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

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

Division 6. Pesticides and Pest Control Operations
Chapter 1. Pesticide Regulatory Program
Subchapter 1. Definition of Terms

Article 1. Definitions for Division 6

Section 6000. Definitions  Effective 7/1/14

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Chapter 1. Pesticide Regulatory Program
Subchapter 2. Program Certification

Article 1. Purpose

Section 6100. Purpose
Section 6102. Severance

Article 2. Standards

Section 6110. Public Reports
Section 6116. Notice of Final Decision
Section 6118. Emergency Actions

Article 3. Consultation

Section 6122. Commissioner Consultation

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Chapter 1. Pesticide Regulatory Program
Subchapter 3. Agricultural Commissioner Penalties

Article 1. Guidelines

Section 6128. Enforcement Response Effective 9/22/11
Section 6130. Civil Penalty Actions by Commissioners Effective 9/22/11
Section 6131. Actions Allowed Against Licensed or Certificated Employees Effective 9/22/11

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Chapter 1. Pesticide Regulatory Program
Subchapter 4. Inspection and Investigation Procedures

Article 1. Inspection, Copying and Sampling

Section 6140. Inspection Authority
Section 6141. Employee Interviews

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Chapter 1. Pesticide Regulatory Program
Subchapter 5. Sunset Review of Regulations

Article 1. Sunset Review Schedule

Section 6142. Sunset Review of Regulations Adopted 2/19/00

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Chapter 2. Pesticides
Subchapter 1. Pesticide Registration

Article 1. General Provisions

Section 6145. Intended to be Used
Section 6146. Liquid Chemical Sterilants Amended 2/19/00
Section 6147. Exempted Pesticide Products Adopted 5/26/00
Section 6148. Fee for Each Product Submitted for Registration Effective 1/1/04
Section 6148.5. Fees for Amendments to Registered Pesticide Products Effective 1/1/04
Section 6151. Evaluation Time Frames
Section 6152. Brands
Section 6153. Transfer of Registration
Section 6154. Change of Name
Section 6156. Registration Date
Section 6157. Certification
Section 6158. Review and Evaluation
Section 6159. Data Requirements
Section 6160. Operational Protocol for Pesticide Registration and Evaluation Manual
Section 6168. Fee for a Certificate of Interim Registration Effective 1/1/04

Article 2. Registration Requirements

Section 6170. Application Amended 12/19/06
Section 6170.1. Application for Registration of Economic Poison (Pesticide) Form
Section 6170.5. Application Form
Section 6171. Document Requests
Section 6172. General Toxicity Data Amended 8/14/02

Article 3. Supplemental Data Requirements

Section 6176. Safety Related to Exposure
Section 6177. Mixer, Loader, Applicator Exposure
Section 6178. Management of Poisoning
Section 6179. Spray Adjuvants
Section 6180. Rodenticides
Section 6181. Foliar Residue and Field Reentry
Section 6182. Field Reentry
Section 6183. Indoor Exposure
Section 6184. Residue Test Method
Section 6185. Residue Data
Section 6186. Efficacy
Section 6187. Hazards to Bees
Section 6188. Closed System Compatibility Amended 4/7/02
Section 6189. Effects on Pest Management
Section 6190. Inert Ingredient Hazard
Section 6191. Volatile Organic Compounds
Section 6192. Other Data Amended 8/14/02
Section 6193. Wettable and Soluble Powders
Section 6193.5. Acute Effects Data for Dietary Risk Assessment
Section 6194. Required Submission of Data
Section 6195. Acceptability of Submitted Studies
Section 6196. Adoption of Federal Authority
Section 6196.1. Provisions for Suspension
Section 6197. Applicability of Section 6196 to Data Obtained Pursuant to Food an Agricultural Code Section 12824
Section 6197.5. Assessment of Pesticide Registrants
Section 6198. Determination of Critical Need
Section 6198.5. List of Active Ingredients Identified Pursuant to Section 13127
Section 6199. Fines for Ground Water Protection Data Gaps
Section 6199.5. Assessment of Pesticide Registrants
Section 6199.7. Submission of Ground Water Protection Data

Article 4. Conditional Registration

Section 6200. Conditional Registration Amended 8/14/02

Article 5. Exemptions

Section 6205. Deodorizer or Cleansing Agent
Section 6206. Section 18 Exemptions

Article 6. Adverse Effects Disclosure

Section 6210. Adverse Effect Disclosure

Article 7. Renewals

Section 6215. Renewal
Section 6216. Annual Registration Renewal Fee Effective 1/1/04
Section 6217. Penalties for Late Payment of Annual Renewal Application Fee Effective 1/1/04

Article 8. Reevaluation Criteria

Section 6220. Reevaluation
Section 6221. Reevaluation Criteria
Section 6222. Reevaluation Data Requirements
Section 6223. Notification
Section 6224. Determinations
Section 6225. Reports
Section 6226. Product Evaluation
Section 6227. Annual Review
Section 6228. Designation of Restricted Materials

Article 9. Trade Secret

Section 6230. Trade Secrets
Section 6231. Trade Secret Determinations

Article 10. Labeling

Section 6235. Name, Brand, or Trademark of Pesticide
Section 6237. Placement of Label
Section 6238. Acceptance of Labeling
Section 6239. Name and Address of Manufacturer, Distributor, Packer, Formulator, or Registrant
Section 6240. Legibility of Label and Labeling
Section 6241. Registration Number
Section 6242. Warning or Caution Statement
Section 6243. Scope of Labeling Requirements

Article 11. Subpackaging

Section 6247. Subpackaging of Certain Pesticides for Resale to Consumers

Article 12. Consultation and Public Review

Section 6252. Pesticide Registration, Renewal, and Reevaluation Amended 8/14/02
Section 6253. Proposed Decision
Section 6254. Public Report
Section 6255. Notice of Decision
Section 6256. Pest Management Advisory Committee Amended 12/12/01


Article 13. Research Authorization

Section 6260. Authorization for Research
Section 6261. Exemptions from Authorization for Research
Section 6262. Application for Research Authorization
Section 6263. Experimental Applications
Section 6264. Notification and Use of Research Authorization
Section 6266. Reports of Research Authorization Use
Section 6268. Exemptions from Authorization for Research
Section 6270. Costs and Fees Prohibited
Section 6272. Possession of Authorization

Article 14. Violations

Section 6300. Misbranding
Section 6301. Unregistered Products Amended 7/1/98: Personal residence or garden pest control.

Article 15. Data Cost-Sharing

Section 6310. Dispute Resolution Proceedings Adopted 12/19/06
Section 6312. Noncompliance Notification Adopted 12/19/06
Section 6314. Determination Adopted 12/19/06

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Chapter 2. Pesticides
Subchapter 2. Cancellations and Suspensions

Article 1. Cancellations

Section 6350. DDT and DDD
Section 6352. 2,4,5-T
Section 6354. Inorganic Mercury Compounds
Section 6356. Inorganic Arsenic
Section 6358. Inorganic Phosphorous Paste
Section 6359. Ethylene Dibromide
Section 6360. Cadmium Compounds
Section 6361. Butyl Mercaptan Limitations
Section 6362. 1,2-Dichloropropane Limitations

Article 2. Suspensions

Section 6370. DBCP (1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane)
Section 6372. N-3-Pyridylmethyl N'-P Nitrophenyl Urea (Vacor)
Section 6379. Restrictions on Use of Bladex (Cyanizine)

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Chapter 2. Pesticides
Subchapter 3. Assessments

Article 1. Mill Assessment Collection

Section 6382. Penalties
Section 6384. Exemptions
Section 6386. Established Rate Effective 1/1/04
Section 6388. Pesticide Sales and Assessment Reporting Amended 6/15/05

Article 2. Mill Assessment Disbursement Criteria

Section 6390. Purpose of Article
Section 6391. County Reimbursement Amended 7/01/02
Section 6392. County Reports
Section 6393. Criteria Items and Apportionment Amended 2/21/08
Section 6394. Performance Evaluation Amended 1/12/06
Section 6395. Minimum Reimbursement Amended 1/12/06
Section 6396. Residual Funds Amended 1/12/06
Section 6397. Sunset Review of Regulations Repealed 2/19/00

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Chapter 2. Pesticides
Subchapter 4. Restricted Materials

Article 1. Restricted Materials

Section 6400. Restricted Materials Effective 7/1/14
Section 6402. Exempt Materials

Article 2. Possession And Use Limitations

Section 6404. Certification Requirements
Section 6406. Supervision Standards
Section 6408. Private Applicator Certification
Section 6410. Pesticide Safety Information Series
Section 6412. Restricted Material Permit Requirements
Section 6414. Permit Exemptions Amended 10/9/02
Section 6416. Ground Water Protection Restrictions Amended 5/27/04
Section 6417. Research Authorization for Ground Water Protection List Chemicals

Article 3. Permit System

Section 6420. Qualified Permit Applicants Amended 11/19/00
Section 6422. Permit Duration Amended 11/19/00
Section 6424. Forms
Section 6426. Alternatives and Mitigation Measures
Section 6428. Agricultural Permit Requirements Amended 11/19/00
Section 6430. Nonagricultural Permit Requirements Amended 11/19/00
Section 6432. Permit Evaluation
Section 6434. Notice of Intent
Section 6436. Permit Monitoring
Section 6438. Pest Control Records
Section 6440. Pesticide Use Reports
Section 6442. Permit Review Amended 11/19/00
Section 6443. Permits for Use of Phenoxy Herbicides on Timberland
Section 6444. Generalized Effects

Article 4. Field Fumigation Use Requirements

Section 6445. Fumigation-Handling Activities Adopted 1/25/08
Section 6445.5. Field Fumigation Licensing Requirements Amended 4/7/11
Section 6446. Methyl Iodide – General Requirements Adopted 12/20/10
Section 6446.1. Methyl Iodide Field Fumigation Methods Adopted 12/20/10
Section 6447. Methyl Bromide Field Fumigation – General Requirements Amended 11/26/10
Section 6447.1. Methyl Bromide Field Fumigation Notification Requirements Amended 1/25/08
Section 6447.2. Methyl Bromide Field Fumigation Buffer Zone Requirements Amended 11/26/10
Section 6447.3. Methyl Bromide Field Fumigation Methods Amended 1/25/08
Section 6448. 1,3-Dicholopropene Field Fumigation – General Requirements Adopted 1/25/08
Section 6448.1 1,3-Dicholopropene Field Fumigation Methods Amended 4/7/11
Section 6449. Chloropicrin Field Fumigation – General Requirements Adopted 1/25/08
Section 6449.1. Chloropicrin Field Fumigation Methods Amended 9/18/12
Section 6450. Metam-Sodium, Potassium N-methyldithiocarbamate (metam-potassium), and Dazomet Field Fumigation – General Requirements. Adopted 1/25/08
Section 6450.1. Metam-Sodium and Potassium N-methyldithiocarbamate (metam-potassium) Field Fumigation Methods Amended 4/7/11
Section 6450.2. Dazomet Field Fumigation Methods Adopted 1/25/08
Section 6451. Sodium Tetrathiocarbonate Field Fumigation – General Requirements Adopted 1/25/08
Section 6451.1. Sodium Tetrathiocarbonate Field Fumigation Methods Adopted 1/25/08
Section 6452. Reduced Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Field Fumigation Methods Amended 5/23/13
Section 6452.1. Fumigant Volatile Organic Compound Emission Records and Reporting Adopted 1/25/08
Section 6452.2. Fumigant Volatile Organic Compound Emission Limits Amended 5/23/13
Section 6452.3. Field Fumigant Volatile Organic Compound Emission Allowances Amended 4/7/11

Article 5. Use Requirements

Section 6453. Chloropicrin and Methyl Bromide Nursery and Commodity Fumigation
Section 6454. Chloropicrin and Methyl Bromide--Structural Fumigation Amended 9/14/00
Section 6455. Sulfuryl Fluoride--Structural Fumigation, Aeration, and Reentry
Section 6456. Sodium Arsenite
Section 6457. Bentazon (Basagran) Amended 5/27/04
Section 6458. Aldicarb
Section 6460. Drift Control
Section 6462. Propanil Amended 4/22/04
Section 6464. Phenoxy and Certain Other Herbicides
Section 6466. Paraquat
Section 6467. Folpet
Section 6468. 1,3-Dichloropropene and Ethylene Dibromide
Section 6469. Propargite (Omite, Comite)
Section 6470. Cotton Harvest Aids
Section 6471. Brodifacoum, Bromadiolone, Difenacoum, and Difethialone Effective 7/1/14
Section 6472. Ethylene Dichloride
Section 6473. Bromoxynil
Section 6474. Carbofuran
Section 6476. Fenamiphos
Section 6480. 2,4-Dichlorophenyl P-Nitrophenyl Ether
Section 6482. Oxydemeton-Methyl (Metasystox-R)
Section 6484. Bentazon (Basagran)
Section 6486. Atrazine
Section 6486.1. Atrazine Repealed 5/27/04
Section 6486.2. Simazine Repealed 5/27/04
Section 6486.3. Bromacil Repealed 5/27/04
Section 6486.4. Diuron Repealed 5/27/04
Section 6486.5. Prometon Repealed 5/27/04
Section 6486.7. Azinphos-methyl Amended 9/18/12
Section 6486.8. Norflurazon Repealed 5/27/04
Section 6487.1. Artificial Recharge Basins Adopted 5/27/04
Section 6487.2. Inside Canal and Ditch Banks Adopted 5/27/04
Section 6487.3. Engineered Rights-of-Way Within Ground Water Protection Areas Adopted 5/27/04
Section 6487.4. Runoff Ground Water Protection Areas Adopted 5/27/04
Section 6487.5. Leaching Ground Water Protection Areas Adopted 5/27/04
Section 6488. Antifouling Paints or Coatings Containing Tributyltin
Section 6489. Tributyltin Paint and/or Coating Additives

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Chapter 2. Pesticides
Subchapter 5. Produce Carrying Pesticide Residue

Article 1. Tolerances and Exemptions

Section 6490. Incorporation of Federal Tolerances
Section 6492. Limitation on Residues

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Chapter 3. Pest Control Operations
Subchapter 1. Licensing and Certification

Article 1. General License Requirements

Section 6500. License Duration Effective 1/1/04
Section 6502. Applications Amended 9/25/10
Section 6504. Examinations
Section 6505. Examination Fees Effective 1/1/04
Section 6506. Acceptance of Prior Examination
Section 6508. Notification of Change Effective 1/1/04
Section 6510. Renewals and New Applications Amended 5/18/02
Section 6511. Continuing Education Requirements Amended 9/25/10
Section 6512. Approval of Continuing Education Courses Effective 1/1/14
Section 6513. Records of Continuing Education Effective 1/1/14
Section 6514. Regional Accreditation Committees

Article 2. Agricultural Pest Control Operator Licenses

Section 6520. Authorized Agent Qualifications
Section 6522. Categories
Section 6524. Financial Responsibility of Applicants for an Agricultural Pest Control Business License

Article 3. Qualified Applicators

Section 6530. Categories and Examinations Amended 9/25/10
Section 6531. Maintenance Gardener Pest Control Restriction Adopted 09/25/10
Section 6532. Expiration
Section 6534. Refusal, Revocation, and Suspension
Section 6536. Field Fumigation Licensing Requirements Amended 4/7/11

Article 4. Pest Control Aircraft Pilot's Certificate

Section 6540. Apprentice Pilot Supervision
Section 6542. Registration
Section 6544. Pesticide Handling by Pilots

Article 5. Agricultural Pest Control Adviser Licenses

Section 6550. Minimum Qualifications Amended 4/23/08
Section 6551. Licensing for Public Agencies Effective 11/6/05
Section 6552. Continued Education Requirements
Section 6554. Regional Accreditation Committee
Section 6556. Recommendations
Section 6557. Advisories for Ground Water Protection Repealed 5/27/04
Section 6558. Recommendation for Use of Nonfumigants in the San Joaquin Valley Ozone Nonattainment Area Adopted 5/23/13

Article 6. Pesticide Dealer Licenses

Section 6560. Supervision
Section 6562. Dealer Records and Sales Reporting
Section 6564. Appropriate Products
Section 6566. Supplemental Labeling
Section 6568. Dealer Responsibilities Amended 11/19/00
Section 6570. Ground Water Protection Materials Requirements Repealed 5/27/04
Section 6572. Sales Reporting
Section 6574. Antifouling Paints or Coatings Containing Tributyltin
Section 6576. Sales Limitation of Clopyralid Adopted 12/28/05
Section 6577. Sales of Nonfumigants for Use in the San Joaquin Valley Ozone Nonattainment Area Adopted 5/23/13

Article 7. Private Applicators

Section 6580. Certificate Issuance Adopted 5/23/06
Section 6582. Certificate Renewal Adopted 5/23/06
Section 6584. Continuing Education Requirements Adopted 5/23/06

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Chapter 3. Pest Control Operations
Subchapter 2. Work Requirements

Article 1. Pest Control Operations Generally

Section 6600. General Standards of Care
Section 6601. General Application of Standards
Section 6602. Availability of Labeling
Section 6604. Accurate Measurement
Section 6606. Uniform Mixture
Section 6608. Equipment Cleaning
Section 6609. Wellhead Protection Adopted 5/27/04
Section 6610. Backflow Prevention
Section 6612. Age
Section 6614. Protection of Persons, Animals, and Property
Section 6616. Consent to Apply
Section 6618. Notice of Applications Amended 8/13/09
Section 6619. Pesticide Application Completion Notice Amended 8/13/09
Section 6620. Vector Control Exemption Amended 8/26/09
Section 6622. Operator Identification Numbers
Section 6623. Site Identification Numbers
Section 6624. Pesticide Use Records Amended 12/20/10
Section 6625. Pesticide Use Report for School Sites Amended 1/5/07
Section 6626. Pesticide Use Reports for Production Agriculture Amended 4/7/11
Section 6627. Monthly Summary Pesticide Use Reports Amended 8/26/09
Section 6628. Negative Pesticide Use Reports

Article 2. Pest Control Business Operations

Section 6630. Equipment Identification
Section 6632. Recommendation and Use Permit
Section 6634. Accident Reports
Section 6636. Pest Control Records and Reports

Article 3. Protection of Bees

Section 6650. Pesticides Toxic to Bees Amended 1/25/02
Section 6651. Vector Control Exemption
Section 6652. Availability for Notification
Section 6654. Notification to Beekeepers Amended 1/25/02
Section 6655. Notification Region for Butte, Glenn and Tehama Counties
Section 6656. Citrus/Bee Protection Area Amended 1/25/02

Article 4. Storage, Transportation and Disposal

Section 6670. Container Control Amended 8/26/09
Section 6672. Delivery of Pesticide Containers Amended 8/26/09
Section 6674. Posting of Pesticide Storage Areas
Section 6676. Container Requirements
Section 6678. Service Container Labeling
Section 6680. Prohibited Containers for Pesticides
Section 6682. Transportation
Section 6684. Rinse and Drain Procedures
Section 6686. Exemptions

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Chapter 3. Pest Control Operations
Subchapter 3. Pesticide Worker Safety

Article 1. General Scope and Purpose

Section 6700. Scope
Section 6701. Interpretation Consistent with Federal Standards
Section 6702. Employer-Employee Responsibilities
Section 6704. Application of Labor Code
Section 6706. Hazardous Areas
Section 6708. Inspection Authority
Section 6710. Studies on Pesticide Safety Amended 4/23/03
Section 6712. Public Agencies
Section 6714. Exemptions
Section 6716. Sunset Review of Regulations Repealed 2/19/00

Article 2. General Safety Requirements

Section 6720. Safety of Employed Persons Amended 6/13/07
Section 6722. Age
Section 6723. Hazard Communication for Pesticide Handlers
Section 6723.1. Application-Specific Information For Handlers
Section 6724. Handler Training
Section 6726. Emergency Medical Care
Section 6728. Medical Supervision Amended 2/19/00
Section 6730. Working Alone
Section 6732. Change Area
Section 6734. Handler Decontamination Facilities
Section 6736. Coveralls Amended 8/26/09
Section 6738. Personal Protective Equipment Amended 6/13/07
Section 6739. Respiratory Protection Adopted 6/13/07
Section 6740. Adequate Light
Section 6742. Safe Equipment
Section 6744. Equipment Maintenance
Section 6746. Closed Systems

Article 3. Field Worker Safety

Section 6760. Employer Responsibility and Exceptions
Section 6761. Hazard Communication for Field Workers
Section 6761.1. Application-Specific Information for Fieldworkers Amended 8/13/09
Section 6762. Field Work During Pesticide Application
Section 6764. Fieldworker Training
Section 6766. Emergency Medical Care
Section 6768. Fieldworker Decontamination Facilities
Section 6769. Greenhouse Ventilation Criteria
Section 6770. Field Entry After Pesticide Application Amended 8/13/09
Section 6771. Requirements for Early Entry Fieldworkers Amended 8/13/09
Section 6772. Restricted Entry Intervals Amended 10/29/00
Section 6774. Restricted Entry Interval Adjustments
Section 6776. Field Posting Amended 6/9/99
Section 6778. Records

Article 4. Fumigation

Section 6780. General Fumigation Safe-Use Requirements Amended 4/7/02
Section 6782. Fumigation of Enclosed Spaces
Section 6784. Field Fumigation Amended 11/26/10

Article 5. Minimal Exposure Pesticides

Section 6790. Minimal Exposure Pesticides
Section 6791. Exemptions
Section 6792. Conditions of Use
Section 6793. Minimal Exposure Pesticide Safety Use Requirements Amended 6/13/07

Article 6. Use Requirements

Section 6795. Thiophanate-Methyl

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Chapter 4. Environmental Protection
Subchapter 1. Ground Water

Article 1. Pesticide Contamination Prevention

Section 6800. Groundwater Protection List Amended 8/22/12
Section 6802. Pesticide Management Zones Repealed 5/27/04
Section 6804. Specific Numerical Values
Section 6806. Use Reporting
Section 6808. Sunset Review of Regulations Repealed 2/19/00

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Chapter 4. Environmental Protection
Subchapter 2. Air

Article 1. Toxic Air Contaminants

Section 6860. Toxic Air Contaminants List Amended 5/11/11
Section 6864. Criteria for Identifying Pesticides as Toxic Air Contaminants

Article 2. Volatile Organic Compounds

Section 6880. Criteria to Designate Low-Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) or High-VOC Nonfumigant Pesticide Products Adopted 5/23/13
Section 6881. Annual Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Inventory Report Amended 5/23/13
Section 6883. Recommendation Requirements in the San Joaquin Valley Ozone Nonattainment Area Adopted 5/23/11
Section 6884. San Joaquin Valley Ozone Nonattainment Area Use Prohibitions Adopted 5/23/11
Section 6886. Dealer Responsibilities for the San Joaquin Valley Ozone Nonattainment Area Adopted 5/23/11
Section 6895. Prohibition of Use of Weed Oils

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Chapter 4. Environmental Protection
Subchapter 3. Aquatic and Marine Environments

Article 1. Pesticide Contamination Protection

Section 6900. Antifouling Paints or Coatings Containing Tributyltin
Section 6910. Prohibition of Use of Pesticides Containing Tributylin
Section 6920. Prohibition of Use of Pesticides Containing Copper

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Chapter 4. Environmental Protection
Subchapter 4. Compost

Article 1. Pesticide Contamination Protection

Section 6950. Clopyralid Adopted 12/18/05

Chapter 4. Environmental Protection
Subchapter 5. Surface Water

Article 1. Pesticide Contamination Prevention

Section 6960. Dormant Insecticide Contamination Prevention Adopted 7/18/06
Section 6970. Surface Water Protection in Outdoor Nonagricultural Settings Adopted 6/19/12
Section 6972. Exemptions from Surface Water Protection in Outdoor Nonagricultural Settings Adopted 6/19/12