All terms used in this chapter shall have the meanings set forth for such terms in the Act. In addition, as used in this section the following terms shall have the meanings stated below:

(a) “Act” means the American Samoa Pesticide Act of 1979.

(b) “Agricultural commodity” means any plant or part thereof, or animal or animal. Products, produced by a person (including farmers, ranchers, vineyardists, plant propagators, Christmas tree growers, aquaculturists, floriculturists, orchardists, foresters, or other comparable persons) primarily for sale, consumption, propagation or other use by man or animals.

(c) “Certification” means the recognition by a certifying agency that a person is competent and thus authorized to use or supervise the use of restricted use pesticides.

(d) “Certification standard” means a requirement for certification.

(e) “Common exposure route” means a likely way (oral, dermal, respiratory) by which a pesticide may reach and/or enter the organism.

(f) “Forest’ means a concentration of trees and related vegetation in nonurban areas sparsely inhabited by and infrequently used by humans, characterized by natural terrain and drainage patterns.

(g) “Hazard” means a probability that a given pesticide will have an adverse effect on man or the environment in a utiven situation: the relative likelihood of danger or ill effect being dependent on a number of interrelated factors present at any given time.

(h) “Host” means any plant or animal on or in which another lives for nourishment, development, or protection.

(i) “Nontarget organism” means a plant or animal other than the one against which the pesticide is applied.

(j) “Ornamental’’ means trees, shrubs, and other plantings in and around habitations generally, but not necessarily located in urban and suburban areas, including residences, parks, streets, retail outlets, industrial and institutional buildings.

(k) “Pesticide vendor” means any person selling pesticides for general and/or restricted use.

(l) “Practical knowledge” means the possession of pertinent facts and comprehension together with the ability to use them in dealing with specific problems and situations.

(m) “Protective equipment” means clothing of any other materials or devices that shield against unintended exposure to pesticides.

(n) “Qualified pesticide sales manager” means a person in charge of a sales outlet of restricted use pesticides and who has successfully passed an examination to be certified for that position.

(o) “Regulated pest” means a specific organism considered by a state or federal agency to be a pest requiring regulatory restrictions, regulations or control procedures in order to protect the host, man and/or his environment.

(p) “Sales outlet” means a geographical location within the territory where a stock of restricted use pesticides is kept for sale and where records of such sales are kept.

(q) “Toxicity” means the property of a pesticide to cause any adverse physiological effects.

History: Rule 3-85. eff 9 Jul 85. § 2.