News release

Approvals Issued for Spraying

The Department of Environment has issued four new approvals for pesticide spraying covering 938 hectares.

The approvals are all for forestry. Three are for aerial and one is for ground spraying.

Three previously issued multi-year approvals also allow spraying this year.

The province only approves pesticide spraying using chemicals that have been approved by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency. This federal agency determines whether a product is safe for use. More information is available at https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/pesticides-pest-management.html .

Companies that want to do pesticide treatments must apply for approvals. Spraying is done for forestry management as well as for safety along transportation routes.

All provinces allow pesticide spraying.

Approvals contain specific terms and conditions that must be met, such as:

  • maintaining separation distances
  • providing notification to the public about spraying times
  • requirements for storage and handling of these products

The approvals are available at http://novascotia.ca/nse/pesticide-spray/ .

FOR BROADCAST USE:

The Department of Environment has issued four new approvals for pesticide spraying covering just over nine hundred hectares.

Three previously issued multi-year approvals also allow spraying this year.

All provinces allow pesticide spraying. Any pesticides that are used must be registered through Health Canada.

Approval decisions are made by department staff. Companies must meet certain terms and conditions as part of their approvals.

The approvals are available on the department’s website.

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