Wisconsin Pesticides regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste pesticides:

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Listed waste pesticides: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 661.30

Farmer exemption: NR 662.070


Licenses: Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (ATCP) 29.10 to 29.12

Exemptions ATCP 29.10(2)

License fees: ATCP 29.11

Recordkeeping and reporting: ATCP 29.12


Licenses: ATCP 29.15 and ATCP 29.16

Recordkeeping: ATCP 29.15

Reporting: ATCP 29.15 and ATCP 29.16

Commercial applicators:

Licenses: ATCP 29.20 and ATCP 29.25

Certification: ATCP 29.26, ATCP 29.30, and ATCP 29.31

Recordkeeping and notification: ATCP 29.21, ATCP 29.22, and ATCP 29.33

Pesticide management:

Pesticide storage: ATCP 29.40

Bulk pesticide storage: ATCP 33

Spill containment surface: ATCP 29.45

Improper application and use: ATCP 29.50

Disposal of pesticides and containers: ATCP 29.47

Pesticide product restrictions: ATCP 30

Prohibited pesticides: ATCP 30.05

Special use permit: ATCP 30.10

Pesticides allowed for certain purposes: ATCP 30.15

Pesticides in groundwater: ATCP 30.24 to 30.38 and ATCP 30 Appendix A

Phosphorus: Wisconsin Statutes Annotated (WSA) 94.643

Advance Notice Registry: ATCP 29.56

Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit: NR 205.08

Regulatory Agencies

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Agricultural Resource Management Division

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin follows federal guidelines for restricted use ...

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