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1 Pesticide Sales and Distribution in Washington State Hugh Watson Certification & Training WA State Dept. of Agriculture

2 Basic Parameters: Licensing is required for the sale or distribution of any non-home & garden pesticide. This includes, Licensing is required for the sale or distribution of any non-home & garden pesticide. This includes, Federal Restricted Use Pesticides, Federal Restricted Use Pesticides, WA State designated RUPs for the protection of water bodies and groundwater, and 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. General Use Pesticides (defined as product used in agricultural and industrial locations. Based on site boundaries, % of active ingredient(s) et al.

3 WA State RUP List All Federal RUPs All Federal RUPs Pesticides under the following common chemical names: Pesticides under the following common chemical names: Atrazine, bromacil, DCPA, disulfoton, diruon, hexazione, metolachlor, metribuzin, picloram, prometon, simazine and tebuthiuron. Atrazine, bromacil, DCPA, disulfoton, diruon, hexazione, metolachlor, metribuzin, picloram, prometon, simazine and tebuthiuron.

4 Licensing Requirements Dealer Manager (minimum of one per physical sales outlet) WSDA administered WSDA administered closed book exam (70%) closed book exam (70%) $25 Annual Fee $25 Annual Fee 5-year recertification cycle 5-year recertification cycle 40 credit hours or retest 40 credit hours or retest

5 Licensing Requirements Pesticide Dealer License (endorsement on the Master Business License) WDOL administered WDOL administered business must have licensed Dealer Manager before WDOL license is issued business must have licensed Dealer Manager before WDOL license is issued $50 annual fee $50 annual fee

6 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 has a current, valid license with the appropriate category endorsements with the appropriate category endorsements

7 Sales Verification WSDA has issued all licensees a durable plastic ID card

8 Sales Verification Dealer Manager can verify the license status by going on-line at, or by Calling directly to regional offices or toll free at Calling directly to regional offices or toll free at

9 Record Keeping License pesticide dealers must, keep records on the distribution of all non-home and garden pesticides keep records on the distribution of all non-home and garden pesticides records must be maintained for a period of seven years records must be maintained for a period of seven years

10 Record Keeping RUP sales: full name and address of certified applicator full name and address of certified applicator full name and address of authorized agent (if applicable) full name and address of authorized agent (if applicable) brand, specific pesticide name and EPA registration number of pesticide distributed brand, specific pesticide name and EPA registration number of pesticide distributed

11 Record Keeping RUP sales (cont.): number of pounds or gallons… number of pounds or gallons… date of distribution date of distribution certified applicator’s License number, and certified applicator’s License number, and crop or site to which the pesticide will be applied crop or site to which the pesticide will be applied

12 Record Keeping General Use sales: full name and address of purchaser full name and address of purchaser brand, specific pesticide name and EPA registration number of pesticide distributed brand, specific pesticide name and EPA registration number of pesticide distributed number of pounds or gallons… number of pounds or gallons… date of distribution date of distribution

13 Questions? Hugh Watson Hugh Watson (360) Certification & Training Staff Certification & Training Staff 1-(877) Website: Website:


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