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Pesticide Laws and Regulations

tate and federal governments establish pesticide laws to protect people and the environment from harmful effects of pesticides and to prevent pesticide misuse. Agencies within state and federal governments develop regulations to enforce pesticide laws. The U.S. EPA is responsible for regulating and enforcing federal pesticide laws. DPR regulates the use of pesticides in the state and, along with county agricultural commissioners, enforces both state and federal pesticide laws. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) enforces workplace and work practice safety requirements. S

State and federal workplace pesticide safety regulations that may apply to your microbial pest control efforts include supervising and training non-certified pesticide handlers, pesticide use record keeping, pesticide use reporting, and protective clothing and equipment requirements. This study guide provides only general information about requirements in pesticide use laws and regulations, enough for demonstrating your competence in the legal and safe handling and application of antimicrobial pesticides. It does not contain all of the regulatory requirements that you are responsible to know for complying with the laws and regulations enforced by DPR. You are responsible for knowing these requirements. One compliance assistance

REASONS FOR PESTICIDE LAWS AND REGULATIONS

Pesticide laws and regulations are necessary in order to:

  • provide for the proper, safe, and efficient use of pesticides essential for the production of food and fiber and for protection of public health and safety

  • protect the environment from environmentally harmful pesticides by prohibit- ing, regulating, or controlling uses of these pesticides

  • assure agricultural and pest control workers of safe working conditions where pesticides are present

  • permit agricultural pest control by competent and responsible licensees and permittees under strict control of the Director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and local county agricultural commissioners

  • assure users that pesticides are properly labeled and are appropriate for the use designated by the label

  • encourage the development and implementation of pest management systems, stressing application of biological and cultural pest control techniques with selective pesticides when necessary to achieve acceptable levels of control with the least possible harm to nontarget organisms and the environment

PESTICIDE LAWS AND REGULATIONS

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