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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

2VAC5-690-50. Nonrefillable container standards.

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 II of this chapter as described in 2VAC5-690-40.

B. A pesticide product that does not meet the definition of a hazardous material in 49 CFR 171.8 must be packaged in a nonrefillable container that, if portable, is designed, constructed, and marked to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR 173.4, 49 CFR 173.5, 49 CFR 173.6, 49 CFR 173.24, 49 CFR 173.24a, 49 CFR 173.24b, 49 CFR 173.28, 49 CFR 173.155, 49 CFR 173.203, 49 CFR 173.213, 49 CFR 173.240(c), 49 CFR 173.240(d), 49 CFR 173.241(c), 49 CFR 173.241(d), 49 CFR Part 178, and 49 CFR Part 180 that are applicable to a Packing Group III material, or, if subject to a special permit, according to the applicable requirements of 49 CFR Part 107 Subpart B. The requirements in this subsection apply to the pesticide product as it is packaged for transportation in commerce.

C. A registrant's nonrefillable containers must comply with the following standards if the registrant's pesticide product is a USDOT hazardous material as defined in 49 CFR 171.8:

1. The USDOT requires the pesticide product to be packaged according to 49 CFR Part 171 through 49 CFR Part 180 or, if subject to a special permit, according to the applicable requirements of 49 CFR Part 107 Subpart B.

2. The pesticide product must be packaged in a nonrefillable container that, if portable, is designed, constructed, and marked to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 171 through 49 CFR Part 180 or, if subject to a special permit, according to the applicable requirements of 49 CFR Part 107 Subpart B. The requirements in this subdivision apply to the pesticide product as it is packaged for transportation in commerce.

D. Any nonrefillable container that is a rigid container with a capacity equal to or greater than three liters (0.79 gallons), is not an aerosol container or a pressurized container, and is used to distribute or sell a liquid agricultural pesticide must have at least one of the following standard closures:

1. Bung, two-inch pipe size (2.375 inches in diameter), external threading, 11.5 threads per inch, National Pipe Straight (NPS) standard;

2. Bung, two-inch pipe size (2.375 inches in diameter), external threading, five threads per inch, buttress threads;

3. Screw cap, 63 millimeters, at least one thread revolution at six threads per inch; or

4. Screw cap, 38 millimeters, at least one thread revolution at six threads per inch. The cap may fit on a separate rigid spout or on a flexible pull-out plastic spout.

E. Any nonrefillable container that has a capacity of five gallons (18.9 liters) or less; is not an aerosol container, a pressurized container, or a spray bottle; and holds a liquid pesticide must do both of the following:

1. Allow the contents of the nonrefillable container to pour in a continuous, coherent stream.

2. Allow the contents of the nonrefillable container to be poured with a minimum amount of dripping down the outside of the container.

F. Each nonrefillable container and pesticide formulation combination must meet the applicable residue removal standard of this section.

1. If the nonrefillable container is rigid and has a capacity less than or equal to five gallons (18.9 liters) for liquid formulations or 50 pounds (22.7 kilograms) for solid formulations and if the pesticide product's labeling allows or requires the pesticide product to be mixed with a liquid diluent prior to application (that is, if the pesticide is dilutable), each container/formulation combination must be capable of attaining at least 99.99% removal of each active ingredient when tested using the EPA test procedure "Rinsing Procedures for Dilutable Pesticide Products in Rigid Containers."

2. The test must be conducted only if the pesticide product is a suspension concentrate or if EPA specifically requests the records on a case-by-case basis.

3. For the rigid container/dilutable product standard in subdivision 1 of this subsection, percent removal represents the percent of the original concentration of the active ingredient in the pesticide product when compared to the concentration of that active ingredient in the fourth rinse. Percent removal is calculated by the formula: percent removal = [1.0 - RR] x 100.0, where RR = rinsate ratio = active ingredient concentration in fourth rinsate/Original concentration of active ingredient in the product.

G. As established in 40 CFR 165.25(g) and 40 CFR 165.25(h), a registrant may obtain from EPA a waiver from or a modification to the nonrefillable container standards.

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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