Meeting Schedule, Agendas, and Minutes

Meetings

The meeting agenda and accompanying documents will be available one week before the meeting date.

For past meetings, see the Board meeting archive.

IMPORTANT: Please see Board policy for submission of comments and information.

TYPE OF MEETING WHEN TIME WHERE AGENDA
Board of Pesticides Control—Board Meeting December 5, 2014 8:30 AM Augusta: AMHI Complex, 90 Blossom Lane, Deering Building, Room 319

Agenda to be posted on 11/28/14. Deadline for submission of comments and information, Tuesday, 12/2/14, 8 AM.

Board of Pesticides Control—Open Forum and Board Meeting January 14, 2015 2:00 PM Augusta Civic Center

Agenda to be posted on 1/8/15. Deadline for submission of comments and information, Monday, 1/12/15, 8 AM.

Board of Pesticides Control—Board Meeting March 13, 2015 8:30 AM Augusta: AMHI Complex, 90 Blossom Lane, Deering Building, Room 319

Agenda to be posted on 3/6/15. Deadline for submission of comments and information, Tuesday, 3/10/15, 8 AM.

Board policy for submission of comments and information

  • On November 16, 2007, the Board adopted the following policy for submission and distribution of comments and information when conducting routine business (product registration, variances, enforcement actions, etc.):
    • For regular, non-rulemaking business, the Board will accept pesticide-related letters, reports, and articles. Reports and articles must be from peer-reviewed journals. E-mail, hard copy, or fax should be sent to the attention of Anne Chamberlain at the Board's office or at anne.chamberlain@maine.gov. In order for the Board to receive this information in time for distribution and consideration at its next meeting, all communications must be received by 8:00 AM, three days prior to the Board meeting date (e.g., if the meeting is on a Friday, the deadline would be Tuesday at 8:00 AM). Any information received after the deadline will be held over for the next meeting.
  • During rulemaking, when proposing new or amending old regulations, the Board is subject to the requirements of the APA (Administrative Procedure Act), and comments must be taken according to the rules established by the Legislature.

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING

  • October 24, 2014 Agenda (complete)( [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 3.9M]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 2.9M]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the September 12, 2014 Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Consideration of Enforcement Action against Daniel Brown of Blue Hill, Maine [PDF]
    • 4. Review and Potential Adoption of Proposed Amendments to Chapters 20, 22, 28, 31, 32, 33 and 41
      • Routine Technical Rules (Chapters 20, 31, 32, 33, 41)—all documents [PDF]
      • Major Substantive Rules (Chapters 22, 28)—all documents [PDF]
    • 5. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Province Lake Golf Club of Parsonsfield, Maine [PDF]
    • 6. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Penobscot Cleaning Services, Inc. of Brewer, Maine [PDF]
    • 7. Review of Board Policy Limiting Continuing Education Video Credits
    • 8. Interpretation of Chapter 27, Section 2(B)(2) Requirements that IPM Coordinators Receive Comprehensive Training within One Year of Appointment [PDF]
    • 9. Other Old or New Business
      • Variance Permit to Boyle Associates for control of phragmites [PDF]
      • Variance Permit to The Lawn Dawg for control of invasive plants [PDF]
      • Other
    • 10. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 11. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, May 2014 [PDF 1.1M]

 

Past Board Meeting Minutes [PDFs]:

Archive of Board Meeting Agendas and Accompanying Documents

  • September 12, 2014 Agenda (complete)( [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 3.3M]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 2.3M]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the August 8, 2014 Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Workshop Session to Review the Rulemaking Record on the Proposed Amendments to Chapters 20, 22, 28, 31, 32, 33 and 41
      • Written comments received [PDF]
      • Summary of comments [PDF]
      • Staff Memo [PDF]
    • 4. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Maine Organic Therapy of Ellsworth, Maine [PDF]
    • 5. Other Old or New Business
      • ERAC sampling update—M. Tomlinson
      • Pollinator Health and Safety Conference—G. Fish
      • Other
    • 6. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 7. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, May 2014 [PDF 1M]

  • August 8, 2014 Agenda (complete)( [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles (revised 8/8/14) [PDF 4.4M]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents (revised 8/8/14) [PDF 2M]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Public Hearing on Proposed Rule Amendments to Chapters 20, 22, 28, 31, 32, 33, and 41 (Note: more information on the proposed amendments can be found at Current Rulemaking)
      • Chapter 20 [PDF]
      • Chapter 22 [PDF]
      • Chapter 28 [PDF]
      • Chapter 31 [PDF]
      • Chapter 32 [PDF]
      • Chapter 33 [PDF]
      • Chapter 41 [PDF]
    • 3. Minutes of the June 27, 2014 Board Meeting (revised 8/8/14) [PDF or Word]
    • 4. Final Adoption of Amendments to Chapters 20, 22, and 51
      • Summary of Comments and Responses [PDF]
      • Chapter 20 Basis Statement, Impact on Small Business and Amended Rule [PDF]
      • Chapter 22 Basis Statement, Impact on Small Business and Amended Rule [PDF]
      • Chapter 51 Basis Statement, Impact on Small Business and Amended Rule [PDF]
    • 5. Consideration of a Board Policy Interpreting “Food Production” for the Purposes of Determining Applicability of Public Law 2011, Chapter 169
      • Draft Policy [PDF]
    • 6. Interpretation of CMR 01-01A, Chapter 24, Section 7(D)
      • Staff Memo [PDF]
    • 7. Interpretation of CMR 01-026, Chapter 31, Section 1(E)(IV)
      • Staff Memo [PDF]
    • 8. Other Old or New Business
      • ERAC sampling update—Mary Tomlinson
      • Variance permit to Urban Tree Service for control of poison ivy in York, Maine—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • Variance permit to The Lawn Dawg for control of invasive plants in South Portland, Maine—H. Jennings [PDF]
    • 9. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 10. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, May 2014 [PDF 3.8M]

  • June 27, 2014 Agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles (revised 6/27/14) [PDF 2.2M]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents (revised 6/27/14) [PDF 1.3M]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the March 28, 2014 and May 16, 2014 Board Meeting
      • March 28, 2014 Minutes [PDF or Word]
      • May 16, 2014 Minutes (revised 6/27/14) [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Public Forum (limited to one hour)
    • 4. Interpretation of the Term “food production” in the Context of the Agricultural Basic Pesticide Applicator License
      • Staff memo [PDF]
    • 5. Overview of Board of Pesticides Control Posting/Notification Requirements
      • Staff memo and summary chart [PDF]
    • 6. Mosquito-Borne Disease Update
      • PL 2013 548 [PDF]
    • 7. Other Old or New Business
      • Letter from Emera Maine about Substation Spraying [PDF]
      • Variance Permit for Dubois Contracting [PDF]
      • Variance Permit for the Maine Department of Transportation [PDF]
      • Variance Permit for Bartlett Tree Company {[PDF]
      • Variance Permit for RCL Services [PDF]
      • Ogunquit Ordinance [PDF]
      • Other
    • 12. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 13. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, May 2014 [PDF]

  • May 16, 2014 Agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles (rev 5/13/14) [PDF 6M]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents (rev 5/13/14)[PDF 4M]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the March 18, 2014, Board Meeting (not yet available)
    • 3. Consideration of the Syngenta Crop Protection Company’s Special Local Need [FIFRA Section 24(c)] Registration Request for Dual Magnum, EPA Reg. No. 100-816, to Reduce the Pre-plant Interval in Various Field Crops
      • All documents [PDF]
    • 4. Consideration of a Request for Variances from Chapters 22 and 29 from Asplundh Tree Expert Company–Railroad Division, to Treat Railroad Rights-of-way in Maine [PDF]
    • 5. Review of Potential Rulemaking Concepts by Chapter
      • Staff memo [PDF or Word]
      • Rule excerpts (added 5/13/14) [PDF or Word]
    • 6. Overview of the Board of Pesticides Control Software Application Development Process Underway to Improve Work Flow Efficiency and Constituent Service
    • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Remedy Compassion of Auburn, Maine [PDF]
    • 8. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Plants Unlimited of Rockport, Maine [PDF]
    • 9. Review of Board Authority to Direct Staff to Participate in Legislative Hearings and Work Sessions
    • 10. Election of Officers
    • 11. Other Old or New Business
      • ERAC update—L. Hicks
      • RWC, Inc. variance permits for Chapters 22 and 29 for railroad rights-of-way—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • MDOT variance permit for chapter 29 for control of phragmites—H. Jennings [PDF]
        • Sherman Marsh Phragmites Control On-Going Treatment Plan [PDF]
    • 12. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 13. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, May 2014 [PDF]

  • March 28, 2014 Agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the February 21, 2014, Board Meeting (revised 3/28/14) [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Consideration of Complaint Filed by Donna Herczeg of Portland Concerning TruGreen Lawncare and Sterling Insect-Lawn Control
      • Letter with pictures [PDF 4MB or lower quality PDF .5MB]
      • Email from TruGreen [PDF]
      • Email from Sterling [PDF]
      • BPC Chapter 90 [PDF]
    • 4. Consideration of a Request from Darin Hammond of Jasper Wyman's and Sons about Potential Rulemaking to Deregulate Hexazinone
      • Letter [PDF]
      • Chapter 41 [PDF]
    • 5. Consideration of a Request from Ian Yates of Scotts Lawn Service of Gorham about the Board's Policy Relating to Verifiable Authorization of Commercial Pesticide Application Services
    • 6. Section 18 Emergency Registration Renewal Request for HopGuard to Control Varroa Mites in Managed Honey and Commercial Bee Colonies
      • All documents [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of the Canyon Group's Special Local need (FIFRA Section 24[c]) Registration Request for GWN 1715-O (EPA #81880-5) to Control Mites and Whiteflies on Greenhouse Tomatoes
      • All documents [PDF]
    • 8. Review of Revised Board Policy Relative to the Environmental Risk Advisory Committee
    • 9.Review of Current Rulemaking Ideas
      • Potential Rulemaking items for Board Consideration [PDF]
    • 10. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Collins Lawn Insect Control, Inc., of Portland [PDF]
    • 11. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Legislative Update—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • b. Letter from the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • c. ERAC Update—L. Hicks
    • 12. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 13. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, March 2014 [PDF]

  • February 21, 2014 Agenda (complete) (revised 2/21/14) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents with miscellaneous articles [PDF 9MB]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF 5MB]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the January 8, 2014, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Consideration of complaint Filed by Donna Herczeg of Portland Concerning TruGreen Lawncare and Sterling Insect-Lawn Control
      • Letter with pictures [PDF 4MB or lower quality PDF .5MB]
      • Email from TruGreen [PDF]
      • Email from Sterling [PDF]
      • BPC Chapter 90 [PDF]
    • 4. Review of Board Policy Relative to the Environmental Risk Advisory Committee
    • 5.Formation of an Environmental Risk Advisory Committee to Address Concerns about Potential Pesticide Impacts on Marine Invertebrates
      • Draft Proposed ERAC Committee Members [PDF]
    • 6.Review of Current Rulemaking Ideas
      • Potential Rulemaking items for Board Consideration [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Atlantic Pest Solutions of Kennebunkport [PDF]
    • 8. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Ramon Forestry Service, LLC of Clinton [PDF]
    • 9. Consideration of a Consent Agreement withGateway Inn of Medway [PDF]
    • 10. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Olde English village, LLC of South Portland [PDF]
    • 11. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Jato Highlands Golf Course of Lincoln [PDF]
    • 12. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Friends of Penobscot Bay Offer to Assist with Coastal Sediment Sampling [PDF]
      • b. Risk Assessment of Mosquito Adulticides [PDF]
      • c. Report to the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Regarding Grants and the Adequacy of the Product Registration Fee [PDF]
      • d. Legislative Update
        • LD 1744 An Act To Protect Maine Lakes [PDF]
      • e. The Woodland Club Chapter 29 Variance [PDF]
      • f. Central Maine Power Transmission Right-of-Way Vegetation Management Plan for 2014 [PDF]
      • g. Beekeeper Petition to Discourage Large Retailers from Selling Neonicotinoids [PDF]
    • 13. Discussion About the Approval Process Relating to a Registration Request for a Bt Soybean Product
    • 14. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 15. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, February 2014 [PDF 7MB or lower quality PDF 3.6MB]

  • January 8, 2014 Agenda (complete) (revised 1/2/14) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents (revised 1/2/14) [PDF]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the December 13, 2013, Board Meeting (revised) [PDF]
    • 3. Request from Maine Migrant Health program and Eastern Maine Development Corporation to Help Support a Worker Safety Training program for Summer 2014
    • 4. Continuing Discussion of Planning Session Topics
      • Staff memo [PDF]
    • 5.Water Quality Monitoring
      • Staff memo [PDF]
    • 6.Review of Pesticide Bills Before the Legislature
      • Bills (revised 1/2/14) [PDF]
    • 7. Other Old or New Business
    • 8. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 9. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, October/November 2013 [PDF]

  • December 13 , 2013 Agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the October 18, 2013, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Request for Amendment to Chapter 22, Standards for Outdoor Application of Pesticides by Powered Equipment in Order to Minimize Off-Target Deposition
      • Staff memo [PDF or Word]
      • Letter with request [PDF]
      • Excerpt from Chapter 22 [PDF]
    • 4. Streamlining the Applicator Licensing Process
      • Staff memo [PDF or Word]
      • Combined exam/license application [Word]
      • Temporary Commercial Pesticide Applicator License Mock-up [PDF or Word]
    • 5.Review of Variance Policy for Chapter 29 [PDF or Word]
    • 6. Increasing the Availability of Online Continuing Education Options
      • Staff memo [PDF or Word]
      • Screen shot of BPC website [PDF]
      • Online classes offered by PestNetwork [PDF]
      • Online classes offered by Cornell [PDF]
    • 7. Review of the Board's Enforcement Policy
      • BPC Consent Agreements 2009–2013 [PDF]
      • BPC Enforcement Protocol [PDF]
      • 1 M.R.S.A. Section 405 Executive Sessions [PDF]
    • 8. Review of the Board's Reciprocal License Policy [PDF]
    • 9. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Barry Churchill of Fort Fairfield [PDF]
    • 10. Update on Persistent Herbicides [PDF]
    • 11. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Legislative Update [PDF or Word]
      • b. BPC Website Changes
    • 12. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 13. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, October/November 2013 [PDF]

 

  • October 18, 2013 Agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the September 6, 2013, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Review of Ideas about Streamlining the Applicator Licensing Process [PDF or Word]
    • 4. Review of Ideas for Improving How the Board Addresses Variance Requests [PDF or Word]
    • 5.Review of Ideas for Increasing the Availability of Online Continuing Education Options [PDF or Word]
    • 6. Review of the Boards Enforcement Protocol [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Lucas Tree Experts of Portland [PDF]
    • 8. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Summary of September 2013 Board Planning Session [PDF or Word]
    • 9. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 10. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, SeptemberOctober 2013 [PDF]

 

  • September 6, 2013 Agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the July 26, 2013, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Request for Renewal of DuPont Special Local Need [24(c)] Registration for Express Herbicide with TotalSol for Control of Bunchberry in Lowbush Blueberries [PDF]
    • 4. Review of Draft Policy on Exclusion Areas for Potential Aerial, Public-Health-Related, Mosquito-Control Programs [PDF]
    • 5. Review of the 2012 Complaints/Inquiries Summary [PDF or Excel]
    • 6. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Northeast Patients Group of Augusta [PDF]
    • 7. Annual Planning Session [PDF]
    • 8. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Variances for RLC Services, LLCH. Jennings
        • Variance 1 [PDF]
        • Variance 2 [PDF]
      • b. Variance for MDOT for Wetland MitigationH. Jennings [PDF]
      • c. Variance for Aroostook Arboriculture, Inc.H. Jennings [PDF]
      • d. Letter from Susan Moyer and Karen DAntonioH. Jennings [PDF]
      • f. Other?
    • 9. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 10. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, JulyAugust 2013 [PDF]
  • July 26, 2013 Agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
    • Single file of the agenda and all supporting documents [PDF]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the May 24, 2013, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Public Forum (limited to one hour)
    • 4. Final Adoption of Major Substantive Rule Amendments to Chapter 27, Standards for Pesticide Application and Public Notification in Schools
      • Basis Statement [PDF]
      • Chapter 27 [PDF or Word]
      • Impact on Small business [PDF or Word]
      • Summary of Comments and Responses [PDF or Word]
      • Resolve [PDF]
    • 5. Consideration of the Canyon Group's Special Local Need (FIFRA Section 24[c]) Registration Request for GWN 1715 (EPA #81880-4) to Control Mites and Whiteflies on Greenhouse Tomatoes
      • All documents [PDF]
    • 6. Review of Draft Policy on Exclusion Areas for Potential Aerial, Public-Health-Related Mosquito-Control Programs
      • Memo to Board [PDF or Word]
      • Draft Label Review of Adulticide Products [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Chapter 29 Variance Request from Boyle Associates to Treat Phragmites in Jordan Park Marsh in Old Orchard Beach [PDF]
    • 8. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Sea Urchin Cottage of York [PDF]
    • 9. Donsideration of a Consent Agreement with Northeast Agricultural Sales, Inc. of Detroit [PDF]
    • 10.Other Old or New Business
      • a. Legislative UpdateH. Jennings
        • 2013 PL 290 (LD 903) An Act To Enhance the Development and Implemenation of Integrated Pest Management Programs [PDF]
      • b. Legislative Hearing on Rule Amendments to Chapters 20, 22 and 51H. Jennings
      • c. Staff Submission of Loveland Products Request for a 24(c) Registration Request for Malathion 8 Aquamul for Use on Lowbush BlueberriesM. Tomlinson
        • State Label for Malation 8 Aquamul [PDF]
      • d. Variance Permit for Green Thumb Lawn Care H. Jennings [PDF]
      • e. other?
    • 10. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 11. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, July 2013 [PDF]
  • May 24, 2013 agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the March 1, 2013 and April 12, 2013, Board Meeting
    • 3. Gowan company, Inc., Request for FIFRA Section 24(c) Registration for Malathion 8 Flowable on Cane Berries
      • All documents relating to the registration request [PDF]
    • 4. Adoption of the Proposed Amendments to Chapters 20, 22, and 51
      • Summary of Comments and Responses for all chapters-DRAFT [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 20 proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 20 Basis Statement proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 20 Impact on Small business proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 22 proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 22 Basis Statement proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 22 Impact on Small business proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 51 proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 51 Basis Statement proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 51 Impact on Small business proposed [PDF or Word]
    • 5. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with TrueGreen Lawncare of Wesbrook [PDF]
    • 7. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Legislative UpdateH. Jennings
        • LD 718 An Act To Protect Maine Food Consumers' Right To Know about Genetically Engineered Food and Seed Stock [PDF]
        • LD 1430 An Act To Clarify the Permitted Use of Aquatic Pesticides [PDF]
        • LD 1531 An Act To Maintain Access to Safe Medical Marijuana [PDF]
        • LD 292 Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Develop a Plan for the protection of the Public Health from Mosquito-borne Diseases [PDF]
        • Summary of 126th Legislature Pesticide Related Bills [PDF]
      • b. GMO Memo L. Hicks [PDF or Word]
      • c. Variance Permits for Dubois Contracting H. Jennings [PDF]
      • d. Variance Permit for Department of TransportionH. Jennings [PDF]
      • e. Funding for Mosquito MonitoringH. Jennings
      • f. Maine Public Service NoticeH. Jennings [PDF]
      • g. Bangor Hydro NoticeH. Jennings [PDF]
    • 10. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 11. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, JanuaryFebruary 2013 [PDF]
  • April 12, 2013, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the March 1, 2013, Board Meeting (minutes will be available at the next meeting)
    • 3. Request from Maine Migrant Health Program and Eastern Maine Development Corporation to Help Support a Worker Safety Training Program for Summer 2013 [PDF]
    • 4. Gowan Company, Inc., Request for FIFRA Section 24(c) Registration for Malation 8 Flowable on Low and High Bush Blueberries
      • All documents relating to the registration request [PDF]
    • 5. Workshop Session to Review the Rulemaking Record on the Proposed Amendments to Chapters 20, 22, and 51
      • Chapter 20 proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 22 proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 51 proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Comments received [PDF]
    • 6. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with TRP Logging of East Machias [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Firehouse Property Maintenance of Falmouth [PDF]
    • 8. Discussion About Providing Support to Municipalities Considering Pesticide Ordinances and/or Policies [PDF or Word]
    • 9. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Legislative UpdateH. Jennings
        • LD 903 An Act To Enhance the Development and Implementation of Integrated Pest Management Programs [PDF]
        • LD 920 An Act To Prohibit Herbicide Spraying on Abandoned Railroad Lines [PDF]
        • LD 961 An Act To Ensure Safe School Grounds [PDF]
        • LD 1391 Resolve, To Provide a Pesticide Spraying Notificaiton Process [PDF]
      • b. Variance Permit for Chapters 22 and 19 to RWC, Inc.H. Jennings [PDF]
      • c. Variance Permits for Chapters 22 and 29 to DeAngelo Brothers, Inc.H. Jennings [PDF]
      • d. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Bruce Hunter of Chebeauge IslandR. Connors [PDF]
      • e. Consideration of Chapter 29 Variance Request to Treat Japanest Knotweed in Northeast HarborH. Jennings [PDF]
        • Emails regarding variance [PDF]
    • 10. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 11. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, JanuaryFebruary 2013 [PDF]
  • March 1, 2013, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Public Hearing on the Proposed Amendments to Chapters 20, 22, and 51
    • 3. Minutes of the January 18, 2013, Board Meeting [PDF]
    • 4. Presentation about the Maine Integrated Pest Management Council and Discussion about Possible Collaboration
      • Maine IPM Council statute, annual report, and brochure [PDF]
    • 5. Section 18 Emergency Registration Renewal Request for HopGuard to Control Varroa Mites in Managed Honey and Commercial Bee Colonies
      • Section 18 paperwork for HopGuard [PDF]
    • 6. Section 18 Emergency Registration Request for Apivar (Amitraz) to Control Varroa Mites in Managed Honey and Commercial Bee Colonies
      • Section 18 paperwork for Apivar [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Chapter 29 Variance Permit Request from Southern Maine Forestry Services, Inc., to Control Invasive Plants in Scarborough, above the High-Water Mark Adjacent to the Ocean
      • Variance permit paperwork [PDF]
    • 8. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Essex Power Services, Inc., of Boston, Massachusetts [PDF]
    • 9. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with J & S Oil Company of Manchester [PDF]
    • 10. Discussion About Offering Commercial Certification Exams in Spanish
      • Memo from Gary Fish [PDF]
    • 11. Discussion of Board Policy Relating to Staff Participation in Municipal Meetings
      • Memo from Assistant Attorney General Mark Randlett: Supervision of Board of Pesticides Control Staff [PDF or Word]
    • 12. Legislative Update
      • LD 292—An Act To Protect the Public Health from Mosqjuito-borne Diseases [PDF or Word]
    • 13. Election of Officers
    • 14. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Letter to individuals with both a Restricted Use Dealer and Commercial Master Certification regarding certification periods—G. Fish [PDF or Word}
      • b. Other?
    • 15. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 16. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, January–February 2013 [PDF]
  • January 18, 2013, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the December 7, 2012, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Adoption of Proposed Amendments to Chapter 10
      • Chapter 10 proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Basis Statement [PDF or Word]
      • Rulemaking Statement of Impact on Small Business [PDF or Word]
      • Summary of Comments [PDF or Word]
    • 4. Consideration of the Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIP) Technical Committee Report [PDF or Word]
    • 5. Consideration of  Registration Requests for Two New Bt-corn Products
      • All documents relating to Syngenta Bt-corn registration request [PDF]
    • 6. Discussion about Potential Amendments to Chapter 20 in Order to Facilitate Public Health Mosquito Abatement Programs
      • Chapter 20 [PDF or Word]
      • Before the Swarm: Guidelines for the Emergency Management of Mosquito-Borne Disease Outbreaks [PDF]
      • Massachusetts 2012 GIS Mapping, Assessment, and Analysis [PDF or Word]
      • E-mail from CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases regarding mosquito abatement [PDF]
    • 7. Discussion of  Board Priorities
    • 8. Election of Officers
    • 9. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Central Maine Power Company’s 2013 Vegetation Management Plan [PDF]
      • b. Other?
    • 10. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, November 2012–January 2013 [PDF]
  • December 7, 2012, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the October 26, 2012, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Overview of Likely Responses to Human Health Risks Arising from Mosquito-Borne Pathogens
      • Presentation by Dr. Stephen Sears
        • Arboviral Overview of the US and Maine [PDF]
        • Historical Arboviral Surveillance in Maine [PDF or Word]
        • Maine Arboviral (Mosquito-borne) Illness Surveillance, Prevention and Response Plan, 2012 Season [PDF or Word]
        • Efficacy of Mosquito-Control Aerial Spraying in Massachusetts [PDF]
      • Pest Management Activity Log [PDF]
    • 4. Adoption of Proposed Amendments to Chapters 10, 27, and 50, and the Proposed Repeal of Chapter 21
      • Rulemaking Documents
        • Chapter 10 [PDF]
        • Chapter 21 [PDF]
        • Chapter 27 [PDF]
        • Chapter 50 [PDF]
    • 5. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with TruGreen Lawncare of Westbrook [PDF]
    • 6. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with The Lawn Dawg of Portland [PDF]
    • 7. Discussion of the Board’s Homepage
    • 8. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Other?
    • 9. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 10. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, October–November 2012 [PDF]
  • October 26, 2012 agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the September 7, 2012, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Workshop Session to Review the Rulemaking Record on the Proposed Amendments to Chapters 10, 27, and 50, and the Proposed Repeal of Chapter 21
      • Written comments received [PDF]
      • Written comments received as part of oral testimony [PDF]
      • Summary of Comments [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 10 proposed [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 27 proposed [PDF or Word]
        • BMPs for Athletic Fields & School Grounds [PDF]
    • 4. Update on 2012 Arboviral Activities
    • 5. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with TruGreen Lawncare of Westbrook [PDF]
    • 6. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Request for pesticide notification registry for beekeepers—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • b. Chapter 20—Emergency Amendment—H. Jennings [PDF or Word]
      • c. Letter from Russell Libby, MOFGA, regarding rulemaking for mosquito control—H. Jennings [PDF}
      • d. Other?
    • 7. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 8. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles and Studies, September–October 2012 [PDF]
  • September 7, 2012, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Public Hearing on the Proposed Repeal of Chapter 21 and Amendments to Chapters 10, 27, and 50
    • 3. Minutes of the July 27, 2012, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 4. Reconsideration of a Consent Agreement with Purely Organic Lawn Care, Inc., of York Harbor
      • Purely Organic Consent Agreement [PDF]
      • Agreement for the Conditional Issuance of a Spray Contracting Firm License [PDF or Word]
      • Letter to "sports turf customers" from Purely Organic [PDF]
    • 5. Consideration of a Chapter 29 Variance Permit Request from Vegetation Control Services, Inc., to Control Woody Brush in Wetland Areas of the Transmission Line Connecting the Kibby Wind Power Project in Northwestern Maine [PDF]
    • 6. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Woodford Street Apartments, LLC, of Cape Elizabeth [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Paul’s Lawn Care, Inc., of Biddeford [PDF]
    • 8. Update on Arbovirus Monitoring Activities
      • Guidelines for Phased Response to WNV and EEE Surveillance Data (from the State of Maine Arboviral (Mosquito-borne) Illness Surveillance, Prevention and Response Plan2012 Season) [PDF]
      • PubMed–Google-Scholar WNV/EEE Mosquito Control Efficacy Abstracts [PDF or Word]
    • 9. Discussion of Potential Emergency Rulemaking to Facilitate Municipal Mosquito Control Programs
      • Chapter 20 [PDF or Word]
      • Letter from Dr. Stephen Sears, Maine State Epidemiologist, Regarding Potential Easing of Pesticide Restrictions in Public Health Emergencies [PDF]
      • Emergency Rulemaking Final Documents
        • Chapter 20—Special Provisions, Amended [PDF or Word]
        • Basis Statement for Adoption of an Amendment to Chapter 20 [PDF or Word]
        • Rulemaking Statement of Impact on Small Business [PDF or Word]
    • 10. Variance Request from Chapter 29 to Control Common Reed (Phragmites australis) along Forested Roadsides in Northern Maine
      • Variance Request [PDF]
      • Maps of areas to receive pesticide treatments
        • Millinocket [PDF]
        • Telos [PDF]
      • Chapter 29 [PDFor Word]
    • 11. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Revised Interim Guidelines for Forest Pesticides ApplicationsH. Jennings [PDF or Word]
      • b. Request for pesticide notification registry for beekeepers—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • c. Other?
        • Final Document Relating to FIFRA Section 18 Crisis Exemption for Use of Gowan Malathion 8 Flowable on Lowbush and Highbush Blueberries to Control Spotted Wing Drosophila [PDF]
    • 12. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 13. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles, Studies, and Correspondence, July–August 2012 [PDF]
  • July 27, 2012, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the June 15, 2012, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Public Information Gathering Work  Session
      • Board Rules Under Consideration for Rulemaking [PDF or Word]
      • Excerpt from the ACF School IPM Report, 2/12 [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 27 [PDF or Word]
      • Comments Received [PDF]
    • 4. Board Determination About Rulemaking Initiatives
    • 5. Consideration of a Chapter 29 Variance Permit Request from Vegetation Control Services, Inc. to Control Woody Brush in Wetland Areas of the Transmission Line Connecting the Kibby Wind Power Project in North Western Maine
      • Variance Request and Letter [PDF]
    • 6. Section 18 Emergency Registration Request for HopGuard (potassium salt of hot beta acids) to Control Varroa Mites in Managed Honey and Commercial Bee Colonies
      • Memo to Board from Mary Tomlinson [PDF]
      • Section 18 Request, Label and MSDS [PDF]
      • Letter of support from Tony Jadczak, State Apiarist [PDF]
      • Letter of support from Erin MacGregor-Forbes, Pres., Maine Beekeepers Association [PDF]
      • Letter of support from Lloyd Schantz. Beta Tec Hop Products, A Division of John I. Haas, Inc. [PDF]
      • Five studies [PDF]
    • 7. Development of the Board’s Pesticide Notification Message
      • Media Advisory—Talking With Your Neighbors about Pesticide Use in Maine: Your Rights and Responsibilities [PDF or Word]
      • Current BPC Sales Area Sign [PDF]
      • Sales Area Sign Drafts [PDF]
      • Draft Pesticide Notification Message for website [PDF or Word]
      • Comments from Board member Stevenson [PDF]
    • 8. Review of Forestry Best Management Practices Intended to Prevent Discharges of Pesticides to Waters of the State
      • Draft Interim Guidelines for Forest Pesticide Applications [PDF or Word]
      • Comments Received [PDF]
    • 9. Discussion About the Board's Catchphrase—"Think First – Spray Last"
      • Memo to Board from Gary Fish and Henry Jennings [PDF or Word]
    • 10. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Extension of permit to Ron Lemin for control of Giant Hogweed in Bangor—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • b. Other: Petition for a FIFRA Section 18 Crisis Exemption for the Use of Gowan Malathion 8 Flowable on lowbush and highbush blueberries to control spotted wing drosophila [PDF]
    • 11. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 12. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles, Studies, and Correspondence, June–July 2012 [PDF]
  • June 15, 2012, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the May 11, 2012, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Public Information Gathering Work  Session
      • Board Rules Under Consideration for Rulemaking [PDF or Word]
      • Excerpt from the ACF School IPM Report, 2/12 [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 27 [PDF or Word]
    • 4. Consideration of NuFarm Americas Inc. Request for a FIFRA Section 24(c), Special Local Need Registration for NuFarm Ethephon 2 Plant Growth Regulator (EPA #228-660) for Use on Greenhouse Tomatoes
      • All documents relating to the SLN request [PDF]
    • 5. Development of the Board’s Pesticide Notification Message
      • Memo to Board from Paul Schlein [PDF or Word]
      • Example of Use of Notification Poster [PDF]
      • Poster: PESTICIDE NOTIFICATION—Your Rights & Responsibilities [PDF]
      • Draft Pesticide Notification Message [PDF or Word]
    • 6. Development of Forestry Best Management Practices Intended to Prevent Discharges of Pesticides to Waters of the State
      • Draft BMPs fpr Forest Pesticide Applications [PDF or Word]
    • 7. Review of the 2011 Complaints/Inquiries Summary
      • 2011 Complaints/Inquiries to the BPC [PDF]
      • BPC Complaint/Inquiry Comparison by Year, 2008–2011 [PDF]
    • 8. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Atlantic Pest Solutions of Brunswick [PDF]
    • 9. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Notice by Maine Public Service of scheduled hydraulic spraying of substations and associated facilities—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • b. Variance Permits for Chapters 22 and 29 to DeAngelo Brothers, Inc.—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • c. Other?
    • 10. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 11. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles, Studies, and Correspondence, May–June 2012 [PDF]
  • May 11, 2012, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staffs
    • 2. Minutes of the February 24, March 12, and March 30, 2012, Board Meetings
    • 3. Discussion of Potential Amendments to BPC Rules [PDF or Word]
      • Policies Under Consideration for Rulemaking [PDF]
    • 4. Discussion about Improving the Awareness and Operation of the Notification Provisions Contained in Chapter 28 [PDF or Word]
    • 5. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Prospect Hill Golf Course of Auburn [PDF]
    • 6. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Atlantic Turf Care of Falmouth [PDF]
    • 7. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Tripp Middle School, MSAD 52, of Turner [PDF]
    • 8. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Purely Organic Lawn Care, Inc., of York Harbor [PDF]
        • Agreement for the Conditional Issuance of a Spray Contracting Firm License [PDF or Word]
        • Letter to "sports turf customers" from Purely Organic [PDF]
    • 9. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Letter from Bangor Hydro regarding plan to hydraulically spray 50 electric substations—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • b. Variance Permit for Chapter 29 to The Woodlands Club—H. Jennings [PDF or Word]
      • c. Variance Permits for Chapters 22 and 29 to RWC, Inc.—H. Jennings [PDF or Word]
      • d. Variance Permit for Chapter 29 to RCL Services, LLC, for Giant Hogweed—H. Jennings [PDF or Word]
      • e. Variance Permits for Chapter 22 and 29 to the Maine Department of Transportation—H. Jennings [PDF or Word]
      • f. Variance Permit for Chapter 29 to Dubois Contracting—H. Jennings [PDF or Word]
      • g. Update on Avipel—M. Tomlinson [PDF or Word]
      • h. Update on Revus—M. Tomlinson [PDF or Word]
      • i. Update on webcasting/audiocasting Board meetings—P. Schlein
      • j. Update on Chapter 41—H. Jennings
      • k. Other?
    • 10. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 11. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Pesticide Articles, Studies, and Correspondence, February–May 2012 [PDF]
  • March 30, 2012 agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Consideration of Enforcement Action against Hemmingway Orchard of Hebron
      • Case Investigation Summary [PDF or Word]
      • Case Timeline [PDF or Word]
      • Case Documents [PDF]
    • 3. Final Adoption of Major Substantive Rule Amendments to Chapter 41
      • Basis Statement [PDF or Word]
      • Response to Comments [PDF or Word]
      • Rulemaking Statement of Impact on Small Business [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 41, Amended [PDF or Word]
    • 4. Other Old or New Business
      • a. Letters to Representatives Dill & Timberlake—H. Jennings
        • Letter to Representative Dill [PDF or Word]
        • Letter to Representative Timberlake [PDF or Word]
    • 5. Planning Session for the Board and Staff
      • Planning Session Agenda [PDF or Word]
    • 6. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 7. Adjourn
  • March 12, 2012 agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. FIFRA Section 18 Emergency Exemption Request for the Use of Revus® as a Potato Seed Piece Treatment
      • All documents relating to the FIFRA Section 18 Emergency Exemption Request [PDF]
    • 3. Adjourn
  • February 24, 2012, agenda (complete) [PDF or Word]
  • Agenda (condensed) with Links to Supporting Documents
    • 1. Introductions of Board and Staff
    • 2. Minutes of the December 16, 2011, Board Meeting [PDF or Word]
    • 3. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., Request for FIFRA Section 24(c) Registration for Callisto Herbicide on Low Bush Blueberries in the Bearing Year
      • All documents relating to the 24(c) request [PDF]
      • E-mail from Debra Rate, EPA, regarding expiration dates [PDF]
    • 4. FIFRA Section 18 Emergency Exemption Registration Request for the Use of Avipel to Reduce Bird Predation of Corn Seed [PDF or Word]
    • 5. Request from Maine Migrant Health Program and Eastern Maine Development Corporation to Help Support a Worker Safety Training Program for Summer 2012 [PDF]       
    • 6. Discussion of Amendments to Chapter 21—Pesticide Container Disposal and Storage
      • Memo to Board from Gary Fish [PDF or Word]
      • LD 1758—An Act to Eliminate the Deposit Requirements for Containers of Limited and Restricted Use Pesticides [PDF or Word]
      • Chapter 21 [PDF or Word]
    • 7. Review of the Report Pursuant to Resolve 2011, Chapter 59, Approval of the Draft Best Management Practices and Discussion of Report Recommendations
      • Memo to Board from Gary Fish [PDF or Word]
      • School IPM Report, including Best Management Practices for Athletic Fields & School Grounds [PDF]
      • Comments received on the School IPM Report [PDF]
    • 8. Discussion of Refuges Relative to Chapter 41 and the New Blended Refuge Bt-corn Product
      • Memo to Board from staff [PDF or Word]
      • Related Chapter 41 text [PDF]
      • Chapter 9: Rule Requiring Use of Best Management Practices for Growing Crops to Minimize Cross Contamination [PDF]
    • 9. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Pulsifer Orchard of Cornish [PDF]
    • 10. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Sullivan Property Management of Lewiston [PDF]
    • 11. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Korhonen Land Care of Woodstock [PDF]
    • 12. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Lucas Tree Experts Company of Portland [PDF]
    • 13. Consideration of a Consent Agreement with Christian Bulleman III of Dresden [PDF]
    • 14. Development of a New Pesticide Notification Registry
      • Letters to the Board from Representatives Dill and Timberlake [PDF]
    • 15. Election of Officers
    • 16. Planning Session
    • 17. Other Old or New Business        
      • a. Legislative Update—H. Jennings
      • b. Product registration update—M. Tomlinson [PDF or Word]
      • c. Water quality update—M. Tomlinson [PDF or Word]
      • d. Brochure and other “advertising” regarding Agricultural Basic pesticide applicator license—G. Fish
        • Agricultural Basic Pesticide License brochure [PDF]
      • e. E-mail expressing concern about Bt-corn—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • f. Central Maine Power Company’s Transmission Right-of-Way Vegetation Management Plan for 2012—H. Jennings [PDF]
      • g. Other?
    • 18. Schedule of Future Meetings
    • 19. Adjourn
    • Miscellaneous Articles and Correspondence [PDF]