Kentucky Pesticides regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Kentucky Fertilizer and Pesticide Storage, and Pesticide Use and Application Act of 1996, Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 217B.010 to 217B.990

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Agricultural pest control: 302 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 27:010 to 27:060

Ornamental turf lawn and interior plantscape pest control: 302 KAR 28:010 to 28:060

Structural pest control: 302 KAR 29:060 to 29:070

Hazardous wastes: 401 KAR 31:040

Farmer exemption: 401 KAR 32:060

Restricted use pesticide: 302 KAR 28:020

Pesticide registration: KRS 217.570

Pesticide dealers:

Registration: KRS 217B.105

Financial responsibility: KRS 217B.130

Certification: 302 KAR 27:030

Recordkeeping: 302 KAR 28:020 and 302 KAR 29:020

Pesticide applicators:

Certification: 302 KAR 27:050, 302 KAR 28:050, and 302 KAR 29:060

Private applicators: 302 KAR 27:050, Section 2

Recordkeeping: 302 KAR 28:020 and 302 KAR 29:020

Pesticide management:

Disposal and storage: 302 KAR 27:020, 302 KAR 28:020, and 302 KAR 29:020

Vehicle identification: 302 KAR 29:020

Bulk storage and handling: 302 KAR 31:040

Groundwater protection plan: 401 KAR 5:037


Inspection: KRS 217B.230

Penalties: KRS 217B.990

Regulatory Agencies

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management

Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) Division of Environmental Services

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky has additional requirements for pesticide applicators and dealers, pesticide storage, and disposal. Kentucky follows federal requirements for the disposal of ...

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