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HB 5315 Passes the House

On March 22, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 5315, alternative training option for Drainage Commissioner and SWCD Directors.  H.B. 5315 allows the Illinois Association of Drainage Districts to provide on-site training at educational meeting instead of completing the training online.  The alternative training would meet the new state requirement...
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Pesticide Permit Information Available

A outline of the new NPDES Pesticide Permit Program in now available on the University of Illinois Extension, Pesticide Safety Education, Website .  A summary of the permit program and FAQs is available to guide applicators.  Visit the Site for the latest information. NPDES Pesticide Permit Summary FAQS...
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Barickman Advance HB5315

Today-March 7-Rep. Barickman called House Bill 5315, Alternative Open Meeting Act Training Option for Drainage Commissioners and SWCD Directors, in State Government Adminstration Committee.  The House Committee approved the bill out of committee.  It is now heading to the House Floor for a vote. Contact Your State Representative and ask...
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NPDES Pesticide Permit Becomes Reality

by Sara Smith, InterTrade Services Corp. A new permit that will effect approximately 35,000 pesticide applicators performing nearly 500,000 applications per year is now a necessity.  As of October 31, 2011, the majority of applications in the following use patterns that leave a residue in waters of the State, will...
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Barickman introduced Alternative Method to Open Meeting Act Training

At the IADD Annual Conference, Rep. Jason Barickman (R-105) announced his intention to introduce legislation to make it easier for drainage commissioners to meet the Open Meeting Act training requirement. In February Rep. Barickman introduced House Bill 5315 to give drainage district commissioners and SWCD Directors an alternative method to complete...
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