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DDOE's pesticide program aims to ensure the protection of human health and the environment from risks resulting from pesticide production, registration, distribution, use and disposal, while recognizing the benefits that pesticides offer to society. The Pesticide Program seeks to prevent pollution; reduce risks from pesticides; protect the land, air, water, and plants and animals; and show positive human health and environmental results within the community.
The primary responsibility of the Pesticide Program is to regulate the use, sale and distribution of pesticides in the District of Columbia as outlined in the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations, Title 20 Chapters 22-25 [PDF]
This function is accomplished through:
- Pesticide Registration
- Pesticide Applicator Certification and Compliance
- DC Pesticide Data Search and Pesticide Product Data Bank
Business resources are available to:
Pesticides Regulations and Laws:
- Loretta Carter Hanes Pesticide Consumer Notification Act
- Brochure for Pesticide Application Notification [PDF]
Call the Toxic Substance Division for more information on pesticides and our services.