Frequent Questions

Pesticide Security: Is your pesticide facility secure?

In light of possible terrorist events, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging all pesticide industry organizations and facilities to review existing security measures. As a precaution, EPA is reaching out to those who manufacture, reformulate, sell, distribute, transport, store, or apply (aerially or by ground equipment) hazardous pesticides, urging everyone to be especially vigilant regarding the physical security of those pesticides and the equipment used in their application. The Office of Pesticide Programs has prepared a summary which has been tailored to the pesticide industry of the Chemical Safety Alert published by the EPA in February 2000.

For transporters, Department of Transportation  has produced a separate advisory which is available by contacting DOT at 202-366-6525.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation Tips and Public Leads  requests that you expeditiously report any threats or suspicious behavior to your local FBI field office.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Pesticide Programs Communications Services Branch at 703-305-5017.

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