Colorado Pesticides regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Pesticide Act, Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) 35-9-101 to 35-9-128

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Pesticide Applicators' Act, CRS 35-10-101 to 35-10-128

Hazardous waste pesticides:

Listed wastes: 6 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1007-3 Parts 261.30 to 261.33

Universal waste pesticides: 6 CCR 1007-3 Part 273

Farmer exemption: 6 CCR 1007-3 Part 262.10(f), 6 CCR 1007-3 Part 262.70, and 6 CCR 1007-3 Part 264.1(g)(4)

Pesticide registration: CRS 35-9-106 to 35-9-112 and regulations at 8 CCR 1203-1 Part 3

Restricted use pesticides: 8 CCR 1203-1 Part 13

Pesticide applicators:

Agricultural applicators: 8 CCR 1203-2 Part 8

Ornamental applicators: 8 CCR 1203-2 Part 9

Structural applicators: 8 CCR 1203-2 Part 10

Carbon monoxide producing devices: 8 CCR 1203-2 Part 15

Certification requirements: 8 CCR 1203-2 Part 2 to Part 5

Recordkeeping: 8 CCR 1203-2 Part 6 and 8 CCR 1203-2 Part 15

Equipment standards:

Equipment identification: 8 CCR 1203-2 Part 7

Containment rules: 8 CCR 1206-1

Storage: 8 CCR 1203-2 Part 11

Penalties: CRS 35-10-122 and CRS 35-10-123

Permits: 5 CCR 1002-61 Sections 1 to 17

Regulatory Agencies

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division

CDPHE Office of Environment Water Quality Control Division (WQCD)

Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) Division of Plant Industry Pesticide Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Colorado's pesticides rules follow federal regulations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), with additional rules for pesticide registration, including fees, ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
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