Sec. 8315. (1) A private agricultural applicator or a commercial applicator, in addition to
complying with the other requirements of this part, shall meet 1 or more of the following
requirements before engaging in the aerial application of pesticides:
(a) Attainment of at least 3 years of experience with not fewer than 200 hours of
agricultural aerial application under the supervision of a commercial aerial applicator.
(b) Be licensed as a commercial aerial applicator before December 27, 1988.
(c) Successfully complete an aerial applicator training program recognized by the
director as sufficient to assure the protection of the public health, safety, and
welfare and the environment.
(2) A private agricultural applicator or a commercial applicator authorized under
this part to make aerial application of pesticides shall do either of the following
once every 3 years:
(a) Demonstrate to the director the applicator's personal participation in a self-regulating
application flight efficiency clinic sponsored or recognized by the Michigan cooperative
extension service and approved by the department with an aircraft that the applicant
(b) Retake the certification examinations and submit to an inspection of the applicator's
aircraft, equipment, and spray operations by an authorized representative of the director.
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