Integrated Pest Management Coordinating Committee
(1)There is established an Integrated Pest Management Coordinating Committee, consisting of:
(a)The State Integrated Pest Management Coordinator;
(b)The integrated pest management coordinator for each state agency listed in ORS 634.660 (Agencies and universities required to implement integrated pest management);
(c)A representative of public universities listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities), appointed by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission; and
(d)The integrated pest management coordinator for each public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities).
(2)The State Integrated Pest Management Coordinator shall chair the committee. The committee may elect a vice chair. The committee may assign duties to the chair and vice chair and provide them with the powers necessary to perform those duties.
(3)A majority of the committee members is a quorum for the purpose of conducting business. Action by the committee requires approval by a majority of the committee members.
(4)The committee shall meet three times per year at the call of the chair for the purposes of:
(a)Sharing information concerning the latest methods and approaches to integrated pest management used to reduce the risks posed by pests and concerning strategies related to pest management;
(b)Sharing information concerning program successes and knowledge gained in the implementation of integrated pest management programs;
(c)Developing an adaptive management approach to the improvement of integrated pest management by state agencies and public universities;
(d)Identifying issues regarding risk reduction and evolving innovative approaches to addressing the issues;
(e)Reporting on, and developing a set of performance metrics to adequately describe, state agency and public university progress in implementing integrated pest management;
(f)Sharing information concerning the integrated pest management programs of each state agency or public university in order to foster information exchange concerning the latest technological advances and protocols and to promote a consistent format for the programs;
(g)Achieving reductions in risks from pests and from strategies relating to pest management; and
(h)Evaluating the need for notification of pesticide use and the policies for notification as part of state agency and public university integrated pest management programs.
(5)In addition to the meetings required under subsection (4) of this section, the committee may convene as the committee deems appropriate for the purpose of coordinating state integrated pest management efforts with the work of the Invasive Species Council. The committee and the council shall jointly address the technical and management approach challenges shared by programs to reduce risks from pests and reduce threats from invasive species.
(6)The committee may identify threats of common interest to the committee and the council, determine the resources needed for addressing the threats and provide the information to state agencies and public universities.
(7)The committee shall prepare a biennial report to an interim committee of the Legislative Assembly relating to pest management matters. The report shall describe the status of state agency and public university integrated pest management programs. The committee shall biennially provide an opportunity for public comment and input for the report. The report on the state agency and public university integrated pest management programs shall include, but need not be limited to:
(a)A description of the meetings, if any, between the State Integrated Pest Management Coordinator and state agencies or public universities;
(b)A description of the meetings of the committee;
(c)A description of advances, innovations and training activities in methodologies for reducing risks from pests;
(d)A description of key problem matters, the approaches taken to address the matters and concerns remaining outstanding;
(e)Performance metric results for the implementation of integrated pest management, including but not limited to state agency and public university progress toward the goal of protecting the economy, ecosystems and water quality of this state and protecting the health and welfare of children, the elderly and other members of the public;
(f)The integrated pest management program status of each state agency and public university that uses state-owned or leased property;
(g)Examples of cost-savings and expenditures resulting from integrated pest management program implementation; and
(h)Any recommendations for integrated pest management program improvements, including but not limited to any proposals for revising the definition of “integrated pest management.”
(8)(a) The committee may seek funding from public or private sources to enable the committee to develop pest risk and integrated pest management metrics or to develop new technologies, strategies and approaches for addressing specific pest threats. Unless restricted by the donor, the committee may use moneys donated under this subsection for any purpose described in this subsection.
(b)The State Department of Agriculture may accept funds donated under this subsection on behalf of the committee. The moneys shall be credited to a subaccount within the Department of Agriculture Service Fund and, notwithstanding ORS 561.144 (Department of Agriculture Service Fund) and 634.326 (Use of moneys received by department), shall be dedicated for funding activities of the committee. The Director of Agriculture shall draw warrants for the issuance of payments from the account as authorized by vote of a majority of the committee. [2013 c.289 §3; 2015 c.767 §206]
See also annotations under ORS chapter 573 in permanent edition.
Atty. Gen. Opinions
County action to regulate pesticides, (1980) Vol 41, p 21