Iowa Pesticides regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Restricted use pesticides: Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 21-45.31(206) to 21-45.51(206)

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Certification standards: IAC 21-45.22(206)

Financial responsibility: Code of Iowa (IA Code) 206.13

Recordkeeping: IAC 21-45.26(206)

Reporting: IAC 21-45.47(206)

Pesticides management: IAC 21-44.1(206) to 44.11(206) and IAC 21-44.50(200) to 21-44.58(200)


Civil penalties: IAC 21-45.19(206) and IAC 21-45.102(206)

Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Energy and Waste Management Bureau

Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) Plant Management and Technology Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Iowa's rules for pesticides follow federal regulations, predominantly the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for pesticide management. Iowa has adopted state-specific rules for applicator license and certification requirements, recordkeeping and reporting, and pesticide storage. Because the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is not authorized to administer regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for disposal of pesticides that are hazardous wastes, Iowa hazardous waste facility regulations have been rescinded since there is no longer regulatory authority due to the statutory repeal of Iowa Code Section 455B.411, Subsections (5) through (11) and Sections 455B.412 through 455B.421. See the national sections PESTICIDES and HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL for the management of hazardous waste pesticides.

Administration and ...

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