An Act To Require Citizen Notification of Pesticide Applications Using Aerial Spray or Air-carrier Application Equipment
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §1471-Y is enacted to read:
§ 1471-Y. Notification of outdoor pesticides application using aircraft or air-carrier equipment
A land manager may not apply pesticides using aircraft or air-carrier equipment unless the notification requirements of this section are met.
Notification in compliance with this subsection fulfils the notification requirement for 3 years unless the information provided under paragraph A, B or C changes.
Telephone calls, either personal or automated, are an acceptable means of notification under subsection 3.
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §1471-Z is enacted to read:
§ 1471-Z. Registry of citizens requesting additional information
The board shall develop and maintain a registry of residents and property owners in the State who request to be placed on a registry for the purpose of receiving information on the outdoor application of pesticides using aircraft or air-carrier equipment in addition to the information required under section 1471-Y.
Any resident, owner or lessee of property in the State is entitled to be placed on the registry of citizens. A fee may not be charged to register. Persons remain on the registry until they notify the board in writing that they want to be removed from the registry or until the board staff determines that the contact is no longer valid.