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NOTICE – Notice of Intent Filed with State Register

Advisory Commission on Pesticides--Update to Pesticide Regulations (LAC 7:XXIII.103, 307, 309, 727, 1101 and 1103)

January 6, 2016

LDAF has filed a notice of intent with the State Register giving public notice that the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, through the Office of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Advisory Commission on Pesticides intends to amend LAC 7:XXIII.103, 307, 309, 727, 1101 and 1103.  The proposed rule changes add a definition for the term ‘drift’ and a regulation that prohibits drift.  The proposed rules add a procedure for requests for the adoption, amendment or repeal of a rule.  The proposed rules add a procedure for declaratory orders and rulings relating to rules.  Under the proposed rules, restrictions on the application of certain herbicide classes during specific months and in specific areas of Louisiana are proposed to be changed.  In addition, the restriction on cash sales of methyl parathion is proposed to be deleted.  Interested persons may submit written comments, data, opinions and arguments regarding the proposed Rule.  Written submissions must be directed to Kevin Wofford, Department of Agriculture & Forestry, 5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 3003, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 and must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. on the 4th day of February 2016.  No preamble is available regarding the proposed regulations.

Advisory Pesticides.Signed NOI

Fiscal & Economic Impact Statement

Legislative Report

Public Comment Report