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What is a Qualifying Party and what do they do?
A Qualifying Party is a Qualified Applicator that has been registered with the Arizona Department of Agriculture as the individual responsible for ensuring the training, equipping and supervision of all applicators of a business or school district. Additionally, they are charged with ensuring the Business Licensee maintains the proper proof of financial security and is submitted to the Arizona Department of Agriculture Pest Division.
Arizona Pest Control QP
In Arizona a QP must be physically present at the primary business office or school district at least once every 14 days to ensure that all of the following are done:
- Determine pesticide use by reviewing records of pesticide acquisitions, storage, disposal, and current inventory;
- Review the pesticide inventory, including pesticides stored on a service vehicle, to determine compliance with labels, labeling, and the Arizona Pest Control statutes and/or rules and regulations.
- Review the training, supervision, and equipping of applicators employed by the business licensee or school district to determine whether the training, supervision, and equipping is sufficient to enable the applicators to comply with labels, labeling, and the Arizona statutes, Pest Division rules and regulations.
- Review personnel records to determine whether an applicator employed by the business licensee or school district is registered and certified in all applicable categories within the time-frames as specified by Arizona statutes, Pest Division rules and regulations.
- Review office records and recordkeeping procedures to determine compliance with required recordkeeping and reporting.
An Arizona QP shall develop a written plan that specifies how the duties and responsibilities of the QP are to be fulfilled if the QP is absent or unavailable for any reason. The QP shall ensure that the plan is implemented when the QP is absent or unavailable.
Qualifying Party in Arizona
A Pest Control Qualifying Party shall not delegate the responsibility to be physically present at least every 14 days at the primary business office and at least every 120 days at branch offices unless the QP submits written documentation to the PMD from a licensed medical or mental health care professional that indicates the licensed medical or mental health care professional is treating the QP and is of the opinion that the QP is unable to fulfill the responsibility to be physically present as required.
An Arizona QP shall:
- Be active in the management of all pest management related activities of the business licensee and/or school district.
- During normal business hours, be readily available to the applicators of the business licensee or school district.
- Ensure that a business licensee maintains current proof of financial security.
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