Inspected By GDA (again)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Luscious Lawns, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Luscious Lawns

    Luscious Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    I'm on a job today at about 10:00 my cell rings, It's my wife. It seems there is a Field Agent from Georgia Department of Agriculture wants to inspect my facility. First I thought it was about my PCL (Pesticide Contractors License) but they want to see the plants that I install/sell. After a few minutes my wife convinces them I don't have any "for sell" plants at the location. It seems they wanted to inspect for compliance with reguard to my Live Plant License. (If you install 1 plant you must have one) Luckly everything was deemed in compliance. No plants from out of state, no plants with fire ant infestion, a list of 12 things was checked.

    I was also inspected by GDA about 6 months ago for my PCL compliance. Which we passed.

    Word of warning.......Make sure your license are up to date and you are in compliance. It looks like "the heat is comeing down" in GA


    Allen
     
  2. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    Allen, Does your DOH do periodic "diesel checks" as well? About 3-4 time a year, they set up a roadblock, and stop everyone coming thru driving a diesel or carrying diesel fuel on board. They are looking for fuel quality, to make sure people aren't using off road diesel on the highways. The fines are very stiff . Our DOA also makes periodic checks thru particular areas of the state, and they make compliance checks mainly on the large retailer / wholesalers in the area. I'm waiting to see the EPA start cracking down on poor site evaluations and BMP's at construction sites here. It's only a matter of time.
     
  3. jaguar4000

    jaguar4000 LawnSite Member
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    I have heard it is $10,000 stiff - no questions asked.
     
  4. Luscious Lawns

    Luscious Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    I've never been through a diesel check.................yet. But about 3 months agp DOT called to verify data on my DOT number application. It's getting to where we have to be a lawyer to cut grass.

    Allen
     
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    We have them all the time here...and roving units of a department of the State Police to give ya the once over.
     

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