The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to promulgate regulations prescribing procedures and standards for container design and the removal of pesticides from containers prior to disposal.
EPA’s final regulations, “Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment” were published in a Federal Register notice on August 16, 2006. The pesticide container and containment regulations include the following five sections:
In order for State to enforce EPA’s new container/containment regulations they had to have existing regulations that were equivalent to the federal regulations, write and pass new regulations that were equivalent to EPA’s regulations or incorporate by reference EPA’s regulations into state regulations. On February 1, 2008, the Maryland Department of Agriculture proposed to amend the regulations pertaining to the Maryland Pesticide Applicators Law to incorporate by reference the federal regulations. This regulation change became effective April 7, 2008.
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