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Title: Section 4-1.7 - Disinfection

Effective Date


4-1.7 Disinfection.

(a) Any person who disinfects a cooling tower shall be a commercial pesticide applicator or pesticide technician who is qualified to apply biocide in a cooling tower and certified in accordance with the requirements of Article 33 of the Environmental Conservation Law and 6 NYCRR Part 325, or a pesticide apprentice under the supervision of a certified applicator.

(b) The name and certification number of the applicator or the business name and registration number of the company providing the disinfection shall be maintained on-site in accordance with section 4-1.9 of this subpart.

(c) Only biocide products registered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for use in cooling towers or pesticidal devices produced in a USEPA registered establishment may be used in disinfection.

(d) The terms “disinfect” and “disinfection” in this Part means the control of microorganisms or microbial growth. The term “disinfection” shall not include the cleaning of a cooling tower through application of detergents, penetrants, brushes or other tools, high-powered water, or any other method that does not involve the use of a pesticide, as defined in 6 NYCRR Part 325.

Statutory Authority

Public Health Law, section 225(5)(a)


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