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Texas Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste pesticides: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 335.1

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Farmer exemption: 30 TAC 335.61(e) and 30 TAC 335.77

Texas Pesticide and Herbicide Regulation, 2 Texas Agricultural Code (TAgC) 76 and regulations at 4 TAC 7.1 to 7.196

Texas agricultural hazard communication regulations: 4 TAC 8.1 to 8.12

Restricted use pesticides: 4 TAC 7.30

Label requirements: 4 TAC 7.11

Pesticide registration: 4 TAC 7.10

Pesticide applicators: 4 TAC 7.1 to 7.196

Applicator categories: 4 TAC 7.21

Structural pest control: Texas Occupations Code (TOC) 1951

Licensing: 4 TAC 7.22, 4 TAC 7.121, and 4 TAC 7.143

Testing: 4 TAC 7.22 and 4 TAC 7.125

Training:

Private applicators: 4 TAC 7.21

Pesticide handlers/workers: 4 TAC 8.1, 4 TAC 8.4, and 4 TAC 8.11

Recertification: 4 TAC 7.22, 4 TAC 7.24, and 4 TAC 7.126

Fees: 4 TAC 7.20 and 4 TAC 7.127

Financial responsibility: 4 TAC 7.23, TOC 1951.312, and TAgC 76.111

Recordkeeping:

Pesticide applicators: 4 TAC 7.33

Structural pest control records: 4 TAC 7.144

Agricultural workers: 4 TAC 8.11(f)

Applicator business registration:

Vehicle identification: 4 TAC 7.27

Pesticide management rules:

Forbidden pesticide practices: 4 TAC 7.38

Notification: 4 TAC 7.37

Storage and disposal: 4 TAC 7.34

Regulated herbicides: 4 TAC 7.50 to 7.53

Pest control sign: 4 TAC 7.146

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit: 30 TAC 305.48

Regulatory Agencies

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Waste

TCEQ Office of Water Water Quality Division

Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Pesticide Division

TDA Structural Pest Control Service (SPCS)

Texas Cooperative Extension Texas A&M University County Extension Offices

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

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