Application Number: Nelson Hydro Facilities PMP 2014
Applicant: Nelson Hydro, 80 Lakeside Drive, Nelson BC V1L 6B9
Agent: SMC Consulting, 1582 Lawrence Avenue, Penticton BC V2A 3C1
Telephone Number: 250-492-6193
Email SMC Consulting
The purpose of the proposed Pest Management Plan (PMP) is to manage problem vegetation and noxious weeds at Nelson Hydro facilities within their service area. Facilities include within generating stations, switching stations, substations, pole yards, and around concrete dams, penstocks, spillways and diversion channels, and around buildings and structures. All facilities are fenced compounds that have physically restricted access. The PMP applies to areas located within the Central Kootenay Regional District. The PMP applies to areas located within the vicinity of the communities of Nelson, Blewett, Taghum, North Shore, Harrop, Procter, Balfour and Queen’s Bay.
The pest management methods proposed for use include manual, mechanical, cultural, and biological control, and the use of herbicides within the area to which the PMP applies. The common name and examples of the trade names of the herbicides proposed for use under this plan include: dicamba (Vanquish), glyphosate (Vantage Plus Max), and triclopyr (Garlon XRT). Selective application methods include: wick/wipe-on, injection, cut surface, soil, and foliar applications using backpack, squirt bottle, wick/wipe-on applicator, injection tools or handgun (power hose and nozzle).
The proposed duration of the PMP is from January 15, 2015 to January 15, 2020.
A draft copy of the proposed PMP and maps of the proposed treatment areas may be examined in detail at: Nelson Hydro, 80 Lakeside Drive, Nelson BC V1L 6B9, by contacting the Agent, or online.
A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant (c/o SMC Consulting, Agent, at the address listed above), within 30 days of the publication of this notice.