Chapter 21 - PESTICIDE CONTAINER DISPOSAL AND STORAGE

  1. § 026-21-A - Limited and Restricted-Use Pesticides Purchased In-State
  2. § 026-21-B - Limited and Restricted Use Pesticide Purchased Out-of-State
  3. § 026-21-C - Held-over Containers

Current through 2021-51, December 22, 2021

PREFACE: Statutes governing the Board of Pesticides Control make it illegal for "any person to dispose of, discard or store any pesticides or pesticide containers in such a manner as may cause injury to humans, vegetation, crops, livestock, wildlife, beneficial insects or pollute any water supply or waterway; 7 M.R.S.A. §606(2)(E). The Board's statutes also require it "to regulate the return and disposal of limited and restricted use pesticide containers" by promulgating regulations to (1) establish a deposit to be collected pending return of the container, (2) require stickers to be affixed to all such containers at time of sale, (3) insure triple rinsing or equivalent of the containers, and (4) specify places where rinsed containers may be returned for refund, in addition to the place of business of the dealer; 22 M.R.S.A. §1471(Q). These regulations shall be effective April 1, 1985.

SUMMARY: These rules set forth the regulations for the management of emptied pesticide containers for limited and restricted use pesticides. They establish deposit amounts, sticker requirements, triple rinse or equivalent procedures, and refund places and procedures. The rules are organized according to classification of the pesticide as to whether it was purchased in-state or out-of-state.

Notes

EFFECTIVE DATE:
April 1, 1985
AMENDMENT EFFECTIVE:
May 18, 1986
June 27, 1988
EFFECTIVE DATE (ELECTRONIC CONVERSION):
March 1, 1997
CONVERTED TO MS WORD:
March 11, 2003
AMENDED:
March 4, 2007 - phone number in Section A(3)(a), filing 2007-66

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 M.R.S.A. §1471-Q

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