Maryland Pesticides regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste pesticides: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)

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Farmer exemption: COMAR

Restricted use pesticides: COMAR

Pesticide applicators: COMAR

Licensing: COMAR

Registration: COMAR

Certification requirements: COMAR

Examinations: COMAR

Training: COMAR to

Storage: COMAR

Notification: COMAR

Recordkeeping: COMAR

Pesticide application at schools: COMAR to

School notification: COMAR

Transportation: COMAR

Vehicle identification: COMAR

Pesticide registry: COMAR

Enforcement: COMAR

Penalties: COMAR

Lawn fertilizers: Fertilizer Use Act of 2011, Maryland Code Annotated, Agriculture (Md. Code Ann., Agric.) 6-201 to 6-224, and Md. Code Ann., Agric. 8-801 to 8-803.9

Permit: COMAR and COMAR

Regulatory Agencies

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)

Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Maryland generally follows federal regulations implementing the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for pesticide management, with additional licensing, registration, training, storage, notification, transportation, and recordkeeping requirements. Maryland is one of eight states that keep a registry of individuals who are sensitive to pesticides. Maryland's Fertilizer Use Act of 2011 limits the use of ...

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