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  281.025.  Director may issue regulations — notice, how given — list of restricted use pesticides, adoption of — public hearings, when — rulemaking procedure. — 1.  The director shall administer and enforce the provisions of sections 281.010 to 281.115 and shall have authority to issue regulations after a public hearing following due notice of not less than thirty days to all interested persons, in conformance with the provisions of chapter 536, to carry out the provisions of sections 281.010 to 281.115.  Where the director finds that such regulations are needed to carry out the purpose and intent of sections 281.010 to 281.115, such regulations may relate to, but need not be limited to, prescribing the time, place, manner, methods, materials, and amounts and concentrations, in connection with the use of the pesticide, and may restrict or prohibit use of pesticides in designated areas during specified periods of time and shall encompass all reasonable factors which the director deems necessary to prevent damage or injury.  In issuing such regulations, the director may give consideration to pertinent research findings and recommendations of other agencies of this state, the federal government, or other reliable sources.  The director may by regulation require that notice of a proposed application of a pesticide be given to landowners adjoining the property to be treated or in the immediate vicinity thereof, if he finds that such notice is necessary to carry out the purpose of sections 281.010 to 281.115.  The director may, by regulation, provide for the one-time emergency purchase and one-time emergency use of a restricted use pesticide by a private applicator.

  2.   The pesticides on the list of restricted use pesticides, as determined by the federal agency having jurisdiction over the classification of pesticides, shall be so restricted in the state of Missouri.  The director shall publish, at least annually, a list of pesticides which have restricted uses.  Such publication shall be made available to the public upon request.  If the director determines that a pesticide, when used in accordance with its directions for use, warnings and cautions, and for uses for which it is registered, may cause, without additional regulatory restrictions, unreasonable adverse effects on the environment, including injury to the applicator or other persons, the pesticide shall be used only by or under the direct supervision of a certified applicator, or a private applicator with a permit.  Such pesticides may be subject to other restrictions as determined by the director, to include the time and conditions of possession and use.

  3.   No regulation, or any amendment or repeal thereof, provided for in sections 281.010 to 281.115 shall be adopted, except after public hearing giving an opportunity to the public to be heard, to be held after no less than thirty days' prior notice of the date, time, and place of hearing, to be given by regular mail to any person who has registered with the director for purposes of notice of such public hearings, in accordance with procedures prescribed by the director.

  4.   At any hearing, opportunity to be heard shall be afforded to any interested person upon written request received not later than twenty-four hours prior to the hearing, and may also be afforded to other persons.  In addition, any interested person, whether or not heard, may submit within seven days subsequent to the hearing a written statement of views.  The director may solicit the views in writing of persons who may be affected by, or interested in any proposed regulation.  Any person heard or represented at the hearing, or making written request for notice, shall be given written notice of the action of the director with respect to the subject thereof.

  5.   No rule or portion of a rule promulgated under the authority of this chapter shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of section 536.024.

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(L. 1974 S.B. 431 § 4, A.L. 1977 H.B. 665, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1384, A.L. 1993 S.B. 52, A.L. 1995 S.B. 3)


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