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Bureau of Pesticide Compliance

About Us
The Bureau of Pesticide Compliance is responsible for enforcing the state code and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) with regards to the use, sale, distribution, and manufacture of pesticides in the state of New Jersey. The Bureau is also responsible for enforcing the Worker Protection Standard, ensuring the safety of the 40,000 agricultural workers on New Jersey farms and nurseries.

What We Do
State inspectors support compliance assistance through the following activities:

  • Performs routine inspections of commercial and private pesticide applicators and businesses, such as pest control operators, lawn care companies, farms, and nurseries
  • Responds to complaints and investigations of possible pesticide misuse
  • Does environmental sampling and analysis at the Pesticide Laboratory
  • Provides training and information about compliance with the federal worker protection standard (WPS)
  • Coordinates pesticide enforcement work with individual counties under the County Environmental Health Act (CEHA)
  • Assists schools with implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programs

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