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Integrated Pest Management – Policy 2550

To promote the health and safety concerns of students, employees and community members, the Chemeketa Community College Board of Education shall adopt an integrated pest management plan (IPM) which emphasizes the least possible risk to students, employees and community members and shall adopt a list of low-impact pesticides for use with the IPM plan.1

The IPM plan is a proactive strategy that –

  1. Focuses on the long-term prevention or suppression of pest problems through economically and environmentally sound measures that:
    1. Protect the health and safety of students and employees;
    2. Protect the integrity of college buildings and grounds;
    3. Maintain a productive learning environment; and
    4. Protect local ecosystem health.
  2. Focuses on the prevention of pest problems by working to reduce or eliminate conditions of property construction, operation and maintenance that promote or allow for the establishment, feeding, breeding and proliferation of pest populations or other conditions that are conducive to pests or that create harborage for pests;
  3. Incorporates the use of sanitation, structural remediation or habitat manipulation or of mechanical, biological and chemical pest control measures that present a reduced risk or have a low-impact and, for the purpose of mitigating a declared pest emergency, the application of pesticides that are not low-impact pesticides;
  4. Includes regular monitoring and inspections to detect pests, pest damage and unsanctioned pesticide usage;
  5. Evaluates the need for pest control by identifying acceptable pest population density levels;
  6. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of pest control measures;
  7. Excludes the application of pesticides on a routine schedule for purely preventive purposes, other than applications of pesticides designed to attract or be consumed by pests;
  8. Excludes the application of pesticides for purely aesthetic purposes;
  9. Includes education of college employees about sanitation, monitoring, inspection and pest control measures and prohibits the unauthorized possession and/or application of pesticides by employees, students, community members, vendors and contractors on college owned and/or controlled property;
  10. Gives preference to the use of nonchemical pest control measures;
  11. Allows the use of low-impact pesticides if nonchemical pest control measures are ineffective; and
  12. Allows the application of a pesticide that is not a low-impact pesticide only to mitigate a declared pest emergency or if the application is by, or at the direction or order of, a public health official.

The college shall designate the director of capital projects/facilities and operations as the Integrated Pest Management Plan coordinator and give the authority for overall implementation and evaluation of the IPM plan.

1 ORS 634.700 et al

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