Mosquito spraying may be coming to your town soon

Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in News

Mosquito spraying may be coming to your town soon

by Gina Hamilton

AUGUSTA -- A public hearing and work session of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, TODAY at 1 p.m., will tackle the rules about powered spraying for vector-borne illness ... essentially, applying pesticides ... near municipalities.  Although it will adversely affect organic growers and people with sensitivity to pesticides, this is the only notice to the public that is being given on this issue.

These are the late items:

L.D. 1567 Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 22: Standards for Outdoor Application of Pesticides by Powered Equipment in Order To Minimize Off-Target Deposition, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

L.D. 1568 Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 20: Special Provisions, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

L.D. 1569 Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 51: Notice of Aerial Pesticide Application, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

The hearing will be held in Room 437 at the State House. 

 
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