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Pesticide Worker Safety

Requirements for Pesticide Storage

This information is provided to help pesticide users such as farmers, golf course managers, pest control companies and others comply with requirements for pesticide storage.

For pesticides in small portable containers, such as 55-gallon drums or smaller containers, EPA regulates pesticide storage through specific storage instructions on pesticide labels.

Some states regulate the storage of pesticides in small portable containers. 

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EPA’s pesticide containment regulations establish requirements for the storage of agricultural pesticides in stationary containers that are 500 gallons or larger.  Read more about pesticide containment requirements

Local ordinances may adopt fire, building and zoning codes that include requirements and restrictions on pesticide storage.

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