I follow all product label instructions when handling, loading, mixing, disposing, or storing a pesticide.
If I handle more than 1,500 pounds (active ingredient) of pesticides during a calendar year, I conduct these activities within an approved Operational Area Containment
If I rinse or clean pesticide containers or equipment in one particular area for more than 30 accumulated days during a calendar year I conduct these activities within an Operational Area Containment.
Unless I am within an Operational Area Containment I do not handle pesticides or rinse or clean pesticide containers or application or handling equipment within 150 feet of a well, lake, stream or wetland.
I conduct mixing and loading activities that utilize containers or equipment with holding capacities of greater than 10 gallons (liquid) or 50 lbs. (dry) within 200 feet of a populated building (excluding buildings I own) or 500 feet of a well used as a public water supply within an Operational Area Containment.
Potable water supplies are not connected to process water lines, chemical lines, or equipment unless anti-backflow devices have been installed. I understand that an anti-backflow device may consist of a mechanical device that meets the American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards or an air gap separation where the end of the discharge is at least twice the diameter of the discharge pipe.
As a Private or Commercial Applicator; I have developed a written Pesticide Handling and Discharge Response Plan and have it on file at my operational area or the nearest office.
As a Private or Commercial Applicator; regardless if I have an Operational Area Containment, I conduct all pesticide handling activities according to my Pesticide Handling and Discharge Response Plan.
I periodically inspect the condition of my Operational Area Containment and seal all cracks.
I only discharge accumulations of precipitation if my Operational Area Containment has been cleaned after the last use.
Secretary of Agriculture
523 E. Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501-3182
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