through periodic on-site technical reviews by the biologists. This process evaluates an
activity's entire pest management program to ensure compliance with safety and legal
mandates, current control technologies and good practices.
b. Training. Triennial training is provided for planner-estimators, pest
controllers, and quality assurance evaluators, to plan pest control programs, apply
pesticides or inspect contract operations, respectively. The training is consistent with
the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act and the DOD Plan for Training and
Certification of Pesticide Applicators.
C. Records and Operational Reports. In monitoring installation control operations,
the biologists review pest control records from each installation for materials of choice,
use patterns, etc., and offer adjustments as appropriate. Annually, this data is
summarized for the installations, the EFD program managers, and Navy management who, in
turn, report to DOD, the States, the Environmental Protection Agency and other interested
d. Wood Protection. Guidance is provided for selection, procurement, and use of
preservative-treated wood products. Designs are reviewed to ensure service-life will be
maximized through use of the most appropriate wood products, and quality assurance
assistance is provided for procurement problems with products that do not conform to
specifications or end-use requirements. The biologists participate in joint Navy-Industry
sponsored research projects on treated wood products.
e. Material Procurement. The biologists review pesticide procurements from the
installations for actual need and compliance with EPA and state regulations. This effort
is coordinated with the Naval Supply Systems Command to restrict pesticide application to
trained individuals. Application equipment procurements are also coordinated in the same
manner to ensure that installations receive equipment best suited for their actual needs.
Liaison. The biologists serve as focal points for Navy installations to
coordinate with federal, state, and local agencies on pest control matters. These may
include operations, pesticide procurement usage; training and certification of personnel,
record keeping, and in coordinating multi- agency operations. As of March 1989, 33 states
have signed a cooperative memoranda of agreement with DOD to permit local purchase of
pesticides by installation pest controllers.
Miscellaneous functions. Research projects related to pest management are
coordinated by the biologists to better resolve pest problems at the installations. To
avoid "building-in" pest problems the biologists review designs and plans early in the
construction process. The Navy uses a performance work statement including quality
assurance tailored by the biologists for contracting pest control services at the
installation level. The biologists can be called in to assist with investigations of
pesticide misuse, spills, new or introduced pest species, early structural failures, and
other problems initiated through installation service requests. The program also
distributes pollution abatement and occupational safety and health funds for correcting
pollution and safety deficiencies, respectively, found at shore installations.
Please contact a NAVFACENGCOM field division applied biologist for any of these services.
See the attached map of EFD regions and a list of the biologists.