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DNR FSC Chemical Derogation Requests
The 3.9 million acre Michigan State Forest System is certified by two forest certification systems, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The FSC closely scrutinizes the use of pesticide products on certified land, and maintains a list of chemicals that are prohibited from use unless special temporary permission is requested from and granted by the FSC (this is referred to as "derogation").
Derogation (noun): a situation where the rules, requirements or standards are suspended.
DNR Request for Stakeholder Comments during the July 31, 2007 to September 16, 2007 comment period
2,4-D, dma salt Application
2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester Application
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Procedure for Processing Pesticide Derogation Applications
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Pesticides Policy: Guidance on Implementation
Comments may be mailed to:
Marquette Operations Service Center,
1990 US 41 South,
Marquette, MI 49855,
ATTN: Dennis Nezich
or email: email@example.com