Maryland - Chemical Hazards: Prohibitions

Area: 
Prohibitions Or Restrictions
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law requires districts to utilize environmentally-safe chemicals and/or to reduce chemical exposure in schools.

2017 Maryland Code Agriculture 5-208.1. Integrated pest management systems in schools and school grounds

  • (1) A county board shall develop and implement in its schools an integrated pest management system approved by the Secretary.
  • (2) On or before the beginning of the 2001 school year, a county board shall develop and implement an integrated pest management system for school grounds approved by the Secretary.

2017 Code of Maryland 15.05.02.03 Integrated Pest Management System.

A. County Board of Education Requirements.

  • (1) Each county board of education shall:
    • (a) Develop and implement for its schools an integrated pest management system approved by the Department; and
    • (b) File a written integrated pest management plan with the Department for approval.
  • (2) When any change is made to the integrated pest management system, the county board of education shall submit the revised integrated pest management plan to the Department for approval before the initiation of the new plan.

B. The integrated pest management system of a county board of education shall meet the following minimum requirements:

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