BC MOE Announces Plans to Amend Pest Management Regulation

October 9 , 2013  

12.02.01.Pesticide Debate200Today the BC Ministry of Environment announced plans to amend the Integrated Pest Management Regulation. The announcement that went out on e-link is below.  

The Ministry of Environment intends to amend the Integrated Pest Management Regulation (IPMR) to ensure that most pesticides used in landscaped areas are applied by trained people.  Amendments to the regulation will also change the way Domestic class pesticides are sold and update the schedule of excluded pesticides.  

The proposed regulatory changes are outlined in the policy Intentions Paper found on the page linked below.  

Intentions Paper

Link to Response Form

You are invited to submit comments on the proposed changes. Comments regarding the proposed changes will be carefully considered in revising the IPMR. All submissions will be treated with confidentiality by ministry staff and contractors when preparing consultation reports. Please note that comments you provide and information that identifies you as the source of those comments may be publicly available if a Freedom of Information request is made under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  

Comments may be sent to Cindy Bertram of C. Rankin & Associates, who has been contracted to manage consultation comments, at:

Email:  cindybertram@shaw.ca
PO Box 28159 Westshore RPO
Victoria BC
V9B 6K8  

Comments to the ministry should be made on or before December 8, 2013.