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Larson and Bravo #1 Aerial Application Ltd. are alleged to have applied a pesticide in a way that did not follow the directions on the pesticide label and without a valid registration.
Larson was charged on Feb. 22 and Bravo #1 Aerial Application Ltd. was charged on Feb. 23 in contravention of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and its subsequent regulations.
Both Larson and the company are facing nine charges:
seven charges for contravening the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
one charge for contravening the Pesticide (Ministerial) Regulation
one charge for contravening the Pesticide Sales, Handling, Use and Application Regulation
Larson, is facing three additional charges:
- three charges for contravening the Pesticide Sales, Handling, Use and Application Regulation
All offences are alleged to have occurred on Aug. 30, 2021.
The first court date is scheduled for March 27 in Provincial Court of Alberta, Vegreville.
More than 7,000 pesticide products containing more than 600 active ingredients are registered for use in Canada.
Pesticide legislation is in place to ensure pesticide application in Alberta is conducted in a safe and effective manner that does not affect other people or the environment.
Alberta Environment and Protected Areas conducts routine inspections and responds to complaints about improper pesticide management.
Pesticide legislation in Alberta requires specific certification and registration to ensure that pesticide service providers are trained and knowledgeable in the safe and lawful application of pesticides.
If you have information about a spill, release or emergency that could damage the environment, call 1-800-222-6514, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.