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Ohio Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Pesticides: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 901:5-11-01 to 901:5-11-12

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Hazardous waste pesticides:

Listed wastes: OAC 3745-51-30 to 3745-51-33

Universal waste requirements: OAC 3745-273-03

Farmer exemption: OAC 3745-52-70

Pesticide registration: OAC 901:5-11-12

Pesticide business license: OAC 901:5-11-03

Financial responsibility: OAC 901:5-11-07

Pesticide applicators:

Private applicator categories: OAC 901:5-11-01

Commercial applicator categories: OAC 901:5-11-01

Trained service persons: OAC 901:5-11-02

Commercial applicator license: OAC 901:5-11-04

Private applicator license: OAC 901:5-11-05

Pesticide dealer license: OAC 901:5-11-06 and Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 921.13

Examinations: OAC 901:5-11-08

Lawn pesticide notice: OAC 901:5-11-09

Recordkeeping: OAC 901:5-11-10

Pesticide application in schools: OAC 901:5-11-15

Regulatory Agencies

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management

Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Division of Plant Industry Pesticide and Fertilizer Regulation Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Ohio's rules for pesticides mirror federal pesticide registration regulations, predominantly the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for pesticide management and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for disposal of pesticides that are hazardous wastes. Ohio has additional requirements for pesticide registration, applicators, including licensing, recordkeeping, insurance, notice requirements, and pesticide application at schools. See the national sections HAZARDOUS ...


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