Kansas Pesticides regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Kansas Pesticide Law, Kansas Statutes Annotated (KSA) 2-2438a to 2-2480 and regulations at Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 4-13-1 to 4-13-65

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Hazardous waste pesticides:

Listed wastes: KAR 28-31-261 and KAR 28-31-261a

Farmer exemption: KAR 28-31-261 and KAR 28-31-261a

Restricted use pesticides: KAR 4-13-1

Pesticide business license: KAR 4-13-2 and KSA 2-2440

Commercial applicators: KAR 4-13-3

Certification: KAR 4-13-12 and KAR 4-13-13

Private applicators: KAR 4-13-14

Government agency: KAR 4-13-21

Pest control technician: KAR 4-13-33

Permit: KAR 28-16-57 to 28-16-63

Bulk pesticide storage: KAR 4-13-25 to 4-13-25d

Recordkeeping: KAR 4-13-4a and KAR 4-13-5

Regulatory Agencies

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Waste Management Hazardous Waste Program

KDHE Division of Environment Bureau of Water Technical Services Division

Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) Pesticide Section

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. In addition to federal rules, pesticide manufacturers in Kansas are required to register their products with KDA before they can be sold in Kansas. KDA also licenses pesticide businesses, certifies private and commercial pesticide applicators, and registers pest control technicians, dealers, and government agencies that use pesticides. KDHE has developed a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit for the discharges from applications of pesticides to surface waters of the state. Fore more information, see the state section NPDES PERMIT


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