Pesticide Spray Advisory

St. John's Region, Newfoundland

DO YOU KNOW THE PROVINCIAL PESTICIDE REGULATIONS?

Wind speeds

Wind must be between 2 and 15 km/hr for lawn applications & winds must be between 2 and 10km/hr for trees taller than 3 meters

Air Temperature

temperature must be below 25oC

Rain

It must not raining nor is rain anticipated over the next 2 hour period

Humidity

The relative humidity must be above 50%

Water Body Buffer Zones

pesticide regulations and labels state not to contaminate water bodies and wells, many pesticides can not be sprayed near water and residential wells

24hr Neighbor Notification

When a pesticide spray activity is to occur, the applicator must give verbal or written notification to all neighboring properties within 15 meters 24 hours in advance of the spray activity.
 
The notification must include the common name/trade name of the pesticide, the active ingredient(s) and the type of pest controlled.
 
When given this notification, neighbors should be aware to close all windows, turn off the heat recovery & ventilation units in their home, take in clothing from the line as well as children’s toys and do not allow children or pets to play in the area in order to help reduce the risk of exposure

Operator must wear personal protective equipment

All pesticide applicators must wear their protective safety equipment when mixing, loading or applying pesticides. This includes protective coveralls, chemical resistant boots and gauntlet gloves, head and neck protection and an approved mask. The label, material safety data sheet and OHS offers information on the types of protective equipment necessary to reduce applicator exposure

Topsoil Requirement

At least 6 inches of topsoil is recommended for a healthy lawn, a healthy lawn is more resistant to pests
 
 

 
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NOTE:  The above information called "Neighbor Notification" has been changed from 50m to 15m.  Please visit the tab to the right called "REDUCED PROTECTION" for more information.

Provincial Legislation & Compliance

The provincial government is responsible for ensuring pesticides are used in an environmentally acceptable manner as outlined under the province’s Pesticide Control Regulations.

 

Environment Canada states that a province can ban pesticides:  “A province cannot decide to use a chemical if the federal government has not registered it.  A province does have its own registration process, however, and can effectively ban the use of a pesticide in its own jurisdiction even though it has been federally approved.”

 

Acts and Regulations

 

 


Other Provincial Acts and Regulations

Activities involving the use of pesticides may also be regulated by other legislation:

OHS Act and Regulations

Water Resources Act

Wildlife Act

 


All pesticide operators and their applicators must comply with the stipulations indicated below:

All pesticide operators and their applicators must comply with the General Stipulations - Term and Conditions PDF (202 KB).

Additional stipulations are provided for operators and their applicators undertaking the following programs:

 

 

Professional Applicators

Professional pesticide applicators are required to complete a few hours of study and an exam at the cost of $20.

 

Click on the links below to review the applicator study material.

 

PDF Note: all links below are PDFs and will open in a new window excluding the Act and Regulations.

The Landscape Safety Manual is also available in printed version at the Queen's Printer.

   

Environment & Conservation Government of Newfoundland & Labrador

Department Contacts

Pesticides Control Section
Department of Environment and Conservation
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL
A1B 4J6
Ph #: (709) 729-2556
Toll Free Ph #: (800) 563-6181

Fax #: (709) 729-6969

 

Pesticides Control Section
Department of Environment and Conservation
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL
A1B 4J6

Ph #: (709) 729-2556
Toll Free Ph #: (800) 563-6181

Fax #: (709) 729-6969

Karen Linfield

Manager of Pesticide Control Section     

Tel: 709 729-3395

Fax: 709 729-6969

Email: karenlinfield@gov.nl.ca

 

George Ingram

Pesticide Enforcement & Licensing Specialist     

Tel: 709 729-2565

Fax: 709 729-6969

Email: Georgeingram@gov.nl.ca

 

Mike Bannister

Pesticides Licensing & Enforcement Officer        

Tel: 709 729-1019

Fax: 709 729-6969

Email: MichaelEBannister@gov.nl.ca

 

Terry Gedge

Pesticides Enforcement & Licensing Specialist (Gander)  

Tel: 709 256-1175

Fax: 709 256-1132

Email: terrygedge@gov.nl.ca

 

Harry Pat Day

Pesticides Enforcement & Licensing Specialist (Gander)   Tel: 709 256-1125

Fax: 709 256-1095

Email: HarryDay@gov.nl.ca

 

Calvin Sparkes

Pesticide Enforcement & Licensing Specialist     

Tel: 709 729-5707

Fax: 709 729-6969

Email: calvinsparkes@gov.nl.ca

Manager of Pesticide Control Section
Tel: 709 729-3395
Fax: 709 729-6969
Email: karenlinfield@gov.nl.ca

George Ingram
Pesticide Enforcement & Licensing Specialist
Tel: 709 729-2565
Fax: 709 729-6969
Email: Georgeingram@gov.nl.ca

Mike Bannister
Pesticides Licensing & Enforcement Officer
Tel: 709 729-1019
Fax: 709 729-6969
Email: MichaelEBannister@gov.nl.ca

Terry Gedge
Pesticides Enforcement & Licensing Specialist (Gander)
Tel: 709 256-1175
Fax: 709 256-1132
Email: terrygedge@gov.nl.ca

Harry Pat Day
Pesticides Enforcement & Licensing Specialist (Gander) Tel: 709 256-1125
Fax: 709 256-1095
Email: HarryDay@gov.nl.ca

Calvin Sparkes
Pesticide Enforcement & Licensing Specialist
Tel: 709 729-5707
Fax: 709 729-6969
Email: calvinsparkes@gov.nl.ca

Karen Linfield
Manager of Pesticide Control Section
Tel: 709 729-3395
Fax: 709 729-6969
Email: karenlinfield@gov.nl.ca

George Ingram
Pesticide Enforcement & Licensing Specialist
Tel: 709 729-2565
Fax: 709 729-6969
Email: Georgeingram@gov.nl.ca

Mike Bannister
Pesticides Licensing & Enforcement Officer
Tel: 709 729-1019
Fax: 709 729-6969
Email: MichaelEBannister@gov.nl.ca

Terry Gedge
Pesticides Enforcement & Licensing Specialist (Gander)
Tel: 709 256-1175
Fax: 709 256-1132
Email: terrygedge@gov.nl.ca

Harry Pat Day
Pesticides Enforcement & Licensing Specialist (Gander) Tel: 709 256-1125
Fax: 709 256-1095
Email: HarryDay@gov.nl.ca

Calvin Sparkes
Pesticide Enforcement & Licensing Specialist
Tel: 709 729-5707
Fax: 709 729-6969
Email: calvinsparkes@gov.nl.ca

 

Executive Office

 

Honourable Ross Wiseman

Minister
Executive Branch
Department of Environment and Conservation
Tel: (709) 729-2577
Fax: (709) 729-0112

Donna Maidment

Secretary (Minister)
Executive Branch
Department of Environment and Conservation
Tel: (709) 729-2577
Fax: (709) 729-0112

Bill Parrott

Deputy Minister
Executive Branch
Department of Environment and Conservation
Tel: (709) 729-2572
Fax: (709) 729-0112
 
Secretary (Deputy Minister)
Executive Branch
Department of Environment and Conservation
Tel: (709) 729-2572
Fax: (709) 729-0112

Martin Goebel

Assistant Deputy Minister - Environment
Executive Branch
Department of Environment and Conservation
Tel: (709) 729-2559
Fax: (709) 729-7413

Ross Firth

Assistant Deputy Minister - Natural Heritage
Executive Branch
Department of Environment and Conservation
Tel: (709) 637-2135
Fax: (709) 637-2180