US Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Pesticide Programs
Table 1: Overview of the Pesticide
Container and Containment Structure
Regulations
October 2010

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Table 1: Overview of the Pesticide Container and Containment Structure Regulations
Category
Nonrefillable
Containers
Refillable Containers
Repackaging Pesticide
Products
Container Labeling
Containment
Structures
Who must comply
 Registrants
	Registrants
	Refillers (retailers,
distributors)
	Registrants
	Refillers (retailers,
distributors)
	Registrants
	Pesticide users
(must follow new
directions)
	Ag retailers
	Ag commercial
applicators
	Ag custom blenders
Major Require-
ments
	DOT container
design, construction
and marking
standards
	Container
dispensing capability
	Standard closures
	Residue removal
	Recordkeeping
	DOT container
design, construction
and marking standards
	Serial number
marking
	One-way valves or
tamper-evident devices
	Stationary container
requirements
	DOT container design,
construction and marking
standards
	Serial number marking
	One-way valves or tamper-
evident devices
	Stationary container
requirements
	Identify container
as nonrefillable or
refillable (all)
	Statements to
prohibit reuse and
offer for recycling;
batch code (all
nonrefillables)
	Cleaning
instructions (some
nonrefillables)
	Cleaning
instructions before
final disposal (all
refillables)
	Secondary
containment structures
(dikes) around
stationary tanks
	Containment pads for
pesticide dispensing
areas
	Good operating
procedures
	Monthly inspections
of tanks and structures
	Recordkeeping
	Provisions for States
with existing programs
Compliance Date
August 17, 2009
August 17, 2011
August 17, 2011
August 16, 2011
(based on the
October 8, 2010 final
rule)
August 17, 2009

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