DIVISION 4, HERBICIDES


SEC.

11-066.00 Herbicides Prohibited


    It shall be unlawful for any person, group, company, corporation or organization to apply, use, or incorporate the use of any herbicide, including but not limited to, those registered with and/or approved by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency or the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, for the management, control, eradication or maintenance of weeds, grass, trees, shrubs, foliage, vegetation or other natural growth in any parish right-of- way, ditch, servitude, drainage area, roadside, road shoulder, green area, buffer zone, waterway, neutral ground or median in the unincorporated areas of St. Tammany Parish. (Ord. No. 93-1789, adopted 08/19/93)

CROSS REFERENCE: See also in Sections 15-005.00, .01, .03, and 15-00.05; see also in Sections 20-002.20 through 20-002.03.

SEC.

11-066.01 Definitions


a) Herbicide: Any substance, chemical, toxic, element or composition thereof, commonly or professionally known, identified as, or used, for the purpose of destroying, eradicating, eliminating, killing, stunting or preventing weeds or the growth thereof. (Ord. No. 93- 1832, adopted 10/21/93)

b) Parish rights-of-way, etc.:

        1)    Right-of-Way: Any public way, street, road, alley, easement, servitude or access, which was dedicated to or acquired by the Parish to provide means of access to abutting properties; whether paved, improved or unimproved, including those areas dedicated for proposed or future uses.

        2)     Ditch: Natural or dedicated area which provides for the containment or flow of water from rain or adjacent drainage areas or waterways such as streams, creeks, ponds, lakes or rivers.

        3)     Servitude: A right-of-way through or across property belonging to another.

        4)     Easement: A designated right to use the property of another for specific purpose, i.e., drainage, utility easement.


        5)    Drainage Area: Area maintained for the purpose of channeling or preventing accumulation of water from surrounding land.
        
        6) Roadside/Road Shoulder: Natural or dedicated areas which are parallel, contiguous to,         abut, adjoin, border, edge, connect or approach any public right-of-way, street or highway.

        7)     Median/Neutral Ground: The area dividing or separating a roadway and not used for right of passage.
(Ord. No. 93-1832, adopted 10/21/93)

CROSS REFERENCE See also in Sections 15-005.00, .01, .03, and 15-00.05; see also in Sections 20-002.20 through 20-002.03.

SEC.

11-066.02 Exemptions


    Exempt herefrom are hand held manual pump sprayers up to a maximum three (3) gallon capacity. (Ord. No. 93-1832, adopted 10/21/93)

CROSS REFERENCE: See also in Sections 15-005.00, .01, .03, and 15-00.05; see also in Sections 20-002.20 through 20-002.03.

SEC.

11-066.03 Violations; penalties

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    A violation of the provisions of this article [Division] shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall be punishable under Section 1-008.00 of the Code of Ordinances of St. Tammany Parish. For each day a violation occurs, the same shall constitute a separate offense regardless of whether said violation is of a continuing nature. (Ord. No. 93-1832, adopted 10/21/93)

CROSS REFERENCE: See also in Sections 15-005.00, .01, .03, and 15-00.05; see also in Sections 20-002.20 through 20-002.03.

SECS. 11-066.04 - 11.069.99 Reserved