1000.470 Pesticide Usage
a) All pesticides
applied at a cultivation center shall be from the Department's approved list,
which will be reflected as a schedule in the application and on the
Department's website. Updates to the approved list will be posted on the
Department's website and permittees will be notified electronically.
b) All pesticide
products shall be registered with the Department, including those products
classified as 25(b) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and
Rodenticide Act administered by the USEPA.
c) Any individual who
applies pesticide on the premises shall obtain the appropriate license from the
Department under the Illinois Pesticide Control Act [415 ILCS 60]. This includes
successful completion of the Vegetable Category Examinations (see 8 Ill. Adm.
d) No application of
pesticides shall be made after the vegetative stage of growth of the cannabis plant.
e) All individuals applying
pesticides shall adhere to the agricultural use requirements of the label and
shall employ all personal protective equipment prescribed by the label.
f) The cultivation
center shall comply with all posting requirements of the worker protection standard
for the restricted entry interval (REI) stated on the label.
g) A record of all pesticide
applications shall be maintained at the cultivation center for at least five
years and shall be made available to the Department, DPH or the ISP upon
request. The application record shall include the following information:
1) Date and time of
2) Date of start of
vegetative stage of growth;
3) USEPA Registration
4) Product name;
5) Application site (the
site shall be identified by the location legend maintained by the facility);
6) Amount applied;
7) Size of the
8) Name of individual
making the application;
9) Section for comments
or special conditions related to the application.
h) Disposal of all
unused pesticide product shall be performed in compliance with all State and
federal laws and regulations, which require compliance with all directions on
the product label.