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Pesticide Laws, Regulations, and Orders

Laws and Regulations pertaining to pesticides, pesticide businesses, and the use of pesticides in the State of Michigan.

Act 451 of 1994, Part 83, Pesticide Control
The statute that regulates pesticide products including their use, the people that apply them, licensing requirements, and penalties.

Regulation 633, Restricted Use Pesticides
Rules that regulate pesticides classified as "Restricted Use" federally and by the State of Michigan, their distribution, sale, and use.

Regulation 636, Pesticide Applicators
Rules that regulate pesticide applicators including categories of certification and registration, and licensing of firms that apply pesticides and record keeping.

Regulation 637, Pesticide Use
Rules that regulate the use of pesticides including various communication and documentation requirements, MDARD registries, integrated pest management requirements, equipment and safety.

Regulation 640, Commercial Pesticide Bulk Storage
Rules that regulate the use of and storage of bulk pesticides including registration and siting of facilities, containment, and record keeping.

Act 6 of 1959, Grape Growers; Use of Chemical Substances
An ACT to empower the director of agriculture to issue orders under certain conditions prohibiting or restricting the use of 2,4-D (2,4-Dichlorolphenoxyacetic acid), 2,4-5-T (2,4-5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid) and MCP (2 Methyl, 4 Chlorophenoxyacetic acid) causing damage to grape vineyards or crops of grapes within affected areas; and to provide a penalty for violation of such orders. Notifications sent annually.

Administrative Order Classifying Methomyl as a Restricted Use Pesticide
On February 14, 2022, the MDARD director issued an order classifying all pesticides containing the active ingredient methomyl as restricted use in the state of Michigan.

Restriction of Use of 2,4-D or MCPA in Grape Growing Areas
On March 2, 2024, and effective from May 1 to October 1, 2024, the MDARD director issued an order in accordance with Act 6 of 1959. This order has been continually issued since 1963 and notices of continuance are distributed to the National Grape Cooperative and the Michigan State University Extension offices located in the affected areas.