FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, NOV. 15, 2010
James Burnette Jr., director
NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division
N.C. Pesticide Board announces November case settlements
RALEIGH — The N.C. Pesticide Board recently approved the following settlement agreements for respondents in Beaufort, Bertie, Cumberland, Currituck, Duplin, Lenoir, Martin and New Hanover counties:
- James W. Barnes IV, manager of Total Professional Care Landscaping in Corolla, agreed to pay $750 for applying pesticides without a pesticide applicator’s license. Neither he nor anyone associated with Total Professional Care Landscaping had been licensed to apply pesticides at the time the application of concern was made.
- Jeffrey A. Foss, owner of Bluebird Landscaping in Wilmington, agreed to pay $600 for applying pesticide without a pesticide applicator’s license. Neither he nor anyone associated with Bluebird Landscaping had been licensed to apply pesticides at the time the application of concern was made.
- Chris G. Futral, of River Landing Golf and Country Club in Wallace, agreed to pay $1,200 for applying Regent 4 SC Insecticide to the golf course and Envoke Herbicide to a vineyard inconsistently with their labeling. Neither pesticide is labeled to be used for those purposes. In addition, Futral failed to maintain records of the pesticide applications.
- Randy T. Gardner of Jamesville agreed to pay $300 for applying restricted-use pesticides without a certified applicator’s license.
- Kendall Huffman, of Murphy Family Ventures in Wallace, agreed to pay $1,200 for applying restricted-use pesticide Counter 15G inconsistently with its labeling to control rats. Counter 15G is an insecticide and is not approved for rodent control. Additionally, Huffman was not licensed to apply pesticides at the time the application of concern was made.
- Raul Renteria, owner of Raul’s Landscaping in Chocowinity, agreed to pay $800 for engaging in the business of pesticide applicator without a pesticide applicator’s license.
- Jonathan M. Richardson, of Hope Mills Golf Course in Hope Mills, agreed to pay $800 for using restricted-use pesticide Regent 4 SC inconsistently with its labeling and failing to maintain records of its application. The label of Regent 4 SC states it is for agricultural use on agricultural commodities, but it was applied to the golf course.
- Lynton B. Wilson, owner of Hope Mills Golf Course in Hope Mills, agreed to pay $900 for applying restricted-use pesticide without a pesticide applicator’s license and failing to maintain records of its application.
- Burges Urquhart IV of Lewiston agreed to pay $950 for using pesticide Super Boll Plant Regulator inconsistently with its labeling, which violated Worker Protection Standard 40 CFR Part 170. Urquhart failed to provide his employees with required safety training; failed to post pesticide-specific information in a central location; failed to post a pesticide safety poster and emergency medical care information; failed to maintain pesticide application records and failed to provide chemical-resistant aprons specified on the pesticide’s label to his employees.
- Randall N. Whaley, of Harvey-Dixon Co. in Pink Hill, agreed to pay $1,500 for selling restricted-use pesticide Counter 15G to a non-certified applicator. The label for Counter 15G states it is for retail sale to and use only by certified applicators.