The 1999 Oregon State Legislature passed legislation that requires all pesticide users to report their pesticide use to the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). Reports must be filed at least once per year, but may be filed more often.
Reports must contain the date of use, crop, location which includes township, range and section or GPS coordinates, the product brand name, product EPA reg no, amount applied and the purpose. Reports may only be filed through electronic means.
Although the Oregon Cattlemen's Association does not have specific policy regarding the Pesticide Use Reporting System, comments were submitted during the rule making process.
The Oregon Cattlemen's Association would prefer that pesticide locations be recorded on a watershed basis, rather than township, range and section. In addition, the Cattlemen feel that non-electronic means of reporting should be available as well. Also, that products used directly on livestock be exempt, as these products were not the intent of the statute.
Currently, although reporting is required, due to lack of funding, no means exist for the Oregon Department of Agriculture to collect pesticide use reports.