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Text of the New IPM Coordinator Requirement (2001):


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Sec. 34. Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 18B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 26a. [SCHOOL PEST MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR.] "School pest management coordinator" means a person employed by a Minnesota kindergarten through 12th grade public school who is responsible for the school's pest management plans and implementation of pest management at the school, including the application of pesticides to the inside or outdoor property of the school. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective January 1, 2002.

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Sec. 36. [18B.095] [PESTICIDE APPLICATION IN SCHOOLS.]

Subdivision 1. [AUTHORIZED APPLICATORS.] To the extent authorized under this chapter, application of a pesticide to the inside or outdoor property of a Minnesota kindergarten through 12th grade public school must be performed by a:

  1. structural pest control applicator;
  2. commercial or noncommercial pesticide applicator with appropriate use category certification; or
  3. school pest management coordinator or a school employee with school pest management knowledge.

Subd. 2. [EXEMPTION.] Pesticides determined by the commissioner to be sanitizers or disinfectants are exempt from subdivision 1.

Subd. 3. [REGISTRY AND INFORMATION.] The commissioner, in consultation with the departments of health; administration; and children, families, and learning; the University of Minnesota Extension Service; the Minnesota School Boards Association; and other persons as necessary and appropriate, must:

  1. establish and maintain a registry of school pest management coordinators; and
  2. provide information on a regular and periodic basis to school pest management coordinators on pest management techniques and programs, including model school policies; proper pesticide use, storage, handling, and disposal; and other relevant pesticide and pest management information.

Sec. 37. [18B.345] [PESTICIDE APPLICATION ON GOLF COURSES.]

(a) Application of a pesticide to the property of a golf course must be performed by:

  1. a structural pest control applicator;
  2. a commercial or noncommercial pesticide applicator with
    appropriate use certification; or
  3. an aquatic pest control applicator.

(b) Pesticides determined by the commissioner to be
sanitizers and disinfectants are exempt from the requirements in
paragraph (a). [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective January 1, 2002.