(1) Only persons certified and holding an aquatic pest control applicator license or permit issued by the department may purchase, or use a restricted-use aquatic herbicide.

(a) To initially qualify a person shall pass a department aquatic herbicide examination.

(b) To maintain qualifications for certification, all applicators, except farm applicators, must comply with ARM 4.10.203(5), MCA.

(c) All farm applicators must attend six hours of department approved aquatic training, or pass an aquatic herbicide examination to maintain qualifications. The permit issued will conform to the five year qualification period established for the district in which the farm applicator resides.

(d) The department may require training to obtain or maintain an aquatic pest control applicator license if significant changes occur in aquatic herbicide use patterns or aquatic vegetation control techniques.

History: 80-8-105, MCA; IMP, 80-8-105, MCA; NEW, 1982 MAR p. 560, Eff. 3/26/82; AMD, 1986 MAR p. 1007, Eff. 6/13/86; AMD, 1991 MAR p. 354, Eff. 3/29/91; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 909, Eff. 4/16/10.