What is Bulk Pesticide Repackaging?
Bulk Pesticide Repackaging is an activity that is commonly conducted by pesticide dealers. In general, pesticide is received by the dealer in bulk and the dealer repackages it into smaller containers to provide to consumers.
What Do I Need Before I Begin Repackaging Pesticides?
- Obtain a Pesticide Dealers License from the SD Department of Agriculture for each location distributing pesticides.
- Obtain an EPA Establishment Number from the US Environmental Protection Agency.
- Insure that bulk pesticides are stored in an approved bulk pesticide storage facility. Bulk Pesticide Storage Facility Compliance Checklist.
- Insure that bulk pesticides will be repackaged, unloaded or otherwise handled within an approved operational area. Operational Area Compliance Checklist.
- Obtain a letter of authorization for bulk repackaging from the registrant of the pesticide. A letter of authorization is often referred to as a “Bulk Pesticide Repackaging Agreement”. A copy of this document must be on file at each repackaging location.
- Obtain product labels and labeling from the registrant of the pesticide product.
- Obtain containers that are approved by the registrant and state and federal regulations.
- Obtain all necessary worker protection equipment.
- Develop a Pesticide Handling and Discharge Response Plan.
What is Required After I Begin Repackaging Pesticides?
- All pesticides repackaged must be reported annually to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
- Insure that pesticides are only repackaged into approved containers and that the product label is affixed to the storage and receiving container.
- Insure that your EPA Establishment number is always placed in the appropriate place on the product label. o Insure that all Bulk Pesticide Storage and Operational Areas are in compliance with state law.
- Insure that your Pesticide Handling and Discharge Response Plan is current and that all employee’s are trained on how to use the plan and how to respond in an emergency situation.
- Insure that your letter of authorization for bulk repackaging (Bulk Repackaging Agreement) is current and that a copy of this document is on file at each repackaging location.
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