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Closed Connections

The UVM industry creates a best management practice for adoption of a closed chain of custody for herbicide use.

The utility vegetation management industry uses herbicides extensively to maintain vegetation on electrical utility rights-of-way (ROW). Herbicide use helps to keep ROW free from tall-growing tree species that might otherwise pose a risk to power system reliability. Maintaining ROW vegetation also helps to ensure access for inspections, maintenance and emergency repairs.

Traditionally, herbicides used in utility vegetation management (UVM) have been supplied in concentrated

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