Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...