(a)  Outlets, filler, and access ports shall be locked at all times when not in use. Keys to the outlet, filler, and access ports shall be in the possession of the purchaser and his or her authorized employees only. Locks on ports are not required if bulk tanks are stored inside a facility to prevent unauthorized access to the bulk pesticide storage area.

(b)  All bulk pesticide storage tanks shall display the signal word as shown on the pesticide product label on all sides exposed to view. The words shall be either stenciled on the containers or storage tanks or placed on a sign of durable construction which is attached to the containers and storage tanks. All letters of said words shall be a minimum of four inches in height and one inch in width, and shall be printed in contrasting colors to the containers and storage tanks which are visible.

(c)  All bulk storage areas shall be posted with a durable sign stating "PESTICIDE STORAGE," "AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY," "IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL______"

(d)  Pesticide applicators utilizing bulk storage containers shall be subject to the same requirements as set forth in this Rule.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-441; 143-461;

Eff. April 1, 2009;

Readopted Eff. August 1, 2020.