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File #: Int 1178-2018    Version: * Name: Notice of the application of pesticides by city agencies.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 10/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notice of the application of pesticides by city agencies
Sponsors: Diana Ayala , Carlina Rivera , Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to post a notice at publicly accessible locations 72 hours before the application of a pesticide by a city agency or contractor. It would also require the notice to include a specific statement regarding how to get more information about the potential risks of the pesticide to be applied.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1178, 2. Int. No. 1178, 3. October 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1178

 

By Council Members Ayala, Rivera and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notice of the application of pesticides by city agencies

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision a of section 17-1207 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 37 for the year 2005, is amended to read as follows:

a. Any city agency or contractor applying pesticides on property owned or leased by the city shall post a notice at publicly accessible locations on such site at least [twenty-four] 72 hours prior to any such application, in a form and manner prescribed by the commissioner, provided, however, that applications requiring immediate action for public health reasons, such as severe rodent infestations, where mosquito larvae are present, or where populations of infected mosquitoes are present shall require that notice be placed concurrently with such application. Such notice shall include, but not be limited to:

(1) Date of posting, proposed date of pesticide application and two alternative dates to the proposed date of application when, due to weather conditions, the pesticide application on the proposed date is precluded;

(2) Address of pesticide application and, if known, specific sites to which the pesticide is to be applied;

(3) Pest to be controlled and method of pesticide application;

(4) Common trade names of the pesticide, if applicable;

(5) United States environmental protection agency registration number of the pesticide, the active ingredient(s) contained in the pesticide and [information on how to obtain further information about the products applied, such as] a prominent statement that reads: “You may wish to take precautions to minimize pesticide exposure to yourself, family members, pets or family possessions. Further information about the product or products being applied, including any warnings that appear on the labels of such pesticide or pesticides that are pertinent to the protection of humans, animals or the environment, can be obtained by calling the National Pesticides Telecommunications Network at 1-800-858-7378 or the New York State Department of Health Center for Environmental Health Info line at 1-800-458-1158; and

(6) Name and telephone number of the city agency or contractor responsible for the application.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 30 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

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