02 NCAC 34 .0407             STORAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES

(a)  Pesticides shall be stored to prevent leaking.

(b)  Pesticides shall be stored to facilitate inspections by the Division.

(c)  Pesticides shall be stored in labeled containers.  The following information shall be clearly and prominently stated on each pesticide container:

(1)           manufacturer's complete brand name of product;

(2)           percentage of each active ingredient;

(3)           EPA registration number;

(4)           signal word;

(5)           use classification (general use or restricted use).

Pesticides which are labeled in accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the North Carolina Pesticide Law of 1971 and rules promulgated thereunder shall be deemed to have met the requirements of this Paragraph.

(d)  Pesticides (formulated products or dilutions) shall not be stored in any container that is specifically designed to contain either beverage, feed, food or medicine or any container which has previously been used for a beverage, feed, food or medicine.

(e)  Pesticides shall not be stored in a manner that could cause the contamination of beverages, eating utensils, feed, fertilizer, food, medicine, other pesticides, seed, tobacco, tobacco products or in a manner otherwise likely to result in accidental ingestion by humans or domestic animals.

(f)  Pesticides shall be stored in accordance with label recommendations and requirements.

(g)  Pesticides shall be stored in accordance with the label requirements of non‑pesticide products which are stored in the same storage area as the pesticides.

(h)  When unattended, pesticides shall be stored to prevent unauthorized access.

(i)  Pesticides shall be stored in an area that does not accumulate water and that is dry and ventilated.

(j)  Pesticide storage areas shall be free of combustible materials such as gasoline, kerosene, or petroleum solvents other than those associated with pesticide application and debris such as waste paper, rags, or used cardboard boxes.  Pesticide storage areas shall be separated from operations which present a fire hazard such as welding or burning.  Care shall be taken to minimize the fire hazard when providing supplemental heating to the storage area.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑65.29;

Eff. August 3, 1992.