Pesticide Advisory Committee

Official Name: Pesticide Advisory Committee

Statutory Authority: Executive Order 01.01.2003.49​

Entity’s Vision and Mission: Pesticides play an important role in the production of agricultural commodities and in the protection of human and animal health and property. To ensure pesticides are handled properly, an effective pesticide regulatory program is necessary to ensure proper pesticide management to safeguard human health, protect environmental resources, including the Chesapeake Bay, and promote profitable agricultural production

Primary Function:

(1) Make recommendations to the Secretary for changes in law or regulation to improve pesticide management in the State;

(2) Provide advice to the Secretary on issues concerning the registration, sales, use, storage and disposal of pesticides, the certification and training of pesticide applicators, the licensing of pest control businesses and the protection of farmworkers, endangered species and water resources;

(3) After having consulted with the Secretary, provide advice to other State agencies and local governments concerning their responsibilities in pesticide management and protection human health, natural resources and the environment; and

(4) Generally serve in an advisory capacity to the Secretary, Department Officials, and other State agencies on pesticide related matters.

Pesticide Advisory Committee Members typically has 15 Members. For a current list of members, please contact the program.


Contact for Public

Rob Hofstetter
Program Manager

Department of Agriculture
Pesticide Regulation Section
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-841-5710

Email: Rob.hofstetter@maryland.gov 


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