Planning and Standard Operating Procedures for the Use of Rotenone in Fish Management


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Brian Finlayson, Rosalie Schnick, Don Skaar, Jon Anderson, Leo Demong, Dan Duffield, William Horton, and Jarle Steinkjer

128 pages

Published by the American Fisheries Society

Publication date: May 2010

ISBN: 978-1-934874-17-2


The "Rotenone SOP Manual" will be considered labeling by the USEPA for the application of rotenone, and provides guidance on the safe and effective use of rotenone in managing fish populations by public agencies. The manual contains four sections beginning with an introduction that orients the reader to a brief history of rotenone registration, new label directions, use as a fishery management tool, information on formulations and environmental fate, public health and concerns, and an overview of the manual structure. The second section provides general guidance on rotenone project planning procedures and how the standard operating procedures are used in successful planning. The third section contains standard operating procedures that limit rotenone exposure and effects and compliment the label. The last section provides a complete list of references.



Common Abbreviations and Glossary of Terms

1. Introduction
1.1 Registration, Label Directions and SOPs
1.2 Fishery Management Tool
1.3 Formulations and Environmental Fate
1.4 Public Health and Concerns
1.5 Rotenone SOP Manual Structure, Updates and Terminology

2. Rotenone Project Planning Procedures
2.1. Preliminary Planning
2.1.1. Public involvement
2.1.2. Fisheries management plan
2.1.3. Statement of need
2.1.4. Determination of applicable laws and regulations
2.1.5. Internal review and approval
2.1.6. Preliminary treatment plan Physical and chemical characteristics of the water body Barriers, ownership, and obstructions Rotenone and deactivating chemicals Public and commercial interests Interagency responsibilities Logistics and preliminary schedule Fish rescue and removal of fishing limits Restocking Personnel and equipment needs Budget
2.2. Intermediate Planning
2.2.1. Environmental Laws
2.2.2. Environmental analysis
2.2.3. Waste discharge requirements
2.2.4. Endangered species
2.2.5. Public and agency issue identification and notification
2.2.6. Monitoring program
2.3. Project Implementation and Management
2.4. Treatment
2.4.1. Crises
2.4.2. Crisis management plan
2.4.3. Step-by-step management of crises
2.5. Project Critique
2.5.1. Short-term assessment Assess the effectiveness of treatment and deactivation Recovery of baseline environmental conditions Written critique
2.5.2. Long-term assessment

3. Standard Operating Procedures
1. Public Notification and Treatment Area Restrictions
2. Supervisory Training and Qualifications and Regulatory Compliance
3. Safety Training and Hazard Communication
a. Appendix A
b. Appendix B
4. Rotenone Storage, Transportation and Spill Containment
5. Determining Treatment Rates and Strategies
6. Determining Treatment Areas and Project Areas
7. Determining Need and Methods for Chemically Induced Deactivation
8. Operation of Semi-Closed Probe Systems for Application of Liquid Rotenone Concentrate
9. Operation of Semi-Closed Aspirator Systems for Application of
Powdered Rotenone
10. Transferring (Mixing/Loading) Liquid Rotenone Concentrate
11. Operation of Drip Cans, Peristaltic Pumps and Propwash Venturi for
Application of Liquid Rotenone
a. Appendix A
12. Operation of Sprayers for Applying Diluted Liquid Rotenone
13. Use of Rotenone Powder/Gelatin/Sand Mixture
14. Use of In-Situ Bioassays to Monitor Efficacy
15. Collection and Disposal of Dead Fish
16. Monitoring Requirements for Aquaculture and Drinking Water

4. References