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Components of the School IPM Law The law is categorized into the follow sections: What IPM is, and whos included (634.700) List of low-impact pesticides.

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2 Components of the School IPM Law The law is categorized into the follow sections: What IPM is, and whos included ( ) List of low-impact pesticides ( (5)) IPM Plan ( ) IPM Plan Coordinators ( ) Pesticide applications and declared emergencies ( – ) Notification and posting of pesticide applications ( ) Pesticide application records ( ) Jennifer L. Snyder

3 What is Integrated Pest Management? ( ) The law defines IPM as a method of pest management that: Is a proactive approach to pest management to achieve long-term pest prevention and suppression Protects health and safety of humans, the campus grounds and structures, and the ecosystem by opting for reduced risk approaches to managing and preventing pests Prefers non-chemical methods over the use of pesticides. This includes sanitation and physical changes Does not apply pesticides for purely aesthetic purposes Jennifer L. Snyder

4 What is Integrated Pest Management? ( ) The law defines IPM as a method of pest management that: Regularly monitors and inspects for pests Educates school staff about monitoring, sanitation, and pest inspecting Bases action on pest thresholds Evaluates the effectiveness of pest control Allows for use of a low-impact pesticide if non- chemical efforts alone are unsuccessful Jennifer L. Snyder

5 List of Low-impact Pesticides ( ) Low-impact pesticides are those that: Have the signal word Caution on the products label Meet other criteria to indicate they are not carcinogenic Each school districts board must approve a list of low-impact pesticides The Oregon State University School IPM Program produces a low-impact list (available online), based on products suggested by school staff Jennifer L. Snyder

6 IPM Plan ( ) IPM Plan ( ) The law requires each district to have a district IPM plan: The Plan must contain information that is compliant with the school IPM law, and protects against pesticide exposure. The Oregon State University School IPM Program created a template for an IPM Plan that schools can use. It is the IPM Coordinators job to create the IPM Plan and get it board-approved. Jennifer L. Snyder

7 IPM Plan Coordinators ( ) IPM Plan Coordinators ( ) The law requires that each district appoint an IPM Plan Coordinator (aka District IPM Coordinator). The IPM Coordinator is: Responsible for overseeing all matters of pest prevention and suppression in their district Responsible for keeping pesticide application records Responsible for successfully completing six hours of annual IPM training per year, which includes review of IPM and the school IPM law Responsible for making sure all aspects of Oregons school IPM law are followed in their district Jennifer L. Snyder

8 IPM Plan Coordinators ( ) IPM Plan Coordinators ( ) …Contd…. The IPM Coordinator is: Responsible for periodically assessing pest control measures to ensure IPM is taking place Responsible for making sure all aspects of Oregons school IPM law are followed in their school district Jennifer L. Snyder

9 Pesticide Applications and Declared Emergencies ( ) Pesticide Applications and Declared Emergencies ( ) The law has specific requirements for each individual pesticide application, including emergency situations Pesticide applications are allowed after non- chemical methods alone were insufficient to manage the pest issue Applications must occur with the IPM Coordinators approval Declaring a pest emergency requires involvement by the IPM Coordinator, among others. Pest emergencies allow for application of non-Caution labeled products Jennifer L. Snyder

10 Notification and Posting of Pesticide Applications ( ) Notification and Posting of Pesticide Applications ( ) The law requires notification for each instance of a pesticide application Written notice must be provided to the school community (parents/guardians, staff, adult students, administrators, etc.) at least 24 prior to application Notice about each pesticide application must include: 1.Pesticide product name 2.EPA reg. # from label 3.Expected area of application 4.Expected date of application 5.Reason for application Jennifer L. Snyder

11 Notification and Posting of Pesticide Applications ( ) Notification and Posting of Pesticide Applications ( ) The law requires posting for each instance of a pesticide application Place warning signs around pesticide application areas At least 24 hours BEFORE each application, and leave signs up for at least 72 hours AFTER each application is completed Warning sign must include: 1.Warning: Pesticide Treated Area 2.Expected date of application 3.Telephone number of a contact person Jennifer L. Snyder

12 Pesticide Application Records ( ) Pesticide Application Records ( ) The law requires Pesticide application records be kept for each pesticide application Information kept on file for each application must include: 1.Material safety data sheet (MSDS) 2.Pesticide product name 3.EPA reg. number from label 4.Pest/situation prompting application 5.Area of campus where application occurred 6.Amount and concentration of pesticide applied …Contd…. Jennifer L. Snyder

13 Pesticide Application Records ( ) Pesticide Application Records ( ) …Contd…. 7.Type of application (e.g., bait, spray, gel, etc.), and whether it was effective 8.License number of pesticide applicator 9.Name of pesticide applicator 10.Date of notices provided to school staff, parents/guardians, etc. 11.Dates and times of placement of warning signs, and removal of warning signs Records for each application must be on file AT THE SCHOOL WHERE THE APPLICATION OCCURRED Records must be kept for at least FOUR YEARS Jennifer L. Snyder

14 Pesticides can be applied legally in Oregon schools: But NOT for routine pest management If used after other measures fail (sanitation, staff education, exclusion/maintenance, etc.) …OR… as a first resort in cases of declared pest emergencies With proper posting and notification Caution label products only (except in cases of declared pest emergencies) By a licensed applicator, apprentice, or trainee Pesticide licensing options available from the Oregon Department of Agriculture: School IPM & Pesticides Jennifer L. Snyder


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