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Minnesota Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste pesticides:

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Listed wastes: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7045.0135

Farmer exemption: MR 7045.0213

Restricted use pesticides (RUPs): MR 1505.1080

Recordkeeping: MR 1505.1100

Registration: Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 18B.26

Prohibitions:

Tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin (TCDD): MSA 18B.11 and MSA 18B.115

Phosphorus: MSA 18C.60 to 18C.62

Applicators:

Pesticide applicator license categories: MSA 18B.35

Certification requirements: MR 1505.0980

Recordkeeping for applicators: MSA 18B.37

Financial responsibility: MR 1505.1240 to 1505.1260

Application at schools: MSA 121A.30 and MSA 18B.095

Posting requirements: MSA 18B.09Management:

Containment: MR 1505.3080

Bulk storage: MR 1505.3010 to 1505.3150

Abandoned containers: MR 1505.3140

Disposal:

Pesticide releases: MR 1505.3110 and MR 1509

Regulatory Agencies

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Majors and Remediation Division

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Minnesota's rules for pesticides mirror federal regulations, predominately the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for pesticide management and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for disposal of pesticides that are hazardous wastes. Minnesota has additional requirements for restricted use pesticides (RUPs), pesticide registration, certification and licensing, and chemical prohibitions. See the national sections HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL and PESTICIDES for further guidance.

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