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2015 October Newsletter






Inside this issue:

2016 Conference


Charity Bowling Event


Industry News


Upcoming Events


Allied Member Directory



Fall is flying by, and the holidays are around the corner. AZPPO's Pest Professionals Who Care committee has planned a fun activity that will benefit kids this holiday season. On November 7th, a bowling fundraising event will benefit Ronald McDonald House and Toys for Tots. See our flyer below and website for more information. We hope to see you there! 


The 2016 Great Western Conference Committee has worked hard getting the program put together for our March 28-30, 2016 conference and trade show. A great panel of speakers are lined up, venues chosen, hotel discount rate secured, registration fees set, and we are working on course approval in a number of states. Click here for the latest. 


And as always, don't forget the valuable membership benefits you receive from AZPPO and NPMA through your joint membership. If you haven't joined, or have let your membership lapse, please join or renew today! Visit www.azppo.org to enroll.


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For more information about AZPPO member benefits, click here.
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Industry News

APHIS Announces Final Rule for AQI Fumigation Fees

On Friday October 23rd, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) announced the final APHIS AQI rule via teleconference. The final rule will be officially published October 29th, and will go into effect December 28th. The fee for AQI treatment services will be phased in over 5 years:

First Year: $47.00

Second Year: $95.00

Third Year: $142.00

Fourth Year: $190.00

Fifth Year: $237


For additional information and a complete schedule of fees can be found here.


The Administrator specifically singled out the treatment fee schedule as an area that may be subject to continued evaluation during implementation and there may be additional opportunity for stakeholder engagement. While we vigorously opposed the implementation of any treatment fee, we believe that the engagement of NPMA members and like-minded stakeholders resulted in a net positive outcome compared to the initial proposed rule and flat $375 treatment fee.


EPA Certification and Training Update;

On Wednesday October 28th, the Small Business Administration (SBA) hosted a roundtable with EPA and interested stakeholders concerning the proposed certification and training rule. EPA officials presented key points of the rule and fielded questions. NPMA attended the meeting and emphasized the need for additional time and again requested an extension. NPMA was not alone in this request, joined by several members of the Pesticide Policy Coalition (PPC) who also requested an extension. Other concerns raised included the actual cost of implementation of this rule and the burdens the rule could potentially pose to industry and state regulators. Additionally, this week NPMA lead efforts within the PPC to formalize an extension request on behalf of the entire coalition.


The comments were submitted on Thursday. NPMA is continuing to lead an active working group within the PPC, hosting bi-weekly calls, sharing resources and interpreting impacts of the proposed rule.



Upcoming Events

Click on a date below for more information

November 7 Pest Professionals Who Care Bowling Night


November 10 AZPPO Legislative Committee Meeting


November 11 AZPPO Board Meeting


November 12 AZPPO Monthly Meeting Phoenix - Small Fly Control


November 30 Certification Training - CORE and Industrial & Institutional


March 28-20, 2016 AZPPO Great Western Conference


May 27, 2016 4th Annual Bugs 'N Balls Golf Tournament 


See our website for more information www.azzpo.org

Allied Member Directory

The following companies provide support to the industry and are members of AZPPO. 


ADAPCO Gale Jirik gjirik@myadapco.com


Affordable GPS Tracking Victor Krstec: 623-328-8906 victor@agps1.com


Allergry Technologies Patty Maslowski: 215-654-0880; service@allergytechnologies.com


AP&G Jackie Bell: 480-760-5874 jbell@catchmasterpro.com 


Arizona Spray Equipment Samuel Andrus: 623-847-5604; critter@azspray


B&G Equipment Company John Cotton: 714-319-4422; jcotton@bgeuip.com


BASF Pest Control Solutions Ronnie Holder: 713-294-7628; ronald.holder@basf.com

Bayer Environmental Dave Braness: 408-205-8917; david.braness@bayer.com

Bell Laboratories, Inc. Jeremy Davis: 574-361-5058; jdavis@belllabs.com

Bird Barrier Andy Srejic andy.srejic@birdbarrier.com


Bird X Josh Peirce josh@bird-x.com


Bird-B-Gone, Inc Mike Dougherty mike@birdbgone.com


Business Broker T.J. Hammer T.J. Hammer: 480-540-5005; Tjhammers@aol.com


Chemtech Supplies, Inc. Jack McClure: 480-833-7578; jack@chemtechsupply.com

Cintas Ana Baus bausa@cintas.com


Dow AgroSciences Les Johnson: 480-759-9120; lljohnson2@dow.com


Earnhardt Auto Group Jim McGuire: 480-763-6133; jmac@earnhardt.com


FMC Professional Solutions David Torska: 480-330-0383 ; david.torska@fmc.com Dean Johnson: 951-595-5829; dean.k.johnson@fmc.com

Gervase Law Firm, PLLC Lisa Gervase: 480-515-4801; lgervase@gervaselaw.com 

J.T. Eaton Co., Inc. James Rodriguez: 800-321-3421; james@jteaton.com

Kness Mike Goza  mike@kness.com


Marathon Data Systems Danielle Panichi events@marathondata.com


Mattress Safe Gary Brooks gary@mattresssafe.com


Metro Institute Michael Means: 602-452-2901; mike@metroinstitute.com

MGK Matt Kenney: 800-352-5548; matt.kenney@mgk.com


Michael S. Herrmann Insurance Agency, Inc. Mike Herrmann: 480-731-6600; mike@mikeherrmann.net

Mobile Training Solutions Linda Harrington linda@mobiletrainingsolutions.net


Modern Methods Art Guzman guzzer60@gmail.com


Pestmate David Frost david.frost@enexolutions.com  


PestWest Environmental Scott Baldwin : 480-747-2688; info@pestwest.com

Quality Equipment & Spray Andrew Greess: 602-371-1993; andrew@qspray.com

RC Auto Robert Ross: 623-434-1100; bob@meandmyrc.com


SW Cage Ed Schintler southwestcage@yahoo.com


Syngenta Professional Nick Grisafe: 909-353-5907; nick.grisafe@syngenta.com

Target Specialty Products Kurt Smith: 480-517-0755; kurt.smith@target-specialty.com
Salena Rafferty: salena.rafferty@target-specialty.com, Ruth Leo: ruth.leo@target-specialty.com

Turf & Pest Supply David Crandell: 602-369-6137 dave@turfandpest.com


Tx3 Tech LLC Jason Clow jasonclow@tx3tech.com


Univar USA Inc. Ed Conboy: 520-747-8717; Ed.Conboy@univarusa.com Christy Davie: 480-894-5323; christy.davie@univarusa.com  Carlos Montejano: 602-3174-1187; Carlos.Montejano@univarusa.com


Weisburger Insurance Brokerage Gary Shapiro: 800-431-2794; info@weisburger.com


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