Prepare for Pesticide Spray Season - Part III: The Pesticide Incident Inspection

| 4/23/2013 10:26:00 AM

Tags: Jane Heim, pesticide drift, environmental toxins,

Crop Dusting“Everyone deserves to have a place free from chemicals.” (J. Heim)

You have suffered pesticide damage, either to your person or to your property; documented it as best you could; filled out a Pesticide Incident Complaint Form and sent it to your state regulatory agency.

Now the call comes from an inspector representing the Department of Agriculture or your state’s regulatory agency. Here’s what to do next:

1. Set up a time to meet that is convenient for you. If you want someone else to be there with you, plan this out in advance, and know what times that person is available.

2. Have on hand copies of your photos and videos, and your Spray Drift Notebook with any notes that are important.

3. When the inspector arrives, he will have you sign a “Notice of Inspection” or something similar. In Illinois, our form has the following boxes:

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