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turf hokie

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Metro NY
After plowing for the last 3 days, this is what I come home to in the inbox....

Makes you think that NY just does not want me to be in business anymore.

Basically taking all herbicides, fungicides etc from us
and banning any "asthetic" pesticide from ALL public and private schools, daycares etc.

Here is the link to a written a letter to you reps, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS FILL IN YOUR INFO AND HIT SEND IT WILL GO TO THE PROPER REPRESENTATIVE BASED ON YOUR ZIP CODE.... PLEASE DO THIS....
http://www.congressweb.com/cweb4/index.cfm?orgcode=PLN&st=NY
Click on "write your legislators"

The following is taken from the email from

Larry Wilson - Chairman
New York Alliance For Environmental Concerns



Dear Friends,

In all the years that I have been doing this, I have to tell you that this e-mail is about the most important that I have ever sent.

Last Monday I attended a government "Roundtable" in Albany chaired by Senator Antione Thompson (Dem-Buffalo) who chairs the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee. I had received 2 notices for this meeting. The first was an invitation to a "COMPREHENSIVE PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC OUTREACH AND ENFORCEMENT" Roundtable Discussion.

A few days later, another invitation came for the same meeting, calling it "Senator Thompson's Roundtable Discussion on Integrated Pest Management" Whatever it was supposed to be, what it was , in a word , it was contentious.

I have included a list of attendee's, some were not able to come, but our industry was well represented. Those there to push a number of pesticide bills under consideration by the Senators committee are the same people that we have been arguing with for years, we knew what we were going to face.

For those gluttons for punishment, I am listing the bills that the Senator solicited comment on. The Scary ones I will underline, the one's in red are the ones that are going to move next week (the sacrificial lambs as I call them). The worst of the worst that you must oppose is Senate Bill S4983a. also, S4043, S2346, S1737a, S4949 THEY ALL BAN THE USE OF CLASS 1 AND CLASS 2 PRODUCTS (everything that we use) see attachment.

Then we have the bills with definitions of IPM that put us out of business, S418a.

Senator Thompson opened the meeting by declaring his intention to pass 2 (or more) pesticide bills this year (which he has told us before).Two other bills that he asked us about were S1901a, a bill that requires landlords to notify tenants before any pesticide application and S5531a, a bill that requires our posting signs to be printed in English on one side and Spanish on the other. You can expect these to move.[/COLOR]

For those of you that want, here are the links to the specific bills
Bill S4983a
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/api/1.0/html/bill/S4983A
S4043
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/api/1.0/html/bill/S4043
S2346
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/api/1.0/html/bill/S2346
S1737A
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/api/1.0/html/bill/S1737A
S4949
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/api/1.0/html/bill/S4949
 
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ICT Bill

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Howard County MD
I do believe they are taking those tools away while giving you others, but from what I read it is only school grounds

it states: THE APPLICATION OF A PESTICIDE CLASSIFIED BY THE UNITED STATES 10 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AS AN EXEMPT MATERIAL UNDER 40 CFR PART 11 152.25;

those materials are just as effective, often more effective but not toxic to children who are the most affected by pesticides

It is not a complete ban of anything, just keeping endocrine disruptor's and other toxins away from the folks that most susceptible
 
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turf hokie

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Metro NY
They are looking to completely ban schools etc.

But take away ALL category 1 and 2 pesticides.

http://www.congressweb.com/cweb4/index.cfm?orgcode=PLN&st=NY

Click the "read about this issue" link and it will list at the bottom all the products that will be removed from us.

Also, those "tools" are already available, they are not "giving" us anything. AND non of these exempt materials include selective weed controls.
 
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