Original language proposed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) (A). The Minnesota Pest Management Association ( MPMA) had objections to the proposed language under Section A. Over a two year period MPMA met with MDA, attended legislative hearings, met with individual state legislators, and wrote numerous correspondence in our goal of changing the language. MPMA was successful, the current proposed language is listed under section B. MPMA's position on this language is neutral, MPMA neither supports or objects to the proposal.
A. An applicator must post a notice of pesticide use to an apartment or multi unit dwelling following an application of pesticide to that apartment or multi unit dwelling. The notice must provide the applicator's company name and contact information, the application date, any restrictions or precautions, and any other information required by the commissioner.
Upon the request of a resident of an apartment or multi unit dwelling where an application of a pesticide has occurred the applicator who applied the pesticide must provide a copy of the application record to the requesting resident.
Upon the request of a person who uses a public building where an application of a pesticide has occurred, the applicator who applied the pesticide must provide a copy of the application record to the requesting person who uses the public building.
B. A structural applicator must post in a conspicuous place inside a renter's apartment where a pesticide application has occurred a list of post application precautions contained on the label of the pesticide that was applied in the apartment and any other information required by the commissioner.
MPMA will continue to work with MDA relating the exact language that must be posted. This will in part depend on the specific product used.