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NYC Pesticide Usage Law


See: pesticides; local law 37 pesticide use by city agencies leaving NYCWasteLess at NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene

Law: NYC Administrative Code leaving NYCWasteLess (Title 17: Health, Chapter 12: Pesticide Use by City Agencies)

Summary: The Pesticide Usage Law, enacted as Local Law 37 of 2005 leaving NYCWasteLess limits the application of pesticides on any property leased or owned by the City, bans the use of certain pesticides including those that are classified as a Category I Toxic by the EPA, classified anywhere as a possible carcinogen and known carcinogen by January 2006, and assessed as a developmental toxin by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment by January, 2007. The guidelines, requirements, and the pesticide use reporting system, New York City Pesticide Use Reporting System (NYCPURS) leaving NYCWasteLess, are developed and maintained by the NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene leaving NYCWasteLess.

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