Our goal is to assure safe and effective storage, use and disposal of pesticide products.
The SD Department of Agriculture, by agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is responsible for enforcing the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). (7 U.S.C. §136 et seq.) FIFRA relates directly to the manufacture, distribution, sale, use and disposal of pesticide products.
Department of Agriculture representatives inspect pesticide manufacturers, distributors, dealers and applicators to assure compliance with state and federal laws.
Pesticide damage complaints filed with the Department are investigated for possible violations. More than 100 pesticide damage complaints are investigated annually.
Violation of laws or rules may result in denial, revocation or suspension of a person’s pesticide license or certification, prosecution as a class 2 misdemeanor, or civil penalties of up to $5,000.
- SDDENR information on National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for pesticide application to waters of South Dakota.
- Federal Pesticide Recordkeeping Program Penalty Increase effective May 7, 2010
See highlighted sections on page 1 and page 3 of the Federal Register Notice.
- National Pesticide Information Center
- SD Pesticide Program Brochure
- Western Region Pesticide Meeting Presentations
Poison Control Information
Laws and Regulations
- SDCL 38-20A Pesticides
- SDCL 38-21 Agricultural Pesticide Application
- ARSD 12:56 Pesticides
- ARSD 74:34:01 Regulated Substance List and Reporting of Discharges
- 7 CFR Part 110 USDA, AMS Recordkeeping On Restricted Use Pesticides By Certified Applicators, both private and commercial
- 40 CFR Part 150-189 EPA Pesticide Programs
- Pesticide Regulatory Facts for Veterinarians and Livestock Producers
- Summation of South Dakota Pesticide Laws (2007)
Pesticide Related Sites
- Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC)
- Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)
- American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America (ASA, CSSA, SSSA)
- Citizen’s Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety (US EPA)
- Code of Federal Regulations
- Code of Federal Regulations, Environmental Protection Agency (40 CFR with regular updates)
- Code of Federal Regulations, Tolerances and Exemptions for Pesticide Chemical Residues in Food (40CFR Part 180)
- Crop Data Management Systems, Inc. (CDMS – Pesticide labels and MSDS)
- Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
- Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Register (US EPA Achives)
- Environmental Protection Agency, FIFRA Section 18 (US EPA)
- Environmental Protection Agency, Pesticides (US EPA)
- Environmental Protection Agency, Registered Pesticide Labels (US EPA)
- Federal Register
- Greenbook (Pesticide labels and MSDS)
- HAZMAT Safety (DOT)
- Help! It’s A Roach! (US EPA)
- IR-4 Project
- Kids Grow Best in Healthy Environments (US EPA)
- National Ag Safety Database
- National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Agriculture (US EPA)
- National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)
- National Pesticide Telecommunications Network (NPTN)
- Pest Control in the School Environment: Adopting Integrated Pest Management (US EPA)
- Pesticides and Food (US EPA)
- Protecting Endangered Species from Pesticides (US EPA)
- Read the Label First Protect your Household (US EPA)
- Rocky Mountain Region Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit ( Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit)
- Sare 2003 (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program)