BAN USE OF METHYL BROMIDE IN LOG FUMIGATION.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 737 (Public) Filed Thursday, May 14, 2020
AN ACT TO BAN THE USE OF METHYL BROMIDE IN LOG FUMIGATION OPERATIONS IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH AND SAFETY.
Intro. by Peterson.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (May 18 2020)

Bill History:

S 737

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 14 2020 - More information

    Includes whereas clauses.

    Amends GS 143-443 to make it unlawful to use methyl bromide as a fumigant for whole logs, but allows the North Carolina Pesticide Board (Board) to give a person a temporary permit allowing the person to do so until November 30, 2023. Effective December 1, 2020.

    Requires the Board to adopt emergency rules to impose a standard of 5 ppm for average airborne exposure in any eight-hour period for log fumigation operation employees issued a temporary permit. Requires the temporary permit to include: (1) provisions requiring compliance with the Acceptable Ambient Level standards for control of log fumigation operation emissions adopted by the Environmental Management Commission; and (2) monitoring of ambient emissions at the facility boundary at least monthly by the permittee, to be reported to the Board and the Division of Air Quality and, to the extent legally allowed, made available to the public.

    Appropriates $50,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to implement the act. Effective July 1, 2020. 


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