California Code of Regulations (Title 3. Food and Agriculture)
Division 6. Pesticides and Pest Control Operations

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Division 6. Pesticides and Pest Control Operations
Chapter 2. Pesticides
Subchapter 1. Pesticide Registration
Article 14. Violations


6300. Misbranding.

A pesticide shall be deemed misbranding if its labeling contains one or more of the following or any graphic representation which is likely to be deceiving or misleading:

(a) A false or misleading statement concerning the effectiveness of the product as a pesticide;

(b) A false or misleading comparison with other pesticides;

(c) Unwarranted claims as to the safety of the pesticide or its ingredients, including such statements as "Safe," "Nonpoisonous," "Nontoxic," "Noninjurious," or "Harmless" with or without such qualifying phrase as "When used as directed;"

(d) Any statement directly or indirectly implying that a specific brand pesticide is recommended or endorsed by any agency of the Federal Government or the State of California or any political subdivision, agency or instrumentality thereof.

 

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 12781, Food and Agricultural Code.

Reference: Sections 12881 and 12995, Food and Agricultural Code.

 

6301. Unregistered Products.

(a) Section 12995 shall not apply to an individual, who personally uses a substance for the purpose of controlling their residence or garden pests, provided no food or feed commodities treated with the substance are sold, distributed, or fed to animals that are sold or distributed for human consumption.

(b) Pesticide products whose registration has lapsed shall not be sold by the registrant, but may be possessed and sold by a dealer for two years after the last date of registration. If acquired while legally registered or within two years after the date of last registration, such products may be possessed and used according to the directions on the label.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of (b), it is unlawful to possess or use any pesticide which has been canceled or suspended pursuant to Sections 12825, 12826, or 12827 of the Food and Agricultural Code or under FIFRA (7 U.S.C. Section 136 et seq.), except as provided in such cancellation or suspension.

 

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 12781, Food and Agricultural Code.

Reference: Section 12995, Food and Agricultural Code.

 

6302. Sale of Agricultural Use and Restricted Material Pesticides.

(a) It is illegal for any registrant or licensed pesticide broker to sell any pesticide labeled for agricultural use to any person in California other than a registrant, licensed pesticide broker, or licensed pest control dealer.

(b) It is illegal for any registrant or licensed pesticide broker to sell any pesticide designated as a restricted material under section 6400 to any person in California other than a registrant, licensed pesticide broker, or licensed pest control dealer.

(c) It is illegal for any licensed pest control dealer to sell a restricted material to an end user who does not have a permit or, if exempt by regulation from the permit requirement, who is not a certified commercial or certified private applicator.

 

Note: Authority cited: Sections 11456, 12781, and 14005, Food and Agricultural Code.

Reference: Sections 11407, 12116, and 12400, Food and Agricultural Code.

 

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