Health and Safety

Pesticide Control

SECTION 23-25-16

§ 23-25-16. Monitoring of environment.

(a) As part of his or her responsibility in administering this chapter, the director will carry out a program of monitoring the amounts of pesticides throughout the environment in the state. Portions of the environment to be monitored will include but will not be limited to: fresh and salt waters of the state; soils; crops intended for human or animal consumption; places where food is served commercially or in institutions and where food for human or animal consumption is handled, stored, transported, prepared, or processed; and wildlife.

(b) Results of the monitoring program will be reviewed at least annually by the pesticide relief advisory board.

(c) In carrying out the provisions of this section, the director may enter into agreements with public or private agencies to secure any technical assistance it deems necessary.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 191, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 23-41.1-16; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1.)