Originally Posted By: jfarsetta
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It's really interesting stuff, for sure. The only thing I can tell you is this same issue was brought up in my WDI class. An inspector, taking the class, asked the very same question to the suits from the DEC. To his surprise, his question did not receive the answer he was trying to solicit.
The form in question was developed by the national pest management association (or something like that). The "if applicable" part is there because in some states, it is not applicable. In NY, it is.
The DEC folks made a point of it to tell this fellow that completing the WDI form without a DEC license (now $375 for a 5-year term) is illegal.
The DEC is cracking down on stuff all over the state. That is who are driving those green cars around. They are nailing everyone!
Be sure to complete your records and mail to the DEC by Feb 1st!. We are required, by law, to complete the same record keeping as any pesticide technician. No report, mandatory $500 fine. Period, end of report.
They just nailed the local Home Depot for three violations regarding unlicensed employees giving advice on pesticide and herbicide use to a couple of undercovers. End result? $15,000 fine to this one store. Mandatory. No appeal.
As NY runs out of money, Albany is devising creative ways to re-fill the coffers. This is just one of them. Local arborist had a truck impounded for having an incomplete spill kit on board. Another applicator got hit with a $2000 fine for having an empty pizza box behind the drivers seat (no eating allowed in the truck)
As to what the bank may or may not accept, I can't say. I only know what the DEC is going by. That almighty license is an absolute requirement in this state...