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Pesticide Chemicals

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The Pesticide Chemicals effluent limitations guidelines and standards at 40 CFR 455 were established, removed, reissued, and amended in several actions, from 1978 to 2007. The regulation provides effluent limitations and standards for four(4) subcategories and test methods for certain pesticides and processes.


Facilities Covered

The Pesticide Chemicals regulation applies to the following subcategories:

  • Subpart A: Organic Pesticide Chemicals Manufacturing
  • Subpart B: Metallo-Organic Pesticide Chemicals Manufacturing
  • Subpart C: Pesticide Chemicals Formulating and Packaging (PFPR)
  • Subpart E: Repackaging of Agricultural Pesticides Performed at Refilling Establishments

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Key Federal Register Notices

The key Federal Register notices are:

The original set of BPT effluent lmitations for subparts A and B are described in a 1978 final rule and its amendment.

  • Final rule (43 FR 17776; April 25, 1978)
  • Amendment (43 FR 44846; September 29, 1978)

EPA then issued additional regulations for BAT, PSES, and new sources for subpart C and subpart D.

  • Final rule (50 FR 40672; October 4, 1985)
  • This rule was remanded and removed in 1986 (51 FR 44911; December 15, 1986).

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Fact Sheets and Guidance Documents

Pesticide Chemicals Formulating and Packaging (PFPR) Subcategory

Fact Sheets
Pesticide Formulating, Packaging and Repackaging Effluent Guidelines and Standards - Final Rule
Pretreatment Streamlining Rule Fact Sheet 4.0: Equivalent Concentration-Based Limits for Flow-Based Standards (PDF) (4 pp, 78 K)
Guidance Manual:
Pollution Prevention (P2) Guidance Manual for the Pesticide Formulation Packaging, and Repackaging Industry: Implementing the P2 Alternative
Recent Amendments:
Fact sheet for amendments to the Pesticide Manufacturing Effluent Guidelines for Pendimethalin

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Additional Information

For additional information regarding pesticide chemicals effluent guidelines, please see pesticide chemicals contacts.

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