Feb. 20, 2013
Ministry of Environment
Pesticide regulations to reflect public input
VICTORIA – Taking into account over 8,000 comments from a public consultation as well as recommendations from the bi-partisan Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides, the proposed amendments to the Integrated Pest Management Act will address public concern over the use of cosmetic pesticides on private landscaped areas.
The goal of this legislation is to ensure cosmetic pesticides are being used safely and responsibly. Over 5,000 of the public responses called for at least a restriction on the scope of pesticides used on private landscaped areas. Additionally, the legislature and the majority of members of the special committee called for tighter restrictions on the sale and use of pesticides.