Pesticide Container and Containment Rule
The Pesticide Container and Containment Rule established requirements for pesticide container design and procedures, standards and label language to facilitate removal of pesticides from containers prior to disposal or recycling. The rule also established requirements for containment of stationary pesticide containers and procedures for container refilling operations. The rule and all of its deadlines were final on August 16, 2011.
The resources provided below are intended to be used as a guidance tool to help regulators and the regulated community, refillers (e.g., producers or repackagers), retailers, commercial applicators and custom blenders identify and comply with the requirements of the Container and Containment Rule per the authority given by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Section 19(e) and (f), and its implementing regulations at 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 165.
A Snapshot of the EPA Pesticide Container and Containment Rule (PDF) (2 pp, 189K, about PDF)
This tri-fold brochure provides updated dates for each component of the rule and describes the requirements needed for secondary containment units, containment pads, refillable containers, repackaging, and container labels.
The Containment Rule Determination Resource Guide (PDF) (1 pg, 78K, about PDF)
This guide is intended to help users determine whether the federal containment regulations require their facility to have a secondary containment unit and/or a containment pad.
The documents below provide scenarios to further assist users in determining their requirements under the PCC Rule:
- Pesticide Containment Scenarios for Determining if Secondary Containment is Required (1 pg, 56K, about PDF)
- Pesticide Containment Scenarios for Determining if a Containment Pad is Required (2 pp, 65K, about PDF)
For additional information about the pesticide container and containment rule, contact:
In Region 8:
Jaslyn Dobrahner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
800-227-8917 (toll free Region 8 only)