United States
                   Environmental Protection
Pesticides and
Toxic Substances (7506C)
August 1994
                    Protecting  Endangered
                    Interim  Measures
                    St. Clalr County, Alabama
                       The information in this pamphlet is similar to
                       what the U.S. Environmental Protection
                       Agency (EPA) expects to distribute once our
                   Endangered Species Protection Program is in
                   effect. The limitations on pesticide use are not
                   law at this time, but are being provided now for
                   your use in voluntarily protecting endangered and
                   threatened species from harm due to pesticide
                   use. We encourage you to use this information.
                   We also welcome your comments.

                     The Endangered Species Act is intended to
                   protect and promote recovery of animals and
                   plants that are in danger of becoming extinct due
                   to the activities of people. Under the Act, EPA
                   must ensure that use of pesticides it registers will
                   not result in harm to the species listed as
                   endangered or threatened by the U.S. fish and
                   Wildlife Service, or to habitat critical to those
                   species' survival. To accomplish this, the EPA
                   expects to implement program requirements
                   beginning in 1994. This program will protect
                   endangered and threatened species from harm due
                   to pesticide use.
                     EPA requests your comments regarding the
                   information presented in this publication. Please
                   let us know whether the information is clear and
                   correct. Also tell us to what extent following the
                   recommended measures would affect you typical
                   pesticide use or productivity. This information
                   will be considered by EPA during the final stages
                   of program development.

                                      Please submit comments to:
                                     Interim Endangered Species
                                     Protection Program (7506C)
                                                   U.S. EPA
                                             401M Street, SW
                                        Washington, DC 20460
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            About Tliis Publication

             This publication contains a County Map
            showing the Area within the county where
            pesticide use should be limited to protect listed
            species. These areas are identified on the map by
            a shaded pattern. Each shaded pattern
            corresponds to a species in need of protection.
             The Shading Key shows the name of the species
            that each shaded pattern represents and often
            describes the shaded area. The area may be
            described in terms of Township, Range, and
            Section or by giving details about the habitat of
            the species.
             The first column of the 'Table of Pesticide
            Active Ingredients" lists the active ingredients for
            which there should be limitations on use to
            protect certain species. The next columns are
            headed by the shaded pattern of the species with
            Codes listed underneath them.
             The Code indicates the specific limitation that
            is necessary to protect the species. The section
            titled Limitations on Pesticide Use explains the
            Does This Information Apply to You?

             To determine whether this information applies
            to your use of a pesticide, review the questions
            below. The information applies only if you
            answer "yes" to both questions:
                Do you intend to use pesticides within or
                near the shaded area on the county map?
                Are any of the ingredients listed on the front
                panel of your pesticide product label named
                in the'Table of Pesticide Active
              If you answer "yes"  to both questions, you
            should follow the instructions on "How to Use
            This Information" to determine if you should
            limit use of the pesticide to help protect listed
              If you answer "no" to either question, you
            should follow the usage directions on the
            pesticide product label.

How To Use This Information
1) On the county map, find the specific shading patterns that
   coyer, or are close to, the area where you will apply pes-

2) Read the descriptor in the Shading Key for those patterns;
   this may further identify the area involved.

3) In the "Table of Pesticide Active Ingredients," locate the
   active ingredients in the pesiticide you intend to apply.

4) Locate the codes to the right of the active ingredient name
   and under the shading patterns that apply to you.

5) When using the pesticide, you should follow the limita-
   tions indicated for those codes described under "Limita-
   tions on Pesticide Use."

6) If you are applying more than one listed active ingredient
   or applying a listed active ingredient in an area with
   more than one shaded pattern (species), multiple codes
   may apply. If so, you should follow the most restrictive

7) Read the information on Reducing Runoff and Drift on the
   back of this pamphlet.
Table of Pesticide Active Ingredients
Active Ingredient
Shading Pattern
Limitations On Pesticide Use
PICLORAM (all forms)
 29 Do not apply this pesticide in the species habitat
     (described under the Shading Key).  In addition,
     for ground applications do not apply within
     20 yards of the habitat, nor within 100 yards for
     aerial applications.

St. Clak County, Alabama
                                                                                 Legend             :
                                                                                     County Border
                                                                                     County Seat
                                                                                     U.S., State or
                                                                                       Other Highway
                                                                                     River, Stream, Creek
 Big Canoe
 Shading Key
        J Alabama leather flower, Clematis socialis (Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family).  Within the shaded
          area shown on the map, pesticide use limitations only apply in and around the species habitat. The
          habitat consists of  moist, grassy openings found in the following areas: in pastures, along cleared
          rights-of-way (such as highways, gas pipelines, and power lines), and  in pine/hardwood bottoms
          adjacent to cleared rights-of-way.

                                    Reducing Runoff and Drift
 Careful use of pesticides can diminish harm to the environment and reduce exposure of endangered and threatened species
 to pesticides. Using pesticide runoff and drift measures may be helpful in keeping more of the applied pesticide on the
 field and may also lower your costs of pesticides.
 Where possible, use methods which reduce soil erosion, such as limited till and contour plowing; these methods also
 reduce pesticide runoff.

 Where feasible, use application techniques such as T banding and in-furrow techniques, which incorporate the pesticide
 into the soil.

 Pesticides with ground water warning labels are more likely to enter ground and surface water than those without such
 warnings. When possible, use a pesticide that does not contain a ground water warning label.

 Keep Informed about changing weather conditions, and try to avoid pesticide application when heavy rainfall is expected.
 Wind direction, speed, and evaporation are important factors in reducing drift. Most importantly, pesticides should be
 applied when the wind direction is away from areas of concern; try to avoid application during periods of high winds.
 Avoiding applications during the hottest part of the day, when evaporation is highest, will further reduce drift.
When high winds and excessive evaporation are not present, a drift retardant may be useful for aerial applications.
Using the largest droplet size compatible with the pesticide coverage will reduce drift. Typically, higher spray volumes
will also result in less drift.

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