(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).
(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) (P.L. 92-516, 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.
(3)Pesticide use reporting shall be subject to the conditions set forth in OAR 603-057-0410 (Pesticide Users Required to Report). 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 (Enforcement powers of department)(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 Education.
(5)“Accepted Research Institute” means an institution of higher learning and applied science accepted by the Department.
(6)“Principal 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 equivalent.
(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 application.
(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.
(9)“Urban area” means a site that is ‘urban, general indoor” as specified in OAR 603-057-0413 (Description of the Type of Site Where the Pesticide Was Used)(7), or a site that is “urban, general outdoor’ as specified in OAR 603-057-0413 (Description of the Type of Site Where the Pesticide Was Used)(8).
Rule 603-057-0405 — General Requirements,