2017 ORS 634.045¹
Avoidance of adverse effects on pollinating insects

(1)(a) Oregon State University, in consultation with the State Department of Agriculture, shall develop educational materials regarding the best practices for avoiding adverse effects from pesticides on populations of bees and other pollinating insects.

(b) The educational materials must include, but need not be limited to, measures that pesticide applicators and pesticide trainees can take to protect honeybees and bumblebees.

(c) The university and the department shall design the requirements to ensure that any pesticide applicator applying or supervising the application of a pesticide is knowledgeable regarding alternatives to, the appropriateness of, and precautions for pesticide use that may be injurious to the health of bees and other pollinating insects.

(d) The department shall make the educational materials described in this section a part of the education required for taking the pesticide applicator licensing examination under ORS 634.122 (Applicator license).

(2) Oregon State University, in consultation with the State Department of Agriculture, shall develop a pollinator health outreach and education plan to educate the public regarding the best practices for avoiding adverse effects from pesticides on populations of bees and other pollinating insects. The plan shall include:

(a) Educational materials that are appropriate and effective for a broad audience, including, but not limited to, pesticide applicators, consultants, dealers, operators and trainees and private applicators, as those terms are defined in ORS 634.006 (Definitions), and members of the public; and

(b) A communication strategy for dissemination of educational materials using media sources, state agencies, associations and organizations.

(3) The State Department of Agriculture shall develop a bee incident reporting system to facilitate public reporting of incidents related to pollinator health to the department.

(4) Oregon State University, in consultation with the State Department of Agriculture, shall develop a pesticide use safety plan to educate the public regarding best practices in the use of pesticides. The plan shall include:

(a) Educational materials that are appropriate and effective for a broad audience, including, but not limited to, pesticide applicators, consultants, dealers, operators and trainees and private applicators, as those terms are defined in ORS 634.006 (Definitions), and members of the public; and

(b) A communication strategy for dissemination of educational materials using media sources, state agencies, associations and organizations. [2014 c.40 §1; 2015 c.744 §1]

Note: 634.045 (Avoidance of adverse effects on pollinating insects) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 634 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 634

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 573 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County ac­tion to regulate pest­i­cides, (1980) Vol 41, p 21

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 634—Pesticide Control, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors634.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 634, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano634.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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