Utah Pesticides regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Utah Pesticide Control Act: Utah Code Annotated (UCA) 4-14-1 to 4-14-12

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Utah pesticide control regulations: Utah Administrative Rules (R) 68-7-1 to 68-7-11

Hazardous waste pesticides:

Listed waste pesticides: R315-2-10

Farmer exemption: R315-5-7

Restricted use pesticides: R68-7-4

Registration: R68-7-2

Labeling: R68-7-3 and UCA 4-14-4

Certification and licensing:

Commercial Pesticide Business License: UCA 4-14-13

Applicator license: R68-7-5

Examinations: R68-7-7 and R68-7-8

Pesticide applicator categories: R68-7-6

Recertification: R68-7-8(A)(6)

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits: R68-7-8(A)(6)

Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) permit: R317-8-2.5

Recordkeeping: R68-7-8(A)(7)

Regulatory Agencies

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) Pesticide Program

Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Utah's rules for pesticides mirror the federal regulations, including the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for pesticide management and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for pesticide disposal. See the national sections HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL and PESTICIDES for further guidance. In addition, manufacturers of pesticides must register all pesticide products distributed in Utah with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Commercial pesticide businesses and pesticide applicators must be licensed by the state.

Administration and enforcement. The UDAF administers and enforces the pesticide regulations in Utah. Utah's DEQ administers and enforces the UPDES permit ...

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