(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), (c), (d), or (e) of this section, before
a pesticide is distributed in this state or is delivered for transportation or is
transported in intrastate commerce or between points within this state through a point
outside the state, it must be registered with the department. The manufacturer or other person whose name appears on the label of the pesticide
shall register the pesticide.
(b) Registration is not required for the transportation of a pesticide from one plant
or warehouse to another plant or warehouse operated by the same person if the pesticide
is used solely at the second plant or warehouse as a constituent of a pesticide that
is registered under this chapter.
(c) Registration is not required for a pesticide that is not for use in this state
and is being manufactured, transported, or distributed for use only outside of this
(d) Registration is not required for a chemical compound being used only to develop
plot data as to the possible pesticidal action of the chemical.
(e) Unless otherwise required by department rule, registration is not required for
a pesticide that is exempt from registration with the United States Environmental
Protection Agency under federal law.
(f) The Texas Feed and Fertilizer Control Service may not register under Chapter 63
a fertilizer that contains a pesticide that must be registered with the department
under this chapter unless the constituent pesticide is first registered with the department. The Texas Feed and Fertilizer Control Service shall consult with the department
about the current registration status of a pesticide before registering any fertilizer
mix containing that pesticide under Chapter 63. The department shall notify the Texas Feed and Fertilizer Control Service of any
changes to a pesticide registration.
(g) A pesticide that has been registered with the department must continue to be registered
as long as the pesticide remains in the channels of trade in this state. The registrant shall ensure that the pesticide continues to be registered.
(h) If the department issues a stop use, stop distribution, or removal order because
the pesticide is not registered with the department, the registrant shall take any
necessary action to remedy the situation, including reimbursing a person who is subject
to the order for the person's costs in complying with the order.
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