Thank you for another successful AzPPO Great Western Conference!
Many talented and competent leaders share similar struggles as you, and they can offer a unique and objective perspective to whatever challenge you’re facing. After all, when it comes to problem solving, two (or more) heads are always better than one.
Join us on the second Tuesday of every month from 9:00 am till 10:00 am for a peer-to-peer mentoring group where members give their input and advice to help other members grow their business.
Each month will feature a specific challenge that business owners and top level managers encounter and registration is open and free to all AzPPO members.
To learn more about this month's Masterminds meeting and to register, click the link below.
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2021-2022 Board of Directors Induction
Thank you to all who came out to TopGolf Scottsdale for our Annual Meeting and the induction of our 2021-2022 Board of Directors! We're in good hands with these local leaders:
Cody Smith, Dynamic Pest Control LLC
Darren Hunsaker, All Clear Pest Control
Dawn Marie Aguayo, Orkin Pest Control
David Gilmer, Proof Pest Control AZ
Chris Gillies, Terminix
Board of Directors, At Large:
Marie Horner, Arrow Exterminators
Holly Parker, Creepy Crawly Pest Control
Brian Smithson, Moxie Pest Control Phoenix
Board of Directors, Allied:
Kale Jaworski, BASF
Important Info 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
NPMA Legislative Day in D.C.
New Requirement for New Applicator Certification Card Applications
A 2020 performance audit recommended that the AZDA request the Legislature consider revising statute to reinstate its authority to obtain criminal history background checks of certified applicator applicants. Senate Bill 1414 was signed by the governor on April 26, 2021 and requires fingerprinting and background checks for someone who applies to become a certified applicator.
Sec. 2. Section 3-3614, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
3-3614. Applicator certification; categories; fingerprint requirement
A. An application for applicator certification shall be in a form prescribed by the director and be accompanied by the prescribed fee.
B. An individual may apply for certification as an applicator or qualified applicator in any one or a combination of the following categories:
C. An individual who applies for certification as a new APPLICATOR OR A NEW qualified applicator shall submit to the division a full set of fingerprints and fees as required by section 41-1750. The director shall submit the fingerprints and fees to the department of public safety for the purpose of obtaining a state and federal criminal records check pursuant to section 41-1750 and Public Law 92-
544. The department of public safety may exchange this fingerprint data with the federal bureau of investigation.
Sec. 3. Effective date
Section 3-3614, Arizona Revised Statutes, as amended by this act, is effective from and after December 31, 2021.
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