Senate Bill No. 664
Public Act No. 06-14
AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO THE ENVIRONMENT STATUTES.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. Section 10-231a of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2006):
As used in sections 10-231b to 10-231d, inclusive, as amended, and section 19a-79a, as amended, (1) "pesticide" means a fungicide used on plants, an insecticide, a herbicide or a rodenticide but does not mean a sanitizer, disinfectant, antimicrobial agent or a pesticide bait, (2) [a] "lawn care pesticide" means a pesticide registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and labeled pursuant to the federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act for use in lawn, garden and ornamental sites or areas, and (3) "integrated pest management" means use of all available pest control techniques including judicious use of pesticides, when warranted, to maintain a pest population at or below an acceptable level, while decreasing the use of pesticides.
Sec. 2. Subsection (b) of section 10-231b of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2006):
(b) No person shall apply a lawn care pesticide on the grounds of any public or private preschool or public or private elementary school, except that (1) on and after January 1, 2006, until July 1, 2008, an application of a lawn care pesticide may be made at a public or private elementary school on the playing fields and playgrounds of such schools pursuant to an integrated pest management plan, which plan (A) shall be consistent with the model pest control management plan developed by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection pursuant to section 22a-66l, and (B) may be developed by a local or regional board of education for all public schools under its control, and (2) an emergency application of a lawn care pesticide may be made to eliminate a threat to human health, as determined by the local health director, the Commissioner of Public Health, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection [,] or, in the case of a public elementary school, the school superintendent.
Sec. 3. Subsections (e) and (f) of section 12-263m of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2006):
(e) Requests for grants shall be made to the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. Any applicant seeking [grants] a grant shall provide documentation supporting the need for the grant.
(f) Any dry cleaning establishment which unlawfully or intentionally discharges or spills any chemical liquids or solid, liquid or gaseous products or hazardous wastes shall not be eligible for [grants] a grant from the account.
Approved May 2, 2006