ORS 634.700¹
Definitions for ORS 634.700 to 634.750

As used in ORS 634.700 (Definitions for ORS 634.700 to 634.750) to 634.750 (Pesticide application records):

(1) “Campus” means the buildings, other structures, playgrounds, athletic fields and parking lots of a school and any other areas on the school property that are accessed by students on a regular basis.

(2) “Governing body” means a board of directors, agency or other body or person having policymaking and general oversight responsibility for a community college district, education service district, school district, other unit of education governance, private school or other educational entity.

(3) “Integrated pest management plan” means a proactive strategy that:

(a) Focuses on the long-term prevention or suppression of pest problems through economically sound measures that:

(A) Protect the health and safety of students, staff and faculty;

(B) Protect the integrity of campus buildings and grounds;

(C) Maintain a productive learning environment; and

(D) Protect local ecosystem health;

(b) 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;

(c) 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;

(d) Includes regular monitoring and inspections to detect pests, pest damage and unsanctioned pesticide usage;

(e) Evaluates the need for pest control by identifying acceptable pest population density levels;

(f) Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of pest control measures;

(g) 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;

(h) Excludes the application of pesticides for purely aesthetic purposes;

(i) Includes school staff education about sanitation, monitoring and inspection and about pest control measures;

(j) Gives preference to the use of nonchemical pest control measures;

(k) Allows the use of low-impact pesticides if nonchemical pest control measures are ineffective; and

(L) 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.

(4) “Low-impact pesticide” means a product that does not contain a pesticide product or active ingredient described in ORS 634.705 (Adoption of integrated pest management plan and related provisions) (5).

(5) “Pest” means:

(a) An insect or other arthropod;

(b) A weed, moss, slime or mildew or a plant disease caused by a fungus, bacterium or virus;

(c) A nematode, snail, slug, rodent or predatory animal;

(d) A bacterium, spore, virus, fungus or other microorganism that is harmful to human health; or

(e) Other forms of plant or animal life that may infest or be detrimental to vegetation, humans, animals, structures, managed landscapes or other human environments.

(6) “Pest emergency” means an urgent need to eliminate or mitigate a pest situation that threatens:

(a) The health or safety of students, staff, faculty members or members of the public using the campus; or

(b) The structural integrity of campus facilities.

(7) “Registration number” means the pesticide registration number assigned by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

(8) “School” means:

(a) A facility operating an Oregon prekindergarten or a federal Head Start program;

(b) A public or private educational institution offering education in all or part of kindergarten through grade 12;

(c) An education service district as defined in ORS 334.003 (Definitions for chapter);

(d) A community college as defined in ORS 341.005 (Definitions for chapter), for the community college’s own buildings and ground maintenance;

(e) The Oregon School for the Deaf; and

(f) A regional residential academy operated by the Oregon Youth Authority. [2009 c.501 §2; 2011 c.9 §82; 2013 c.241 §3]

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 (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 634, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano634.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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