Oklahoma Pesticides regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oklahoma Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Oklahoma Combined Pesticide Law, 2 Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (OSA) 3-81 to 3-86 and regulations at Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 35:30-17-1 to 35:30-17-99

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Hazardous waste pesticides: OAC 252:205-3-2(c) and OAC 252:205-3-2(d), OAC 35:30-17-94(b)

Restricted use pesticides: OAC 35:30-17-22

Applicator rules:

License requirements: 2 OSA 3-82

Financial responsibility: OAC 35:30-17-10

Commercial applicators: OAC 35:30-17-1

Certification requirements: OAC 35:30-17-4 to 35:30-17-6


License/certification fees: 2 OSA 3-82 and OAC 35:2-3-13

Pesticide registration fees: OAC 35:2-3-13(b)

Permit fees: OAC 35:2-3-13(c) and OAC 35:2-3-13(g)

Identification cards: OAC 35:2-3-13(f)

Pesticide management rules:

Standards for application of pesticides: OAC 35:30-17-24 to 35:30-17-26

Recordkeeping: OAC 35:30-17-21

Handling pesticide containers: OAC 35:30-17-93

Closed containment systems: OAC 35:30-17-95

Surface impoundments: OAC 35:30-17-96

Handling spills: OAC 35:30-17-92

Disposal: OAC 35:30-17-94

Regulatory Agencies

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Protection Division

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (ODAFF)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oklahoma's rules for pesticides follow 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. Oklahoma has additional requirements for pesticide applicator certification and ...

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