EPA Regional Offices
Each EPA Regional Office partners with local state, tribal and territorial governments in the regulation of pesticides. Together, they regulate the registration, manufacture, sale, distribution, use and disposal of pesticides. Find out more about regional pesticide programs in the area where you live.
State Pesticide Regulatory Agencies
These state agencies can help you determine if a pesticide is registered for use in your state, tell you about the specific rules and regulations governing pesticide use in your state, advise if your state requires notification or postings prior to pesticide applications, register a complaint concerning a pesticide misapplication, and also give you information about how to become a certified pesticide applicator. Locate your state pesticide regulatory agency.
The Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) supports state pesticide programs through several means, including; funding cooperative agreements with individual State Pesticide Regulatory Agencies and the work of the American Association of Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG). AAPCO/SFIREG is a network of state officials interested in Federal/State “co-regulation” of pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Learn more about the AAPCO/SFIREG program.
Tribal Pesticide Programs
EPA works cooperatively with tribal governments to enforce FIFRA, as it does with states and territories. EPA provides funding to tribes to assist in the development and implementation of pesticide programs under tribal law. EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs coordinates federal efforts related to tribes and pesticides with the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, General Council, other EPA offices, EPA regions and other federal agencies. Learn more about EPA's pesticide tribal programs.
The Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) supports tribal pesticide programs through cooperative agreements with individual Tribal Pesticide Regulatory Agencies as well as by funding the work of the Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC). The TPPC is a tribal technical resource and program and policy dialogue and development group focused on pesticide issues and concerns. To learn more, go to EPA's Tribal Pesticide Program Council web page, or visit the TPPC’s web site.
Select your state in the map or list below to view EPA's regional office for that area:
Regional pesticide programs are located within the EPA regional offices throughout the U.S. The regional pesticide programs:
- review laws, regulations, and ordinances for adherence to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
- provide oversight of the delegation of pesticide "use" enforcement to states, called "primacy".
- conduct inspections and take enforcement actions in areas of regional and national priority.
- register pesticide producing establishments and reviews annual reports.
- monitor the importation and internet sales of pesticides.
- fund, manage and review assistance agreements with states, tribes and territories for regulatory pesticide programs. These programs monitor pesticide use and misuse activities, certify and train pesticide applicators, and implement field programs and initiatives.
- participate in initiatives that identify and reduce the risk from pesticides,
- provide a first line of communication with the public on pesticide-related issues and distributes outreach materials to meet local needs.
- more on the field component of the National Pesticide Program.