Arizona Revised Statutes § 49-305 Groundwater Protection List; Regulation Of Pesticides On List

49-305. Groundwater protection list; regulation of pesticides on list

A. The director shall establish a groundwater protection list of pesticides that have the potential to pollute groundwater. The director shall immediately place all pesticides identified in section 49-303, subsection C, paragraphs 2 and 3 on the groundwater protection list and shall regulate the use of these pesticides if the pesticide is intended for application to or injection into the soil by ground based application equipment or by chemigation, or the label of the pesticide requires or recommends that the application be followed within seventy-two hours by flood or furrow irrigation. The director shall adopt rules to carry out this section.

B. On notice from the director, a person who uses a pesticide on the groundwater protection list is required to report the use of the pesticide on a form prescribed by the director. The reporting deadline shall conform to the deadline established by the Arizona department of agriculture for reporting custom applications.

C. If a pesticide has not been detected in groundwater anywhere in this state in tests conducted by a governmental agency or other reliable source, the director may remove that pesticide from the groundwater protection list as provided in rule.

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