Pesticide Notification

New York State Education Law Section 409-H, effective July 1, 2001, requires all public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year. The Mattituck - Cutchogue UFSD is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applications, The following pesticide application are not subject to prior notification requirements:

  • A school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72-hours following an application;
  • Anti-microbial products;
  • Nonvolatile rodenticides in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
  • Nonvolatile insecticidal baits in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
  • Silica gel and other nonvolatile ready-to-use pastes, foams, or gels in areas inaccessible to children;
  • Boric acid and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate;
  • The application of EPA designated biopesticides;
  • The application of EPA designated exempt materials under 40CFR152-25;
  • The use of 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.

In the event of an emergency application necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human health, a good faith effort will be made to supply written notification to those on the 48-hour prior notification list.

If you would like to receive 48-hour prior notification of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur in your school, please print out and send the requested information below and return it to the Business Official, Mattituck - Cutchogue UFSD 385 Depot Lane, New York 11935. Phone # (631) 298-4242 ext. 247, Email: mengelhardt@mufsd.com.



Mattituck-Cutchogue UFSD
Request for Pesticide Application Notification

First Name:

LastName:

Address

City, State, ZIP

Day Phone:

Evening Phone:

School Building:

E-Mail Address:


Below is a copy of the letter distributed annually to parents/staff.


PESTICIDE NOTIFICATION


New York State Education Law Section 409-H, effective July 1, 2001, requires all public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year.

Further information about the product(s) being applied, including any warnings that appear on the label of the pesticide(s) can be obtained by calling the National Pesticide Telecommunications Network at 1-800-858-7378 or the New York State Department of Health Center for Environmental Health information line at 1-800-458-1158.

Generally, pesticides will not be used on district playgrounds, turf, athletic or playing fields, unless there is an emergency. Emergencies will be handled in accordance with applicable law and regulation.

The Mattituck-Cutchogue UFSD is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applications. To register for the 48-hour notification for the 2015-2016 academic year, please send your written request, including your name, address, home and work phone numbers, along with the specific school(s) your child/children attend, to:

Business Official
Mattituck-Cutchogue UFSD
385 Depot Lane
Cutchogue, NY 11935

In the event of an emergency application necessary to protect against any imminent threat to human health, a good faith effort will be made to supply written notification to those on the 48-hour prior notification list.




Related Files

Pesticide 48-Hour Notification