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2020 ConFERENCE UPDATE

As a result of extended venue closures, the 2020 Great Western Conference will be held virtually. We look forward to bringing you a highly informative Virtual Conference, complete with a Virtual Tradeshow and more!

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  • Help become a strong and positive influence in the industry. You owe it to yourself, your family and your business to become an involved and educated industry member.
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AZDA UPDATES

Although CEUs and all applicator license renewals have been extended to 7/31/20, Business Licenses still need to be renewed by 5/30/20.

Following the Governors Executive Order of 03-30-2020, the AZDA has made the following changes to operations:

  1. The front doors at the Phoenix Office will be closed. For all walk in traffic there will be a number posted on the front door for folks to call. When the call comes into our office a staff member will come to the front door and take care of the customer.
  2. If a customer needs to come to the Phoenix office we would encourage them to call and make an appointment. (See Phone numbers below)
  3. We would encourage our customers to phone the office or do as much work as you can on-line with the departments website.
  4. The Tucson, Nogales and Yuma offices will remain open. We would expect our customers to practice proper social distancing.
  5. This change in operations will last at least through the end of April if not longer depending upon the Covid-19 Illness pandemic.

Phone numbers to call for each Division are as follows: 

ACT: 602-542-0137 
ASD: 602-542-6407 
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: 480-848-1709 
PMD: 602-206-4350 
CFV / FSMA PHOENIX OFFICE: 602-542-0439 / 602-542-0944 
FSIS INSPECTION PHOENIX OFFICE: 602-542-0880 
CFV / FSMA/ FSIS YUMA 928-31 7-1345 
NOGALES INSPECTIONS: 520-281-0783 
ESD AND LICENSING: 602-542-3578/602-542-3575/ 602-255-3652

PSD GENERAL: 602.542.0994 
PSD INDUSTRIAL HEMP: 602.542.3228

STATE AG LAB: 602-744-4924 
FOOD INSECURITY ISSUES: Michele Mellott 480-749-5724


Important Information About Disinfection Services

"There is no license category for the use of antimicrobials and disinfectants, nor is there an exam for such products. While such products may be considered (in the legal sense) a pesticide, they are pretty much the same type of products janitorial and custodial workers use; yet, we do not require them to be licensed. In fact, there is an exemption in our laws for those who use such products. Anyone creating a "Covid-19" disinfection service" in Arizona should note that it is not a program that we as an agency have recommended or promoted, anymore than we would of a cleaning company applying disinfectants. However, because disinfectants are classified by EPA to be pesticides, and because we have primacy over the use of a pesticide in Arizona, we will still enforce the laws as it relates to label instructions."

- Vince Craig, Associate Director

Arizona Department of Agriculture, Pest Management Division


ADVOCACY



June 18, 2020

State of Arizona Executive Order 2020-40:

Containing the Spread of COVID-19

Continuing Arizona Mitigation Efforts

Governor Ducey's June 18th Executive Order states that “businesses shall assist in efforts to ‘Contain the Spread’, by updating and enforcing written polices in accordance with the Executive Order 2020-36, Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger, that adopt guidance from the CDC, Department of Labor, Occupational safety and Health administration (OSHA) and ADHS to limit and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This provision shall be enforced by law enforcement and regulatory agencies that have jurisdiction over the business as prescribed in paragraph 5.

Read the Executive Order

Read the Requirements for Businesses


Help Us Get SB 1304 Passed!

The Arizona Pest Professional Organization needs your help! In an attempt to curb the number of unlicensed individuals providing structural pest control throughout the state, AzPPO needs your help to encourage the Legislature to pass SB 1304 (pest management; unlicensed business activity) and address this important safety issue. Read more



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AzPPO provides pest professionals with expert advice on inspection reporting, pest applications, state mandated information, reporting requirements, CE requirements, OSHA requirements and MORE!

Sign up for upcoming events and find out how to get more involved with AzPPO on our Upcoming Events page.

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a rapidly evolving pandemic with many implications on our lives, businesses, employees and families. NPMA recognizes the need for our members to have accurate information as it relates to COVID-19. We will be updating this website regularly, so save to your favorites for easy access. We will make every attempt to provide CDC and PHAC recommended actions and updates as this continues to unfold.

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AZPPO EARNS STATEWIDE EDUCATION AWARD

We are excited to announce that AzPPO is the recipient of the 2019 Education Award from Arizona Society of Association Executives (AZSAE), in recognition of our outstanding educational programs. Our organization was honored at the AzSAE 55th Annual Awards Gala and Celebration in December 2019.

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AzPPO Has Your Back

AzPPO supported legislation this year that gives the industry a greater voice in the Arizona Department of Agriculture, which is the state agency that regulates our industry. For those not aware, the pest management industry was previously regulated by a commission of individuals that had experience in the industry, supported by professional staff. Today, we are regulated by the Arizona Department of Agriculture. AzPPO feels that the industry, as a whole, has less input in how we are regulated and how the fees we pay are utilized for the regulation of the industry. At the request of AzPPO, Senator Pratt, a Republican from the Casa Grande area, is sponsoring SB 1529. The bill increases the industry’s representation within the Department’s decision-making process on matters impacting the pest management profession.



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Are you a member who has been doing great things with your company? Is your company growing by leaps and bounds? Did you host an event or charitable opportunity for the community? Let us know by sending a photo or photos and description in an email to info@azppo.org. We will share the great work your doing on our social media channels and in our monthly newsletter distribution. 

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7729 E Greenway Dr, Ste 300
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