01-026 C.M.R. ch. 27, § 2 - Requirements for All Schools

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

A. All public and private schools in the State of Maine shall adopt and implement a written policy for the application of Integrated Pest Management techniques in school buildings and on school grounds.
B. Each school shall appoint an IPM Coordinator who shall act as the lead person in implementing the school's Integrated Pest Management policy. The IPM Coordinator shall be responsible for coordinating pest monitoring and pesticide applications, and making sure all notice requirements as set forth in this rule are met. In addition, the IPM Coordinator shall:
1 complete Board-approved IPM Coordinator overview training within one month of his/her first appointment as an IPM Coordinator and obtain Board documentation thereof;
2 complete Board-approved IPM Coordinator comprehensive training within one year of his/her first appointment as an IPM Coordinator and obtain Board documentation thereof;
3 obtain at least one hour of Board-approved continuing education annually;
4 maintain and make available to parents, guardians and staff upon request:
a. the school's IPM Policy,
b. a copy of this rule (CMR 01-026 Chapter 27),
c. a "Pest Management Activity Log," which must be kept current. Pest management information must be kept for a minimum of two years from date of entry, and must include:
i. the specific name of the pest and the IPM steps taken, as described under Section 5C of this rule; and
ii. a list of pesticide applications conducted on school grounds, including the date, time, location, trade name of the product applied, EPA Registration number, company name (if applicable) and the name and license number of the applicator. If the product has no EPA Registration number, then a copy of the label must be included.
5 authorize any pesticide application not exempted under Sections 3A(2), 3A(3), 3B, 3C, or 3D made in school buildings or on school grounds and so indicate by completing and signing an entry on the Pest Management Activity Log prior to, or on the date on which the minimum notification requirements must be implemented; and
6 ensure that any applicable notification provisions required under this rule are implemented as specified.
C. By September 1, every school shall inform the Board of the identity and the contact information for the IPM Coordinator. This requirement can be fulfilled through a Board approved reporting system.


01-026 C.M.R. ch. 27, § 2

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