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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 6. PEST CONTROL OPERATIONS [11401 - 12408]

  ( Heading of Division 6 amended by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1187. )

CHAPTER 6. Agricultural Pest Control Advisers [12001 - 12054]

  ( Chapter 6 repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1276. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [12001 - 12005]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1276. )

12001.
  

No person shall act, or offer to act, as an agricultural pest control adviser without first having secured an agricultural pest control adviser license from the director. Officials of federal, state, and county departments of agriculture and the University of California personnel engaged in official duties relating to agricultural use are exempt from this section if any recommendation by any of these persons as to a specific application on a specific parcel is made in writing. Officials of districts formed pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 5780) of Division 5 of the Public Resources Code are exempt from this section until July 1, 1995, if any recommendation by any of these persons as to a specific application on a specific parcel is in writing.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 216, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1995.)

12002.
  

No person shall act, or offer to act, as an agricultural pest control adviser in any county wherein he makes any recommendation for agricultural use without first registering with the county agricultural commissioner.

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 901.)

12003.
  

Agricultural pest control advisers shall put all recommendations concerning any agricultural use in writing. One copy of each such written recommendation shall be signed and dated and shall be furnished to the operator of the property prior to the application. Where a pesticide use is recommended a copy shall also be furnished to the dealer and the applicator prior to the application.

Each written recommendation shall include, when applicable, the following:

(a) The name and dosage of each pesticide to be used or description of method recommended.

(b) The identity of each pest to be controlled.

(c) The owner or operator, location of and acreage to be treated.

(d) The commodity, crop, or site to be treated.

(e) The suggested schedule, time, or conditions for the pesticide application or other control method.

(f) A warning of the possibility of damages by the pesticide application that reasonably should have been known by the agricultural pest control adviser to exist.

(g) The signature and address of the person making the recommendation, the date, and the name of the business such person represents.

(h) Any other information the director may require.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1118, Sec. 4.)

12004.
  

Agricultural pest control advisers and agricultural pest control operators shall retain one copy of each written recommendation for one year following the date of such recommendation. A copy of a recommendation shall be immediately furnished to the agricultural commissioner upon his request.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1276.)

12005.
  

The director may adopt such rules and regulations in order to carry out the provisions of this chapter as are reasonably necessary to effectuate the purposes of this division.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1276.)

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