Delaware Pesticides regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Delaware Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste pesticides: 7 Delaware Administrative Code (DE Admin Code) 1302.261 and Appendices

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Pesticide law: 3 Delaware Code (Del. C.) 1201 to 1240

Pesticide regulations: 3 DE Admin Code 601

Registration: 3 DE Admin Code 601.4.1

Certification: 3 DE Admin Code 601.8.1 to 601.11.4

Licensing: 3 DE Admin Code 601.5.1 to 601.5.5

Exceptions: 3 Del. C. 1211

Application: 3 DE Admin Code 601.5.1

Employee registration: 3 DE Admin Code 601.4.2

Recordkeeping: 3 DE Admin Code 601.14.1 and 3 DE Admin Code 601.22.3.2


Pesticide applicators: 3 DE Admin Code 601.8

Employee training: 3 DE Admin Code 601.4.2.2


Pesticide dealers: 3 DE Admin Code 601.20.1 to 601.20.07

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits: 7 DE Admin Code 7201.9.8

Enforcement: 3 Del. C. 1205, 3 Del. C. 1224, and 3 Del. C. 1225

Regulatory Agencies

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

DNREC Division of Water

Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) Pesticides Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Delaware's rules for pesticides mirror federal regulations, predominantly the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for pesticide management, with additional requirements for pesticide registration, permitting, certification, and licensing. Anyone buying or using a restricted-use pesticide must be certified by the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA). Anyone in the business of applying pesticides, either restricted use or general use, to the land or property of another, must be ...

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