Each City department that uses pesticides shall maintain an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Policy. The Department may require periodic IPM plan updates. The IPM implementation plans and any periodic updates shall be consistent with the requirements of this Section and any guidelines developed by the Department pursuant to this Chapter.
A City department IPM implementation plan shall outline the ways in which the City department shall comply with the City IPM Policy in Section 300(d). The City department IPM implementation plan shall include pesticide applications performed by pesticide applicators at the request of the City department. The IPM implementation plan shall contain a list of the types and quantities of chemicals used, the types of pest problems, the alternatives adopted to date, alternatives proposed for adoption within the next six months, and the name of the IPM Coordinator for the City department.
At the request of the Department, the Commission may determine that a City department’s IPM implementation plan is not in conformity with the City IPM Policy. Upon a determination of nonconformity, the City department shall submit a revised plan to the Department in accordance with a schedule established by the Commission.
The Department shall disseminate public educational information about IPM plans and programs and the City’s IPM Policy.
The Department shall maintain a data bank of information concerning pesticide use by City departments and the efficacy of alternatives used by City departments. All City departments that use pesticides shall participate in the Department’s program by:
Identifying the types of pest problems that the City Department has;
Identifying types and quantities of pesticides currently in use by the City department;
Identifying the use of alternatives for pesticides;
Designating City department contact personnel who are responsible for the service for which the pesticides are used to regularly assess the efficacy of alternatives and to act as a resource for other City departments; and
Providing regular reports as required by the Department of the Environment on the City department’s efforts to implement the City IPM Policy.
Any City department planning to apply pesticides to outdoor areas must first obtain a written recommendation from a person holding a valid Agricultural Pest Control Advisor license issued by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Written recommendations shall be consistent with the IPM plan for the site and state the period for which they are valid, from one day up to one calendar year from the date of issue.
Any City department that performs landscape pesticide applications must do so by or under the supervision of a person holding a valid Qualified Applicator certificate under state law. Properly trained, but unlicensed staff may apply pesticides under the direction of a properly licensed staff member.
The Department may request that the City departments that use pesticides provide work orders to the Department to cover the cost of implementing this IPM program.
The Department shall post on its website summaries of pesticide use by City departments and exemptions granted.
(Added by Ord. 171-03, File No. 030422, App. 7/3/2003)
(Derivation Former Administrative Code Section 39.6; added by Ord. 401-96, App. 10/21/96; amended Ord. 27497, App. 7/3/97; Ord. 231-99, File No. 991246, App. 8/20/99; Ord. 2-00, File No. 992000, App. 1/13/2000; Ord. 7-11, File No. 100761, App. 1/7/ 2011)