Specifications include, but are not limited to:
All herbicide applicators working on these lakes for this contract must be certified by the Office of the Indiana Stare Chemist as a licensed Aquatic Pesticide Applicator (Category 5). Individuals working in capacities under this contract other than chemical application need not be certified. Aquatic vegetation control permits are not required in these instances since these projects are being directed under the authority of the Division of Fish and Wildlife.
Although DNR vegetation control permits are not required, public notification of treatments is required of the applicator as with any other application to public waters. The contractor will post and maintain signs within treatment areas on these waters notifying the public that the lake contains a concentration of Cutrine Ultra and Hydrothol. All use restrictions will be included on the signs. Signs will be posted at the time of the chemical application and be maintained at least through the expected exposure period. In addition, the Contractor is required to notify each respective Lake Association prior to each chemical application. For treatments that take place on the Michigan portion of Lake George, the Contractor will be responsible for acquiring all necessary permits for the treatment of aquatic vegetation in the state of Michigan.
The Contractor will notify Eric Fischer, Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, and each respective District Fisheries Biologist at least 72 hours prior to each chemical application. The contractor must submit a standard treatment report detailing the chemical(s) used, amount of each chemical (gallons or pounds), and the locations of chemical application within seven days following each chemical application to the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Coordinator or Aquatic Vegetation Biologist.