15.05.01.06

.06 Specific Requirements for Storing Pesticides.

A. Minimum Requirements for Storing Nonbulk Pesticides. At a minimum, a person licensed, certified, permitted, or registered by the Department under this chapter who is storing nonbulk pesticides shall ensure that the pesticides being stored and the pesticide storage areas meet the following requirements:

(1) The storage area shall be secured or locked to prevent unauthorized access;

(2) Pesticides shall be stored in a separate building or, at a minimum, shall be separated by a physical barrier from living and working areas and from food, feed, fertilizer, seed, and safety equipment;

(3) A warning sign approved by the Department shall be placed on the exterior of the storage area;

(4) Pesticides shall be stored in a dry, ventilated area;

(5) The pesticide storage area shall be kept clean;

(6) A supply of absorbent material sufficient enough to absorb a spill equivalent to the capacity of the largest container in storage shall be kept in the storage area;

(7) The storage area shall contain only pesticide containers that are properly labeled and are free of leaks;

(8) The storage area shall have an appropriate fire extinguisher available; and

(9) Pesticides shall be stored in an area located at least 50 feet from any water well or stored in secondary containment approved by the Department.

B. Transport of Pesticides.

(1) During transport, pesticide containers and application equipment shall be secured to prevent shifting or release of pesticides.

(2) Pesticides may not be placed or carried in the same compartment as the driver, food, or feed, unless in a manner that provides adequate protection for the safety and health of passengers from the pesticides.

C. Pesticide Service Containers.

(1) Pesticide Concentrate. If pesticide concentrate is temporarily stored or transported, its container shall have a securely attached label with the following information:

(a) Common name, if available, or chemical name of pesticide;

(b) U.S. EPA registration number;

(c) Signal word—Danger, Warning, or Caution; and

(d) Percent concentration.

(2) Pesticide End-Use Dilutions or End-Use Concentrates. If a pesticide is stored or transported, excluding application equipment, and if it does not require further dilution, its container shall have a securely attached label with the following information:

(a) Common name, if available, or chemical name of pesticide preceded by the words "Diluted" or "End-Use Concentrate";

(b) U.S. EPA registration number;

(c) Signal word—Danger, Warning, or Caution; and

(d) Percent of concentration or pounds of active ingredient per volume.

D. Pesticide Container. A pesticide container may not be used for any purpose other than containing the originally labeled product, unless the product label states otherwise.