U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
EMS TRANSMISSION 02/23/2006
Instruction Memorandum No. 2006-095
From: Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning
Subject: Submission of Pesticide Use Reports for Fiscal Years (FY) 2004 and 2005 DD: 03/10/2006
Program Areas: Pesticide Use Report--Integrated Pest Management Report
Purpose: As directed by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Manual Section 9011--Chemical Pest Control, Part 13C, and H-9011-1, Part C.3, the BLM is required to submit an annual Pesticide Use Report to the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, the Integrated Pest Management Report is required by BLM Manual Section 9015--Integrated Pest Management, Part 62.
Policy/Action: The Integrated Pest Management Report must accompany the Pesticide Use Report in order to complete the task. The examples and forms are identical to those used in previous years, except for a modification of the Integrated Pest Management Report. Even if pesticides were not applied, the Pesticide Use Report and Integrated Pest Management Report need to be completed, acknowledging the fact that no pesticides were applied, along with identifying any other pest management activities.
Each field office should submit the completed reports to their state office weed and/or pesticide coordinator for state compilation. The Pesticide Use Report consists of three tables. The format for each of these tables is shown in Attachment 1. An example of a correctly completed Pesticide Use Report is shown in Attachment 2. Remember to report all pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, larvicides, fungicides, etc.) used for the management of weeds, insects, diseases, etc., when filling out the tables. Table 1 (Attachment 1-1) should include the chemical name, not the trade name, pesticide use rate in pounds of active ingredient or acid equivalent per acre, as stated on the pesticide label. It is understood that certain pesticide use rates are in terms of ounces active ingredient per acre, be sure to convert the ounces per acre to pounds per acre active ingredient before entering the value in the table. Acres treated, method of application (air or ground), and total active ingredient, in terms of pounds per acre, are also included in this table. Table 2 (Attachment 2-1) should include the total acres treated by aircraft and ground application, and Table 3 (Attachment 1-2) should include each chemical’s total pounds active ingredient, or acid equivalent, applied for each chemical in your state. Completed examples of these three tables can be found in Attachment 2.
For those choosing to submit data using an Excel spreadsheet, use Attachment 5. Enter data into columns A, B, C, D, E, and F. Do not enter data into the other columns (columns G-M); they will be filled automatically using the data that has been entered in the first five columns. Attachment 6 is an example of a completed spreadsheet. Spreadsheet versions of Tables 2 and 3, “Acres Chemically Treated” and “Total Pounds Active Ingredient Applied”, respectively, are not available and will require using the non-spreadsheet form.
Do not modify any formulas in the electronic table. If there are questions regarding the placement of data, contact your state pesticide coordinator.
The format for the Integrated Pest Management Report compiled for each state is shown in Attachment 3. In this report by field office (Attachment 3), enter acres treated, treatment /management option, and the treatment method, where applicable (ground or air). Include the number of acres treated by other management methods, such as the use of domestic goats or sheep, biological, mechanical, manual activity, and number of acres inventoried. Refer to Attachment 4-1, for an example of a completed form. When submitting information for biological control work, submit (1) the number of Biological Control Agent releases, (2) the number of collections made by weed species, (3) the number of acres Biological Weed Control Agents have expanded from the end of FY 2004, and 2005; and (4) the estimated number of acres of weeds where biological weed control agents have become established.
For those choosing to submit data using an Excel Spreadsheet format, refer to Attachments 7 and 8. Attachment 7 is the format to be used and Attachment 8 is an example of what the data will look like when entered.
Contact: Please submit your field office report to your state weed/pesticide coordinator for state compilation. An electronic copy or a paper copy should be submitted to Richard D. Lee, IPM Specialist, WO 220 by March 10, 2006. If you have questions, please contact Richard D. Lee at 303-236-1734.