Pesticide Use Enforcement

Pesticide Use Enforcement

This is a complex program that covers far more than its name implies. This program was developed to provide for the proper, safe, and effective use of pesticides essential for production of food and fiber and for protection of the public health and safety. It also protects the environment from potentially harmful pesticides by prohibiting, regulating or ensuring proper stewardship of pesticides.

An important component of the program focuses on agricultural and pest control workers, ensuring safe working conditions, use of proper protective equipment and training for employees who work with or around pesticides.

Other components of the program include issuance of restricted materials permits, pesticide use reporting, incident investigations, outreach activities promoting best management practices, and monitoring applications in the field.