Overview of major regulations affecting pesticide use In Hawaii
Regulates the distribution and use of pesticides to ensure safety and availability of important pesticides. List of licensed pesticides available.
The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA), Pesticides Branch regulates the manufacture, sale, and use of pesticides in the State of Hawaii.
This section acquaints you with just some of the regulations.
For more information, contact the HDOA’s Pesticides Branch at (808)973-9401.
FEDERAL WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD WORKSHOPS -HAWAII ISLAND
UH-CTAHR and HDOA’s Pesticides Branch will hold a series of workshops on Hawaii Island on the federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS) and pesticide safety training. The two-hour workshop is open to employers, owners, managers, and agricultural employees on farms, forests, nurseries and greenhouses
Naalehu – August 2, 2018
Hilo – August 8, 2018
Kamuela – August 16, 2018
Kona – September 13, 2018
For times, locations and registration information, go to the workshop flyer.
STATEWIDE PESTICIDE USE INITIATIVES
The State of Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Agriculture are working together to help to address community concerns about pesticide use in Hawaii through a series of initiatives that include surface water testing, emergency response training, a statewide pesticide reporting program among other programs.
DENGUE OUTBREAK INFORMATION
The dengue outbreak on Hawaii Island has prompted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue information on the use of insect repellents to protect against mosquito-borne diseases. To view the advisory, click here.
Licensing, Registration, Certification
- Pesticide Forms
- Lists of Licensed Pesticides
- Pesticide Applicator Certification / Recertification
- Restricted Use Pesticide Dealers
- Senate Bill 3095 – Amendments to Chapter 149A, Hawaii Revised Statutes
- Chlorpyrifos Products (rev 7/23/18)
- AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD (WPS) COMPARISON OF THE REVISED PROTECTIONS TO THE PREVIOUS PROTECTIONSJanuary 2017 – Comparison of the revisions to the US EPA Agricultural Worker Protection Standard. The chart does not cover all revisions. The purpose is to provide a look at key provision for increased protection from pesticide exposure for agricultural workers and their families.
- Guidance on Pesticide Use on Medical Marijuana – Jan. 2017
- RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDES (RUP) LIST
- KAUAI GOOD NEIGHBOR PROGRAM DATABASE
- Draft Study on “Pesticide Use by Large Agribusinesses on Kauai”
- Final Project Report on Kauai Air Sampling Study (March 2013)
Other sources of information:
School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Grants
EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) has launched an initiative to promote expanded use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in schools. To provide greater protection for children’s health by employing IPM as a pollution prevention tool, EPA is increasing its commitment to school IPM and redirecting resources to increase the attention and support given to school IPM programs. This effort is intended to accelerate the move from demonstration to the implementation of school IPM to ensure that the millions of children in our nation’s schools will benefit from the protection afforded by quality IPM programs.
NPIC – National Pesticide Information Center: http://npic.orst.edu
Or call toll free 1-800-858-7378 (7:30 am – 3:30 pm PT Monday – Friday)
EPA Container and Containment Rule:
EPA Worker Protection Standards:
New Soil Fumigation Requirements. Soil Fumigant “Toolbox”: