Pesticide Public Notices
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
PERMIT TO APPLY PESTICIDES
The Copper River Watershed Project has applied to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for a permit to apply herbicide to invasive Reed Canary Grass in Odiak Pond near Cordova, Alaska.
The following project is proposed and is being reviewed by the appropriate regulatory programs. DEC requests comments from the public regarding the following permit application:
PROJECT NAME: Odiak Pond Reed Canary Grass Aquatic Pesticide Use Permit.
WRITTEN COMMENTS: Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on June 2, 2013. To ensure that your comments are considered in relation to this application, please include the project name at the beginning of your comment. To be considered, comments must be submitted in writing to DEC at the following address:
Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Program
555 Cordova Street, Anchorage AK 99501
PROJECT SUMMARY AND LOCATION: The Copper River Watershed Project has applied to DEC for an aquatic pesticide use permit to apply herbicide to two small test plots in Odiak Pond near Cordova, Alaska.
The proposed product is AquaMaster Herbicide, with EPA registration number 524-343, and active ingredient glyphosate. This herbicide requires the use of a surfactant; the applicant proposes to use Activator 90, a non-ionic surfactant. A single application is proposed to occur during July or August of 2013 and 2014.
PROJECT NEED: Reed canary grass is an invasive plant that has the potential to replace native plants. This can degrade fish and wildlife habitat. Physical or mechanical controls of this plant are proving to be ineffective. The proposed treatment will test the effectiveness of chemical control of this pest.
Copper River Watershed Project
PO Box 1560
Cordova, AK 99574
FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION REGARDING THE APPLICATION CONTACT:
Department of Environmental Conservation
Pesticide Control Program
1700 E. Bogard Rd. #B103, Wasilla AK 99654
The State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Deborah Pock at 907-269-0291 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 by the close of the public comment period to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.