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Aerial Application Regulations

Agrichemical Containment Regulations

Click the document below for the Part 255 Illinois Department of Agriculture containment regulations for the bulk storage and handling of fertilizers and pesticides for commercial, non-commercial and on-farm facilities.  

Calculate Pesticide Storage Tank Buoyancy

Farmworker protection rule provisions delayed by EPA

EPA will extend the deadline to meet requirements of its new farmworker protection standard until guidance and training materials are ready to help state agencies implement the changes.   Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, announced the extension in a May 11 letter to the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.   “After careful evaluation, the EPA believes it appropriate to grant your request to extend the implementation of all revised provisions to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) until the necessary guidance and training have been completed which ...

If a Farmer Owns A Minibulk

We've been getting calls asking how the new USEPA rules apply to farmers who own their own minibulks.  If this is the case, and the farmer asks you to refill their minibulk, the minibulk must meet all the requirements of the new rule including:  it must be a DOT approved package, the tank must be on the registrant's approved list of packages, it must have a unique identification number, contain one-way valves or tamper evident devices, and retesting is required every 2.5 years from date of manufacture. The tank must also be properly labeled for the product ...

IFCA Regulatory Alert: USEPA Announces Dicamba Label Changes; IFCA Dicamba BMPs

Today, October 13, USEPA announced and issued new labels for the three approved over the top dicamba herbicide formulations for soybeans:  Engenia, XtendiMax and FeXapan.  Click here to see the USEPA news release.     The new label requirements are extensive and seek to address the issues determined in 2017 that led to symptomology in sensitive soybeans and other sensitive crops.  The changes include:   1.  Classifying these three products as Restricted Use Pesticides; in addition the certified private and commercial applicators and operators must complete specific training on these product labels prior to performing an in-crop application.&...

Illinois Pesticide Act

Click the heading to view the Illinois Pesticide Act.

Illinois Pesticide Act Penalties

This document outlines the penalty process and the various fines for violations of the Illinois Pesticide Act.  

Information on NPDES Pesticide Permit for Application to Water

Click on the heading to access the instructions for getting a NPDES pesticide permit from Illinois EPA.   

Land Application Program Rules (Part 258)

Minibulk Testing

Pesticide License Training & Testing

Click on the heading to see the schedule of training and testing. 

Portable Fillable Containers or Service Containers?

Click the heading above for a chart that explains the difference between a "service container" and a "Portable Refillable Container."

Tier II & PPR Due March 1

Tier II chemical inventory reports and Pesticide Production reports are always due on March 1 of each year.  On the Pesticide Production report, even if you don't have any repack gallons to report, you must report "0 gallons."  Contact IFCA for assistance.  

Worker Protection Standard - How to Comply

Click below for resources on how to comply with the WPS which was initially effective on January 2, 2017 but has been temporarily delayed.  This regulation applies to ag retailers who employ handlers of pesticides.  

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