United States
Environmental Protection
Agency
  20T-3021
  September 1990
Pesticides And Toxic Substances (H-7506C)
Protecting  Endangered
Species

Interim   Measures
Habersham  County,  Georgia
   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 1991. 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 drop us a line to let us
know whether the information is clear and
correct. Also tell us to what extent
following the recommended measures
would affect your 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 (H7506C)
   Public Docket and Information Section
                            U.S. EPA
                     401 M Street, SW
                 Washington, DC 20460
About This 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 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 code.

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
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
Ingredients"?

  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 species.
  If you answer "no" to either question,
you should follow the usage directions on
the pesticide product label.

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How To Use This Information


 1) On the county map, find the specific shading patterns
   that cover the area where you will apply pesticides.

 2) Read the shading key for those patterns to identify
   the specific area involved.

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

 4) Locate the code 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
    limitations indicated for those codes described under
    "Limitations 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 limitation.
Table Of Pesticide Active Ingredients
Active Ingredient
Shading Pattern/Code
AMITROLE
AMMONIUM SULFAMATE
ATRAZ1NE
CACODYLJC ACID
DAZOMET
DICHLOBENIL
DICHLORPROP (2,4-DP)
DIPHENAMID
EPIC (EPTAM)
FOSAMINE-AMMONIUM
GLYPHOSATE
HEXAZINONE
OXYFLUORFEN
PARAQUAT
PICLORAM
SIMAZINE
28
28
28
28
28
28
28
28
28
28
28
28
33
28
28
28
                                                         Limitations On Pesticide Use
                                                         Code   Limitation

                                                          28     Do not apply within 100 yards of species
                                                                 habitat for aerial applications or within
                                                                 20 yards of species habitat for ground
                                                                 applications.

                                                          33     Do not apply within one-quarter mile of
                                                                 species habitat.

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 Habersham County, Georgia
                                                  Legend
                                                     County Border
                                                       County Seat
                                                       City

                                                       U.S., State Highway

                                                       Church
                                                       River, Stream, Creek
                                                       Lake, Reservoir
                                                                      Tallulah River

                                                                           ^- Chattooga River

                                                                           Tugaloo River

                                                                               Yonah Lake
                                                                           Panther Creek
                                                                           (Big Panther Creek)
Shading Key
                                                                            N
                                                                                4  mi
                                                                                   km
       Persistent trillium, Trillium  persistens (Liliaceae, the lily family).  The southern boundary of
       the shaded area shown on the map is 1 mile south of Panther Creek (Big Panther Creek).
       Within the shaded area, use limitations only apply to forested ravines and bluffs.

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