Oregon Pesticides regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oregon Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Pesticide Control Act, Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 634.106 to 634.146

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Pesticide wastes:

Listed wastes: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-100-0002

Farmer exemption: OAR 340-102-0070

Special management: OAR 340-101-0040

Pesticide residue management: OAR 340-109-0010

Empty pesticide container management: OAR 340-109-0020

Restricted use pesticides (RUPs): OAR 603-057-0200, OAR 603-057-0205, and OAR 603-057-0301 to 603-057-0384

Pesticide registration: ORS 634.016 to 634.042

Pesticide licensing: OAR 603-057-0100 to 603-057-0180

Equivalent and reciprocal licensing: OAR 603-057-0180

License fees: OAR 603-057-0100

Experimental use pesticides: OAR 603-057-0160

Pesticide applicator categories: OAR 603-057-0110

Pesticide applicator certification: OAR 603-057-0120 to 603-057-0145

Training: OAR 603-057-0135

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit: OAR 340-045-0033

Recordkeeping: OAR 603-057-0130, ORS 634.116, and ORS 634.146

Regulatory Agencies

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division

Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) Pesticides Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

• Rules. Oregon has stricter rules for pesticide registration, licensing, and certification. The state also has additional rules for the management of abrasive blast wastes containing pesticides that are not federal hazardous wastes and pesticide residue. Oregon has adopted penalties for violation of the state Pesticide Control Act. See the state section PENALTIES/LIABILITIES for details.

Oregon follows federal rules for the disposal of pesticides that are hazardous ...

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