Category 13, 20, & 21: Soil Fumigation
EPA's Soil Fumigant Toolbox website provides training, outreach, and other resource materials for applicators and handlers, communities, state and local agencies, and others interested in understanding and implementing the current requirements for safe use of soil fumigants.
EPA's Soil Fumigant Toolbox
EPA's Implementation of Risk Mitigation Measures for Soil Fumigant Pesticides website. The following links are to specific pages on this website.
Information on key safety measures that are required for soil fumigants.
Updated soil fumigant pesticide product labels that include the new safety provisions.
Includes required information on new safety measures for chloropicrin, dazomet, metam sodium/potassium, and methyl bromide.
Nine EPA Training Modules are available for download to help assist train people about the new soil fumigant label requirements. These are available in PowerPoint, PDF, and video format.
EPA is requiring that fumigant users prepare a written, site-specific fumigant management plan (FMP) before fumigations begin. Written plans and procedures for safe and effective applications will help prevent accidents and misuse and will capture emergency response plans and steps to take in case an accident occurs. This page includes templates and a few samples of FMPs for various chemicals.
Information on buffer zones.
This page includes registrant-developed training materials and notification to states.
Certified applicators must provide Fumigant Safe Handling information to each handler involved in the application, or confirm that each handler participating in the application has received Fumigant Safe Handling information in a manner they can understand within the past twelve months. This page includes materials by EPA and materials by pesticide registrants that are EPA approved.
This page contains information on emergency preparedness and response requirements, and on community outreach and education programs.