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RULE §7.20Application

(a) An application for a commercial, or noncommercial or private applicator license will be deemed complete when the applicator has met the applicable licensing requirements.

(b) Application for pesticide dealer or applicator licenses shall be made on a form prescribed by the department.

(c) Except as provided by Chapter 2, Subchapter B of this title (relating to Consolidated Licenses), the license is valid for two years and shall expire on the last day of the month corresponding to the license anniversary date. Renewals made after the expiration date are subject to applicable late fees.

(d) Except as provided by Chapter 2, Subchapter B of this title, licensing and renewal fees are:

  (1) Dealers: $250 for two years;

  (2) Applicators:

    (A) Commercial: $200 for one year;

    (B) Noncommercial: $140 for one year;

    (C) Noncommercial applicators employed by a political subdivision of the State of Texas or of a federal agency operating in Texas who utilize the license solely in the course of their employment: $75 for one year;

    (D) Private: $100 for five years;

    (E) Certified Private: fee exempt. This certificate is no longer issued and was only available to individuals certified prior to January 10, 1989. Existing certificates may be renewed and are fee exempt.

(e) A pesticide applicator or dealer's license is not transferable. Change of ownership of an outlet or facility shall require a new application and applicable fees to be submitted.

(f) The licensee shall notify the department within 30 days of any change in the information provided as part of the application for a license. Failure to provide such information may be grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of the license.

(g) A commercial or noncommercial applicator in good standing may convert the license between these two categories by making application to the department and meeting the requirements for that license, including fees.

Source Note: The provisions of this §7.20 adopted to be effective December 4, 1997, 22 TexReg 11652; amended to be effective April 23, 1998, 23 TexReg 3822; amended to be effective September 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 7344; amended to be effective November 2, 2005, 30 TexReg 7035; amended to be effective January 1, 2016, 40 TexReg 9615

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