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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

2VAC5-690-80. Scope of pesticide products included.

A. The regulations in Part III (2VAC5-690-70 et seq.) of this chapter do not apply to manufacturing use products as defined in 40 CFR 158.153(h).

B. The regulations in Part III of this chapter do not apply to plant-incorporated protectants as defined in 40 CFR 174.3.

C. The regulations in Part III of this chapter do not apply to a pesticide product if it satisfies all of the following conditions:

1. The pesticide product meets one of the following two criteria:

a. The pesticide product is an antimicrobial pesticide as defined in § 2(mm) of FIFRA (7 USC § 136(mm)); or

b. The pesticide product (i) is intended to disinfect, sanitize, reduce, or mitigate growth or development of microbiological organisms or protect inanimate objects, industrial processes or systems, surfaces, water, or other chemical substances from contamination, fouling, or deterioration caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, algae, or slime; and (ii) in the intended use is subject to a tolerance under § 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 USC § 346a) or a food additive regulation under § 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 USC § 348).

2. The labeling of the pesticide product includes directions for use on a site in at least one of the following antimicrobial product use categories: food handling/storage establishments premises and equipment; commercial, institutional, and industrial premises and equipment; residential and public access premises; medical premises and equipment; human drinking water systems; materials preservatives; industrial processes and water systems; antifouling coatings; wood preservatives; or swimming pools.

3. The pesticide product is not a hazardous waste as set out in 40 CFR Part 261 when the pesticide product is intended to be disposed.

4. EPA has not specifically determined that the pesticide product must be subject to the regulations in Part III of this chapter to prevent an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment according to the provisions of subsection E of this section.

D. An antimicrobial swimming pool product that is not exempt by subsection A, B, or C of this section must comply with all of the regulations in Part III of this chapter except 2VAC5-690-90 E regarding marking and 2VAC5-690-90 F regarding openings. For the purposes of Part III of this chapter, an antimicrobial swimming pool product is a pesticide product that satisfies both of the following conditions:

1. The pesticide product is intended to disinfect, sanitize, reduce, or mitigate growth or development of microbiological organisms or protect inanimate objects, industrial processes or systems, surfaces, water, or other chemical substances from contamination, fouling, or deterioration caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, algae, or slime.

2. The labeling of the pesticide product includes directions for use on only a site or sites in the antimicrobial product use category of swimming pools.

E. As established in 40 CFR 165.43(e), EPA may determine that an antimicrobial pesticide product otherwise exempted must be subject to the regulations in Part III of this chapter.

F. The regulations in Part III of this chapter apply to all pesticide products other than manufacturing use products, plant-incorporated protectants, and antimicrobial products that are exempt by subsection C of this section. Antimicrobial products covered under subsection D of this section are subject to the regulations indicated in subsection D of this section.

G. 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 III of this chapter as described in subsections A through F of this section.

1. The regulations in Part III of this chapter do not apply to transport vehicles that contain pesticide in pesticide-holding tanks that are an integral part of the transport vehicle and that are the primary containment for the pesticide.

2. The regulations in Part III of this chapter do not apply to containers that hold pesticides that are gaseous at atmospheric temperature and pressure.

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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