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AASA Inspection Program Helps Retailers with FIFRA Compliance

This summer the American Agronomic Stewardship Alliance (AASA) will be inspecting bulk pesticide facilities in Illinois to help ag retailers assure compliance with the USEPA regulations governing bulk pesticide storage, containment, and repackaging.  The AASA program is an industry stewardship program, it is not a government inspection. 
Ag retailers with bulk pesticide storage tanks should have received a letter from AASA this week informing you of the inspection process; an AASA inspector will then call you to set up an appointment this summer for the inspection.  There is no charge for the AASA inspections, and you will receive a copy of your inspection report.  The only other people who see the report are the pesticide manufacturers who ship bulk pesticides to your location.   
The pesticide manufacturers support and fund the AASA program in order to partner with ag retailers and help assure compliance with detailed federal requirements on bulk pesticide storage, transfer and recordkeeping.  Thanks to AASA, you can receive just one inspection instead of multiple inspections from each individual manufacturer.  AASA inspections have helped many ag retailers avoid costly USEPA or state penalties on items like repackaging agreements, missing or incomplete tank labels, containment capacity discrepancies, etc. 
You can learn more about the AASA inspection process and download the inspection checklist by going to the AASA website at  If you have any questions about the AASA program, please call 309.827.2774 or email the AASA Administrator Jean Payne at Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this industry-led stewardship and compliance initiative. 
Click here to view the AASA map.  The states in blue will be inspected in 2021.