New York State Law, Section 409-H, and Commissioner’s Regulation 155.24, requires all public and non-public elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all students, persons in parental relation, faculty and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically during the school year.
The Remsen Central School District is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relation, faculty and staff who wish to receive a 48-hour notification of pesticide application.
The following applications are not subject to prior notification requirements:
- Anti-microbial pesticides and products.
- Aerosol products with a directed spray in containers of 18 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.
- Nonvolatile rodenticides in tamper resistant bait stations or in areas inaccessible to children.
- Silica gels and other nonvolatile ready-to-use paste, foam, and gel formulations of insecticides in areas inaccessible to children.
- Boric acid and disodium obtaborate tetrahydrate.
- A product classified by the EPA as an exempt material under 40 CFR 152.25
- An emergency application of a pesticide to protect against an imminent threat to human health
- A pesticide application which occurs when the facility remains unoccupied for a continuous seventy-two hours following the application.
If you would like to receive 48-hour notification of pesticide applications that are scheduled., please contact Mr. Thomas Waldron, 315.205.4300, ext. 6000.