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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXXV
Chapter 593
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F.S. 593.20
593.20 Emergency aerial application of pesticides in urban areas; duties of department.To carry out its duties with respect to emergency responses to plant pest infestations when the eradication programs involve the aerial application of a pesticide to an urbanized area, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall:
(1) Use a pesticide previously approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for that eradication purpose.
(2) Provide a system for dissemination of information to the public about infestations of pests that are the subject of such eradication programs. The system shall disseminate information relating to the pest; the pesticide selected to eradicate that pest; the generally accepted effects, if any, of the pesticide on the human population and the environment in the area in which an aerial eradication program will be conducted; recommended safety precautions; and the alternative methods of responding to the pest infestation, if any.
History.s. 1, ch. 98-108.