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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 690. Regulations for Pesticide Containers and Containment under Authority of the Virginia Pesticide Control Act
11/30/2021

2VAC5-690-140. Registrants who distribute or sell pesticide products to refillers for repackaging.

A. In this section, the term "pesticide product" or "pesticide" refers only to a pesticide product or a pesticide that is subject to the regulations in Part IV of this chapter as described in 2VAC5-690-120 A through G.

B. A registrant who distributes or sells pesticide products to a refiller that is not part of the registrant's company for repackaging into refillable containers must comply with the standards in this section.

C. A registrant may allow a refiller to repackage the registrant's pesticide product into refillable containers and to distribute or sell such repackaged product under the registrant's existing registration if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

1. The repackaging results in no change to the pesticide formulation.

2. One of the following conditions regarding a registered refilling establishment is satisfied:

a. The pesticide product is repackaged at a refilling establishment registered with EPA as required by 40 CFR 167.20.

b. The pesticide product is repackaged by a refilling establishment registered with EPA as required by 40 CFR 167.20 at the site of a user who intends to use or apply the product.

3. The registrant has entered into a written contract with the refiller to repackage the pesticide product and to use the label of the registrant's pesticide product.

4. The pesticide product is repackaged only into refillable containers that meet the standards of Part III (2VAC5-690-70 et seq.) of this chapter.

5. The pesticide product is labeled with the product's label with no changes except the addition of an appropriate net contents statement and the refiller's EPA establishment number.

D. Repackaging a pesticide product for distribution or sale without either obtaining a registration or meeting all of the conditions in subsection C of this section is a violation of § 12 of FIFRA (7 USC § 136j). Both the registrant and the refiller that is repackaging the registrant's pesticide product under written contract with the registrant may be liable for violations pertaining to the repackaged product.

E. A registrant that allows a refiller to repackage the registrant's product as specified in subsection C of this section must provide the written contract referred to in subdivision C 3 of this section to the refiller before the registrant distributes or sells the pesticide product to the refiller.

F. A registrant is responsible for the pesticide product that the registrant distributes or sells to a refiller that is not part of the registrant's company for repackaging into refillable containers not being adulterated or different from the composition described in its confidential statement of formula that is required under § 3 of FIFRA (7 USC § 136a).

G. For each pesticide product distributed or sold in refillable containers, the registrant must develop both of the following documents in writing.

1. The registrant must develop a refilling residue removal procedure that describes how to remove pesticide residue from a refillable container (portable or stationary pesticide container) before it is refilled.

a. The refilling residue removal procedure must be adequate to ensure that the composition of the pesticide product does not differ at the time of its distribution or sale from the composition described in its confidential statement of formula that is required under § 3 of FIFRA (7 USC § 136a).

b. If the refilling residue removal procedure requires the use of a solvent other than the diluent used for applying the pesticide as specified on the labeling under "Directions for Use," or if there is no diluents used for application, the refilling residue removal procedure must describe how to manage any rinsate resulting from the procedure in accordance with applicable federal and state regulations.

2. The registrant must develop a description of acceptable refillable containers (portable or stationary pesticide containers) that can be used for distributing or selling that pesticide product.

a. An acceptable container is one that the registrant has determined meets the standards Part III of this chapter and is compatible with the pesticide formulation intended to be distributed and sold using the refillable container.

b. The registrant must identify the containers by specifying the container materials of construction that are compatible with the pesticide formulation and specifying information necessary to confirm compliance with the refillable container requirements in Part III of this chapter.

H. A registrant must provide the refiller with all of the following information and documentation before or at the time of distribution or sale of the registrant's pesticide product to the refiller:

1. The registrant's written refilling residue removal procedure for the pesticide product;

2. The registrant's written description of acceptable containers for the pesticide product; and

3. The pesticide product's label and labeling.

I. A registrant must maintain all of the records listed in this section for the current operating year and for three years afterwards. A registrant must furnish these records for inspection and copying within 72 hours of request by an employee of VDACS:

1. Each written contract entered into with a refiller for repackaging the registrant's pesticide product into refillable containers;

2. The registrant's written refilling residue removal procedure for the pesticide product; and

3. The registrant's written description of acceptable containers for the pesticide product.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-3906 of the Code of Virginia; 40 CFR Part 165.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 6, eff. January 2, 2014.

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