Pesticide rules hearing is Friday

Here’s the official notice from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture regarding the public hearing on proposed rules changes scheduled for this Friday at 1:30 p.m. CT at the department office in Pierre:

“The proposed rule changes will require all aerial applicators in the State of South Dakota to
acquire aerial applicator certification; the certification will allow aerial applicator more
flexibility in obtaining certification in other states through reciprocity; aerial category will
complete the federal requirement for each state to have an aerial category for commercial
applicators; ali pesticide products containing only straight Dicamba active ingredient for
agricultural use will be Restricted Use Pesticide in the State of South Dakota.

“Persons interested in presenting data, opinions, and arguments for or against the proposed rules may do so by appearing in person at the hearing or by sending them to the South Dakota
Department of Agriculture, Division of Agricultural Services, 523 East Capitol Avenue, Foss
Building, Pierre, South Dakota 57501. Material sent by mail must reach the Departrnent of
Agriculture by February 9th, 2018. to be considered.”

The rules proposals areĀ here.