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Public Act 91-0525

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    AN ACT to  amend  the  Structural  Pest  Control  Act  by
changing Sections 2, 3, and 10.2 and adding Sections 3.26 and

    Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section 5.  The Structural Pest Control Act is amended by
changing Sections 2, 3, and 10.2 and adding Sections 3.26 and
10.3 as follows:

    (225 ILCS 235/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2202)
    Sec. 2.  Legislative intent.  It is declared  that  there
exists  and  may  in  the  future  exist  within the State of
Illinois locations where  pesticides  are  received,  stored,
formulated  or prepared and subsequently used for the control
of structural pests, and improper selection, formulation  and
application  of  pesticides  may  adversely affect the public
health and general welfare.
    It  is  further  established  that  the  use  of  certain
pesticides is restricted or may in the future  be  restricted
to  use only by or under the supervision of persons certified
in accordance with this Act.
    It is  recognized  that  pests  can  best  be  controlled
through  an  integrated pest management program that combines
preventive techniques, nonchemical pest control methods,  and
the   appropriate  use  of  pesticides  with  preference  for
products that are the least harmful to human health  and  the
environment.   Integrated  pest management is a good practice
in the management of pest populations, and it is  prudent  to
employ  pest  control strategies that are the least hazardous
to human health and the environment.
    Therefore, the purpose of this Act is to protect, promote
and  preserve  the  public  health  and  general  welfare  by
providing for the  establishment  of  minimum  standards  for
selection,   formulation   and   application   of  restricted
pesticides and to provide for  the  licensure  of  commercial
structural  pest  control  businesses,  the  registration  of
persons  who  own  or  operate non-commercial structural pest
control locations where restricted pesticides are  used,  and
the certification of pest control technicians.
    It  is  also  the purpose of this Act to reduce economic,
health, and environmental risks by  promoting  encourage  the
use of integrated pest management for structural pest control
in   schools,   by   making  guidelines  on  integrated  pest
management available to schools.
(Source: P.A. 87-1106.)

    (225 ILCS 235/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2203)
    Sec. 3.  Definitions.)  As used in this Act,  unless  the
context  otherwise  requires, the terms specified in Sections
3.01 through 3.26 3.24 have the meanings ascribed to them  in
those Sections.
(Source: P.A. 83-825.)

    (225 ILCS 235/3.26 new)
    Sec. 3.26.  "School" means any structure used as a public
school in this State.

    (225 ILCS 235/10.2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2210.2)
    Sec. 10.2.  Integrated pest management guidelines.
    (a)  The  Department  shall  prepare  guidelines  for  an
integrated   pest  management  program  for  structural  pest
control  practices  at  school  buildings  and  other  school
facilities.  Such  guidelines  shall  be  made  available  to
schools and the public upon request.
    (b)  When  economically feasible, each school is required
encouraged to adopt an  integrated  pest  management  program
that incorporates the guidelines developed by the Department.
If  adopting  an integrated pest management program would not
be economically  feasible  because  it  would  result  in  an
increase  in  the  school's  pest  control  cost,  the school
district must provide written notification to the Department.
The notification must include projected  pest  control  costs
for  the term of the pest control program and projected costs
for implementing integrated pest  management  for  that  same
time  period.   The  Department  shall make this notification
available  to  the   general   public   upon   request.    In
implementing  an integrated pest management program, a school
employee pest control specialist should be designated to  and
that person should assume responsibility for the oversight of
pest   management   practices   in   that   school   and  for
recordkeeping requirements.
    (c)  The Structural Pest Control Advisory  Council  shall
assist  the  Department  in  developing  the  guidelines  for
integrated  pest  management  programs.   In  developing  the
guidelines,   the  Council  shall  consult  with  individuals
knowledgeable in the area of integrated pest management.
    (d)  The  Department,  with   the   assistance   of   the
Cooperative  Extension  Service  and other relevant agencies,
may prepare  a  training  program  for  school  pest  control
(Source: P.A. 87-1106.)

    (225 ILCS 235/10.3 new)
    Sec. 10.3.  Notification.  School districts must maintain
a registry of parents and guardians of students and employees
who  have registered to receive written notification prior to
application of  pesticides  to  school  property  or  provide
written notification to all parents and guardians of students
before  such pesticide application.  Written notification may
be included in newsletters, bulletins,  calendars,  or  other
correspondence  currently  published  by the school district.
The written notification must be given at  least  2  business
days  before  application  of  the  pesticide application and
should identify the intended date of the application  of  the
pesticide  and  the name and telephone contact number for the
school personnel responsible for  the  pesticide  application
program.  Prior written notice shall not be required if there
is  an  imminent  threat  to  health  or property.  If such a
situation arises, the appropriate school personnel must  sign
a  statement  describing  the circumstances that gave rise to
the health threat and ensure that written notice is  provided
as  soon  as  practicable.   For  purposes  of  this Section,
pesticides subject to  notification  requirements  shall  not
include  (i)  an  antimicrobial  agent, such as disinfectant,
sanitizer, or  deodorizer,  or  (ii)  insecticide  baits  and
rodenticide baits.

    Section  99.   Effective  date.   This  Act  takes effect
August 1, 2000.

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