PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) reminds pesticide applicators they need coverage under a General Pesticide Permit to apply pesticides in water to control aquatic invasive or nuisance pests. This includes applications to control zebra mussels.
The permit requirements apply to pesticide applicators discharging to waters of the state during application of either chemical pesticides that leave a residue or biological pesticides. Types of pesticide applications covered under permit include targeting invasive fish, lampreys, insects, mollusks, pathogens, or emergency pest control situations.
Applicators must file a Notice of Intent prior to the pesticide application to obtain permit coverage. Permit requirements include visual inspections during the application, submitting a discharge management plan, and submitting annual reports.
The permit became effective on October 1, 2020.
For more information on how to obtain permit coverage contact Kyle Doerr at DANRmail@state.sd.us or call 605.773.3351.
— South Dakota DANR
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