Arkansas Pesticides regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Arkansas Pesticide Control Act (Act 410), Arkansas Code Annotated (AR Code Ann.) 2-16-401 to 2-16-419

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Arkansas Pesticide Use and Application Act (Act 389), AR Code Ann. 20-20-201 to 20-20-227

Hazardous waste pesticides:

Listed wastes: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 23.261.30 to 23.261.33

Farmer exemption: AR Reg. 23.262.70 and AR Reg. 23.264.1(g)(4)

Pesticide registration:

Fees: Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB), Regulations Under Act 410 (Act 410), AR Reg. 1

Pesticide applicator rules:

Applicator categories: ASPB, Regulations Under Act 389 (Act 389), AR Reg. 1

Recordkeeping: AR Code Ann. 20-20-215

Certification requirements: AR Code Ann. 20-20-208 to 20-20-211 and ASPB, Act 389, AR Reg. 2 to 3

Restricted-use pesticides: ASPB, Arkansas Regulations on Pesticide Use (Pesticide Use), AR Reg. Sections I to XIII

Pesticide permit: AR Reg. 9.404

Regulatory Agencies

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Hazardous Waste Division

Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission

Arkansas Agriculture Department Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB) Pesticide Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arkansas's rules for pesticides that are hazardous wastes parallel the federal requirements. For more information, see the national section PESTICIDES.

Arkansas follows federal pesticide management regulations under the Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), with additional rules requiring pesticide registration fees and permits. In addition, before a pesticide can be sold in Arkansas, it must be registered with the Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB) and ...


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