Integrated Pest Management Policy

OCCC Board of Education

June 18, 2012

Information and Discussion Item

Resolution 12-05.13 Integrated Pest Management Plan

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 634.700 to 634.750 require all Oregon community colleges to implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plans by July 1, 2012.  Oregon Coast Community College fulfills this statutory requirement through the adoption of this Integrated Pest Management plan which outlines policies and practices for ensuring the least possible risk to students, staff, faculty, campus users and the local environment.  

The IPM plan includes strategies to:

  1. Notify campus users in advance of any pesticide application and posting of notices in the area of application;
  2. Give preference to non-chemical pest control methods;
  3. Allow the use of low-impact pesticides1 when non-chemical pest control methods are ineffective
  4. Enable the application of pesticides that are not low-impact pesticides in the cases when a pest emergency is declared, or if the application is by or directed by a public health official;
  5. Restrict the application of pesticides for purely preventative measures, except when pesticides designed to attract or be consumed by pests;
  6. Maintain records associated with pesticide application;
  7. Establish minimum training requirements for personnel authorized to apply pesticides;
  8. Maintain an effective learning environment;
  9. Protect the integrity of the College facilities and the local environment.

The College designates the Facilities Manager as the Integrated Pest Management Plan Coordinator and authorizes this individual to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of the IPM plan.

The IPM Coordinator shall:

  1. Receive no less than 6 hours of annual training that reviews IPM principles and requirements;
  2. Identify practices and conditions that reduce or prevent pest problems on-campus;
  3. Maintain a list of low impact pesticides that are preferred over pesticide products;
  4. Ensure that notices are given and posted to the campus community at least 24 hours prior to application and remove such posted notices no sooner than 72 hours post-application of pesticides;
  5. Confirm the presence of the pest(s), determine the need for pesticide application, identify the least possible hazard practice, oversee the application of non-pesticide or pesticide, and evaluate the efficacy of the actions;
  6. For a period of four (4) years, a log of applications that includes, date, pest, location of application, pesticide/non-pesticide used, concentration and amount applied, applicator and results.  Additional documents that will be kept on file for the 4 year period are:
  • Copy of the pesticide/non-pesticide label including brand name and US EPA registration number;
  • Copy of the Materials Safety Data Sheet;
  • Applicator’s license number or trainee or certificate number;
  • Documentation of posted notices and digital communications about pesticide application.
  1. Respond to inquiries about the IPM plan and address complaints about non-compliance with the IPM as per board policy #12-05.13 (pending approval).
  2. Conduct outreach and education to college staff about the IPM plan.

 

1 Low impact pesticides are defined as pesticide products bearing the label of “Caution” and not classified as a human carcinogen or probable human carcinogen under the US EPA 1986 Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment or the US EPS 2003 Draft Final Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment.

 

Resources:

http://oregon.gov/ODA/PEST

http://www.ipmnet.org/Tim

http://npic.orst.edu