DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Filed May 10, 2011,
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR SPARTINA TREATMENT IN WESTERN WASHINGTON
LEGAL NOTICE: The Washington state department of agriculture
(WSDA) plant protection division is hereby notifying the
affected public that the herbicides glyphosate (e.g.
Aquamaster¦, Aquaneat¦, or Rodeo¦) and imazapyr (e.g. Habitat¦
or Polaris AQ¦), surfactants (e.g. Agri-DexTM, Class Act Next
GenerationTM, CompetitorTM, Dyne-AmicTM, KineticTM, or LI-700TM) and
marker dyes may be used to control invasive Spartina grass
species between June 1, 2011, and October 31, 2011. Properly
licensed pesticide applicators who have obtained coverage
under the WSDA national pollutant discharge elimination system
(NPDES) waste discharge general permit may apply glyphosate or
imazapyr to control the noxious weed Spartina in Grays Harbor,
Hood Canal, Willapa Bay, Puget Sound, the north and west sides
of the Olympic Peninsula, and the mouth of the Columbia River.
Use of herbicides is one of the options used to control
Spartina. These infestations may also be treated, but not
eradicated, by mowing, digging, crushing, or covering.
For more information, including locations of possible
application sites or information on Spartina, contact the WSDA
Spartina Control Program at (360) 902-1923. Or write WSDA
Spartina Program, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560. To
contact the WSDA NPDES permit coordinator, call Brad White at
(360) 902-2071. The Washington state department of ecology
24-hour emergency number for reporting concerns about Spartina
treatments is (360) 407-6283.
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