CHAPTER 149A

HAWAII PESTICIDES LAW

 

        Part I.  General Provisions

Section

   149A-1 Short title

   149A-2 Definitions

   149A-3 Delegation of duties

   149A-4 Effect of chapter on department of health

 

        Part II.  Pesticide Licensing and Sale

  149A-11 Prohibited acts

  149A-12 Exemptions

  149A-13 Procedure for licensing pesticides

149A-13.5 Pesticide use revolving fund; pesticide training

          workshops; training fee

  149A-14 Refusal, cancellation, or suspension of the license

  149A-15 Labeling requirements

149A-15.5 Pesticide information signs

  149A-16 Coloration of certain pesticides

  149A-17 Sales, permit, and record

  149A-18 Denial, suspension, or revocation of permit

  149A-19 Determination; rules; uniformity

  149A-20 Seizures; "stop-sale" and "removal from sale" orders

  149A-21 Enforcement

  149A-22 Authority

  149A-23 Cooperation

 

        Part IIA.  Pesticide Reporting and Regulation Program

  149A-25 Definitions

  149A-26 Post-application reporting of pesticide use

  149A-27 Public reports; contents

  149A-28 Buffer zones

  149A-29 Rules

 

        Part III.  Pesticide Use

  149A-31 Prohibited acts

149A-31.2 Pesticide use; posting online

  149A-32 Repealed

149A-32.5 Cancellation or suspension of pesticide uses

  149A-33 Rules

  149A-34 Denial, suspension, or revocation of certificate

  149A-35 Cooperation

  149A-36 Authority to inspect

  149A-37 Exemptions

  149A-38 Repealed

 

        Part IV.  Violations, Warning Notice, and Penalties

  149A-41 Violations, warning notice, and penalties

 

        Part V.  Advisory Committee

  149A-51 Advisory committee

 

        Part VI.  Miscellaneous Provisions

  149A-52 Severability

  149A-53 Applicability of chapter 91

 

Note

 

    Pesticide subsidy program for coffee growers; report to 2021 legislature (repealed June 30, 2021).  L 2014, c 105, §3; L 2015, c 152, §1; L 2017, c 65, §3.

 

Cross References

 

  Rules for pesticide information signs, see §149A-15.5.

 

Law Journals and Reviews

 

  Poisons in Our Communities:  Environmental Justice's Role in Regulating Hawai`i's Biotechnology Industry.  40 UH L. Rev. 155 (2018).

 

Case Notes

 

  Read in the context of the larger statutory scheme of the Hawaii pesticides law, which clearly demonstrated legislative intent to create a uniform system of pesticide regulation administered by the state department of agriculture, the court interpreted this section as authorizing counties to assist in enforcing pesticide regulations established by the State, and not an authorization for counties to issue supplemental regulations on pesticides.  842 F.3d 669 (2016).

  Where county passed an ordinance regarding pesticide use, court found that the State's statutory scheme for pesticides was comprehensive.  Specifically, as with the county ordinance, the State's statutory scheme addressed permissible areas of pesticide application and warnings regarding the application of restricted use pesticides. Generally, the Hawaii pesticides law and its implementing rules addressed the entire life cycle of pesticides, including research/experimentation, transportation, storage, sale, use, and disposal.  842 F.3d 669 (2016).

 

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