Feb 12th, 2014, the State of California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation Enforcement Branch investigated the pesticide application at Malibu High School. They found the school to be in violation of the Healthy Schools Act.
- IPM coordinator must make sure that the requirements of the Healthy Schools Act are met. The IPM coordinator should attend an IPM training in the next few months.
- District must provide annual written notice to all parents and staff of pesticide products expected to be applied at school sites for the year, including the name, active ingredient and the DPR’s school IPM website. If a product is not included in the annual notification, then you must give 72 hours written notice prior to application.
- District must establish an individual notification registry to allow all parents and staff the opportunity to register and be notified before each pesticide application throughout the year 72 hours prior to each application; providing the product name, active ingredient and intended date of application.
- District must post warning signs at each area where the pesticides will be applied at least 24 hours before and leave up 72 hours after. Signs must follow guidelines and must be visible to anyone upon entering the treated area.
- District must keep records of all pesticide application for four years at each school site that include: product name, manufacturer’s name, US EPA registration number, date and areas of application, reason for application and amount used. These records must be readily available to the public when requested.
- Don’t use prohibited pesticides. There is a list of prohibited pesticides and this list must be posted on the School IPM Web Site and updated quarterly by DPR.
Dept of Pesticide Report: Complete Report, Application Bills for all 4 Malibu Schools, List of Pesticides Used and their warning labels.
Dept of Pesticide Supplemental Report. Violation notice was issued to SMMUSD.