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Alberta pilot guilty of applying pesticide without valid registration

Randal Seaholm of Manning was handed a $1,000 fine and given a one year prohibition order for applying pesticide without proper registration. 

The charges stemmed from aerial spraying that occurred between August 24 and August 25, 2012. Seaholm applied pesticide to agricultural land when he did not have a valid pesticide service registration allowing him to aerially apply pesticide. Pesticides in Alberta must be safely distributed, stored, used and disposed of. Alberta Environment and Parks conducts routine operation inspections and responds to public and industry complaints about improper pesticide management.

On August 6, 2015, Seaholm was found guilty of one count under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.

Seaholm was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and prohibited from applying any pesticide from an aircraft for a period of one year. Seaholm is also prohibited from owning, holding shares in, or acting as a director, employee or agent of a company that applies pesticides from an aircraft for one year.

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