We've made some changes to EPA.gov. If the information you are looking for is not here, you may be able to find it on the EPA Web Archive or the January 19, 2017 Web Snapshot.

EPA's website will operate in a diminished capacity on Saturday Feb 17, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to noon EST for routine maintenance. Some services, such as search, may be temporarily unavailable for brief periods during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act State Primacy

States have primary enforcement responsibility for pesticide use/misuse violations under sections 26 and 27 of the Federal Insecticide, Rodenticide and Fungicide Act (FIFRA). Additionally, standards and procedures for rescinding such authority under specified circumstances are detailed.

EPA issued two Federal Register notices governing how the Agency oversees the states:

Additional guidelines are included in the FIFRA State and Tribal Assistance grant guidance.

Under this system, states may refer potential use violations to EPA for enforcement action.

While FIFRA does not authorize tribes to be granted primacy, EPA may treat tribes who have cooperative enforcement agreements with EPA and who have appropriate use enforcement authority as having primacy.