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28 Pa. Code § 17.21. Minimum program activities.


§ 17.21. Minimum program activities.

 The following shall be considered minimum activities in the vector control program:

   (1)  Surveys and investigations. Area surveys and investigations for vector infestation, sampling and identification of possible vectors, and vector control activities shall be conducted to maintain satisfactory compliance with established rules, regulations, and standards and to eliminate or prevent public health hazards and nuisances.

   (2)  Plan review. Review of plans and specifications for aspects of the physical environment as required by established rules, regulations and standards shall include evaluations of provisions for vector control.

   (3)  Educational programs. Press, radio and television spots shall be prepared for areawide releases; neighborhood presentations and school educational programs shall be developed; and citizen participation shall be promoted.

   (4)  Laboratory services. Adequate laboratory services must be available to make any determinations deemed necessary in respect to vector identification. The laboratory used must be acceptable to DER in terms of being readily available and capable of performing the necessary identifications.

   (5)  Rules and regulations. The provisions of 25 Pa. Code Chapter 243 (relating to nuisances) shall be the basis for minimum requirements in the vector control program. Local health departments may adopt and enforce that chapter in accordance with applicable laws or may adopt county ordinances or regulations which are as stringent and are consistent in intent and purpose with that chapter.

   (6)  Meetings. Local health departments are required to attend periodic meetings with DER for the purpose of program planning, development, re- porting, evaluation and coordination to provide an orderly, efficient delivery of this environment health program on a Statewide basis.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  17.3 (relating to meetings).

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