28 Oct Major Changes Proposed for Pesticide Regulations in Ontario
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks (MECP) has posted proposed changes to O. Reg. 63/09, the Cosmetic Pesticides ban. They are removing the Ontario-specific classification of pesticides and accepting the federal classification system. They are proposing to keep the Cosmetic Pesticide Ban in place with some amendments. Golf courses will no longer need to conduct public meetings to present their Annual Report, but still need to be IPM Accredited and must continue to post their annual reports and associated maps to the IPM Council website and make a copy available on-site. Cemeteries are also being added to the list of excepted uses by IPM Certified Applicators. All details can be found on the Environmental Bill of Rights website here and open for public comment until Dec. 12, 2019.