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36-898. Licensees; pesticide application; notice; definitions
A. The director, in consultation with licensees, personnel of licensees, parents, guardians, administrators, members of the public, a qualifying party and at least one health professional, shall develop and adopt a policy to provide parents, guardians, children and personnel with at least forty-eight hours' notice before pesticides are applied on licensee property.
B. The policy shall include at least the following:
1. Procedures for providing the notification, including:
(a) Procedures for written notification to parents, guardians or an individual authorized by a parent or guardian during a regular child care session.
(b) Procedures for requiring the licensee to post signs to identify pesticide application areas.
2. Procedures for requiring any contracted pest control applicator to provide detailed and sufficient information to licensees for the purpose of completing the posting materials.
C. The policy shall include exemptions for the following pesticide applications:
1. Nonresidual pesticide applications performed or contracted by public health agencies for adult vector control.
2. Emergency pesticide applications of a pesticide that has a toxicity category of III or IV pursuant to 40 Code of Federal Regulations section 156.62 to control harmful pests that pose an immediate threat to the public health.
3. Disinfectants or swimming pool chemicals.
4. Block, gel or paste-type bait that is a toxicity category III or IV formulation of insecticide pursuant to 40 Code of Federal Regulations section 156.62 and that is either of the following:
(a) Secured in an enclosed, tamper-resistant bait station and placed in an area that is inaccessible to children.
(b) Applied to a crack or crevice inaccessible to children.
5. Block-type bait that is a toxicity level III or IV formulation of rodenticide pursuant to 40 Code of Federal Regulations section 156.62 and that is secured in an enclosed, tamper-resistant bait station placed in an area inaccessible to children.
6. Personal repellants.
7. Any pesticide exempt from regulation by the United States environmental protection agency pursuant to the federal insecticide, fungicide and rodenticide act (7 United States Code section 136w).
D. Each licensee shall maintain written records of pesticide application notifications for a period of at least three years after the application. The licensee may delegate to the pest control applicator the duty to fill out and post notices required by department policy. A licensee is not required to maintain records of pesticides that are exempt pursuant to subsection C of this section.
E. For the purposes of this section:
1. "Child care" has the same meaning prescribed in section 36-881.
2. "Department" means the department of health services.
3. "Licensee" means a person who is regulated pursuant to this chapter.
4. "Pesticides" includes pesticides regulated under the federal insecticide, fungicide and rodenticide act (P.L. 100-532; 102 Stat. 2654; 7 United States Code section 136) except for nonrestricted use disinfectants, sanitizers or deodorizers regulated by the federal insecticide, fungicide and rodenticide act.
5. "Qualifying party" has the same meaning prescribed in section 3-3601.