An Act To Reestablish the Pesticide Notification Registry
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §§1471-CC and 1471-DD are enacted to read:
§ 1471-CC. Registry of property requiring notification for pesticides applications
The board shall develop and maintain a registry of the properties of residents, lessees and property owners in the State who request that their properties be placed on a registry in order that the residents, lessees and owners receive advance notification of the outdoor application of pesticides.
Any resident, lessee or owner of property in the State is entitled to have that property placed on the registry. A fee may not be charged to register. Property must remain on the registry until the resident, lessee or owner notifies the board in writing that the property is to be removed from the registry or until the board staff determines that the contact is no longer valid.
Upon the request of a person receiving notification under this subsection, a land manager shall provide the material safety data sheets for the pesticides being used or copies of the pesticides labels. A land manager is not required to postpone an application pending delivery of the requested information.
A land manager providing delayed notification under this subsection shall inform the board no later than 10 days after the application of the circumstances necessitating the application and provide any other information required in rules adopted under subsection 9.
§ 1471-DD. Awareness of outdoor pesticides applications; role of the board
This bill reestablishes the law, which was repealed by Public Law 2011, chapter 332, governing the development and maintenance of a registry of the properties of residents, lessees and property owners who request that their properties be placed on a registry in order that they receive advance notification of the outdoor application of pesticides near their properties.