State Pesticide Regulation
States may develop their own regulations that are more stringent than federal pesticide regulations. State pesticide regulatory offices typically license pest control companies that operate in each state, certify individual pest control applicators, investigate complaints and enforce pesticide laws in conjunction with the EPA and other agencies. State pesticide regulatory offices are often part of the State Department of Agriculture, but may be part of other state offices such as the Department of Environmental Quality.
Consider contacting the pesticide regulatory office in your state for these topics:
- Certification/licensing for pesticide applicators, consultants, businesses
- Investigation of pesticide incidents, including spills and misapplications
- Pesticide product registration in each state
If you have questions about specific regulations in your state, consider contacting your state pesticide regulatory agency, call NPIC at 1-800-858-7378 (7:30am-3:30pm PST), or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- State Pesticide Regulatory Offices - NPIC
- State Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Coordinators Directory - U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- State and Local Health Departments - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- State and Regional Health Agencies - American Public Heath Association (APHA)
- State and Territorial Health Officials - Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
- State and Territorial Environmental Agencies - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- State Pesticide Registrations for Special Local Needs (FIFRA Section 24c) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)