No school or school administrative district shall apply pesticides or cause pesticides to be applied to school grounds, including playing fields and playgrounds, unless the school has an integrated pest management plan in place and filed in accordance with rules established by the Pesticide Control Board. Any application of pesticides must be consistent with the Integrate Pest Management Plan.
Any application of pesticides to school grounds must be publicly noticed in advance in accordance with the rules established by the Pesticide Control Board.
Any application of pesticides must be reported to the Division of Pesticide control, and the report must provide, at a minimum, the following information: Identitity of pesticide applied, including both the active ingredient and the label name and manufacturer; amount of application; location of application; time and date of application. The report must be filed with a time period as established by the Pesticide Control Board, but not to exceed seven days. A publicly accessable data base of all applications to school grounds shall be maintained by the Division of pesticide control.
The use on school grounds of any pesticide with an E.P.A signal word of Warning or Danger, or with established carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic, or endocrine disrupting properties shall require a detailed explanation of why a lower risk pesticide can not be used instead, and shall require prior authorization by the Pesticide Control Board.
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