WSR 02-15-123


[ Filed July 19, 2002, 12:27 p.m. ]


     The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Laboratory Services Division is hereby notifying the affected public that the herbicide Rodeo¦ (glyphosate), surfactant (R-11, X-77 or LI-700) and marker dyes may be used between June 15, 2002, and October 31, 2002. Properly licensed pesticide applicators who have obtained coverage under a WSDA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Waste Discharge General Permit may apply Rodeo¦ to control the noxious weed Spartina on the saltwater tideflats of Grays Harbor, Hood Canal, Willapa Bay, Puget Sound, and the north and west sides of the Olympic Peninsula.

     Use of the herbicide Rodeo¦ is one of the options used to control Spartina. These infestations may also be treated by mowing, digging or covering.

     For more information, including locations of possible application sites, contact the WSDA Spartina Control Program at (360) 902-1923 or (360) 902-1853, or write WSDA Spartina Program, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560. The Washington State Department of Ecology 24-hour emergency/spill response hotline is (425) 649-7000 (northwest region) or (360) 407-6300 (southwest region).

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