Governing Law and Regulations
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Agriculture Pesticide Unit
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. Rhode Island's rules for pesticides mirror federal regulations, predominately the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act for pesticide management and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for disposal of pesticides that are hazardous wastes, with some additional state licensing, certification, and fee requirements. Rhode Island also has additional rules for state limited-use pesticides. See the national sections HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL and PESTICIDES for further guidance.
• Administration and enforcement. DEM administers and enforces the rules covering pesticide applicators, sale, use, storage, and disposal.
HAZARDOUS WASTE PESTICIDES