Subject 40-21-8 FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Any individual, company, corporation or other business entity desiring to engage in the business of applying pesticides to the lands of another within this State shall secure a Pesticide Contractor's License. Granting of such license shall be conditioned on satisfactory proof of financial responsibility by all applicants other than those who are applying crop protection products to agricultural crops and who are requesting a Pesticide Contractor's License in only the Agricultural Plant Pest Category, with or without licensing in Aerial Methods.
Proof of financial responsibility by the applicant for a Pesticide Contractor's license must be evidenced and furnished to the Commissioner of Agriculture by certification of liability insurance, by copy of an appropriate surety bond, or by certificate of deposit for a cash deposit. Forms for certification of liability insurance and for surety bonds shall be specified and furnished by the Commissioner of Agriculture.
Liability Insurance policies may include pollution exclusions or other exclusions only to the extent that they are not inconsistent with O.C.G.A. 2-7-103, and shall be in the following minimum limits, including coverage for legal damages arising from the use of chemicals, dusting powders and the like, employed by the insured in his regular business operations:
Surety Bonds shall be in the following minimum amounts, to cover legal damages arising from the use of chemicals, dusting powders and the like, employed by the principal in his regular business operations:
|(a)|| Aerial Contractors
Cash deposits may be made in any bank of applicant's choice. Certificate of
Deposit shall be made payable jointly to the depositor and the Georgia
Commissioner of Agriculture; shall be endorsed by depositor and shall be
maintained in the custody of the Commissioner of Agriculture during the period
licensed and for 90 days thereafter. Deposits shall be in the following minimum
amounts to cover legal damages arising from the use of chemicals, dusting
powders and the like, employed by the depositor in his regular business
Cash deposits shall be subject to the same deductible amounts as the liability
insurance and surety bonds, namely:
Surety Bonds, liability insurance, and cash deposits shall not apply to damages or injury to agricultural crops, plants, or land being worked upon by the pesticide contractor.