Compliance

  1. Who can I call if I have a question about a possible pesticide misuse or if I have other general questions about pesticide use?

  2. How do I file a complaint concerning a possible pesticide misuse or an inaccurate structural pest inspection?

  3. How can I get copies of the laws and rules enforced by ISDA?

  4. What are the penalties for licensing violations?

  5. What are the records requirements?

1. Who can I call if I have a question about a possible pesticide misuse or if I have other general questions about pesticide use?

ISDA has six offices located throughout the state. The offices are located in: Boise, Coeur D'Alene, Nampa, Twin Falls, Pocatello, & Idaho Falls. To determine which office to contact, please use the locator map which indicates the area covered by each office. Please contact the applicable office when concerned about a possible pesticide misuse including pesticide drift onto humans, plants or animals, applications by unlicensed individuals, improper pesticide disposal, or other pesticide related issues. Many of these offices are staffed by field personnel who are not always in the office. Each office has voice messaging and calls are returned promptly.

2. How do I file a complaint concerning a possible pesticide misuse.

If your call is an emergency, please call the Boise office at (208) 332-8610.  Otherwise, you may file a complaint at any one of our five offices.  Use the locator map to determine the office nearest you.   The map will provide you with the appropriate telephone number.  If no one is available to take your call, please leave a voice message and your call will be returned promptly, or call the Boise Office.  When you speak to a ISDA investigator, please be prepared to provide as much information as possible concerning the incident. You can use the complaint form to write down the basic information needed to file a complaint.   It is also advised that you prepare a written statement concerning the incident as soon as possible.

3. How can I get copies of the laws and rules enforced by ISDA?

Legislation Administered by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is available, for your review, on our Website.

4. What are the penalties for licensing violations?

PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS

Penalties for licensing violations are $100 for each day of operating without a license. In addition, a person who violates the Idaho Pesticides Law may be assessed a civil penalty up to $3000 per violation and may also be subject to misdemeanor criminal penalties of $1000 per violation and up to one year in jail. Violators are also subject to license suspension, denial, or revocation. The Department may issue suitable warnings or other administrative actions for minor violations.

5.What are the records requirements?

Private Applicator Recordkeeping requirements

Certified private pesticide applicators must maintain records of federally restricted-use pesticides applications pursuant to the USDA requirements.  These records must be retained for a period of two (2) years following the application of the restricted-use pesticide. Items to be recorded are:

  1. The brand or product name of the federally restricted-use pesticide and the product’s EPA Registration number.

  2. The total amount of restricted-use pesticide applied.

  3. The size of the area treated with the restricted-use pesticide.

  4. The crop, commodity, stored product, or site treated with the restricted-use pesticide.

  5. The location of the application of the restricted-use pesticide.

  6. The month, day, and year of the application.

  7. The certified applicator’s name and certification number.

USDA Pesticide Recordkeeping

Professional Applicator Recordkeeping Requirements

Certified professional applicators must maintain records of all pesticide applications pursuant to IDAPA 02.03.03.150.  These records must be retained for a period of three (3) years following the application of the pesticide.  Items to be recorded are:

  1. The name and address of the owner or operator of each property treated; and

  2. The specific crop, animal, or property treated; and

  3. The location by the address, general legal description (township, range, and section) or latitude/longitude of the specific crop, animal, or property treated; and

  4. The size or amount of specific crop, animal, or property treated; and

  5. The trade name or brand name of the pesticide applied; and

  6. The total amount of pesticide applied; and

  7. The dilution applied or rate of application; and

  8. The EPA registration number of the pesticide applied; and

  9. The date of application; and

  10. The time of day when the pesticide is applied; and

  11. The approximate wind velocity; and

  12. The approximate wind direction; and

  13. The full name of the person recommending the pesticide application; and

  14. The full name of the professional applicator applying the pesticide; and

  15. The license number of the professional applicator applying the pesticide; and

  16. Worker protection information exchange, if required by the worker protection standard, prior to pesticide application, shall be documented by:

  • Date of contact; and

  • Time of contact; and

  • Name of grower or operator contacted.

Dealer Recordkeeping RequirementsPesticide dealers must maintain distribution records of restricted-use pesticides pursuant to IDAPA 02.03.03.150.03.  These records must be retained for three (3) years.  Items to be recorded are:

  1. The name and address of the person purchasing or receiving the restricted-use pesticide.

  2. The certified applicator name, license number and expiration date of the license for the person applying the restricted-use pesticide.

  3. The name, license number and expiration date of the pesticide dealer when a restricted-use pesticide is distributed to another dealer.

  4. The brand name and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Registration Number for the product distributed.

  5. The date of distribution of each restricted-use pesticide.

  6. The quantity and size of each restricted-use pesticide container and total quantity of each restricted-use pesticide distributed.

  7. The pesticide dealer’s name, address and dealer license number distributing the restricted-use pesticide.