As specified by Oregon Laws 1999, Chapter 1059, Sections 2 to
11, 15, 20, 21 and 22, each pesticide user must report to the Oregon Department
of Agriculture the use of any pesticide product, as defined by ORS
except antimicrobial pesticide products.
(1) "Pesticide user" means any person who
uses or applies a pesticide in the course of business or any other for-profit
enterprise, or for a governmental entity, or in a location that is intended for
public use or access (Chapter 1059, Oregon Laws 1999, Section 2).
The Oregon Department of Agriculture
shall determine which pesticide products are antimicrobial, according to the
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, 7 U. S. C. 136(1)
, as amended). Antimicrobial products are
substances or mixtures of substances used to destroy or suppress the growth of
harmful microorganisms, whether bacteria, viruses, or fungi, on inanimate
objects and surfaces. Types of antimicrobial pesticides include disinfectants
and sanitizers. These products are exempt from reporting.
Pesticide use reporting shall be subject
to the conditions set forth in OAR 603-057-0410
. Failure to comply with these
conditions may be used as a basis for one or more of the following actions:
(a) Revoke, suspend, or refuse to renew the
license or certificate of an applicant, licensee or certificate holder in
accordance with ORS 634.322(4);
(b) Initiate and pursue any other action of
an enforcement nature available through ORS 634.
(4) "Accredited University" as used in Oregon
Laws 1999, Chapter 1059 and these rules means a privately or publicly operated
institution of higher education accredited by a nationally recognized
accrediting agency or association as determined by the U.S. Commissioner of
(5) "Accepted Research
Institute" means an institution of higher learning and applied science accepted
by the Department.
Investigator" means a person who leads the activities of a particular research
project. In a university setting, this person is a member of the university
faculty, and holds, at a minimum, the title or rank of assistant professor or
(7) "Ready to Use"
pesticide product means a pesticide product used directly from its original
container, consistent with labeling, and without dilution or mixing prior to
(8) "Researcher" has
the same meaning as "Principal Investigator". In a university setting,
researcher refers to faculty scientists concentrating on certain areas of
applied science or basic research.
"Urban area" means a site that is 'urban,
general indoor" as specified in OAR 603-057-0413
(7), or a site that is "urban,
general outdoor' as specified in OAR 603-057-0413