38-21-40. Restricted-use pesticides--Licensure required--Restrictions--Criteria--Penalty.

No person may use any restricted-use pesticide without that person first complying with the licensing requirements of this chapter and any other restrictions as may be determined by the secretary, pursuant to § 38-21-39, as necessary to prevent unreasonable adverse effects on the environment, including injury to the applicator or other persons, for that specific pesticide use. In determining restrictions, the secretary shall, pursuant to § 38-21-39, consider the characteristics of the pesticide formulation such as the acute dermal inhalation toxicity; the persistence, mobility, and susceptibility to biological concentration; the use experience which may reflect an inherent misuse of an unexpected good safety record which does not always follow laboratory toxicological information; the relative hazards of patterns of use such as granular soil applications, ultra-low volume or dust aerial applications, or air blast sprayer applications; and the extent of the intended use. Any person who violates this section is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed five thousand dollars per violation. Any civil penalty under this section shall be imposed by the circuit court. Any civil penalty collected shall be deposited into the state general fund.

Source: SL 1974, ch 255, § 7; SL 1987, ch 287, § 7; SL 2020, ch 174, § 12.