1 Attachment F.2 9/8/09 Board Meeting Excellence for All Phone (80S) , Fax (805) Date: September 2, 2009 To: Dr. J. Brian Sarvis, Superintendent From: David J. Hetyonk, Director of Facilities and Operations Subject: Report on Integrated Pest Management September 8,2009 Conference Item (Time Required: 20 min.) Background: In January 2001, the enactment of the Healthy Schools Act of 2009 (Assembly Bill 2260) put into place requirements for notifications, posting, and recordkeeping for pesticide4s used in schools. The law also put into place the Department of Pesticides Regulation's existing Integrated Pest Management (lpm) program. IPM is a strategy that focuses on prevention or suppression of pest problems that includes using non-chemical methods and practices such as mechanical or physical controls and only after these methods are deemed non effective at controlling the pest, may the use of a pesticide be considered, and then, a pesticide that poses the least possible hazard and is effective. The term pesticide refers to substances that control a pest, and includes herbicides and chemical pesticides. Administrative Regulation , the districts annual notice to parents & associated forms, and a list of pesticide products that are prohibited from use in schools are attached for reference. Current members of the IPM committee include: David Hetyonk (IPM coordinator), Santos Escobar (community member & City of Santa Barbara IPM coordinator), Layne Wheeler (SBTA), Ernie Sandoval (CSEA), Bruce Chavez (maintenance supervisor), and Suzy Cawthon (parent). Whenever a site specific problem is an issue, a site administrator and gardener or custodian from the site is included in the committee discussion. The committee also contacts Phil Boise of Urban-Ag-Ecology whenever the next step in the IPM process may consider a pesticide not on the districts pesticide list. Issue: The district efforts at pesticide reduction, membership in the Santa Barbara County Green Landscape Consortium (https:llwww.countyofsb.org/sbc/ipm/ this website is still under construction), and the history, results, and future efforts to control pests at sites including ground squirrels at Dos Pueblos and San Marcos High Schools will be reviewed with the board. IL A _ tta _ c _ h _ m _ en _ t( _ s _7--,-I _x _YJ_es_Of_SO_'_P_le_8S_fJ_a_ttB_c_hJ --,---,- 1 _N_0...l 1 I I Powerpoint I Overhead I Consultant I Adams Elementary School Cesar Chavez Charter School Cleveland Elementary School Franklin Elementary School Harding Elementary School McKinley Elementary School Monroe Elementary Schoo! Open Alternative School Peabody Charter School Roosevelt Elementary School Santa Barbara Charter School Santa Barbara Community Academy Washington Elementary School Goleta Valley Junior High School La Colina JUnior High School La Cumbre Junior High School Santa Barbara Junior High School Dos Pueblos High School La Cuesta Continuation High School San Marcos High School Santa Barbara High School Home School Santa Barbara Equal opportunity employer/non-<liscrimination on the basis of race, (olor, ancestry, national origin, marital status, sex. sexual orientation, religious creed, physical handkap (including AIDS), medical condition (cancer-related), age (over 40), or political affiliation.
2 Santa Barbara School Districts Administrative Regulation Business and Non-Instructional Operations AR INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT Definition Integrated Pest Management (IPM) means a strategy that focuses on long-term prevention or suppression of pest problems through a combination of techniques such as monitoring for pest presence and establishing treatment threshold levels, using nonchemical practices to make the habitat less conducive to pest development, improving sanitation, and employing mechanical and physical controls. Pesticides that pose the least possible hazard and are effective in a manner that minimizes risks to people, property, and the environment are used only after careful monitoring indicates they are needed according to pre-established guidelines and treatment thresholds. (Food and Agricultural Code 13181) Procedures The Superintendent or designee shall designate a staff person to develop, implement, and coordinate an IPM program that incorporates effective, least toxic pest management practices. The district's program shall include the following elements: 1. Carefully monitoring and identifying the pest population levels and identifying practices that could affect pest populations. Strategies for managing the pest shall be influenced by the pest species and whether that species poses a threat to people, property, or the environment. 2. Setting action threshold levels to determine when pest populations or vegetation at a specific location might cause unacceptable health or economic hazard that would indicate corrective action should be taken. 3. Modifying or eliminating pest habitats to deter pest populations and minimize pest infestations. 4. Considering a full range of possible alternative treatments. Such alternative treatments may include taking no action or controlling the pest by physical, horticultural, or biological methods. Cost or staffmg considerations alone win not be adequate justification for use of chemical control agents. 5. Selecting nonchemical pest management methods over chemical methods whenever such methods are effective in providing the desired control or, when it is determined that chemical methods must be used, giving preference to those chemicals that pose the least hazard to people and the environment. Integrated Pest Management - Administrative Regulation Page 1 of4
3 6. Ensuring that persons applying pesticides follow label precautions and are trained in the principles and practices of IPM. (cf Staff Development) 7. Limiting pesticide purchases to amounts needed for the year. Pesticides shall be stored at a secure location that is not accessible to students and unauthorized staff. They shall be stored and disposed of in accordance with state regulations and label directions registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as any: disposal requirements indicated on the product label. (cf Hazardous Substances) 8. The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator may establish a comrpittee to investigate low-risk/least hazardous alternatives to conventional chemicals and, when found effective, these least hazardous substitutes shall be used in place of chemical applications. The committee may include the IPM coordinator, parents, certificated staff members, classified staff members, and community members. Prohibited Pesticides The IPM Coordinator shall not use a pesticide on a school site if that pesticide has been granted a conditional or interim registration or an experimental use permit by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) or if the pesticide is subject to an experimental registration issued. by the EPA and either of the following conditions exists: (Education Code ) 1. The pesticide contains a new active ingredient. 2. The pesticide is for new use. In addition, the IPM Coordinator shall not use a pesticide on a sthool site if DPR dmcels or suspends registration or requires that the pesticide be phased out from use. (Education Code ) Notifications The IPM Coordinator shall annually notify staff and parents/guardians of students; enrolled at a school site, in writing, regarding pesticide products expected to be applied at the school facility in the upcoming year. The notification shall include at least the following: (Education Code 17612) 1. The Internet address (http://www.schoolipm.info) used to access information on pesticides and pesticide use reduction developed by the DPR pursuant to Food and Agricultural Code The name of each pesticide product expected to be applied in the upcoming year and the active ingredient( s) in it. Integrated Pest Management - Administrative Regulation 'Page 2 of 4
4 3. An opportunity for interested persons to register to receive notification of individual pesticide application at the school site. The IPM Coordinator shall notify such registered persons of individual pesticide applications at least 72 hours prior to the application. The notice shall include the product name, the active ingredient(s) in the product, and the intended date of application. AR (c) 4. Other information deemed necessary by the Superintendent or IPM Coordinator. (cf Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures) (cf Facilities Inspection) (cf /4212.9/ Employee Notifications) (cf Parental Notifications) ) If a pesticide product not included in the annual notification is subsequently intended fo:l" use at a school site, the IPM Coordinator shall provide written notification of its intended use to staff and parents/guardians of students enrolled at the school, at least 72 hours prior to the, application.. (Education Code 17612) Whenever the IPM Coordinator deems that the immediate use of a pesticide is necessary to protect the health and safety of students, staff, or other persons at the school site, he/she shall make every effort to provide the required notifications prior to the application of the pesticide. (Education Code 17612) (cf Environmental Safety) Posting of Warning Signs The!PM Coordinator shall post a warning sign at each area of the school site where pesticides will be applied that shall be visible to all persons entering the treated area. The si shall be posted at least 24 hours prior to the application and until 72 hours after the application.. The warning sign shall display the following information: (Education Code 17612) 1. The term "Warning/Pesticide Treated Area" 2. The product name, manufacturer's name, and the EPA's product registration number 3. Intended areas and dates of application 4. Reason for the pesticide application When advance posting is not possible due to an emergency condition requiring immedi te use of a pesticide, the warning sign shall be posted immediately upon application and. shall remain posted until 72 hours after the application. (Education Code 17609, 17612) Records Each school site shall maintain records of all pesticide use at the school for four years, and shall make the information available to the public, upon request, in accordance with the California Public Records Act. Such records may be maintained by retaining a copy of the 'warning sign Integrated Pest Management - Administrative Regulation
5 posted for each pesticide application with a recording on that copy of the amount of the pesticide used. (Education Code 17611) (cf Access to District Records) (cf District Records) Legal Reference: EDUCATION CODE Legislative intent (fitness of buildings for occupancy) Healthy Schools Act of Notice at beginning of term Notification of pesticides FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL CODE Pest control operations and agricultural chemicals Healthy Schools Act of 2000 GOVERNMENT CODE Scope of representation; right to negotiate safety conditions California Public Records Act CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE Employer's obligation to provide safety information UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE y Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodentcide Act Management Resources: U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Pest Control in the School Environment: Adopting Integrated Pest Management, 1993 WEB SITES California Department of Education: http//www.cde.ca.gov California Department of Pesticide Regulation, School IP M' U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Integrated Pest Management at Schools: epa.gov/pesticides/ipm Regulation Adopted: Revised: SANTA BARBARA SCHOOL DISTRICTS September 25, 2002 Santa Barbara, California June 17, 2008 Integrated Pest Management - Administrative Regulation Page 4 of 4
6 SANTA BARBARA SCHOOL DISTRICTS RE: PESTICIDE NOTICE TO PARENTS Pursuant to the Healthy Schools Act of 2000, the district is required to notify staff, parents, or guardians of the name of all pesticide products, expected to be applied at the school facility during the upcoming year. Those products are listed on the attachment. It is the goal of the district to provide a safe, clean and healthful environment for students and staff. Our list for the 2002/2003 school year contained twenty-two items. This list is now down to five pesticides. Through a combination of techniques, such. as improving sanitation, employing mechanical & physical controls and working with our Integrated Pest Management (,PM) Advisory Committee, we have dramatically reduced the use of chemical pesticides while providing better, longer-lasting control of pests. Examples of alternative, non-toxic methods are eliminating available food, water, hiding places and entry points for the suppression of pests such as rodents, using heat treatment instead of chemicals when possible for termites, utilizing hand pulling, weed eaters, torching, and mulching instead of herbicides. If you wish to receive notification of individual pesticide applications at the school facility, please complete the attached registration form. You will receive notification at least 72 hours prior to the application. A sample of the notification is also attached. You will automatically be notified of any proposed use of any pesticide not appearing on the attached list. In the event of an emergency condition (such as bees or yellow-jackets) requiring immediate action, the notification requirements can be waived. A warning sign will be immediately posted upon application and shall remain posted for 72 hours after the application. Every effort to provide the required notification for the application of a pesticide will be made. Information regarding pesticide information may be obtained at the following web site: - California Department of Pesticide Regulation Or by calling: Pesticide Information: National Pesticide Telecommunications Network This toll-free service is funded by EPA and operated by the Oregon State University. The service is available from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. For specific questions regarding the District's lpm policy please contact the IPM Coordinator: David Hetyonk, Director of Facilities & Operations, x238.
7 DISTRITOS ESCOLARES DE SANTA BARBARA RE: AVISO DE PESTICIDA A LOS PADRES En cumplimiento con el Acta de Escuelas Saludables de 2000, al distrito se Ie exige que notifique al personal, padres y tutores sobre el nombre de todos los productos pesticidas que se esperan aplicar en las instalaciones escolares durante el proximo ana escolar. Se adjunta la lista con todos esos productos. La meta del distrito es ofrecer un ambiente seguro, sane y limpio para los alumnos y para el personal. Nuestra lista del ana escolar 2002/2003 contenla veintidos productos. La lista actual ha quedado reducida a cinco pesticidas. A traves de una combinacion de tecnicas, tales como mejorar el saneamiento, emplear controles mecanicos y ffsicos y trabajar con nuestro Comite Asesor Integrado del Control de las Infestaciones (IPM), hemos reducido dramaticamente el uso de pesticidas mientras que proveemos un control mejor y mas duradero de las infestaciones. Ejemplos de metodos alternativos y no-toxicos son eliminar los restos de com ida, agua, lugares donde esconderse y puntos de entrada para la supresion de infestaciones como roedores, usc de tratamiento con calor en lugar de productos quimicos para eliminar las termitas siempre que es posible, utilizar aparatos para cortar hierbas, arrancarlas a mano, quemarlas y abonos organicos en lugar de herbicidas. Si desean recibir notificaci6n de las aplicaciones de pesticidas concretos en las instalaciones escolares, por favor, completen el formulario adjunto. Uds. recibiran una notificacion con un minima de antelacion de 72 horas a la aplicacion. Se adjunta una muestra de la notificacion. Uds. seran notificados automaticamente de cualquier propuesta de uso de pesticidas que no aparezcan indicados en la lista adjunta. En el caso de una condicion de emergencia (tal como abejas 0 avispas) que requiera accion inmediata, se puede anular al requisito de notificacion. Una vez se haya aplicado algun producto se colocara un cartel de advertencia y permanecera colocado durante las 72 horas posteriores a la aplicacion. Se haran todos los esfuerzos posibles para notificar a los padres de la aplicacion de cualquier pesticida. Se puede obtener informacion referente a pesticidas en la siguiente pagina web: - Departamento de Regulacion de Pesticidas de California o liamando a: Informacion sobre pesticidas: Red Nacional de Telecomunicaciones de Pesticidas Este servicio gratuito esta financiado por EPA y operado por la Oregon State University. EI servicio esta disponible de 9:30 a. m. a 7:30 p.m. EST, de lunes a viernes. Para preguntas especfficas referentes a la norma IPM del Distrito, pueden ponerse en contacto con el Coordinador de IPM: David Hetyonk, Director de Instalaciones y Operaciones, x238.
8 SANTA BARBARA SCHOOL DISTRICTS List EPA REG PRODUCT NAME ACTIVE INGREDIENT FORMULATION USE Timbor Boric Salts Wet Powder Premise Imidacloprid Wet Powder Drione Pyrethrin / Silica Gel Dust PT-515 Alethrin / Phenobenzyl Aerosol Surflan Oryzalin Liquid 7 Revised 5/09/07 USE CODES 1. Termite, interior treatment 5. Orywood termites 2. Termite, exterior and/or soil treatment 6. Bees, wasps: Exterior (or into interior walls) 3. Termite, wood treatment Weeds, pre-emergent Fungus / dry rot treatment
9 DISTRITOS ESCOLARES DE SANTA BARBARA Lista EPA REG NOMBRE DEL INGREDIENTE ACTIVO I DENOMINACION PRODUCTO Timbor Sales B6ricas I Polvo Humedo Premise Inadaclopride Polvo Humedo Drione Pirentina I Gel de Silice Polvo PT-515 Aletrin / Fenobenzilo Aerosol Surflan Oryzalin Uquido Revised 5/09/ usa usa DE LOS CODIGOS 1. Termitas, tratamiento interior 5. T ermitas de madera seca 2. Termitas, exterior y/o tratamiento de tierras 6. Abejas, avispas: Exterior (0 en paredes interiores) 3. Termitas, tratamiento de maderas 7. Malas hierbas pre-incipientes 4. Tratamiento de hongos/carcoma
10 Room#: SANTA BARBARA SCHOOL DISTRICTS PESTICIDE APPLICATION NOTIFICATION REGISTRATION Date: Name of Parent/Guardian: --- (or staff member) Address: Name of Student:
11 DISTRITOS ESCOLARES DE SANTA BARBARA REGISTRO DE NOTIFICACION DE APUCACION DE PESTICIDA Fecha: Nombre del Padre/MadrelTutor: (0 del miembro del personal) _ Direcci6n:. Nombre del alumno/a: Clase no: Escuelallnstalaciones:
12 SANTA BARBARA SCHOOL DISTRICTS PESTICIDE APPLICATION NOTIFICATION Dear Registrant: Pursuant to your request, please be advised that the following pesticide application has been scheduled. Date of Application: _ Product Name: Active Ingredient(s): _ Site/Faciiity: The product shall be used according to established regulations governing such applications. If you have any questions, please contact
13 DISTRITOS ESCOLARES DE SANTA BARBARA NOTIFICACION DE APUCACION DE PESTICIDA 1ada Persona Registrada: Jmpiimiento con su solicitud, por favor, considerese informado/a de que se 'ogramado ia aplicaci6n del pesticida siguiente. a de la aplicaci6n: bre del producto: _ diente(s) activo(s): _ r/lnstalaci6n: ----"- producto se usara de acuerdo con las normas en vigor establecidas para aplicaciones. nen alguna pregunta, por favor, ponganse en contacto can:
14 List of Pesticide Products Prohibited from Use in Schools and Child Care Facilities (AB 405, Chapter 566, Statutes of 2005) Pursuant to Education Code section , the pesticide products listed below are prohibited from use on "schoolsites." The term "schoolsite" is defmed in Education Code section to mean any facility used for child care (other than family day care homes), or for public kindergarten, elementary, or secondary school purposes. The term includes the buildings or structures, playgrounds, athletic fields, vehicles, or any other area of property visited or used by pupils. School site does not include any postsecondary educational facility attended by secondary pupils or private school facilities. The following pesticide products meet the criteria of Education Code Section (a), and therefore, are prohibited from use on school sites, effective July 1, 2009: Product Brand Name Actinovate SP Algirnycin PWF Arabesque Aspergillus flavus AF36 Bac-Shield Bloomtime Biological FD Biopesticide DuPont Acelepryn Insecticide DuPont Altacor Insect Control DuPont Coragen Insect Control Durivo Eminent 125 SL Glissade Instant Frog KeyPlex 350 OR KT-30 Plant Growth Regulator Leisure Time Spa Minerals Mettle 125 ME Fungicide Movento Norm 1 Outrider Herbicide Polyversum (Master Label) Pool Frog Mineral Reservoir Presidio Fungicide Resource Herbicide Revus Top Shake-Away Coyote Urine Granules Shake-Away CoyotelFox Urine Granules Shake-Away Fox Urine Granules Simple Spa Care Spa Minerals Sorbishield 90 Spa Frog Mineral Cartridge Spa Frog Mineral Reservoir EPA Registration Number AA AA AA EX AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA EX ZA AA AA AA AA ML ZA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA ZC AA
15 Spa Frog Mineral Spa Care Spirotetramat Technical TaeGro VBC-3OO51 VBC VBC VBC VBC PLANT GROWTH REGULATOR SOLUBLE LIQUID Voliam Flexi Voliam Xpress ZB AA AA EX EY EY EX EX AA AA Any vendor or manufacturer of pesticides is prohibited from making these pesticides available to a school district by sale or gift. If there are questions about this list, please contact: Eileen Mahoney, Program Specialist Department of Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Registration Branch Phone: (916) wv J These pesticide products are prohibited from use on "schoolsites" in accordance with Education Code section (a) because they are registered for use in the State of California either: (1) a b c conditionally, (2) as an interim registration, or (3) under an experimental use permit (EUP), and contain either a new active ingredient or are intended for a new use. (Note: conditionally registered pesticide products that have fulfilled ali registration requirements that relate to human health are exempted.) Also prohibited are all pesticide products that DPR canceled, suspended, or required phaseout of use. a California Code of Regulations section 6200 authorizes the Director to waive specific data requirements for pesticide product registration for a limited period of time to allow for generation of missing data. Most conditionally registered pesticide products are registered as such based on missing efficacy or phytotoxicity data. b Interim registration is established in Food and Agricultural Code sections The statute allows an applicant for registration of the first agricultural use of a pesticide active ingredient to defer submission of no more than three efficacy or environmental fate studies (e.g., soil photolysis study, field dissipation study) for a period not to exceed three years, provided certain criteria are met. The product must be a significant component of an integrated pest management system, and reduce risk to the public and the environment. In addition, all data submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support federal registration must be submitted to DPR, and the product must not be expected to have a significant adverse effect on public health or the environment, or threaten groundwater.
16 Experimental Use Permits (EUPs) are defined in federal statute (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, section 5). U.S. EPA issues EUPs; however, before an EUP pesticide can be sold or used in California it must also be registered with DPR. Restrictions are placed on the use of the pesticide, including an expiration date, limit on total amount of product to be used, limit on total number of acres to be treated, and a requirement for quarterly reports. Once registered with DPR, the product may be sold to specific California researchers to be used in research trials; however, the products are not available to the public.