Licensed pesticide applicators and dealers in New Jersey who store pesticides are required by law to send a copy of their inventory along with a cover letter to their local fire company by May 1st each year.
Applicators and dealers must maintain a list of the pesticides stored or likely to be stored during the year. The inventory should be kept separate from the storage area. Applicators and dealers must keep the letter on file for three years and should have it available for NJDEP upon request. This does not apply to pesticides for personal use, or to storage of pesticides at loading or application areas for less than 7 days.
- Pesticide Storage Inventory Form – The purpose of the inventory is to provide local fire departments with a description of materials stored in case of fire or emergency. We suggest filling out one per storage address of your operation.
- Cover Letter Template – Licensed pesticide applicators and dealers who store pesticides are required by law to send a cover letter with a copy of the inventory to the local fire company. NJDEP regulations require that, “The cover letter will state that this list has been sent pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:30-9.5(b).4.” New Jersey regulations require a description or diagram depicting the specific location on the property where the pesticides are stored. The cover letter has a space to write the location or indicate a diagram is enclosed.