Pesticides Branch

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.

Some Commonly Asked Questions

Pesticides Rules and Laws

History and Overview of Pesticide Regulations

Pesticide Branch Contacts

Poisonous Plant Brochure

 

NEW PESTICIDE USE REQUIREMENTS – ACT 45

Act 45 was passed by the 2018 Legislature and requires that all Certified Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) submit a report of the RUP that were applied each year.  For information on the requirements of the new law, click here.

For a review of Act 45 and proposed rule changes to Hawaii Administrative Rules 4-66, click here.
Updates on the proposed rules will be posted here when it is signed by the Governor.

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WORKSHOP ON PESTICIDE SAFETY IN FSMA AND GAP – March 21, 2019 – Oahu

A FREE workshop is being held on Oahu to help farms comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act and Good Agricultural Practices with regard to pesticides.

Date: Thursday March 21, 2019
Location: Hawaii Agriculture Research Center Covered Patio
(lower Kunia, across from Royal Kunia Shopping Center)
Time: 3:30 pm-6:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Registration : Please register by phone or email to Lisa Rhoden, 808-343-8196, or
lisa@nsevp.org . Registration by Monday March 18 is appreciated.

Pesticide applicators may receive 1.5 credits from Dept. of Agriculture for Private 1 and Commercial 1a handlers

To view the workshop flyer, click here.

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.

To view the news release on the announcement of these initiatives, click here.
To link to the DOH Hazard Evaluation & Emergency Response website with more information, click here.

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


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ADMINISTRATIVE RULES RELATING TO PESTICIDES can be found here: http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/meetings-reports/proposedar/


NOTICES:

REPORTS:


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.

http://www.epa.gov/pestwise/ipminschools/grants/

 

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)

Chlorine Use:

EPA Container and Containment Rule:

EPA Worker Protection Standards:

 

New Soil Fumigation Requirements.  Soil Fumigant “Toolbox”: