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Request for Public Comment - Wood Destroying Insect Form (NPMA-33)

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is accepting comments on the proposed rule change to Ohio Administrative Code rule 901:5-11-13. The rules in this package have been reviewed pursuant to Chapter 119 of the Revised Code and are being proposed as follows. The comment period will remain open through October 7, 2019. Comments may be emailed to ecomments@agri.ohio.gov or mailed to Legal Section, Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068.

The rules in chapter 901:5-11 of the Administrative Code regulate pesticide application in the state of Ohio. These rules protect the citizens of Ohio by training and regulating pesticide applicators on proper pesticide use and application.

OAC 901:5-11-13 states recordkeeping requirements for wood-destroying insect diagnostic inspections. The rule specifically states how the NPMA-33 form is to be filled out by inspectors. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is a national, non-profit organization established in 1933 to support the pest management industry. Today, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that the NPMA-33 form be completed on all HUD or VA property transactions. The form has been the nationwide standard for wood destroying insect inspections. In December 2019, an updated NPMA-33 form is being released. The rule is being amended to update the instructions on how to complete the form.