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SECTION 33-0301
Declaration of policy and purposes
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 33, TITLE 3
§ 33-0301. Declaration of policy and purposes.

The purpose of this article is to regulate the registration,
commercial use, purchase and custom application of pesticides.
Pesticides, properly used for the control of insects, fungi, weeds, and
nematodes, and as defoliants, desiccants, and plant regulators and for
related purposes, are valuable, important and necessary to the welfare,
health, economic well-being and productive and industrial capabilities
of the people of this state. However, such materials, if improperly
used, may injure health, property and wildlife. It is hereby declared to
be a matter of legislative determination that the regulation of the
registration, commercial use, purchase and custom application of
pesticides is needed in the public interest and that in the exercise of
the police power all persons be required to register or obtain permits
before engaging in such activities.