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  • Marin County Office of Education
    consideration when selecting appropriate non chemical use and then chemicals that pose the least possible hazard to people and the environment A Least Toxic Integrated Pest Management IPM plan contains the following elements Monitoring to determine pest population levels and identify decisions and practices that could affect pest populations Setting of Injury and action levels to determine when vegetation or a pest population at a specific site causes s unacceptable economic or medical damage wherein corrective action should be taken Modification of pest habitats to deter pest populations and minimize pest infestations Consideration of a range of potential treatments for the pest problem including physical horticultural and biological methods of pest control using synthetic chemical controls only as a last resort and only those chemicals that pose the least possible hazard to people and the environment Your School will not use any Toxicity Category I or Toxicity Category II pesticide product any pesticide product containing an ingredient know to the State of California to cause cancer developmental toxicity or reproductive toxicity pursuant to the California safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 or any pesticide product containing an ingredient classified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as known possible or probable human carcinogen possible human carcinogen reproductive toxin or developmental toxin Your School will establish a Committee to provide guidance education and advice regarding IPM procedures The Committee will review the annual plan and make recommendations to the IPM Coordinator Members of the Committee will be appointed by the Superintendent and may include the following Superintendent or designee board member IPM Coordinator parent certificated staff member classified staff member and one community member at large The Superintendent shall designate a staff person to coordinate the IPM program The IPM coordinator shall be responsible to Provide a status

    Original URL path: http://www.pesticidefreezone.org/Model%20Policy.htm (2016-02-15)
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  • BILL NUMBER
    chronic illnesses including cancer and asthma b Because children s bodies and brains are still developing exposure to pesticides can have detrimental and irreversible effects c A recent study reveals that female teachers have a significantly higher cancer rate compared to other women of the same age and race including brain cancer breast cancer and leukemia which shows a link to pesticides d Recognizing the impact of pesticides on the school community the Department of Pesticide Regulation has developed a Web site written training materials and conducted regional training sessions to assist schools that have chosen to adopt least toxic integrated pest management techniques and to eliminate use of the most dangerous pesticides f However many California public schools continue to use highly toxic pesticides g It is necessary to take precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of California school children and teachers and better ensure a safe learning and working environment SECTION 2 Section 17615 is added to the Education Code to read 17615 a No public school may use the most highly toxic pesticides on school property b For purposes of this section most highly toxic pesticides means 1 Pesticide products with the highest acute toxicity

    Original URL path: http://www.pesticidefreezone.org/AB1006.htm (2016-02-15)
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  • LOCAL SCHOOL PESTICIDE POLICY WEB PAGE
    identifies a working list of over 142 localities that are known or thought to have policies or programs regarding integrated pest management pesticide bans and right to know Over the next few months we will continuously update the website and add links to summaries of the policies local contact information links to websites of grassroots pesticide activists working on the school program and a copy of the policy to this web page so return to the page regularly for updates If you do not see a school on the following list but know they have a policy program in place please let us know Also send us your feedback on the success or failure of your schools program so we can make this a valuable guide to school pesticide policies across the country The new webpage is part of Beyond Pesticides NCAMP report on local school pesticide policies that we are currently compiling This report on local policies will be similar to the Schooling of State Pesticides Laws Review of State Pesticide Laws Regarding Schools Beyond Pesticides NCAMP released in 1999 except this new report will not only identify where policies and or programs have been adopted but also look

    Original URL path: http://www.pesticidefreezone.org/schoolpolicy.htm (2016-02-15)
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  • Pesticide Free Zone Pledge
    rodenticides and any other petrochemical or chemical agents that are known to cause cancer reproductive harm genetic damage endocrine disruption or breathing difficulties Whenever pest control is needed I will consult with a local organic nursery or call a knowledgeable agent such as organizations noted by the PFZ organization located close to me I will further attempt when asked to educate others regarding my reasons for not using harmful pest

    Original URL path: http://www.pesticidefreezone.org/pledge.htm (2016-02-15)
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  • Antipesticide Group Urges Ban
    operations and environment committee next Wednesday seeking an end to the cosmetic use of synthetic pesticides in city parks playgrounds and pathways The group also wants the city to create and fund an educational program to inform Calgarians about the dangers of nonorganic pesticides and safer alternatives And it wants the city to remove dandelions from its list of noxious weeds Sierra Club representative Brian Pincott was quoted as telling

    Original URL path: http://www.pesticidefreezone.org/stop%20cosmetic%20use.htm (2016-02-15)
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  • Ordinance
    may infest or be detrimental to vegetation man animals or households or be present in any agricultural or non agricultural environment including fungicides herbicides insecticides nematicides rodenticides dessicants defoliants and plant growth regulators 8 40 31 The use of pesticides on Fairfax parks open space parcels and public rights of way and buildings owned and maintained by the Town of Fairfax is hereby prohibited 8 40 31 Use The use shall be defined as both aerial and ground spraying and or dusting and all other ground applications 8 40 32 Exceptions The only exceptions to the use of pesticides under section 8 40 30 are the same as those found in section 8 40 44 and in addition an exception may be approved by a 2 3 s super majority vote of the full Town Council with a mandatory finding that the health safety and welfare of the community is so threatened that an emergency exists that no reasonable alternative is available and the prohibition of the use of pesticides would create the potential for allowing a significant adverse impact on the town 8 40 40 Neighbor notification Prior to the use of pesticides on private property notice shall be required see listed exceptions Section 8 40 44 8 40 41 Timing of notice Neighbors of the affected properties shall receive a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to the application of pesticides 8 40 42 Type of notices required A visible 8 1 2 x 11 Pesticide Alert notice on a form approved by the Town of Fairfax shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the front of the property where the pesticide application will occur and an approved written notice delivered 48 hours in advance either by a mail service or a hand delivered 8 1 2 x 11 notice attached to an accessible front door or front gate if locked of every separate residential unit within 150 feet of the posted property The notice shall include the address and approximate location of the pesticide application date and estimated time of use the type of pesticide being used and an appropriate 800 number for information regarding the product content and potential impacts 8 40 43 Distance of notification coverage All separate residential units within 150 feet of the parcel where pesticide application is to occur shall receive proper written notification as set forth in section 8 40 42 8 40 44 Exceptions Prior notification provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the following A The use of an aerosol product with a directed spray in containers of eighteen fluid ounces or less when used to protect individuals from an imminent threat from stinging and biting insects including venomous spiders bees wasps and hornets This section shall not exempt from notification the use an any fogger product or aerosol product that discharges to a wide area B The use of non volatile insect or rodent bate in a tamper resistant container C The use of boric acid

    Original URL path: http://www.pesticidefreezone.org/Fairfax%20ordinance.htm (2016-02-15)
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  • Press Conference in front of Fairfax
    member from Fairfax addressing the crowd in front of City Hall on May 23 2001 We are going to fight to keep our RIGHT TO KNOW when pesticides are to be sprayed Susan Christman President of PEG Pesticide Education Group addressing the crowd at City Hall in Fairfax May 23 2001 Virginia Souders Mason Chair of Marin Beyond Pesticides Coalition saying to the crowd Mr Helliker you have got it

    Original URL path: http://www.pesticidefreezone.org/press_conference.htm (2016-02-15)
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  • Thank You Whole Foods
    the Mill Valley Country Fair held in the new Recreation Center funds from all produce sold were donated to Marin Beyond Pesticides Coalition Besides the wonderful donation the Pesticide Free Zone signs were everywhere and visitors to the booth knew

    Original URL path: http://www.pesticidefreezone.org/whole_foods.htm (2016-02-15)
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