Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code

Part I. General

2VAC5-690-10. Scope.


This chapter establishes standards and requirements for pesticide containers, repackaging pesticides, and pesticide containment structures.

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.

2VAC5-690-20. Definitions.

Terms used in this chapter have the same meaning as in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (7 USC § 136 et seq.) and 40 CFR Part 152. In addition, as used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below.

"Agricultural pesticide" means any pesticide product labeled for use in or on a farm, forest, nursery, or greenhouse.

"Appurtenance" means any equipment or device that is used for the purpose of transferring a pesticide from a stationary pesticide container or to any refillable container, including but not limited to hoses, fittings, plumbing, valves, gauges, pumps, and metering devices.

"Capacity" means, as applied to containers, the rated capacity of the container.

"CFR" means the Code of Federal Regulations.

"Container" means any package, can, bottle, bag, barrel, drum, tank, or other containing-device (excluding any application tanks) used to enclose a pesticide. Containers that are used to sell or distribute a pesticide product and that also function in applying the product (such as spray bottles, aerosol cans, and containers that become part of a direct injection system) are considered to be containers for the purposes of this chapter.

"Containment pad" means any structure that is designed and constructed to intercept and contain pesticides, rinsates, and equipment washwater at a pesticide dispensing area.

"Containment structure" means either a secondary containment unit or a containment pad.

"Custom blending" means the service of mixing pesticides to a customer's specifications, usually a pesticide-fertilizer, pesticide-pesticide, or a pesticide-animal feed mixture, when:

1. The blend is prepared to the order of the customer and is not held in inventory by the blender;

2. The blend is to be used on the customer's property (including leased or rented property);

3. The pesticides used in the blend bear end-use labeling directions that do not prohibit use of the product in such a blend;

4. The blend is prepared from registered pesticides; and

5. The blend is delivered to the end-user along with a copy of the end-use labeling of each pesticide used in the blend and a statement specifying the composition of the mixture.

"Dilutable" means that the pesticide product's labeling allows or requires the pesticide product to be mixed with a liquid diluent prior to application or use.

"Dry pesticide" means any pesticide that is in solid form and that has not been combined with liquids; this includes formulations such as dusts, wettable powders, dry flowables, water-soluble powders, granules, and dry baits.

"EPA" means the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

"Establishment" means any site where a pesticidal product, active ingredient, or device is produced, regardless of whether such site is independently owned or operated, and regardless of whether such site is domestic and producing a pesticidal product for export only, or whether the site is foreign and producing any pesticidal product for import into the United States.

"Facility" means all buildings, equipment, structures, and other stationary items that are located on a single site or on contiguous or adjacent sites and that are owned or operated by the same person (or by any person who controls, who is controlled by, or who is under common control with such person).

"FIFRA" means the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 USC § 136 et seq.).

"Nonrefillable container" means a container that is not a refillable container and that is designed and constructed for one-time use and is not intended to be filled again with a pesticide for sale or distribution. Reconditioned containers are considered to be nonrefillable containers.

"One-way valve" means a valve that is designed and constructed to allow virtually unrestricted flow in one direction and no flow in the opposite direction, thus allowing the withdrawal of material from, but not the introduction of material into, a container.

"Operator" means any person in control of, or having responsibility for, the daily operation of a facility at which a containment structure is located.

"Owner" means any person who owns a facility at which a containment structure is required.

"Pesticide compatible as applied to containers" means that the container construction materials will not chemically react with the formulation. A container is not compatible with the formulation if, for example, the formulation:

1. Is corrosive to the container;

2. Causes softening, premature aging, or embrittlement of the container;

3. Otherwise causes the container to weaken or to create the risk of discharge;

4. Reacts in a significant chemical, electrolytic, or galvanic manner with the container; or

5. Interacts in a way, such as the active ingredient permeating the container wall, that would cause the formulation to differ from its composition as described in the statement required in connection with its registration under § 3 of FIFRA (7 USC § 136a).

"Pesticide compatible as applied to containment" means that the containment construction materials are able to withstand anticipated exposure to stored or transferred substances without losing the capability to provide the required containment of the same or other substances within the containment area.

"Pesticide dispensing area" means an area in which pesticide is transferred out of or into a container.

"Portable pesticide container" means a refillable container that is not a stationary pesticide container.

"Produce" means to manufacture, prepare, propagate, compound, or process any pesticide, including any pesticide produced pursuant to § 5 of FIFRA (7 USC § 136c), and any active ingredient or device, or to package, repackage, label, relabel, or otherwise change the container of any pesticide or device.

"Producer" means any person, as defined by FIFRA, who produces any pesticide, active ingredient, or device (including packaging, repackaging, labeling, and relabeling).

"Refillable container" means a container that is intended to be filled with pesticide more than once for sale or distribution.

"Refiller" means a person who engages in the activity of repackaging pesticide product into refillable containers. This could include a registrant or a person operating under contract to a registrant.

"Refilling establishment" means an establishment where the activity of repackaging pesticide product into refillable containers occurs.

"Registrant" means the person registering any pesticide pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 39 (§ 3.2-3900 et seq.) of Title 3.2 of the Code of Virginia.

"Repackage" means to transfer a pesticide formulation from one container to another without a change in the composition of the formulation, the labeling content, or the product's EPA registration number for sale or distribution.

"Rinsate" means the liquid resulting from the rinsing of the interior of any equipment or container that has come in direct contact with any pesticide.

"Runoff" means any liquid leaving the target site, including water, pesticide rinsate, and pesticide diluents.

"Secondary containment unit" means any structure, including rigid diking, that is designed and constructed to intercept and contain pesticide spills and leaks and to prevent runoff and leaching from stationary pesticide containers.

"Stationary pesticide container" means a refillable container (i) that is fixed at a single facility or establishment or, if not fixed, remains at the facility or establishment for at least 30 consecutive days and (ii) that holds pesticide during the entire time.

"Suspension concentrate" means a stable suspension of solid particulate active ingredients in a liquid intended for dilution with water before use.

"Tamper-evident device" means a device that can be visually inspected to determine if a container has been opened.

"Transport vehicle" means a cargo-carrying vehicle such as an automobile, van, tractor, truck, semitrailer, tank car, or rail car used for the transportation of cargo by any mode.

"USDOT" means the U.S. Department of Transportation.

"VDACS" means the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

"Washwater" means the liquid resulting from the rinsing of the exterior of any equipment or containers that have or may have come in direct contact with any pesticide or system maintenance compound, such as oil or antifreeze.

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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