01-026 C.M.R. ch. 27, § 4 - Notification

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

A. A notice shall be included in the school's policy manual or handbook describing the school's IPM program including that a school integrated pest management policy exists and where it may be reviewed, that pesticides may periodically be applied in school buildings and on school grounds and that applications will be noticed in accordance with Section 4B hereof. This notice shall describe how to contact the IPM Coordinator and shall also state that the school's IPM Policy, a copy of the Standards for Pesticide Applications and Public Notification in Schools rule (CMR 01-026 Chapter 27), and the Pest Management Activity Log, are available for review.
B. When school is in session, schools shall provide notice of pesticide applications in accordance with Sections 4B(1)and 4B(2). When school is not in session, notice shall be accomplished by posting of signs as described in Section 4B(2) of this rule.
1 The school shall provide notification of each application not exempted by Section 3 performed inside a school building or on school grounds to all school staff and parents or guardians of students. Notices given shall state, at a minimum: (a) the trade name and EPA Registration number of the pesticide to be applied; (b) the approximate date and time of the application; (c) the location of the application; (d) the reasons for the application; and (e) the name and phone number of the person to whom further inquiry regarding the application may be made. These notices must be sent at least five days prior to the planned application.
2 In addition to the notice provisions above, whenever pesticide applications not exempted by Section 3 are performed in a school building or on school grounds, a sign shall be posted at each point of access to the treated area and in a common area of the school at least two working days prior to the application and for at least forty-eight hours following the application. Posting of the notification signs as required by this rule satisfies the posting requirements of Chapter 28 of the Board's rules (CMR 01-026 Chapter 28).
a. The signs shall:
i. be light colored (white, beige, yellow or pink) with dark, bold letters (black, blue, red or green).
ii. bear the word CAUTION in 72 point type,
iii. bear the words PESTICIDE APPLICATION NOTICE in 30 point type or larger,
iv. state any reentry precautions from the pesticide labeling in at least 12 point type,
v. state the approximate date and time of the application in at least 12 point type, and
vi. state the name of the company or licensed applicator making the pesticide application and a contact telephone number in at least 12 point type,
b. The signs for indoor applications must:
i. be at least 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches tall,
ii. state the trade name and EPA Registration number(s) of the pesticide(s) to be applied in at least 12 point type,
iii. state the location of the application in at least 12 point type, and
iv. state the reason(s) for the application in at least 12 point type.
c. The signs for outdoor applications must:
i. be at least 5 inches wide by 4 inches tall,
ii. be made of rigid, weather-resistant material that will last at least ninety-six (96) hours when placed outdoors,
iii. bear the Board designated symbol (see appendix A), and
iv. state a date and/or time to remove the sign.

Notes

01-026 C.M.R. ch. 27, § 4

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