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415 ILCS 60/13.4

    (415 ILCS 60/13.4)
    Sec. 13.4. Barrier mosquitocides.
    (a) Except as provided under subsection (e) and rules adopted by the Department of Agriculture under subsection (b), no commercial applicator shall apply a barrier mosquitocide between October 16 and April 14.
    (b) The Department of Agriculture may adopt rules allowing for the application of barrier mosquitocides by commercial applicators between October 16 and April 14, provided that the Department of Agriculture determines, as a part of the rulemaking proceeding, that there is evidence of a significant unmet need for the commercial application of barrier mosquitocides between October 16 and April 14 due to the abundance of target mosquito populations in the State during that period.
    (c) A commercial applicator of a barrier mosquitocide must, at a minimum:
        (1) not apply a barrier mosquitocide when wind speeds
are greater than or equal to 10 miles per hour;
        (2) be licensed under this Act and have completed the
additional licensure and testing requirements established by the Department of Agriculture under subsection (d);
        (3) erect, immediately following application of the
barrier mosquitocide, signage for residential properties treated with barrier mosquitocides that is comparable to the notification requirements under subsection (a) of Section 3 of the Lawn Care Products Application and Notice Act; and
        (4) provide, upon request and in a manner that is
comparable to the notification requirements under subsection (d) of Section 3 of the Lawn Care Products Application and Notice Act, a copy of the product labels required for the barrier mosquitocide under the Federal Insecticide Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
    (d) The Department of Agriculture shall adopt rules to expand its existing commercial applicator licensure and testing program to include training in the residential application of barrier mosquitocides. The training developed by the Department of Agriculture shall include a course on mosquito control and pollinator protection in the residential environment and shall also include training in the following topics:
        (1) requirements for domestic inspections by
commercial applicators prior to application of barrier mosquitocides;
        (2) identification of mosquitoes in areas to be
treated with the barrier mosquitocide;
        (3) distinguishing between species of mosquitoes;
        (4) mosquito behavior, biology, and life cycle;
        (5) pesticide-free source mosquito-reduction methods;
        (6) pesticide drift and the protection of bystanders
during pesticide application;
        (7) pesticide label requirements;
        (8) proper technique for application of barrier
        (9) protection of pollinators from barrier
        (10) mosquito-borne diseases;
        (11) proper use of equipment for application of
        (12) use of personal protective equipment during
application of barrier mosquitocides;
        (13) areas where barrier mosquitocides cannot be
applied; and
        (14) any other topic the Department of Agriculture
determines to be relevant.
    (e) Any barrier mosquitocide treatment made for public health purposes by or on behalf of a mosquito abatement district, public health department, township, municipality, or other unit of local government is exempt from this Section and any rules adopted under this Section.
    (f) The Department of Agriculture may partner with the University of Illinois to develop and administer a voluntary continuing education curriculum that includes as a curricular element a unit on pollinator protection and ecological protection.
(Source: P.A. 102-916, eff. 1-1-23.)