Applicator Recordkeeping Requirements under the EPA Plan

Commercial Applicators

Commercial applicators must maintain records of their pesticide applications that occur in areas of Indian country covered by the EPA plan.  Applicators must make these records available for inspection and copying by representatives of EPA for a period of at least two years from the date of use of the pesticide.

Records must include the following information:

  1. Name and address of the person for whom the pesticide was applied;
  2. Location of the pesticide application;
  3. Target pest(s);
  4. Specific crop or commodity, as appropriate, and site, to which the pesticide was applied;
  5. Year, month, day, and time of application;
  6. Trade name and EPA registration number of the pesticide applied;
  7. Amount of the pesticide applied and percentage of active ingredient per unit of the pesticide used; and
  8. Type and amount of the pesticide disposed of, method of disposal, date(s) of disposal, and location of the disposal site.

Private Applicators

Private applicators do not need to maintain records under the EPA plan.  However, USDA has recordkeeping requirements.  For more details, see