|PORTABLE SECONDARY CONTAINMENT PAD|
A portable pad can be used to collect residual liquids from pesticide loading, mixing, washing, or rinsing operations, making them available for use in the next application. The pad not only prevents unnecessary pesticide exposure to the environment, but also ensures compliance with applicable environmental and agricultural regulations.
State of Michigan Act 451 Part 83.
Overview of Procedure
The University of Michigan (U-M) Grounds & Waste Management Services Department uses an inflatable pad constructed of 45 mil reinforced geomembrane with a tensile strength of 2,300 pounds. The membrane vinyl is oil resistant and is highly resistant to a broad range of chemicals. The geomembrane is not susceptible to temperature changes or UV rays.
Any U-M employee who applies pesticides as a part of their regular job responsibilities must be certified and/or registered in accordance with MDA Regulation R 285.636.
Next, set up mixing and loading equipment on the pad to collect all spillage. At the completion of application, rinse all equipment on the pad and return the rinsate to the holding tank for reuse as a diluent.
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