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Washington Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Washington Pesticide Control Act, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 15.58

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Washington Pesticide Application Act, RCW 17.21

Pesticide worker protection standards: WAC 16-233 and WAC 296-307-107 to 296-307-13055

Hazardous waste pesticides: Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-303-9903 to 173-303-9905

Farmer exemption: WAC 173-303-600(3)(f)

Restricted-use pesticides: WAC 16-231and WAC 16-232

Certification and licensing:

Commercial applicators: RCW 15.58.180 to 15.58.240

Examinations: WAC 16-228-1545

Training: WAC 296-307-12040

Recordkeeping:

Applicators: WAC 16-228-1320

Dealers: WAC 16-228-1300

Notification:

Pesticide-sensitive individuals: RCW 17-21-420

School notification: RCW 17-21-415

Pesticide storage:

Agricultural pesticides: WAC 16-228-1220

Warning signs: WAC 16-228-1220

Bulk pesticides: WAC 16-229

Waste pesticide disposal: WAC 16-228-1370

Disposal restrictions: WAC 16-228-1200

Enforcement:

Criminal: RCW 15.58.150 and RCW 17.21.310

Civil: RCW 15.58.260, RCW 15.58.335, and RCW 17.21.315

Search warrants: RCW 17.21.320

Injunctions: RCW 15.58.340

Stop orders: RCW 15.58.160 and RCW 15.58.170

Regulatory Agencies

Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE)

Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) Division of WISHA Services

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Pesticide Management Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Washington's rules for pesticides mirror federal regulations, predominantly the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for pesticide management and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for disposal of ...


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