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Class 12 Vendors - Information Updates

The purpose of this document is to provide Class 12 Vendors with Information Updates associated with Ontario Regulation 63/09.

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Class 12 Vendors - Information Updates

July 27, 2017

The purpose of this document is to provide Class 12 Vendors with Information Updates associated with Ontario Regulation 63/09.

  • Submit List of Class 12 Pesticides Intended to be Offered for Sale
  • Submit Annual Sales Data Report
    • By October 31 each year, Vendors must submit a report of annual sales data of Class 12 pesticides and of corn and soybean seeds that are not Class 12 pesticides (sales to other licensed treated seed vendors not applicable)
    • Submit annual sales data using the Sales and Transfer Report Form
    • Send sales data to the MOECC via emial to Class12forms@ontario.ca
  • Submit Pest Assessment Reprots (PARs)
    • Vendors must submit copies of completed and signed pest assessment reports to the Ministry of Agriculutre, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) by October 31 of each year.
  • New DIGITAL Inspection of Soil Pest Assessment Report (PAR) Form Launch
    • A new digital version of the Inspection of Soil - Pest Assessment Report (PAR) form will luanch on Monday July 31, 2017.
    • The digital form makes it easy for producers to submit the form to treated seed vendors as part of the process of purchasing Class 12 pesticides, and for treated seed vendors to meet the rquirements to submit PAR forms to OMAFRA.
    • The digital Inspectin of Soil PAR form can be completed and submitted online.
    • The new digital form includes a link to AgMaps - an online mapping tool, to assist producers in completing the rquired sketch portion of the PAR form.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Training
    • Beginning June 1, 2017, farmers are required to pay $66.36 to complete the Integrated Pest Management training. This fee will increase to $73 on September 1, 2017, and then annually by 10 per cent until 2020.
  • MOECC Findings from Inspections, Audits and Surveys
    • Vendors must collect all information required before selling and/or transferring Class 12 pesticides.  Information that must be submitted to the vendor prior to the purchase of the Class 12 pesticide includes:
      • the completed pest assessment report;
      • the Class 12 pesticide to be purchased;
      • the application rate;
      • the IPM certification number of the purchaser; and
      • written declaration that the purchaser has considered integrated pest management principles.
    • MOECC has identified that some Record(s) of Sale are missing the pesticide unique name or other unique identifier as it appears in the list of Class 12 pesticides that the MOECC posts publically each year by August 31 as per Section101.1(3). The list of Class 12 pesticides Vendors intend to offer for sale must be submitted to the MOECC by July 31 each year as per Section 102.(1)(a)(iii)(A).
    • MOECC identified that some Record(s) of Sale were missing the application rate as provided by the purchaser as per Section 102. (1)(a)(iii)(C).
    • Vendors are required to keep a record of training for Sales Representatives as per Section 100.1(2)(b)
    • Vendors must keep a Record of Sale for the number of containers as per Section 102.(1)(a)(v)
    • Vendors must ensure Sales Representatives are provided with Identification as per Section 100.1(2)(c)
  • Quick Links to Forms and Guidance Materials
    • Treated Seed Class 12 Vendor Licence Application
    • Direct-to-Farm Vendor: Provide the name, address, email and a statement that the direct-to-farm vendor has confirmed that he/she meets the eligibility criteria to the MOECC (EAASIBgen@ontario.ca)
      • A direct-to-farm vendor is a person who is not a licensed vendor and whose name is on a list provided to the Director (MOECC) by the Treated Seed Vendor from whom the direct-to-farm vendor purchases Class 12 pesticides.  A direct-to-farm vendor only sells Class 12 pesticides to persons who intends on planting the Class 12 pesticides.
      • A direct-to-farm vendor does not need a vendor’s licence if he or she buys from a Treated Seed Vendor, collects all the appropriate information and documents from the purchaser, and provides the information and a copy of the documents to the Treated Seed Vendor.
    • Inspection of Soil Form (pdf paper-based version)
      • Forms may be updated periodically. Please ensure that you complete the most recent version of the Inspection of Soil form.
    • Inspection of Soil Form (digital version)
      • A new digital version of the Inspection of Soil – Pest Assessment Report (PAR) form will launch on Monday July 31, 2017.
    • Inspection of Crop Form
      • Forms may be updated periodically. Please ensure that you complete the most recent version of the Inspection of Crop form.
    • Record of Sale: Treated seed vendors must prepare a record of each sale or transfer of Class 12 pesticides. The information documented in each sales record will help inform the completion of the annual Sales and  Transfer Report Form. Individual sales records must be kept for four years and must include the following information:
      • The date of the sale and the name and address of the purchaser
      • If sold to a vendor, the type, class, number and expiry date of that vendor
      • A description of the pesticide sold or transferred, including:
        • The pesticide’s unique name or other unique identifier as it appears in the Class 12 List
        • The concentration, in milligrams per seed, of imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam contained in the pesticide according to the Class 12 List
        • The quantity of the pesticide in each container (e.g. bag), and the number of containers sold or transferred
        • The application rate (planting rate) of the pesticide, as provided by the purchaser or transferee**
        • The location and acreage of each farm property where a Class 12 pesticide may be used as set out in the Pest Assessment Report or Seed Amount Declaration identified by the address of the farm property, or if no municipal address, the legal description of the farm property including, where applicable, every assessment roll number or property identifier number that relates to the farm property**
        • The acreage of each application area (area where Class 12 pesticides intended to be planted) of each farm property**
        • The number of acres on which the pesticide could be used, determined using the formula**
          • A × B ÷ C in which,
          • A is the quantity of the pesticide in each container (e.g. bag)
          • B is the number of containers sold or transferred
          • C is the application rate as provided by the purchaser or transferee
        • If a Pest Assessment Report was provided, the date of the inspection**
        • If a Seed Amount Declaration was provided, the date it was signed**
          • ** this information is not expected to be recorded for the sale or transfer of Class 12 pesticides to anotherlicensed vendor since the relevant documents would not be provided to the treated seed vendor.
        • Vendors must also prepare and keep a record of each sale of corn and/or soybean seeds that are not Class 12 pesticide, setting out the date of the sale or transfer, the amount of seed (kg), and the number of acres on which the seed could be planted
    • See Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
    • For specific questions about pollinators and/or the regulation please contact either:
      • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - Agricultural Information Contact Centre  Tel: 1-877-424-1300 or TTY 1-855-696-2811 (ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca)
      • Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change - Public Information Centre Tel: 1-800-565-4923 or TTY: 1-855-515- 2759 (picemail.moe@ontario.ca)