3. Consideration of Three Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIP) for Late Blight Control in Potatoes [PDF]
  • 4. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., Request for FIFRA Section 24(c) Registration for Callisto Herbicide on Lowbush Blueberries in the Bearing and Nonbearing Years [PDF]
  • 5. Loveland Products, Inc., Request for FIFRA Section 24(c) Registration for Malathion 8 Aquamul on Blueberries [PDF]
  • 6. Arkion Life Sciences LLC Request to extend FIFRA Section 24(c) Registration for the Use of Avipel Hopper Box (dry) Corn Seed Treatment to Discourage Consumption of Corn Seed by Grackles, Black Birds, and Crows [PDF]
  • 7. Overview of Pesticide Laws that Currently Pertain the Use of Unmanned Aircraft for Pesticide Application
  • 8.Continuing Discussion of Rulemaking Priorities
    • Staff memo [PDF]
    • Chapter 27 [PDF]
    • Chapter 29 [PDF]
    • Interim Policy to Delegrate Authority tot he Staff to Approve Requests for Variance from CRM 01-026 Chapter 29 for Control of Platns that Pose a Dermal Toxicity Hazard [PDF]
    • Interim Policy to Delegate Authority to the Staff to Approve Requests for Variance from CMR 01-026 Chapter 29 for Control of Invasive Plants [PDF]
  • 9. Discussion of the Definition of Wetlands as it Pertains to Chapter 29 Section 6
    • Letter from Ron Lemin, Crop Production Services [PDF]
    • Arsenal ApplicConcentrate Label [PDF]
  • 10. Discussion of Provision of Worker Protection Standard Handler and Worker Training by Licensed Agricultural Basic Pesticide Applicators [PDF]
  • 11. Consideration of Consent Agreement with  Goodall Enterprises DBA NaturaLawn of America of Bangor, Maine [PDF]
  • 12. Consideration of Consent Agreement with  Salmon Falls Resort & Golf Club LLC [PDF]
  • 13. Request for Clarification of Minimum State-level Labeling Requirements for Minimum Risk (Section 25(b) of FIFRA) Pesticides [PDF]
  • 14. Election of Officers
  • Other Old and New Business
  • Board fund report [PDF]
  • Homeowner outreach update [PDF]
  • Revised biological policy pertaining to browntail moth control [PDF]
  • Email and article submitted by Heather Spalding [PDF]
  • Email and letter submitted by Lynn Hower Allen [PDF]
  • Email and articles submitted by Heather Spalding [PDF]
  • CMP 2017 Foliar Herbicide Plan [PDF]
  • Asplundh variance [PDF]
  • RWC variance [PDF]
  • Woodland Club variance [PDF]
  • Schedule of Future Meetings
  • Adjourn 

Additional documents sent 5/9/2017

  • Documents from Jim Dill re Funding of Cooperative Extension Position [PDF]
  • Email and article from Heather Spalding [PDF]
  • LD 1505 An Act to Create Consistency in the Regulation of Pesticides [PDF]

Additional documents sent 5/11/2017

  • Potential amendments to LD 1505 [PDF]
  • Correspondence received re LD 1505 [PDF]
  • Email from Henry Jennings to Ron Dyer re Chapter 29 [PDF]

Additional documents distributed at Board Meeting [PDF]

March 31, 2017

  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 8.7 MB]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

  • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
  • 2. Draft Minutes of the February 17, 2017 Board Meeting [PDF]
  • 2a. Board Director Appointment
  • 3. Continuing Discussion About the Board's Budget [PDF]
  • 4. Review of the Annual Grant to the University of Maine Cooperative Extension for Manual Development
  • 5. Discussion About the Board Subsidizing Speaker Costs to Help Contain the Costs of Jointly Sponsored Pesticide Applicator Training Seminars
  • 6. Overview of Pesticide Laws that Currently Pertain to the Use of Unmanned Aircraft for Pesticide Application
    • Chapter 10 [PDF]
    • Chapter 22 [PDF]
    • Chapter 29 [PDF]
    • Chapter 51 [PDF]
  • 7. Continuing Discussion of Rulemaking Priorities [PDF]
  • 8. Consideration of Consent Agreeement with Greenscapes of Maine from Kennebunk, Maine [PDF]
  • 9a. Determination of whether Bt should be added to the list of biological pesticides pursuant to Chapter 29, Section 5 [PDF]
  • 9. Other Old and New Business
    • Homeowner outreach update [PDF]
    • Email and article submitted by Paul Schlein [PDF]
    • Second email and article submitted by Paul Schlein [PDF]
    • LD 993 An Act To Protect Pollinators from Neonicotinoid Pesticides [PDF]
    • LD 594 An Act To Modify the Definition of “General Use Pesticide” [PDF]
    • LD 699 An Act To Enact the Toxic Chemicals in the Workplace Act [PDF]
    • LD 418 An Act To Educate the Public on the Proper Use of Pesticides and To Promote Integrated Pest Management Using Existing Resources [PDF
  • Schedule of Future Meetings
  • Adjourn 

 

February 17, 2017

  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 4.5 MB]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

  • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
  • 2. Draft Minutes of the January 11, 2017 Board Meeting [PDF]
  • 3. Dow AgroSciences Request for 24(c) Registration for GoalTenderTM Herbicide
    • All documents [PDF]
  • 4. Gowan Company, Inc., Request for FIFRA Section 24(c) Registration for Malathion 8 Flowable on Cane Berries
    • All documents [PDF]
  • 5. Board Discussion about the Use of Unmanned Aircraft to Conduct Aerial Pesticide Applications
  • 6. Review of the BPC Budget
  • 7. Rulemaking Timeline and Potential Rulemaking Topics
    • Staff memo [PDF]
    • Background documents [PDF]
  • 8. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Alfred Fugazzi, Stone Wall Farms of Lincoln, Maine [PDF]
  • 9. Other Old or New Business
    • Policy—Definition of Biological Pesticide as it Relates to Chapter 29 Section 5 [PDF]
    • Policy on Allowable Pesticides for the Control of Browntail Moth Within 250 feet of Marine Waters [PDF]
    • Variance for control of invasive plants on the Maine Audubon East Point Sanctuary property in Biddeford Pool [PDF]
    • LD 174 An Act To Limit the Use of Pesticides on School Grounds [PDF]
    • LD 418 An Act To Educate the Public on the Proper Use of Pesticides and To Promote Promote Integrated Pest Management Using Existing Resources [PDF]
    • Email from Jody Spear [PDF]
    • Letter from Wendell Caler [PDF]
  • 10. Schedule of Future Meetings
  • Additional Documents sent 2/14/17
    • Letter and documents from Asplundh re Item 5 [PDF]
  • Additional Documents distributed at meeting
    • Item 3: Renewal Letter from Dow [PDF]
    • Item 3:GoalTender SDS [PDF]

January 11, 2017

  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 2.35 MB]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

      • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
      • Department Update on the Status of the Board Director Position
      • 2. Draft Minutes of the December 16, 2016 Board Meeting[PDF]
      • 3. Request from Maine Migrant Health Program and Eastern Maine Development Corporation to Help Support a Worker Safety Training Program for Summer 2017
        • Letter from Maine Migrant Health Program [PDF]
      • 4. Discussion of a 'Statute of Limitations' on the Pursuit of Complaints by the Board
        • Letter from Darin Hammond [PDF]
      • 5. Discussion of Board Approved Products for Control of Browntail Moth within 250 feet of Marine Waters
        • Staff Memo [PDF]
      • 6. Discussion of Interpretation of the Definition of 'Biological' within Chapter 29
        • Staff Memo [PDF]
      • 7. Review of BPC Budget
      • 8. Other Old or New Business
        • Legilative Report on Water/Sediment Sampling
        • Update on Homeowner Education Activities [PDF]
        • Updated Memo Detailing Sampling Results from Gulf of Maine Coastal Pesticide Study [PDF]
        • Email and article from Jody Spear [PDF]
        • Email and article from Paul Schlein [PDF]
      • 9. Schedule of Future Meetings
      • 10. Adjourn
      • Additional documents sent January 6, 2017 [All]
        • Letter Ted Quaday [PDF]
        • Letter Ryan Parker [PDF]

December 16, 2016

  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 748KB]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

      • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
      • Department Update on the Status of the Board Director Position
      • 2. Draft Minutes of the November 4, 2016 Board Meeting[PDF]
      • 3. Presentation on Gulf of Maine Coastal Pesticide Study Update for 2015 [PDF]
      • 4. Discussion of the Current Environmental Risk Assessment Committee (ERAC) Membership Update
        • ERAC Policy [PDF]
      • 5. Discussion of Board Approved Products for Control of Browntail Moth within 250 feet of Marine Waters
        • Staff Memo [PDF]
        • Chapter 29 Excerpt [PDF]
      • 6. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Jasper Wyman & Son, Milbridge, Maine [PDF]
      • 7. Other Old or New Business
        • Legislative Report re LD 1678
        • Update on Homeowner Education Activities
      • 8. Schedule of Future Meetings
      • 9. Adjourn
      • Additional documents sent December 13, 2016 (All)
        • Title 22 Section 1471B [PDF]
        • Email and article from Paul Schlein [PDF]
        • Email and article from Jody Spear [PDF]
        • Email and article from Gary Fish [PDF]

November 4, 2016

  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 623KB]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

      • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
      • 2. Minutes of the September 23, 2016 Board Meeting [PDF]
      • 3. Update on the Browntail Moth Population Trends in Maine [PDF]
      • 4. Discussion of Board Approved Products for Control of Browntail Moth within 250 feet of Maine Waters
        • Browntail Moth Presentation by Charlene Donahue [PDF]
      • 5. Discussion of Pesticides Sales and Use Data Submitted to the Board
      • 6. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Plants Unlimited, Inc., Rockport, Maine [PDF]
      • 7. Consideration of Consent Agreement with TruGreen Lawncare, Westbrook, Maine [PDF]
      • 8. Other Old or New Business
        • BPC Obsolete Collection Overview
        • Update on Homeowner Education Activities
        • City of South Portland Pesticide Use Ordinance [PDF]
      • 9. Schedule of Future Meetings
      • 10. Adjourn
      • Additional Documents Sent After October 27
        • Letter and Article to the Board from Schlein [PDF]

September 23, 2016

  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 1M]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

      • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
      • 2. Minutes of the August 19, 2016 [PDF]
      • 3. Consideration of Enforcement Action Against Stone Wall Farms, Lincoln, Maine [PDF]
      • 4. Consideration of Enforcement Action Against Joseph Fazekas, Harpswell, Maine [PDF]
      • 5. Consideration of Consent Agreement with Granite Bay Care, Inc., Portland, Maine [PDF]
      • 6. Overview of Historical Maine Lawn and Landscape Pesticide Use Estimates
      • 7. Review and Discussion of Board Homeowner Education Efforts
      • 8. Overview of Pesticide Sales and Use Data Submitted to the Board
      • 9. Other Old or New Business
        • Chapter 29 Variance for Vegetation Control Service, Inc. [PDF]
        • Revision of Chapter 29 Variance for Vegetation Control Service, Inc. [PDF]
        • Chapter 29 Variance for Maine Coast Heritage Trust [PDF]
        • Chapter 29 Variance for Town of North Yarmouth [PDF]
      • 7. Schedule of Future Meetings
      • 8. Adjourn
      • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies submitted to the Board, September 2016 [PDF 0.8M]
      • Additional documents sent late—all [PDF 29M]
        • Letter from Schlein [PDF]
          • South Portland passes pesticide ban that puts education over envorcement (PPH) [PDF]
          • South Portland rolls out plan to promote pesticide ordinance (PPH) [PDF]
        • Letter from Spear [PDF]
        • Letter from Spear [PDF]
        • Documents related to Item 3: Consideration of Enforcement Action Against Stone Wall Farms
          • Staff presentation [PDF]
          • Inspector's Summary of Incident [PDF]
          • Lincoln Police Department Officer Report [PDF]
        • Documents related to Item 4: Consideration of Enforcement Action Against Joseph Fazekas
          • Staff presentation [PDF]
          • Pesticide Inspector Narrative and statement from complainant [PDF]
          • Letter from attorney representing Fazekas [PDF]
          • Second letter from attorney representing Fazekas [PDF]
      • Additional documents distrubuted at meeting
        • Report of Pesticides Sales an Commercial User for Calendar Year 2000 [PDF]

August 19, 2016

  • Agenda, updated 8/16/16 [PDF]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 3.8M]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 1.5M]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

      • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
      • 2. Minutes of the March 25, 2016 [PDF] and May 13, 2016 (revised) [PDF] Board Meetings
      • 3. Public Forum (limited to one hour)
      • 4. Consideration of the EPA Special Local Need [FIFRA Section 24(c)] request to extend the use of Echo ZN, EPA Reg. 60063-4 for control of late blight (Phytophthora infestans) in long-season potatoes [PDF]
      • 5. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with the Maine Seed Company, Wales of Wales, Maine [PDF]
      • 6. Other Old or New Business
        • Chapter 29 Variance for Dasco Inc. [PDF]
        • Chapter 29 Variance for Dubois Contracting [PDF]
        • Omega 24c 2016 Use Report [PDF]
        • Letter to the Board from Spear [PDF]
      • 7. Schedule of Future Meetings
      • 8. Adjourn
      • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, March 2016 [PDF 2.2M]
      • Additional documents sent August 18
        • Requested articles [PDF]
        • Requested article [PDF]
      • Additional documents distributed at the meeting
        • Letter to the Board from Myers [PDF]
        • Letter from Herczeg [PDF]
        • Letter from Beyond Pesticides [PDF]

May 13, 2016

  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 6.8M]
  • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 5.0M]

Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents

      • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
      • 2. Minutes of the February 19 and March 25 Board Meetings [Not yet available]
      • 3. Overview of Mosquito-borne Diseases and Monitoring in Maine
      • 4. Review and Discussion of Board Homeowner Education Efforts and Available Funding
      • 5. Consideration of the EPA Special Local Need [FIFRA Section 24(c)] request to extend the use of Bravo ZN, EPA Reg. 50534-201 and the State Supplemental Special Local Need (SLN) [FIFRA Section 24(c)] request to extend the use of Bravo ZN, EPA Reg. 50534-201-100 for control of late blight (Phytophthora infestans) in long-season potatoes
      • All documents [PDF]
      • 6.Consideration of the EPA Special Local Need [FIFRA Section 24(c)] request for the use of Omega 500F Fungicide, EPA Reg. 71512-1 and the State Supplemental Special Local Need (SLN) [FIFRA Section 24(c)] request to extend the use of Omega 500F Agricultural Fungicide, EPA Reg. 71512-1-100 as an in-furrow, banded spray on potatoes at planting for control of powdery mildew scab
        • All documents [PDF]
        • Letter of Support added 5/9/16 [PDF]
        • Memo from Lebelle Hicks, Toxicologist, added 5-13-16 [PDF]
      • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Moark of Turner, ME [PDF]
      • 8. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Kendall Cooper of Buckfield, ME [PDF]
      • 9. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Orkin Exterminating Company Inc. of Portland, ME [PDF]
      • 10. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Sports Fields Inc. of Monmouth, ME [PDF]
      • 11. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Black Bear Lawn Care of Orono, ME [PDF]
      • 12. Other Old or New Business
        • Letter from Board to the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs [PDF]
        • South Portland Draft Pesticide Ordinance [PDF]
        • Harpswell Outdoor Pesticides Control and Fertilizer Use Ordinance [PDF]
        • Email from Nancy Oden [PDF]
        • Other?
      • 13. Schedule of Future Meetings
      • 14. Adjourn
      • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, March 2016 [PDF 1.8M]

     

    • March 25, 2016
      • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 5.2M]
      • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 1.9M]
    • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
      • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
      • 2. Minutes of the February 19, 2016 Board Meetings [PDF]
      • 3. Consideration of the EPA Special Local Need [FIFRA Section 24(c)], EPA Reg. 81880-18, and State Supplemental Special Local Need [FIFRA Section 24(c)], EPA Reg. 81880-18-10163, Registration Request for Sandea Herbicide to control broadleaf weeds in lowbush blueberries in the non-bearing year
        • All documents [PDF]
      • 4. Update on Actionable Strategies Developed by Board Staff for Promoting Integrated Pest Management with Homeowners
      • 5. Legislative Update
        • LD 1099 An Act To Establish a Fund for the Operations and Outreach Activities of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Animal and Plant Disease and Insect Control Laboratory [PDF]
        • LD 1543 An Act To Create Stability in the Control of Pesticides [PDF]
      • 6.Election of Officers
      • 7. Other Old or New Business
        • Acadia National Park Chapter 29 variance permit for control of invasive plants [PDF]
        • Woodlands Club, Falmouth, Chapter 29 variance permit [PDF]
        • Other?
      • 8. Schedule of Future Meetings
      • 9. Adjourn
      • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, March 2016 [PDF 5.9M]

     

    • February 19, 2016
      • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 7M]
      • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 1.2M]
    • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
      • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
      • 2. Minutes of the January 13, 2016 Board Meetings (revised 2/25/16) [PDF]
      • 3. Discussion of the Key Messages for Homeowner Outreach
        • Staff Memo [PDF]
      • 4. Update on Actionable Strategies Developed by Board Staff for Promoting Integrated Pest Management with Homeowners
      • 5. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Jacob Boyington of Appleton Ridge Construction of Appleton, ME
        • All documents [PDF]
      • 6. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Priority Real Estate Group, LLC of Topsham, ME
        • All documents [PDF]
      • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Joseph Lemar of Dresden, ME
        • All documents [PDF]
      • 8. Other Old or New Business
        • Central Maine Power Company's Transmission Right-of-Way Drift Plan for 2016 [PDF]
        • Email from Nancy Oden [PDF]
        • Email from Carol Laboissonniere [PDF]
        • Letter from Physicians for Social Responsibility Maine Chapter [PDF]
      • 9. Schedule of Future Meetings
      • 10. Adjourn
      • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, February 2016 [PDF 5.9M]

     

    • January 13, 2016 Agenda Complete [PDF]
      • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 1.6M]
      • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 1.4M]
    • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
      • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
      • 2. Minutes of the November 13, 2015 and December 18, 2015 Board Meetings
        • November 13, 2015 Minutes (rev 1/20/16) [PDF]
        • December 18, 2015 Minutes [PDF]
      • 3. Request from Maine Migrant Health Program and Eastern Maine Development Corporation to Help Support a Worker Safety Training Program for Summer 2016 [PDF]
      • 4. Discuss List of Actionable Strategies Developed by Board Staff for Promoting Integrated Pest  Management with Homeowners
        • Staff Memo [PDF]
      • 5. Other Old or New Business
        • Email from Cynthia Ladderbush [PDF]
        • Other
      • 6. Schedule of Future Meetings
      • 7. Adjourn
      • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, January 2016 [PDF]

     

    • December 18, 2015 Agenda Complete [PDF]
      • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 2M]
      • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 0.2M]
    • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
      • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
      • 2. Minutes of the November 13, 2015 Board Meeting
        • Not yet available
      • 3. Public Worksession to Discuss Strategies for Promoting Integrated Pest Management with Homeowners
        • Letter from James Dill regarding Cooperative Extension and Home and Garden IPM and Outreach (added 12/17/15) [PDF]
        • Staff Memo (distributed at meeting) [PDF]
      • 4. Other Old or New Business
        • Email sent to applicators re posting and phone numbers [PDF]
        • Letter received from Conservation Law Foundation (added 12/15/15) [PDF]
        • Email received from Ann Mullen (added 12/15/15) [PDF]
        • Email received from Jody Spear (added 12/15/15) [PDF]
        • Other
      • 5. Schedule of Future Meetings
      • 6. Adjourn
      • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, December 2015 [PDF 2M]

     

    • November 13, 2015 Agenda Complete [PDF]
      • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles (revised after meeting )[PDF 3.6M]
      • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents (revised after meeting) [PDF 1M]
    • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
      • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
      • 2. Minutes of the August 28, 2015 Board Meeting [PDF]
      • 3. Draft Response to the Legislative Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Concerning Rules for Public Parks and Playgrounds [PDF]
      • 4. Letters from Various Constituents
        • Letter from Paul Schlein [PDF]
        • Letter from Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) [PDF]
        • Letter from Friends of Casco Bay [PDF]
        • Letter from Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) [PDF]
        • Letter from Robert J. Tardy, Somerset Associates (added 11/10/15) [PDF]
        • Letter from Jody Spear (distributed at meeting) [PDF]
      • 5. Review of BPC Budget [PDF]
      • 6. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with JBI Helicopters, Inc. of Exeter, New Hampshire [PDF]
      • 7. Other Old or New Business
        • Summary of Obsolete Pesticide Collection
        • Update on transition plan to three year license/certification cycle
        • Staff Update
        • Variance Permit for control of Japanese knotweed in Minot [PDF]
        • Variance Permit for control of invasive plants in ROWs in Falmouth [PDF]
        • Other?

        8. Schedule of Future Meetings

      • 9. Adjourn
      • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, November 2015 [PDF 2.8M]

     

    • August 28, 2015 Agenda Complete [PDF]
      • NOTE: This meeting will be held at the University of Maine at Machias Science Building, Room 102 (campus map)
      • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 3.4M]
      • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 1.7M]
    • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
      • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
      • 2. Minutes of the July 10, 2015 Board Meeting (revised 8/31/15) [PDF]
      • 3. Review of the Hearing Record and Potential Adoption of Amendments to Chapters 31, 34, and 35 [PDF]
      • 4. Letter from the Legislative Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry [PDF]
        • Chapter 27 [PDF]
      • 5. Other Old or New Business
        • Variance Permit for control of phragmites on Chebeague Island [PDF]
        • Variance Permit for control of poison ivy in Windham [PDF]
        • Variance Permit for control of phragmites in roadside ditches along forest roads [PDF]
        • Variance Permit for control of phragmites in York [PDF]
        • Other?

        6. Schedule of Future Meetings

      • 7. Adjourn
      • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, August 2015 [PDF 1.7M]

     

    • July 10, 2015 Agenda Complete [PDF]
      • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 3.6M]
      • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 1.5M]
    • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
      • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
      • 2. Public Hearing on Proposed Rule Amendments to Chapters 31, 34 and 35
        • All documents [PDF]
      • 3. Minutes of the June 5, 2015 Board Meeting (revised 7/10/15) [PDF]
      • 4. Board Discussion About Herbicide Label Plant-Back Restrictions as They Apply to Cover Crops
      • 5. Board Discussion About Further Streamlining of the Agency Licensing and Other Processes
      • 6. Review of Letter from Justin Nichols Recommending Changes to the Board’s Posting Requirements [PDF]
        • Letter from Paul Schlein [PDF]
      • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with the Town of Hartland [PDF]
      • 8. Draft Policy Regarding Interpretation of CMR 01-026, Chapter 10, Section 2 (P) (2), Definition of Property Open to Use by the Public as Regards Outdoor Applications [PDF] Adopted Policy [PDF]
      • 9. Other Old or New Business
        • Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Pollinator Protection Plan [PDF]
        • Other?

        13. Schedule of Future Meetings

      • 14. Adjourn
      • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, July 2015 [PDF 2.2M]

 

  • June 5, 2015 Agenda Complete (Revised June 1) [PDF or Word]
  • All Documents [PDF]
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the April 24, 2015 Board Meeting [PDF]
    • 3. Review of Draft “Guidance for the Application of Pesticides In Forest Settings In Order to Minimize the Risk of Discharges to Surface Waters” [PDF]
    • 4. Interpretation of CMR 01-026, Chapter 10, Section 2 (P) (2), Definition of Property Open to Use by the Public as Regards Outdoor Applications [PDF]
    • 5. Board Discussion About How to Handle Situations in Which a Property Owner Removes Signs Prior to the Required 48 Hours [PDF]
    • 6. Board Discussion About Commercial Certification and Licensing Periods [PDF]
    • 7. Board Discussion About Enforcement of the Ag Basic License Requirement
    • 8. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Tractor Supply Company of Brentwood, TN [PDF]
    • 9. Other Old or New Business
      • Variance Permit for Maine Department of Transportation, Bureau of Maintenance & Operations [PDF]
      • Variance Permit for RWC, Inc. [PDF]
      • Variance Permit for Asplundh Tree Expert Co.—Railroad Division [PDF]
      • Variance Permit for Dubois Contracting [PDF]
      • Emera Maine Letter [PDF]
      • Nancy Oden Letter [PDF]
      • Memo and Survey of Land Trusts [PDF]
      • Other?
    • 10. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 11. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, June 2015 [PDF]

 

 

  • April 24, 2015 Agenda Complete (revised 4-21-15) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 11.1M]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 6.5M]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes
      • December 5, 2014, Board Meeting (revised 4-24-15) [PDF]
      • January 14, 2015, Board Meeting [PDF]
    • 3. Section 18 Emergency Registration Renewal Request for HopGuard to Control Varroa Mites in Honey Bee Colonies [PDF]
    • 4. Final Adoption of Amendments to Chapters 22 and 28 [PDF]
    • 5. Development of Guidelines for the Board Related to the Issuance of Variance Permits for Spraying Railroads Adjacent to Surface Waters
      • Memo [PDF]
      • Recommendations for Herbicide Use to Manage Vegetation in State of Maine Owned Railroad Rights-of-way [PDF]
      • Railroad Herbicide Labels [PDF]
      • Comparative Assessment of the Freshwater Aquatic Toxicity Profile for the Use of Indaziflam, Aminocyclopyrachlor, Imazapyr, and Metsulfuron-methyl For Railways—Bayer CropScience [PDF]
      • Summary of Railroad Right of Way Label Information—Lebelle Hicks 2015 [PDF]
    • 6. Review of Interim Guidelines for Forest Pesticide Applications Intended to Prevent Discharges of Pesticides to Waters of the State [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Board Policy Regarding Application of Pesticides to Unoccupied Hotel Rooms and Apartments
      • Memo [PDF]
      • Excerpt from Chapter 10 [PDF]
    • 8. Interpretation of CMR 01-026, Chapter 10, Section 2 (P) (2), Definition of Property Open to Use by the Public as Regards Outdoor Applications [PDF]
    • 9. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Dan Brown of Blue Hill [PDF]
    • 10.Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Lucas Tree Experts Company of Portland [PDF]
    • 11. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Theriault Lawn Care Inc. of Caribou [PDF]
    • 12. Other Old or New Business
      • Legislation [PDF]
        • LD 708, An Act To Limit the Use of Pesticides on School Grounds
        • LD 817, An Act Regarding Aerial Pesticide Spray Projects
        • LD 1098, An Act To Protect Children from Exposure to Pesticides
        • LD 1099, An Act To Establish a Fund for the Operations and Outreach Activities of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Animal and Plant Disease and Insect Control Laboratory
        • LD 1105, An Act To Protect Populations of Bees and Other Pollinators
        • LD 1106, An Act To Compensate Beekeepers for Hive Losses
      • NPDES update (link for General Permit for the Discharge of Pesticides on BPC home page)
      • 2015 ERAC Report to the Legislature [PDF]
      • CMP Drift Management Plan [PDF]
      • Variance Permit to The Woodlands Club [PDF]
      • Variance Permit to Vegetation Control Service, Inc. for control of invasive plants in Biddeford Pool [PDF]
      • Variance Permit to Vegetation Control Service, Inc. for the transmission line at the Kibby Wind Power Project [PDF]
      • Letter to Health Care Facilities [PDF]
      • *NEW Discussion of Federal Environmental Protection Agency Labeling Limiting Crop Planting Options After Certain Herbicide Applications
        • EPA Response to question about cover crops [PDF]
      • Other?

      13. Schedule of Future Meetings

    • 14. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, April 2015 [PDF 4.1M]

 

 

  • January 14, 2015, 3:00 pm at the Agricultural Trades Show, Augusta Civic Center Agenda [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 2.9M]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 2.3M]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the December 5, 2014 Board Meeting—Postponed until next meeting
    • 3. Request from Maine Migrant Health Program and Eastern Maine Development Corporation to Help Support a Worker Safety Training Program for Summer 2015 [PDF]
    • 4. United Phosphorus, Inc., Request to Renew Its FIFRA Section 24(c), Special Local Need Registration for Asulox  Herbicide (EPA# 70506-139) for Control of Bracken Fern on Low Bush Blueberries [PDF]
    • 5. Consideration of a Staff Request to Refer an Enforcement Matter to the Office of the Attorney General [PDF]
    • 6. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Charles A. Dean Hospital of Greenville [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Dan Davis of Corinna [PDF]
    • 8. Update on Water Quality Monitoring Activities [PDF]
    • 9. Update on Managed Pollinator Protection Plans [PDF]
    • 10. Other Old or New Business
      • Minutes of April 18, 2014 ERAC Meeting [PDF]
      • Other

      13. Schedule of Future Meetings

    • 14. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, January 2015 [PDF 0.68M]

 

 

  • December 5, 2014 Agenda (complete)( [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 5.3M]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 1.8M]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the October 24, 2014 Board Meeting [PDF]
    • 3. Consideration of a Board Policy Covering Acceptable Notification Methods for Commercial Pesticide Applications under Category 6B to Trails and Sidewalks [PDF]
    • 4. Consideration of a Board Policy Covering Acceptable Methods for Commercial Applicators to Positively Identify the Proper Treatment Site
      • Current Policy [PDF]
      • Proposed Policy [PDF]
    • 5. Consideration of a Request for Granting Continuing Education Credits for an Online Training Program [PDF]
    • 6. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Servicios Sanchez, Inc., of East Boston, Massachusetts [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Mosquito Squad of Southern Maine of Rye, New Hampshire [PDF]
    • 8. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Petro’s Ace Hardware of Auburn, Maine [PDF]
    • 9. Presentation on State Specific Managed Pollinator Protection Plans
      • Staff memo [PDF]
    • 10. Interpretation of CMR 01-026, Chapter 10, Section 2 (P) (2), Definition of Property Open to Use by the Public
      • Excerpt from Chapter 10 [PDF]
    • 11. Formation of an Advisory Committee to Develop Guidelines Related to the Issuance of Variance Permits for Spraying Railroads Adjacent to Surface Waters
    • 12. Other Old or New Business
      • Other

      13. Schedule of Future Meetings

    • 14. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, November 2014 [PDF 3.5M]

 

 

  • October 24, 2014 Agenda (complete)( [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 3.9M]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 2.9M]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the September 12, 2014 Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Consideration of Enforcement Action against Daniel Brown of Blue Hill, Maine [PDF]
    • 4. Review and Potential Adoption of Proposed Amendments to Chapters 20, 22, 28, 31, 32, 33 and 41
      • Routine Technical Rules (Chapters 20, 31, 32, 33, 41)—all documents [PDF]
      • Major Substantive Rules (Chapters 22, 28)—all documents [PDF]
    • 5. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Province Lake Golf Club of Parsonsfield, Maine [PDF]
    • 6. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Penobscot Cleaning Services, Inc. of Brewer, Maine [PDF]
    • 7. Review of Board Policy Limiting Continuing Education Video Credits
    • 8. Interpretation of Chapter 27, Section 2(B)(2) Requirements that IPM Coordinators Receive Comprehensive Training within One Year of Appointment
      • Exerpt from Chapter 27 [PDF]
      • Papers handed out at meeting (added 10/28) [PDF]
    • 9. Other Old or New Business
      • Variance Permit to Boyle Associates for control of phragmites [PDF]
      • Variance Permit to The Lawn Dawg for control of invasive plants [PDF]
      • Other
    • 10. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 11. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, May 2014 [PDF 1.1M]

 

 

  • September 12, 2014 Agenda (complete)( [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 3.3M]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 2.3M]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the August 8, 2014 Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Workshop Session to Review the Rulemaking Record on the Proposed Amendments to Chapters 20, 22, 28, 31, 32, 33 and 41
      • Written comments received [PDF]
      • Summary of comments [PDF]
      • Staff Memo [PDF]
    • 4. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Maine Organic Therapy of Ellsworth, Maine [PDF]
    • 5. Other Old or New Business
      • ERAC sampling update—M. Tomlinson
      • Pollinator Health and Safety Conference—G. Fish
      • Other
    • 6. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 7. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, May 2014 [PDF 1M]

 

 

  • August 8, 2014 Agenda (complete)( [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles (revised 8/8/14) [PDF 4.4M]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents (revised 8/8/14) [PDF 2M]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Public Hearing on Proposed Rule Amendments to Chapters 20, 22, 28, 31, 32, 33, and 41 (Note: more information on the proposed amendments can be found at Current Rulemaking)
      • Chapter 20 [PDF]
      • Chapter 22 [PDF]
      • Chapter 28 [PDF]
      • Chapter 31 [PDF]
      • Chapter 32 [PDF]
      • Chapter 33 [PDF]
      • Chapter 41 [PDF]
    • 3. Minutes of the June 27, 2014 Board Meeting (revised 8/8/14) [PDF or Word]
    • 4. Final Adoption of Amendments to Chapters 20, 22, and 51
      • Summary of Comments and Responses [PDF]
      • Chapter 20 Basis Statement, Impact on Small Business and Amended Rule [PDF]
      • Chapter 22 Basis Statement, Impact on Small Business and Amended Rule [PDF]
      • Chapter 51 Basis Statement, Impact on Small Business and Amended Rule [PDF]
    • 5. Consideration of a Board Policy Interpreting “Food Production” for the Purposes of Determining Applicability of Public Law 2011, Chapter 169
      • Draft Policy [PDF]
    • 6. Interpretation of CMR 01-01A, Chapter 24, Section 7(D)
      • Staff Memo [PDF]
    • 7. Interpretation of CMR 01-026, Chapter 31, Section 1(E)(IV)
      • Staff Memo [PDF]
    • 8. Other Old or New Business
      • ERAC sampling update—Mary Tomlinson
      • Variance permit to Urban Tree Service for control of poison ivy in York, Maine—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • Variance permit to The Lawn Dawg for control of invasive plants in South Portland, Maine—H. Jennings [PDF]
    • 9. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 10. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, May 2014 [PDF 3.8M]

 

 

  • June 27, 2014 Agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles (revised 6/27/14) [PDF 2.2M]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents (revised 6/27/14) [PDF 1.3M]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the March 28, 2014 and May 16, 2014 Board Meeting
      • March 28, 2014 Minutes [PDF or Word]
      • May 16, 2014 Minutes (revised 6/27/14) [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Public Forum (limited to one hour)
    • 4. Interpretation of the Term “food production” in the Context of the Agricultural Basic Pesticide Applicator License
      • Staff memo [PDF]
    • 5. Overview of Board of Pesticides Control Posting/Notification Requirements
      • Staff memo and summary chart [PDF]
    • 6. Mosquito-Borne Disease Update
      • PL 2013 548 [PDF]
    • 7. Other Old or New Business
      • Letter from Emera Maine about Substation Spraying [PDF]
      • Variance Permit for Dubois Contracting [PDF]
      • Variance Permit for the Maine Department of Transportation [PDF]
      • Variance Permit for Bartlett Tree Company {[PDF]
      • Variance Permit for RCL Services [PDF]
      • Ogunquit Ordinance [PDF]
      • Other
    • 12. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 13. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, May 2014 [PDF]

 

 

  • May 16, 2014 Agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles (rev 5/13/14) [PDF 6M]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents (rev 5/13/14)[PDF 4M]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the March 18, 2014, Board Meeting (not yet available)
    • 3. Consideration of the Syngenta Crop Protection Company’s Special Local Need [FIFRA Section 24(c)] Registration Request for Dual Magnum, EPA Reg. No. 100-816, to Reduce the Pre-plant Interval in Various Field Crops
      • All documents [PDF]
    • 4. Consideration of a Request for Variances from Chapters 22 and 29 from Asplundh Tree Expert Company–Railroad Division, to Treat Railroad Rights-of-way in Maine [PDF]
    • 5. Review of Potential Rulemaking Concepts by Chapter
      • Staff memo [PDF or Word]
      • Rule excerpts (added 5/13/14) [PDF or Word]
    • 6. Overview of the Board of Pesticides Control Software Application Development Process Underway to Improve Work Flow Efficiency and Constituent Service
    • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Remedy Compassion of Auburn, Maine [PDF]
    • 8. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Plants Unlimited of Rockport, Maine [PDF]
    • 9. Review of Board Authority to Direct Staff to Participate in Legislative Hearings and Work Sessions
    • 10. Election of Officers
    • 11. Other Old or New Business
      • ERAC update—L. Hicks
      • RWC, Inc. variance permits for Chapters 22 and 29 for railroad rights-of-way—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • MDOT variance permit for chapter 29 for control of phragmites—H. Jennings [PDF]
        • Sherman Marsh Phragmites Control On-Going Treatment Plan [PDF]
    • 12. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 13. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, May 2014 [PDF]

 

 

  • March 28, 2014 Agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the February 21, 2014, Board Meeting (revised 3/28/14) [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Consideration of Complaint Filed by Donna Herczeg of Portland Concerning TruGreen Lawncare and Sterling Insect-Lawn Control
      • Letter with pictures [PDF 4MB or lower quality PDF .5MB]
      • Email from TruGreen [PDF]
      • Email from Sterling [PDF]
      • BPC Chapter 90 [PDF]
    • 4. Consideration of a Request from Darin Hammond of Jasper Wyman's and Sons about Potential Rulemaking to Deregulate Hexazinone
      • Letter [PDF]
      • Chapter 41 [PDF]
    • 5. Consideration of a Request from Ian Yates of Scotts Lawn Service of Gorham about the Board's Policy Relating to Verifiable Authorization of Commercial Pesticide Application Services
    • 6. Section 18 Emergency Registration Renewal Request for HopGuard to Control Varroa Mites in Managed Honey and Commercial Bee Colonies
      • All documents [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of the Canyon Group's Special Local need (FIFRA Section 24[c]) Registration Request for GWN 1715-O (EPA #81880-5) to Control Mites and Whiteflies on Greenhouse Tomatoes
      • All documents [PDF]
    • 8. Review of Revised Board Policy Relative to the Environmental Risk Advisory Committee
    • 9.Review of Current Rulemaking Ideas
      • Potential Rulemaking items for Board Consideration [PDF]
    • 10. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Collins Lawn Insect Control, Inc., of Portland [PDF]
    • 11. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Legislative Update—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • b. Letter from the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • c. ERAC Update—L. Hicks
    • 12. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 13. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, March 2014 [PDF]

 

 

  • February 21, 2014 Agenda (complete) (revised 2/21/14) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 9MB]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 5MB]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the January 8, 2014, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Consideration of complaint Filed by Donna Herczeg of Portland Concerning TruGreen Lawncare and Sterling Insect-Lawn Control
      • Letter with pictures [PDF 4MB or lower quality PDF .5MB]
      • Email from TruGreen [PDF]
      • Email from Sterling [PDF]
      • BPC Chapter 90 [PDF]
    • 4. Review of Board Policy Relative to the Environmental Risk Advisory Committee
    • 5.Formation of an Environmental Risk Advisory Committee to Address Concerns about Potential Pesticide Impacts on Marine Invertebrates
      • Draft Proposed ERAC Committee Members [PDF]
    • 6.Review of Current Rulemaking Ideas
      • Potential Rulemaking items for Board Consideration [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Atlantic Pest Solutions of Kennebunkport [PDF]
    • 8. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Ramon Forestry Service, LLC of Clinton [PDF]
    • 9. Consideration of a Consent Agreement withGateway Inn of Medway [PDF]
    • 10. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Olde English village, LLC of South Portland [PDF]
    • 11. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Jato Highlands Golf Course of Lincoln [PDF]
    • 12. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Friends of Penobscot Bay Offer to Assist with Coastal Sediment Sampling [PDF]
      • b. Risk Assessment of Mosquito Adulticides [PDF]
      • c. Report to the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Regarding Grants and the Adequacy of the Product Registration Fee [PDF]
      • d. Legislative Update
        • LD 1744 An Act To Protect Maine Lakes [PDF]
      • e. The Woodland Club Chapter 29 Variance [PDF]
      • f. Central Maine Power Transmission Right-of-Way Vegetation Management Plan for 2014 [PDF]
      • g. Beekeeper Petition to Discourage Large Retailers from Selling Neonicotinoids [PDF]
    • 13. Discussion About the Approval Process Relating to a Registration Request for a Bt Soybean Product
    • 14. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 15. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, February 2014 [PDF 7MB or lower quality PDF 3.6MB]

 

 

  • January 8, 2014 Agenda (complete) (revised 1/2/14) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents (revised 1/2/14) [PDF]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the December 13, 2013, Board Meeting (revised) [PDF]
    • 3. Request from Maine Migrant Health program and Eastern Maine Development Corporation to Help Support a Worker Safety Training program for Summer 2014
    • 4. Continuing Discussion of Planning Session Topics
      • Staff memo [PDF]
    • 5.Water Quality Monitoring
      • Staff memo [PDF]
    • 6.Review of Pesticide Bills Before the Legislature
      • Bills (revised 1/2/14) [PDF]
    • 7. Other Old or New Business
    • 8. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 9. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, October/November 2013 [PDF]

 

 

  • December 13 , 2013 Agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the October 18, 2013, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Request for Amendment to Chapter 22, Standards for Outdoor Application of Pesticides by Powered Equipment in Order to Minimize Off-Target Deposition
      • Staff memo [PDF or Word]
      • Letter with request [PDF]
      • Excerpt from Chapter 22 [PDF]
    • 4. Streamlining the Applicator Licensing Process
      • Staff memo [PDF or Word]
      • Combined exam/license application [Word]
      • Temporary Commercial Pesticide Applicator License Mock-up [PDF or Word]
    • 5.Review of Variance Policy for Chapter 29 [PDF or Word]
    • 6. Increasing the Availability of Online Continuing Education Options
      • Staff memo [PDF or Word]
      • Screen shot of BPC website [PDF]
      • Online classes offered by PestNetwork [PDF]
      • Online classes offered by Cornell [PDF]
    • 7. Review of the Board's Enforcement Policy
      • BPC Consent Agreements 2009–2013 [PDF]
      • BPC Enforcement Protocol [PDF]
      • 1 M.R.S.A. Section 405 Executive Sessions [PDF]
    • 8. Review of the Board's Reciprocal License Policy [PDF]
    • 9. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Barry Churchill of Fort Fairfield [PDF]
    • 10. Update on Persistent Herbicides [PDF]
    • 11. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Legislative Update [PDF or Word]
      • b. BPC Website Changes
    • 12. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 13. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, October/November 2013 [PDF]

 

 

  • October 18, 2013 Agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the September 6, 2013, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Review of Ideas about Streamlining the Applicator Licensing Process [PDF or Word]
    • 4. Review of Ideas for Improving How the Board Addresses Variance Requests [PDF or Word]
    • 5.Review of Ideas for Increasing the Availability of Online Continuing Education Options [PDF or Word]
    • 6. Review of the Boards Enforcement Protocol [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Lucas Tree Experts of Portland [PDF]
    • 8. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Summary of September 2013 Board Planning Session [PDF or Word]
    • 9. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 10. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, SeptemberOctober 2013 [PDF]

 

 

  • September 6, 2013 Agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the July 26, 2013, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Request for Renewal of DuPont Special Local Need [24(c)] Registration for Express Herbicide with TotalSol for Control of Bunchberry in Lowbush Blueberries [PDF]
    • 4. Review of Draft Policy on Exclusion Areas for Potential Aerial, Public-Health-Related, Mosquito-Control Programs [PDF]
    • 5. Review of the 2012 Complaints/Inquiries Summary [PDF or Excel]
    • 6. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Northeast Patients Group of Augusta [PDF]
    • 7. Annual Planning Session [PDF]
    • 8. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Variances for RLC Services, LLCH. Jennings
        • Variance 1 [PDF]
        • Variance 2 [PDF]
      • b. Variance for MDOT for Wetland MitigationH. Jennings [PDF]
      • c. Variance for Aroostook Arboriculture, Inc.H. Jennings [PDF]
      • d. Letter from Susan Moyer and Karen DAntonioH. Jennings [PDF]
      • f. Other?
    • 9. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 10. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, JulyAugust 2013 [PDF]

 

 

  • July 26, 2013 Agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the May 24, 2013, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Public Forum (limited to one hour)
    • 4. Final Adoption of Major Substantive Rule Amendments to Chapter 27, Standards for Pesticide Application and Public Notification in Schools
      • Basis Statement [PDF]
      • Chapter 27 [PDF or Word]
      • Impact on Small business [PDF or Word]
      • Summary of Comments and Responses [PDF or Word]
      • Resolve [PDF]
    • 5. Consideration of the Canyon Group's Special Local Need (FIFRA Section 24[c]) Registration Request for GWN 1715 (EPA #81880-4) to Control Mites and Whiteflies on Greenhouse Tomatoes
      • All documents [PDF]
    • 6. Review of Draft Policy on Exclusion Areas for Potential Aerial, Public-Health-Related Mosquito-Control Programs
      • Memo to Board [PDF or Word]
      • Draft Label Review of Adulticide Products [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Chapter 29 Variance Request from Boyle Associates to Treat Phragmites in Jordan Park Marsh in Old Orchard Beach [PDF]
    • 8. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Sea Urchin Cottage of York [PDF]
    • 9. Donsideration of a Consent Agreement with Northeast Agricultural Sales, Inc. of Detroit [PDF]
    • 10.Other Old or New Business
      • a. Legislative UpdateH. Jennings
        • 2013 PL 290 (LD 903) An Act To Enhance the Development and Implemenation of Integrated Pest Management Programs [PDF]
      • b. Legislative Hearing on Rule Amendments to Chapters 20, 22 and 51H. Jennings
      • c. Staff Submission of Loveland Products Request for a 24(c) Registration Request for Malathion 8 Aquamul for Use on Lowbush BlueberriesM. Tomlinson
        • State Label for Malation 8 Aquamul [PDF]
      • d. Variance Permit for Green Thumb Lawn Care H. Jennings [PDF]
      • e. other?
    • 10. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 11. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, July 2013 [PDF]

 

 

  • May 24, 2013 agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the March 1, 2013 and April 12, 2013, Board Meeting
    • 3. Gowan company, Inc., Request for FIFRA Section 24(c) Registration for Malathion 8 Flowable on Cane Berries
      • All documents relating to the registration request [PDF]
    • 4. Adoption of the Proposed Amendments to Chapters 20, 22, and 51
      • Summary of Comments and Responses for all chapters-DRAFT [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 20 proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 20 Basis Statement proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 20 Impact on Small business proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 22 proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 22 Basis Statement proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 22 Impact on Small business proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 51 proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 51 Basis Statement proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 51 Impact on Small business proposed [PDF or Word]
    • 5. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with TrueGreen Lawncare of Wesbrook [PDF]
    • 7. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Legislative UpdateH. Jennings
        • LD 718 An Act To Protect Maine Food Consumers' Right To Know about Genetically Engineered Food and Seed Stock [PDF]
        • LD 1430 An Act To Clarify the Permitted Use of Aquatic Pesticides [PDF]
        • LD 1531 An Act To Maintain Access to Safe Medical Marijuana [PDF]
        • LD 292 Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Develop a Plan for the protection of the Public Health from Mosquito-borne Diseases [PDF]
        • Summary of 126th Legislature Pesticide Related Bills [PDF]
      • b. GMO Memo L. Hicks [PDF or Word]
      • c. Variance Permits for Dubois Contracting H. Jennings [PDF]
      • d. Variance Permit for Department of TransportionH. Jennings [PDF]
      • e. Funding for Mosquito MonitoringH. Jennings
      • f. Maine Public Service NoticeH. Jennings [PDF]
      • g. Bangor Hydro NoticeH. Jennings [PDF]
    • 10. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 11. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, JanuaryFebruary 2013 [PDF]

 

 

  • April 12, 2013, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the March 1, 2013, Board Meeting (minutes will be available at the next meeting)
    • 3. Request from Maine Migrant Health Program and Eastern Maine Development Corporation to Help Support a Worker Safety Training Program for Summer 2013 [PDF]
    • 4. Gowan Company, Inc., Request for FIFRA Section 24(c) Registration for Malation 8 Flowable on Low and High Bush Blueberries
      • All documents relating to the registration request [PDF]
    • 5. Workshop Session to Review the Rulemaking Record on the Proposed Amendments to Chapters 20, 22, and 51
      • Chapter 20 proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 22 proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 51 proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Comments received [PDF]
    • 6. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with TRP Logging of East Machias [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Firehouse Property Maintenance of Falmouth [PDF]
    • 8. Discussion About Providing Support to Municipalities Considering Pesticide Ordinances and/or Policies [PDF or Word]
    • 9. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Legislative UpdateH. Jennings
        • LD 903 An Act To Enhance the Development and Implementation of Integrated Pest Management Programs [PDF]
        • LD 920 An Act To Prohibit Herbicide Spraying on Abandoned Railroad Lines [PDF]
        • LD 961 An Act To Ensure Safe School Grounds [PDF]
        • LD 1391 Resolve, To Provide a Pesticide Spraying Notificaiton Process [PDF]
      • b. Variance Permit for Chapters 22 and 19 to RWC, Inc.H. Jennings [PDF]
      • c. Variance Permits for Chapters 22 and 29 to DeAngelo Brothers, Inc.H. Jennings [PDF]
      • d. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Bruce Hunter of Chebeauge IslandR. Connors [PDF]
      • e. Consideration of Chapter 29 Variance Request to Treat Japanest Knotweed in Northeast HarborH. Jennings [PDF]
        • Emails regarding variance [PDF]
    • 10. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 11. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, JanuaryFebruary 2013 [PDF]

 

 

  • March 1, 2013, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Public Hearing on the Proposed Amendments to Chapters 20, 22, and 51
    • 3. Minutes of the January 18, 2013, Board Meeting [PDF]
    • 4. Presentation about the Maine Integrated Pest Management Council and Discussion about Possible Collaboration
      • Maine IPM Council statute, annual report, and brochure [PDF]
    • 5. Section 18 Emergency Registration Renewal Request for HopGuard to Control Varroa Mites in Managed Honey and Commercial Bee Colonies
      • Section 18 paperwork for HopGuard [PDF]
    • 6. Section 18 Emergency Registration Request for Apivar (Amitraz) to Control Varroa Mites in Managed Honey and Commercial Bee Colonies
      • Section 18 paperwork for Apivar [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Chapter 29 Variance Permit Request from Southern Maine Forestry Services, Inc., to Control Invasive Plants in Scarborough, above the High-Water Mark Adjacent to the Ocean
      • Variance permit paperwork [PDF]
    • 8. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Essex Power Services, Inc., of Boston, Massachusetts [PDF]
    • 9. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with J & S Oil Company of Manchester [PDF]
    • 10. Discussion About Offering Commercial Certification Exams in Spanish
      • Memo from Gary Fish [PDF]
    • 11. Discussion of Board Policy Relating to Staff Participation in Municipal Meetings
      • Memo from Assistant Attorney General Mark Randlett: Supervision of Board of Pesticides Control Staff [PDF or Word]
    • 12. Legislative Update
      • LD 292—An Act To Protect the Public Health from Mosqjuito-borne Diseases [PDF or Word]
    • 13. Election of Officers
    • 14. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Letter to individuals with both a Restricted Use Dealer and Commercial Master Certification regarding certification periods—G. Fish [PDF or Word}
      • b. Other?
    • 15. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 16. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, January–February 2013 [PDF]

 

 

  • January 18, 2013, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the December 7, 2012, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Adoption of Proposed Amendments to Chapter 10
      • Chapter 10 proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Basis Statement [PDF or Word]
      • Rulemaking Statement of Impact on Small Business [PDF or Word]
      • Summary of Comments [PDF or Word]
    • 4. Consideration of the Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIP) Technical Committee Report [PDF or Word]
    • 5. Consideration of  Registration Requests for Two New Bt-corn Products
      • All documents relating to Syngenta Bt-corn registration request [PDF]
    • 6. Discussion about Potential Amendments to Chapter 20 in Order to Facilitate Public Health Mosquito Abatement Programs
      • Chapter 20 [PDF or Word]
      • Before the Swarm: Guidelines for the Emergency Management of Mosquito-Borne Disease Outbreaks [PDF]
      • Massachusetts 2012 GIS Mapping, Assessment, and Analysis [PDF or Word]
      • E-mail from CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases regarding mosquito abatement [PDF]
    • 7. Discussion of  Board Priorities
    • 8. Election of Officers
    • 9. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Central Maine Power Company’s 2013 Vegetation Management Plan [PDF]
      • b. Other?
    • 10. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, November 2012–January 2013 [PDF]

 

 

  • December 7, 2012, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the October 26, 2012, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Overview of Likely Responses to Human Health Risks Arising from Mosquito-Borne Pathogens
      • Presentation by Dr. Stephen Sears
        • Arboviral Overview of the US and Maine [PDF]
        • Historical Arboviral Surveillance in Maine [PDF or Word]
        • Maine Arboviral (Mosquito-borne) Illness Surveillance, Prevention and Response Plan, 2012 Season [PDF or Word]
        • Efficacy of Mosquito-Control Aerial Spraying in Massachusetts [PDF]
      • Pest Management Activity Log [PDF]
    • 4. Adoption of Proposed Amendments to Chapters 10, 27, and 50, and the Proposed Repeal of Chapter 21
      • Rulemaking Documents
        • Chapter 10 [PDF]
        • Chapter 21 [PDF]
        • Chapter 27 [PDF]
        • Chapter 50 [PDF]
    • 5. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with TruGreen Lawncare of Westbrook [PDF]
    • 6. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with The Lawn Dawg of Portland [PDF]
    • 7. Discussion of the Board’s Homepage
    • 8. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Other?
    • 9. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 10. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, October–November 2012 [PDF]

 

 

  • October 26, 2012 agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the September 7, 2012, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Workshop Session to Review the Rulemaking Record on the Proposed Amendments to Chapters 10, 27, and 50, and the Proposed Repeal of Chapter 21
      • Written comments received [PDF]
      • Written comments received as part of oral testimony [PDF]
      • Summary of Comments [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 10 proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 27 proposed [PDF or Word]
        • BMPs for Athletic Fields & School Grounds [PDF]
    • 4. Update on 2012 Arboviral Activities
    • 5. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with TruGreen Lawncare of Westbrook [PDF]
    • 6. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Request for pesticide notification registry for beekeepers—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • b. Chapter 20—Emergency Amendment—H. Jennings [PDF or Word]
      • c. Letter from Russell Libby, MOFGA, regarding rulemaking for mosquito control—H. Jennings [PDF}
      • d. Other?
    • 7. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 8. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, September–October 2012 [PDF]

 

 

  • September 7, 2012, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Public Hearing on the Proposed Repeal of Chapter 21 and Amendments to Chapters 10, 27, and 50
    • 3. Minutes of the July 27, 2012, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 4. Reconsideration of a Consent Agreement with Purely Organic Lawn Care, Inc., of York Harbor
      • Purely Organic Consent Agreement [PDF]
      • Agreement for the Conditional Issuance of a Spray Contracting Firm License [PDF or Word]
      • Letter to "sports turf customers" from Purely Organic [PDF]
    • 5. Consideration of a Chapter 29 Variance Permit Request from Vegetation Control Services, Inc., to Control Woody Brush in Wetland Areas of the Transmission Line Connecting the Kibby Wind Power Project in Northwestern Maine [PDF]
    • 6. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Woodford Street Apartments, LLC, of Cape Elizabeth [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Paul’s Lawn Care, Inc., of Biddeford [PDF]
    • 8. Update on Arbovirus Monitoring Activities
      • Guidelines for Phased Response to WNV and EEE Surveillance Data (from the State of Maine Arboviral (Mosquito-borne) Illness Surveillance, Prevention and Response Plan2012 Season) [PDF]
      • PubMed–Google-Scholar WNV/EEE Mosquito Control Efficacy Abstracts [PDF or Word]
    • 9. Discussion of Potential Emergency Rulemaking to Facilitate Municipal Mosquito Control Programs
      • Chapter 20 [PDF or Word]
      • Letter from Dr. Stephen Sears, Maine State Epidemiologist, Regarding Potential Easing of Pesticide Restrictions in Public Health Emergencies [PDF]
      • Emergency Rulemaking Final Documents
        • Chapter 20—Special Provisions, Amended [PDF or Word]
        • Basis Statement for Adoption of an Amendment to Chapter 20 [PDF or Word]
        • Rulemaking Statement of Impact on Small Business [PDF or Word]
    • 10. Variance Request from Chapter 29 to Control Common Reed (Phragmites australis) along Forested Roadsides in Northern Maine
      • Variance Request [PDF]
      • Maps of areas to receive pesticide treatments
        • Millinocket [PDF]
        • Telos [PDF]
      • Chapter 29 [PDFor Word]
    • 11. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Revised Interim Guidelines for Forest Pesticides ApplicationsH. Jennings [PDF or Word]
      • b. Request for pesticide notification registry for beekeepers—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • c. Other?
        • Final Document Relating to FIFRA Section 18 Crisis Exemption for Use of Gowan Malathion 8 Flowable on Lowbush and Highbush Blueberries to Control Spotted Wing Drosophila [PDF]
    • 12. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 13. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles, Studies, and Correspondence, July–August 2012 [PDF]

 

 

  • July 27, 2012, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the June 15, 2012, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Public Information Gathering Work  Session
      • Board Rules Under Consideration for Rulemaking [PDF or Word]
      • Excerpt from the ACF School IPM Report, 2/12 [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 27 [PDF or Word]
      • Comments Received [PDF]
    • 4. Board Determination About Rulemaking Initiatives
    • 5. Consideration of a Chapter 29 Variance Permit Request from Vegetation Control Services, Inc. to Control Woody Brush in Wetland Areas of the Transmission Line Connecting the Kibby Wind Power Project in North Western Maine
      • Variance Request and Letter [PDF]
    • 6. Section 18 Emergency Registration Request for HopGuard (potassium salt of hot beta acids) to Control Varroa Mites in Managed Honey and Commercial Bee Colonies
      • Memo to Board from Mary Tomlinson [PDF]
      • Section 18 Request, Label and MSDS [PDF]
      • Letter of support from Tony Jadczak, State Apiarist [PDF]
      • Letter of support from Erin MacGregor-Forbes, Pres., Maine Beekeepers Association [PDF]
      • Letter of support from Lloyd Schantz. Beta Tec Hop Products, A Division of John I. Haas, Inc. [PDF]
      • Five studies [PDF]
    • 7. Development of the Board’s Pesticide Notification Message
      • Media Advisory—Talking With Your Neighbors about Pesticide Use in Maine: Your Rights and Responsibilities [PDF or Word]
      • Current BPC Sales Area Sign [PDF]
      • Sales Area Sign Drafts [PDF]
      • Draft Pesticide Notification Message for website [PDF or Word]
      • Comments from Board member Stevenson [PDF]
    • 8. Review of Forestry Best Management Practices Intended to Prevent Discharges of Pesticides to Waters of the State
      • Draft Interim Guidelines for Forest Pesticide Applications [PDF or Word]
      • Comments Received [PDF]
    • 9. Discussion About the Board's Catchphrase—"Think First – Spray Last"
      • Memo to Board from Gary Fish and Henry Jennings [PDF or Word]
    • 10. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Extension of permit to Ron Lemin for control of Giant Hogweed in Bangor—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • b. Other: Petition for a FIFRA Section 18 Crisis Exemption for the Use of Gowan Malathion 8 Flowable on lowbush and highbush blueberries to control spotted wing drosophila [PDF]
    • 11. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 12. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles, Studies, and Correspondence, June–July 2012 [PDF]

 

 

  • June 15, 2012, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the May 11, 2012, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Public Information Gathering Work  Session
      • Board Rules Under Consideration for Rulemaking [PDF or Word]
      • Excerpt from the ACF School IPM Report, 2/12 [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 27 [PDF or Word]
    • 4. Consideration of NuFarm Americas Inc. Request for a FIFRA Section 24(c), Special Local Need Registration for NuFarm Ethephon 2 Plant Growth Regulator (EPA #228-660) for Use on Greenhouse Tomatoes
      • All documents relating to the SLN request [PDF]
    • 5. Development of the Board’s Pesticide Notification Message
      • Memo to Board from Paul Schlein [PDF or Word]
      • Example of Use of Notification Poster [PDF]
      • Poster: PESTICIDE NOTIFICATION—Your Rights & Responsibilities [PDF]
      • Draft Pesticide Notification Message [PDF or Word]
    • 6. Development of Forestry Best Management Practices Intended to Prevent Discharges of Pesticides to Waters of the State
      • Draft BMPs fpr Forest Pesticide Applications [PDF or Word]
    • 7. Review of the 2011 Complaints/Inquiries Summary
      • 2011 Complaints/Inquiries to the BPC [PDF]
      • BPC Complaint/Inquiry Comparison by Year, 2008–2011 [PDF]
    • 8. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Atlantic Pest Solutions of Brunswick [PDF]
    • 9. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Notice by Maine Public Service of scheduled hydraulic spraying of substations and associated facilities—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • b. Variance Permits for Chapters 22 and 29 to DeAngelo Brothers, Inc.—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • c. Other?
    • 10. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 11. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles, Studies, and Correspondence, May–June 2012 [PDF]

 

 

  • May 11, 2012, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staffs
    • 2. Minutes of the February 24, March 12, and March 30, 2012, Board Meetings
    • 3. Discussion of Potential Amendments to BPC Rules [PDF or Word]
      • Policies Under Consideration for Rulemaking [PDF]
    • 4. Discussion about Improving the Awareness and Operation of the Notification Provisions Contained in Chapter 28 [PDF or Word]
    • 5. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Prospect Hill Golf Course of Auburn [PDF]
    • 6. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Atlantic Turf Care of Falmouth [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Tripp Middle School, MSAD 52, of Turner [PDF]
    • 8. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Purely Organic Lawn Care, Inc., of York Harbor [PDF]
          • Agreement for the Conditional Issuance of a Spray Contracting Firm License [PDF or Word]
          • Letter to "sports turf customers" from Purely Organic [PDF]
      • 9. Other Old or New Business
        • a. Letter from Bangor Hydro regarding plan to hydraulically spray 50 electric substations—H. Jennings [PDF]
        • b. Variance Permit for Chapter 29 to The Woodlands Club—H. Jennings [PDF or Word]
        • c. Variance Permits for Chapters 22 and 29 to RWC, Inc.—H. Jennings [PDF or Word]
        • d. Variance Permit for Chapter 29 to RCL Services, LLC, for Giant Hogweed—H. Jennings [PDF or Word]
        • e. Variance Permits for Chapter 22 and 29 to the Maine Department of Transportation—H. Jennings [PDF or Word]
        • f. Variance Permit for Chapter 29 to Dubois Contracting—H. Jennings [PDF or Word]
        • g. Update on Avipel—M. Tomlinson [PDF or Word]
        • h. Update on Revus—M. Tomlinson [PDF or Word]
        • i. Update on webcasting/audiocasting Board meetings—P. Schlein
        • j. Update on Chapter 41—H. Jennings
        • k. Other?
      • 10. Schedule of Future Meetings
      • 11. Adjourn
      • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles, Studies, and Correspondence, February–May 2012 [PDF]

     

     

    • March 30, 2012 agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
      • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
      • 2. Consideration of Enforcement Action against Hemmingway Orchard of Hebron
        • Case Investigation Summary [PDF or Word]
        • Case Timeline [PDF or Word]
        • Case Documents [PDF]
      • 3. Final Adoption of Major Substantive Rule Amendments to Chapter 41
        • Basis Statement [PDF or Word]
        • Response to Comments [PDF or Word]
        • Rulemaking Statement of Impact on Small Business [PDF or Word]
        • Chapter 41, Amended [PDF or Word]
      • 4. Other Old or New Business
        • a. Letters to Representatives Dill & Timberlake—H. Jennings
          • Letter to Representative Dill [PDF or Word]
          • Letter to Representative Timberlake [PDF or Word]
      • 5. Planning Session for the Board and Staff
        • Planning Session Agenda [PDF or Word]
      • 6. Schedule of Future Meetings
      • 7. Adjourn

     

     

    • March 12, 2012 agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
      • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
      • 2. FIFRA Section 18 Emergency Exemption Request for the Use of Revus® as a Potato Seed Piece Treatment
        • All documents relating to the FIFRA Section 18 Emergency Exemption Request [PDF]
      • 3. Adjourn

     

     

    • February 24, 2012, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
      • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
      • 2. Minutes of the December 16, 2011, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
      • 3. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., Request for FIFRA Section 24(c) Registration for Callisto Herbicide on Low Bush Blueberries in the Bearing Year
        • All documents relating to the 24(c) request [PDF]
        • E-mail from Debra Rate, EPA, regarding expiration dates [PDF]
      • 4. FIFRA Section 18 Emergency Exemption Registration Request for the Use of Avipel to Reduce Bird Predation of Corn Seed [PDF or Word]
      • 5. Request from Maine Migrant Health Program and Eastern Maine Development Corporation to Help Support a Worker Safety Training Program for Summer 2012 [PDF]       
      • 6. Discussion of Amendments to Chapter 21—Pesticide Container Disposal and Storage
        • Memo to Board from Gary Fish [PDF or Word]
        • LD 1758—An Act to Eliminate the Deposit Requirements for Containers of Limited and Restricted Use Pesticides [PDF or Word]
        • Chapter 21 [PDF or Word]
      • 7. Review of the Report Pursuant to Resolve 2011, Chapter 59, Approval of the Draft Best Management Practices and Discussion of Report Recommendations
        • Memo to Board from Gary Fish [PDF or Word]
        • School IPM Report, including Best Management Practices for Athletic Fields & School Grounds [PDF]
        • Comments received on the School IPM Report [PDF]
      • 8. Discussion of Refuges Relative to Chapter 41 and the New Blended Refuge Bt-corn Product
        • Memo to Board from staff [PDF or Word]
        • Related Chapter 41 text [PDF]
        • Chapter 9: Rule Requiring Use of Best Management Practices for Growing Crops to Minimize Cross Contamination [PDF]
      • 9. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Pulsifer Orchard of Cornish [PDF]
      • 10. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Sullivan Property Management of Lewiston [PDF]
      • 11. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Korhonen Land Care of Woodstock [PDF]
      • 12. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Lucas Tree Experts Company of Portland [PDF]
      • 13. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Christian Bulleman III of Dresden [PDF]
      • 14. Development of a New Pesticide Notification Registry
        • Letters to the Board from Representatives Dill and Timberlake [PDF]
      • 15. Election of Officers
      • 16. Planning Session
      • 17. Other Old or New Business        
        • a. Legislative Update—H. Jennings
        • b. Product registration update—M. Tomlinson [PDF or Word]
        • c. Water quality update—M. Tomlinson [PDF or Word]
        • d. Brochure and other “advertising” regarding Agricultural Basic pesticide applicator license—G. Fish
          • Agricultural Basic Pesticide License brochure [PDF]
        • e. E-mail expressing concern about Bt-corn—H. Jennings [PDF]
        • f. Central Maine Power Company’s Transmission Right-of-Way Vegetation Management Plan for 2012—H. Jennings [PDF]
        • g. Other?
      • 18. Schedule of Future Meetings
      • 19. Adjourn
      • Miscellaneous Articles and Correspondence [PDF]