01-026 C.M.R. ch. 27, § 1 - Definitions

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

A. Integrated Pest Management. For the purposes of this rule, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) means the selection, integration and implementation of pest damage prevention and control based on predicted socioeconomic and ecological consequences, including:
1 understanding the system in which the pest exists,
2 establishing dynamic economic or aesthetic injury thresholds and determining whether the organism or organism complex warrants control,
3 monitoring pests and natural enemies,
4 when needed, selecting the appropriate system of cultural, mechanical, genetic, including resistant cultivars, biological or chemical prevention techniques or controls for desired suppression, and
5 systematically evaluating the pest management approaches utilized.
B. School. For the purposes of this rule, School means any public, private or tribally funded:
1 elementary school,
2 secondary school,
3 kindergarten or
4 nursery school that is part of an elementary or secondary school.
C. School Building. For the purposes of this rule, School Building means any structure used or occupied by students or staff of any school.
D. School Grounds. For the purposes of this rule, School Grounds means:
1 land associated with a school building including playgrounds, athletic fields and agricultural fields used by students or staff of a school, and
2 any other outdoor area used by students or staff including property owned by a municipality or a private entity that is regularly utilized for school activities by students and staff. School grounds do not include land utilized primarily for non-school activities, such as golf courses and museums.
E. Integrated Pest Management Coordinator. An employee of the school system or school who is knowledgeable about integrated pest management and is designated by each school to implement the school pest management policy.
F. School Session. For the purposes of this rule, school is considered to be in session during the school year including weekends. School is not considered to be in session during any vacation of at least one week.


01-026 C.M.R. ch. 27, § 1

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