2017 Kansas Statutes
Chapter 2 AGRICULTURE
Article 24 PEST CONTROL
2-2473 Same; factors to examine in area development; pesticide management area technical advisory committee; composition and duties thereof.
2-2473. Same; factors to examine in area development; pesticide management area technical advisory committee; composition and duties thereof. (a) The pesticide management areas shall be developed by examination of the following factors:
(3) soil type;
(4) depth to the watertable; and
(5) other factors as the secretary deems relevant.
The areas shall be designated as permitted, modified or prohibited for the use of certain types of pesticides as determined by the pesticide management plan for the management area. The order of the secretary designating such pesticide management area shall define specifically the boundaries of the pesticide management area and shall indicate specifically the pesticide management plan for the area. Pesticide management plans may include provisions for the handling or release of pesticides, including but not limited to the application, mixing, loading, storage, disposal or transportation and guidelines for the best management practices.
(b) When considering whether to establish such pesticide management areas, the secretary shall consult with a pesticide management area technical advisory committee composed of a representative or representatives of each of the following: (1) Kansas department of health and environment appointed by the secretary of health and environment; (2) Kansas department of wildlife, parks and tourism appointed by the secretary of wildlife, parks and tourism; (3) Kansas state university appointed by the president of Kansas state university; (4) Kansas water authority appointed by the chairperson of the Kansas water authority; (5) conservation commission appointed by the chairperson of the state conservation commission; (6) Kansas geological survey appointed by the state geologist; and (7) other persons the secretary determines to have beneficial information to the establishment of such areas as appointed by the secretary. This technical advisory committee shall assist the secretary in the development of the proposed boundaries of the pesticide management area and the proposed plan for the pesticide management area.
History: L. 1989, ch. 6, § 5; L. 2012, ch. 47, § 3; July 1.