The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development registers pesticides that are sold in the state of Michigan. Michigan law requires that all products which make a pesticidal claim must be registered with the state. The state defines a pesticide as "a substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating pests or intended as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant." A pest is defined as "an insect, rodent, nematode, fungus, weed and other forms of terrestrial or aquatic plant or animal life or virus, bacteria, or other microorganism, except viruses, fungi, bacteria, nematodes or other microorganisms in or on living animals."
A. NAME OF PERMIT OR APPROVAL:
B. STATUTORY AUTHORITY:
Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended; Part 83, Pesticide Control
C. APPLICABLE REGULATION: None
D. SUMMARY OF PERMIT/APPROVAL PROCESS:
Any pesticide that is distributed, sold, exposed, or offered for sale in the State of Michigan must be registered with MDARD; including those minimum risk pesticides that are exempt from EPA registration under FIFRA section 25(b).
All registered pesticides must comply with Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended; Part 83, Pesticide Control.
Firms that currently have registered pesticides will receive a renewal application via US Mail. Renewal applications are mailed out in March and must be received by MDARD before July 1. If you do not receive a renewal application by April 15, you should immediately contact Lisa Leibrand at (517) 284-5656 or email@example.com.
Groundwater Protection Fee (per product)
Appeals regarding a refusal, revocation, or suspension of a pesticide registration can be made by contacting the Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division Director.
Pesticide registration related complaints can be directed to the Pesticide Registration Program Manager, by contacting the phone number below.
E. Contact Information:
MDARD Customer Service Center at 1-800-292-3939, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
September 25, 2014