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HB 186: PESTICIDE APPLICATION NOTICES

An Act Relating To The Environment; Amending The Pesticide Control Act To Provide For Public Notification Of Pesticide Applications To Public Buildings And Grounds.

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MILD HB 186
PESTICIDE APPLICATION NOTICES

Legislative URL:
HB 186 on nmlegis.gov
Emergency Clause:
No
Germane:
N/A
Location:
HEENC
Action:
[3] HEENC/HGEIC-HEENC API.
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Summary

This bill adds a new section to the Pesticide Control Act providing that a person who applies a pesticide or hires a commercial applicator to apply pesticide to a publicly accessible building or publicly accessible grounds must post visible notice to inform the general public about the presence of pesticides.

 

The notice must be posted in a conspicuous location; be orange in color with black lettering; be a minimum of eight and one-half inches by eleven inches in size; and contain the words “Notice-Pesticides” and “Aviso-Pesticidas” with the pesticide brand name, active ingredient and registration number; the date and time of application; the method of application; and the name and phone number of the applicator.

 

Possible benefits of this bill might be the alerting of individuals who are sensitive or otherwise averse to pesticides that they may want to avoid the location; and providing information about the application of pesticides to individuals who may want to inquire about or object to the application.