Governing Law and Regulations
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention Business Compliance Division
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) Division of Regulatory Services Pesticide Bureau
Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Department of Fire Services (DFS) Division of Fire Safety
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Massachusetts's rules for pesticides parallel the federal requirements, predominantly the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for pesticide management and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act for pesticide disposal. However, the state has its own rules for pesticide applicator certification, application, storage, and recordkeeping. Massachusetts ...