40 CFR 156.156 - Residue removal instructions for refillable containers.

§ 156.156 Residue removal instructions for refillable containers.

The label of each pesticide product packaged in a refillable container must include the residue removal instructions in this section. Instructions must be given for all pesticide products that are distributed or sold in refillable containers, including those that do not require dilution prior to application.

(a)Timing of the residue removal procedure. One of the following statements must immediately precede the instructions required in paragraph (b) of this section and must be consistent with the instructions in paragraph (b) of this section:

(1) “Cleaning the container before final disposal is the responsibility of the person disposing of the container. Cleaning before refilling is the responsibility of the refiller.”

(2) “Pressure rinsing the container before final disposal is the responsibility of the person disposing of the container. Cleaning before refilling is the responsibility of the refiller.”

(b)Residue removal instructions prior to container disposal.

(1) Instructions for cleaning each refillable container prior to disposal are required. The residue removal instructions must be appropriate for the characteristics and formulation of the pesticide product and must be adequate to protect human health and the environment.

(2) Subject to meeting the standard in paragraph (b)(1) of this section, the statement on residue removal instructions could include any one of the following:

(i) The refilling residue removal procedure developed by the registrant for the pesticide product.

(ii) Standard industry practices for cleaning refillable containers.

(iii) For pesticides that require dilution prior to application, the following statement: “To clean the container before final disposal, empty the remaining contents from this container into application equipment or a mix tank. Fill the container about 10 percent full with water. Agitate vigorously or recirculate water with the pump for 2 minutes. Pour or pump rinsate into application equipment or rinsate collection system. Repeat this rinsing procedure two more times.”

(iv) Any other statement the registrant considers appropriate.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 7 - AGRICULTURE

§ 136 - Definitions

§ 136a - Registration of pesticides

7 U.S. Code § 136a–1 - Reregistration of registered pesticides

§ 136b - Transferred

§ 136c - Experimental use permits

§ 136d - Administrative review; suspension

§ 136e - Registration of establishments

§ 136f - Books and records

§ 136g - Inspection of establishments, etc.

§ 136h - Protection of trade secrets and other information

§ 136i - Use of restricted use pesticides; applicators

7 U.S. Code § 136i–1 - Pesticide recordkeeping

7 U.S. Code § 136i–2 - Collection of pesticide use information

§ 136j - Unlawful acts

§ 136k - Stop sale, use, removal, and seizure

§ 136l - Penalties

§ 136m - Indemnities

§ 136n - Administrative procedure; judicial review

§ 136o - Imports and exports

§ 136p - Exemption of Federal and State agencies

§ 136q - Storage, disposal, transportation, and recall

§ 136r - Research and monitoring

7 U.S. Code § 136r–1 - Integrated Pest Management

§ 136s - Solicitation of comments; notice of public hearings

§ 136t - Delegation and cooperation

§ 136u - State cooperation, aid, and training

§ 136v - Authority of States

§ 136w - Authority of Administrator

7 U.S. Code § 136w–1 - State primary enforcement responsibility

7 U.S. Code § 136w–2 - Failure by the State to assure enforcement of State pesticide use regulations

7 U.S. Code § 136w–3 - Identification of pests; cooperation with Department of Agriculture’s program

7 U.S. Code § 136w–4 - Omitted

7 U.S. Code § 136w–5 - Minimum requirements for training of maintenance applicators and service technicians

7 U.S. Code § 136w–6 - Environmental Protection Agency minor use program

7 U.S. Code § 136w–7 - Department of Agriculture minor use program

7 U.S. Code § 136w–8 - Pesticide registration service fees

§ 136x - Severability

§ 136y - Authorization of appropriations

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