Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that a pyrethroid pesticide may only be applied by a commercial applicator for commercial or residential use if an evidence-based model of application complying with specified requirements is used. Requires the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt rules creating a process meeting specified requirements for the licensure of commercial applicators for residential treatment of pyrethroid pesticides. Provides that the Agency may adopt any rules it deems necessary to implement and administer the amendatory provisions.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Pesticide Act. Defines "barrier mosquitocide" and "barrier mosquitocide treatment". Prohibits the application of a barrier mosquitocide by a commercial applicator between October 15 an April 15 unless (1) the Department of Agriculture determines, as a part of a rulemaking proceeding, that there is evidence of a significant unmet need for the commercial application of barrier mosquitocides between October 15 and April 15 due to the abundance of target mosquito populations in the State during that period or (2) the barrier mosquitocide treatment is made for public health purposes by or on behalf of a mosquito abatement district, public health department, township, municipality, or other unit of local government. Requires a commercial applicator of barrier mosquitocides to meet specified minimum requirements regarding the application of barrier mosquitocides. Requires the Department to adopt rules to expand its existing commercial applicator licensure and testing program to include training in the residential application of barrier mosquitocides. Provides that the Department may partner with the University of Illinois to develop and administer a voluntary continuing education curriculum to include in-depth pollinator and ecological protection. Prohibits the installation or use of a residential automatic pesticide misting system in the State. Makes other changes. Effective January 1, 2023.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Specifies that a product that is exempt from registration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (or rules adopted under that Act) is not a barrier mosquitocide. Provides that no commercial applicator shall apply a barrier mosquitocide between October 16 and April 14 (rather than between October 15 and April 15).