Mississippi Pesticides regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Mississippi Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste pesticides: Mississippi Regulations (MS Reg.), Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (HW-1), Part 261

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Farmer exemption: MS Reg., HW-1, Part 262

Pesticide applicators:

License requirements: Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) Subpart 3, Chapter 09, Subchapter 01

Applicator categories: MDAC Subpart 3, Chapter 09, Subchapter 02, Section 203

Recordkeeping: MDAC Subpart 3, Chapter 09, Subchapter 02, Section 206

Permit: MS Reg., Water Pollution Control (WPC), Chapter 1, Section II.A

Pesticide dealers:

License Requirements: MDAC Subpart 3, Chapter 08, Subchapter 02, Sections 201 to 204 and Section 208

Recordkeeping: MDAC Subpart 3, Chapter 08, Subchapter 02, Section 205

Enforcement: MDAC Subpart 3, Chapter 08, Subchapter 02, Section 207

Labeling: MDAC Subpart 3, Chapter 11, Subchapter 01, Section 113.04

Inspection: Mississippi Code Annotated (MS Code Ann.) 69-23-125

Criminal penalties: MS Code Ann. 69-23-29 and MS Code Ann. 69-23-135

Regulatory Agencies

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control Hazardous Waste Division

Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)

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. Mississippi's rules for pesticides mirror federal regulations, predominantly the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for pesticide management and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for disposal of pesticides that are hazardous wastes. See the national sections HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL


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