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Pesticide alternatives
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 6, TITLE 1
§ 390-g. Pesticide alternatives. 1. For purposes of this section the
following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

(a) "Day care" shall apply to all child day care centers or head start
day care centers, as defined in section three hundred ninety of this

(b) "Pesticide" shall have the same meaning as set forth in
subdivision thirty-five of section 33-0101 of the environmental
conservation law, provided however that it shall not include:

(i) the application of anti-microbial pesticides and anti-microbial
products as defined by FIFRA in 7 U.S.C. Section 136(mm) and 136q(h)(2);

(ii) the use of an aerosol product with a directed spray, in
containers of eighteen 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;

(iii) the use of non-volatile insect or rodent bait in a tamper
resistant container;

(iv) the application of a pesticide classified by the United States
Environmental Protection Agency as an exempt material under 40 CFR Part

(v) the use of boric acid and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate; or

(vi) the use of horticultural soap and oils that do not contain
synthetic pesticides or synergists.

2. No day care shall apply pesticide to any playgrounds, turf,
athletic or playing fields, except that an emergency application of a
pesticide may be made as determined by the county health department or
for a county not having a health department such authority as the county
legislature shall designate, the commissioner of health or his or her
designee, the commissioner of environmental conservation or his or her
designee, or, in the case of a public school, the school board.