Pesticide Sales and Distribution in Washington State Hugh Watson Certification & Training WA State Dept. of Agriculture
Basic Parameters: Licensing is required for the sale or distribution of any non-home & garden pesticide. This includes, Federal Restricted Use Pesticides, WA State designated RUPs for the protection of water bodies and groundwater, and General Use Pesticides (defined as product used in agricultural and industrial locations. Based on site boundaries, % of active ingredient(s) et al.
WA State RUP List All Federal RUPs Pesticides under the following common chemical names: Atrazine, bromacil, DCPA, disulfoton, diruon, hexazione, metolachlor, metribuzin, picloram, prometon, simazine and tebuthiuron.
Licensing Requirements Dealer Manager (minimum of one per physical sales outlet) WSDA administered closed book exam (70%) $25 Annual Fee 5-year recertification cycle 40 credit hours or retest
Licensing Requirements Pesticide Dealer License (endorsement on the Master Business License) WDOL administered business must have licensed Dealer Manager before WDOL license is issued $50 annual fee
Sales Verification The Dealer Manager, on site during any transaction, must verify that the purchaser of any Federal or State RUP, has a current, valid license with the appropriate category endorsements
Sales Verification WSDA has issued all licensees a durable plastic ID card
Sales Verification Dealer Manager can verify the license status by going on-line at, http://agr.wa.gov/PestLicense or by Calling directly to regional offices or toll free at 877-301-4555
Record Keeping License pesticide dealers must, keep records on the distribution of all non-home and garden pesticides records must be maintained for a period of seven years
Record Keeping RUP sales: full name and address of certified applicator full name and address of authorized agent (if applicable) brand, specific pesticide name and EPA registration number of pesticide distributed
Record Keeping RUP sales (cont.): number of pounds or gallons… date of distribution certified applicator’s License number, and crop or site to which the pesticide will be applied
Record Keeping General Use sales: full name and address of purchaser brand, specific pesticide name and EPA registration number of pesticide distributed number of pounds or gallons… date of distribution
Questions? • Hugh Watson (360) 902-2016 email@example.com • Certification & Training Staff 1-(877) 301-4555 firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: http://agr.wa.gov/PestFert/