Connecticut Pesticides regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Connecticut Pesticide Control Act, Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-46 to 22a-66l and regulations at 22a-49 to 22a-66z Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

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Hazardous waste pesticides:

Listed wastes: 22a-449(c)-101 RCSA

Farmer exemption: 22a-449(c)-102(a)(1) RCSA and 22a-449(c)-104(a)(1) RCSA

Restricted use pesticides: 22a-50-3 RCSA

Registration of pesticides: CGS 22a-48 to 22a-50

Pesticide business registration: CGS 22a-66c and 22a-50-7 RCSA

Notification: 22a-66a-1 RCSA

Golf courses: 22a-66a-1(d) RCSA

Lake and ponds: 22a-66a-1(e) RCSA

Pesticide ban at schools: CGS 10-231a to 10-231d

Utility property: CGS 22a-66k


Aerial Application: CGS 22a-54(e), 22a-54-1 to 22a-54-3 RCSA, and 22a-66-7 RCSA

Pesticide Application to State Waters: 22a-66z-1 RCSA

Commercial applicator certification: CGS 22a-54(b)

Examinations: CGS 22a-54(c)

Fees: 22a-54-2 RCSA

Recordkeeping: CGS 22a-58

Penalties: CGS 22a-63(a)

Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Pesticides Management Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Connecticut has additional requirements for pesticide registration, notification, permitting, certification, and fees. The state has stricter rules for pesticide application near schools and bans certain lawn care pesticide applications on the grounds of daycare centers and elementary and middle schools. Connecticut follows federal rules for disposal of pesticides that are hazardous wastes. Refer to the ...

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