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4.10.1011    NONCOMPLIANCE WITH PESTICIDE OR PESTICIDE CONTAINER DISPOSAL, LABELING OR HANDLING REQUIREMENTS AND STANDARDS

(1)  The following are considered violations:

(a)  failure to comply with label directions for disposal of a pesticide;

(b)  failure to comply with ARM 4.10.801 through 4.10.808 (Rinsing and Disposing of Pesticide Containers)  ;

(c)  failure to comply with pesticide label directions for handling such as application instructions, storage, protective clothing or equipment, precautionary statements, restrictions, re-entry intervals, mixing and loading instructions and others; or

(d)  distribution, sale, or offering for sale or delivering for transportation, or transport in intrastate commerce between points in the state any pesticide that is not labeled as required by ARM 4.10.702.

(2)  For the purpose of determining civil penalties, violations in (1)  (a)  through (d)  shall constitute misuse. If a misuse violation results in proven exposure of humans, agricultural commodities, or livestock, or proven harm to human health, agricultural commodities, livestock, or the environment, the amount of a civil penalty may be determined by using the penalty matrix established for 80-8-306(5)  (e)  (i)  , MCA. All other violations under this rule will be subject to civil penalties established in ARM 4.10.1005(4)  (j)  of the civil penalty matrix.

History: Sec. 80-8-105, MCA; IMP, Sec. 80-8-306, MCA; NEW, 1999 MAR p. 404, Eff. 3/12/99.

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