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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Minutes and meetings files, 1971-2007,

Meeting agenda, 1986-1996,

Policy manuals, about 1992-1996,

Press releases, 1981-1994,

Organization charts, about 1971-mid-1990s,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Structural Pest Control Board:

An Inventory of Structural Pest Control Records at the Texas State Archives, 1971-2007



Overview

Creator: Texas. Structural Pest Control Board.
Title: Structural Pest Control Board records
Dates: 1971-2007
Abstract: The Texas Structural Pest Control Board worked to protect the health and welfare of citizens and the environment against the misuse of pesticides, and promotes standards for the industry. These records consist of minutes, agenda, meeting supporting documentation, policy manuals, press releases, and organization charts, of the Texas Structural Pest Control Board. Dates covered are 1971-2007.
Quantity: 4.66 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Structural Pest Control Board works to protect the health and welfare of citizens and the environment against the misuse of pesticides, and promotes standards for the industry. Major responsibilities of the Board are promulgating rules and regulations for licensing, examination, and training; administering licensing exams or granting waivers when appropriate; issuing licenses in four categories--business, certified commercial applicator, certified non-commercial applicator, and technician; inspecting pest control work of licensees; investigating allegations of improper application of pesticides or other violations of the Structural Pest Control Act; administering mandatory continuing education for certified applicators; and operating a public information program about the practice and regulation of structural pest control in the state. The Board also acts as the investigative arm of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Texas by investigating and referring to the EPA violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The Board receives funding from the EPA for carrying out these functions.

The Texas Structural Pest Control Board was created by Senate Bill 910, 62nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 1971. It was originally composed of six members, increasing to nine members in 1979. Ex officio members are the Commissioner of Agriculture and the Commissioner of Health or their representatives, and a representative from Texas A & M University. The remaining six members are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate to six-year overlapping terms. Three of these must have been engaged in professional structural pest control for the preceding five years, each representing a different business; the other three must not be board licensed. The Governor designates the chair. In 2006 there were approximately 28 staff members and no formal divisions.

In 1993, the 73rd Legislature mandated that an Integrated Pest Management Program (IPMP) be created for schools. The Board has the responsibility for developing standards and criteria for the use of pesticides and other related chemical agents at school buildings and other facilities of school districts. Schools were to adopt an IPMP by September 1, 1995.

In 2007 the 80th Legislature abolished the Structural Pest Control Board (House Bill 2458, Regular Session), transferring its functions to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). Pest control functions are now carried out by the Structural Pest Control Service of the Pest Programs Division of TDA.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, various editions; website of the Texas Department of Agriculture, the Pest Programs Division - http://www.agr.state.tx.us/agr/program_render/0,1987,1848_5319_0_0,00.html?channelId=5319, accessed on September 17, 2008; and the agency's records.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Structural Pest Control Board works to protect the health and welfare of citizens and the environment against the misuse of pesticides, and promotes standards for the industry. These records consist of minutes, agenda, meeting supporting documentation, policy manuals, press releases, and organization charts, of the Texas Structural Pest Control Board. Dates covered are 1971-2007. Topics covered include pest control concerns and techniques, changes in rules and regulations governing the pest control industry, and the issuance and enforcement of administrative penalties on pest control businesses or applicators of pesticides.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized by State Archives staff into five series:
Minutes and meeting files, 1971-2007, 4.51 cubic ft.
Meeting agenda, 1986-1996, fractional
Policy manuals, about 1992-1996, 0.15 cubic ft.
Press releases, 1981-1994, fractional
Organization charts, about 1971-mid 1990s, fractional

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, email addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.137); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records. This restriction applies to the series, Minutes and meeting files.

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Structrual Pest Control Board -- Management.
Subjects:
Pest control industry--Texas--State supervision.
Pests--Control--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--Pest control industry--1971-2007.
Organization charts--Texas-Pest control industry--1971-1999.
Agendas--Texas--Pest control industry--1971-2007.
Manuals--Texas--Pest control industry--1971-1996.
Press releases--Texas--Pest control industry--1981-1994.
Functions:
Licensing pest control industry.
Regulating pest control industry.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
None.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Structural Pest Control Board records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1996/024, 1996/030, 1996/032, 1997/013, 1997/018, 1997/054, 1998/019, 1999/006, 2000/002, 2001/027, 2002/056, 2003/029, 2003/104, 2004/069, 2005/036, 2006/068, 2007/095, 2008/006, 2012/120

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Structural Pest Control Board on November 15 and December 5, 1995; September 25, October 7, and December 16, 1996; October 9, 1997; September 28, 1998; September 1, 1999; October 12, 2000; October 26, 2001; January 24 and November 26, 2003; October 4, 2004; November 14, 2005; February 8 and September 25, 2007; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on March 27, 2002 (reaccessioned on February 3, 2012) and October 16, 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura K. Saegert, March 1996

Additional minutes and meeting files added by Laura K. Saegert, March 1997, October 1997

Additional minutes and meeting files and policy manuals added by Laura K. Saegert, August 1998

Additional minutes and meeting files added by Laura K. Saegert, November 1999, December 2000, December 2001

Press releases and additional minutes and meeting files added by Laura K. Saegert, October 2002

Finding aid converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by TARO using the conversion stylesheet v1to02.xsl, July 2003

Additional minutes and meeting files added by Laura K. Saegert, September 2004

Additional minutes and meeting files added and DACS compliance by Laura K. Saegert, October 2006

Additional minutes and meeting files added by Laura K. Saegert, September 2008

Update to accession information by Rebecca Romanchuk, February 2012

Appraisal Information

These records were appraised by the State Archives staff as archival on January 31, 1996 as part of an agency-wide appraisal of the Texas Structural Pest Control Board records. For more information about the appraisal of the Structural Pest Control Board records, see the appraisal report by State Archives staff on file in the search room of the Archives and Information Services Division. It can also be found on the website of the Texas State Library at http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/appraisal/pestcontrol.html

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Minutes and meetings files, 1971-2007,
4.51 cubic ft.

The Texas Structural Pest Control Board works to protect the health and welfare of citizens and the environment against the misuse of pesticides, and promotes standards for the industry. These are minutes, with attachments, of the meetings of the Texas Structural Pest Control Board, dating 1971-2007. Attachments include letters, lists of administrative penalties issued, budget items, executive director's reports, proposed rules, and final orders and proposed decisions on cases held by the State Office of Administrative Hearings for the Board. Beginning in 1997, meeting agenda are filed with these meeting files. Prior to that, they were maintained separately. See the series Meeting agenda for earlier agenda. Actions taken at these meetings include discussing proposed changes in rules, discussing pest control concerns and techniques, listing approved administrative penalties imposed on businesses or applicators, voting on the administrative law judge's recommendations on hearings before the board, and discussing personnel activities, including meetings attended and speeches given by the executive director and other agency personnel.
Arrangement
The records are arranged chronologically by meeting date as received from the agency.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, email addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.137); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records. This restriction applies to the series, Meeting supporting documentation.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Minutes and meeting files, Texas Structural Pest Control Board records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1996/024, 1996/030, 1996/032, 1997/013, 1998/019, 1999/006, 2000/002, 2001/027, 2002/056, 2003/029, 2003/104, 2004/069, 2005/036, 2006/068, 2007/095 and 2008/027
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Structural Pest Control Board on November 15 and December 5, 1995; September 25, 1996; October 9, 1997; September 28, 1998; September 1, 1999; October 12, 2000; October 26, 2001; January 24 and November 26, 2003; October 4, 2004; November 14, 2005; February 8 and September 25, 2007; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on March 27, 2002.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, March 1996
Additional minutes and meeting files added by Laura K. Saegert, March 1997, October 1997, August 1998, November 1999, December 2000, December 2001, October 2002, September 2004
Additional minutes and meeting files added and DACS compliance by Laura K. Saegert, October 2006
Additional minutes and meeting files added by Laura K. Saegert, September 2008
Box
1996/024-1 Minutes:
September-December 1971
January-November 1972
January-November 1973
January-December 1974
January-November 1975
January-November 1976
February-December 1977
January-December 1978
February-December 1979
January-December 1980
February-December 1981
January-June 1982
September-December 1982
January-June 1983
August-December 1983
January-March 1984
June-December 1984
February-December 1985
Box
1996/024-2 March-November 1986
January-April 1987
May-August 1987
September-December 1987
February-March 1988
May-November 1988
January-April 1989
May-July 1989
August-December 1989
January-April 1990
July-October 1990
January-June 1991
July-October 1991
November-December 1991
Box
1996/024-3 February-May 1992
July-November 1992
January-May 1993
July-November 1993
February-June 1994
November 1994
January-April 1995
June-November 1995
January-June 1996
June-December 1996
March-June 1997
August-October 1997
Meeting files and agenda, December 1997
[4 folders]
Minutes, December 1997
Meeting files and agenda, February 1998
[3 folders]
Minutes, February 1998
Box
1996/024-4 Meeting files and agenda, April 1998
[2 folders]
Minutes, April 1998
Meeting files and agenda, July 1998
[3 folders]
Minutes, July 1998
Meeting files and agenda, September 1998
Minutes, September 1998
Meeting files and agenda, December 1998
[2 folders]
Minutes, December 1998
Meeting files and agenda, February 1999
[2 folders]
Minutes, February 1999
Meeting files and agenda, April 1999
[2 folders]
Minutes, April 1999
Box
2000/002-1 Meeting files and agenda, July 1999
[2 folders]
Minutes, July 1999
Meeting files and agenda, September 1999
[2 folders]
Minutes, September 1999
Meeting files and agenda, December 1999
Minutes, December 1999
Meeting files and agenda, February 2000
Minutes, February 2000
Meeting files and agenda, April 2000
[2 folders]
Minutes, April 2000
Meeting files and agenda, July 2000
Minutes, July 2000
Box
2001/027-1 Meeting files and agenda, September 2000
[2 folders]
Minutes, September 2000
Meeting files and agenda, December 2000
[2 folders]
Minutes, December 2000
Meeting files and agenda, February 2001
[2 folders]
Minutes, February 2001
Meeting files and agenda, May 2001
Minutes, May 2001
Meeting files and agenda, August 2001
Box
2002/056 Meeting files and agenda, September 2001
Minutes, September 2001
Meeting files and agenda, November 2001
Minutes, November 2001
Meeting files and agenda, February 2002
[2 folders]
Minutes, February 2002
Box
2003/104 Minutes (transcripts), May 2002
[2 folders]
Meeting files and agenda, August 2002
[5 folders]
Meeting files and agenda, November 2002
[2 folders]
Minutes (transcripts) of public hearing and meeting, November 2002
Meeting files and agenda, May 2003
[2 folders]
Meeting files and agenda, August 2003
Minutes, August 2003
Box
2004/069 Meeting files and agenda, November 2003
Minutes, November 2003
Strategic Planning Committee Work Session, November 2003
[2 folders]
Strategic Planning Committee Work Session, December 2003, January 2004
Meeting files and agenda, February 2004
[2 folders]
Minutes, February 2004
Quadrennial Review Committee Work Session, February 2004
Meeting files and agenda, May 2004
[2 folders]
Quadrennial Review Committee Work Session, May 2004
Box
2005/036 Meeting files and agenda, May 2004
[2 folders]
Meeting files and agenda, August 2004
Quadrennial Review Committee Work Session, February-August 2004
Meeting files, November 2005
[3 folders]
Quadrennial Review Committee Work Session, November 2004, January 2005
Quadrennial Review Committee Work Session, January 2005
Box
2006/068 Meeting files and agenda, board meeting and public hearing, January 2005
[2 folders]
Meeting files and agenda, board meeting and public hearing, June 2005
Meeting files and agenda, board meeting and public hearing, August 2005
Meeting files and agenda, November 2005
[2 folders]
Meeting files and agenda, February 2006
Box
2007/095 Minutes, May 2006
Minutes, June 2006
Meeting files and agenda, August 2006
Minutes, August 2006
Meeting files and agenda, December 2006
Minutes, December 2006
Meeting files and agenda, February 2007
Minutes, February and March 2007
Meeting files, May 2007
Minutes, August 2007

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Meeting agenda, 1986-1996,
fractional

The Texas Structural Pest Control Board works to protect the health and welfare of citizens and the environment against the misuse of pesticides, and promotes standards for the industry. Meeting agenda list the items to be discussed at the Texas Structural Pest Control Board meetings. Dates are 1986-1996. Agenda from 1997 thru 2007 are filed with the meeting minutes in the series Minutes and meeting files.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by date of the meeting as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Meeting agenda, Texas Structural Pest Control Board records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1997/054
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Structural Pest Control Board on December 16, 1996.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, March 1997
Box
1996/024-5 Meeting agenda, 1986-1990
Meeting agenda, 1991-1996

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Policy manuals, about 1992-1996,
0.15 cubic ft.

The Texas Structural Pest Control Board works to protect the health and welfare of citizens and the environment against the misuse of pesticides, and promotes standards for the industry. This series contains several editions of the policy manual of the Texas Structural Pest Control Board, dating about 1992-1996. These manuals contain agency policies for various licensing and regulation procedures, instructions on techniques, and list changes in rules and regulations.
Arrangement
The manuals were arranged chronologically by State Archives staff. Sections within the manuals are arranged topically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Policy manuals, Texas Structural Pest Control Board records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1996/024, 1997/018
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Structural Pest Control Board on November 15, 1995 and October 7, 1996.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, March 1997
Box
1996/024-5 Policy manuals:
about 1992
1994
1996

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Press releases, 1981-1994,
fractional

The Texas Structural Pest Control Board works to protect the health and welfare of citizens and the environment against the misuse of pesticides, and promotes standards for the industry. These are press releases issued by the Texas Structural Pest Control Board, dating 1981-1994. Topics covered include pesticide licensing regulation and violations, changes in pest control regulations, and issues surrounding the Africanized Honey Bee problems.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Press releases, Texas Structural Pest Control Board records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2012/120
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on March 27, 2002 (reaccessioned on February 3, 2012).
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, October 2002
Update to accession information by Rebecca Romanchuk, February 2012
Box
2002/056 Press releases, 1981-1994

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Organization charts, about 1971-mid-1990s,
fractional

The Texas Structural Pest Control Board works to protect the health and welfare of citizens and the environment against the misuse of pesticides, and promotes standards for the industry. These charts illustrate graphically the administrative structure of the different functional units within the Structural Pest Control Board. Several charts are present but do not contain dates. As the organization began in 1971, these can roughly be dated about 1971 to the mid 1990s. Copies of the organization charts appear in the agency's strategic plans, which can be found in the Texas Documents Collection of the Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement
These organization charts are arranged as received from the agency, likely in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Organization charts, Texas Structural Pest Control Board records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1996/024
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Structural Pest Control Board on November 15, 1995.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, March 1996
Box
1996/024-1 Organization charts, about 1971-mid 1990s

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