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48-hour Pesticide Notification

July 13, 2018

48-hour Pesticide Notification Pursuant to Section 409-h of the State Education Law and Commissioner’s Regulation 155.24

July 16, 2018 Dear Parent, Guardian, and School Staff:

As requested, you are being sent this notice. Pursuant to State Education Law Section 409-H and Commissioner’s Regulation 155.24, this notice is to inform you of a pending pesticide application to the Athletic Fields at the Senior High School, 42 Merritt Road, South Glens Falls, NY 12803. You may wish to discuss with the designated school representative what precautions are being taken to protect your child from exposure to these pesticides. If so, contact Audrey Varney, District Business Manager, 6 Bluebird Road, South Glens Falls, NY 12803. Phone number is (518) 793-9617.

Further information about the product(s) being applied, including any warnings that may appear on the label of the pesticide(s) that are pertinent to the protection of humans, animals, or the environment, may be obtained by calling the National Pesticide Telecommunications Network Information, phone number (1-800-858-7378) or the New York State Department of Health Center for Environmental Health Info Line at (1-800-458-1158).

Required Information

Application Date: July 19, 2018
Application Location: Athletic Fields at Senior High School, 42 Merritt Road, South Glens Falls, NY 12803
Product to be Used: Mallet Grub Control Pesticide
EPA Pesticide Registration Number: 228-501

As a reminder, the following pesticide applications 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 gels 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.

Sincerely,
Audrey Varney
District Business Manager

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