The Bureau ensures the 3,000+ distributors of feed, seed, and fertilizer products in Florida are registered or licensed and that their products meet current regulatory standards and label guarantees. The Bureau also regulates the distribution and use of 12,600 registered pesticide brands and licenses and inspects Restricted Use Pesticide applicators and dealers. Field staff conduct inspections and investigate complaints involving pesticide producers, distributors and applicators at agricultural and non-agricultural establishments. The program's case review staff evaluate inspection and investigation files, interpret compliance requirements, develop assistance plans, and prepare and issue agency actions in response to identified violations. The Bureau also enforces the Federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS), which is a federal regulation adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992. The WPS' goal is to ensure the health and safety of agricultural workers and handlers that work with pesticides or in pesticide treated areas on agricultural establishments.
Bureau of Complaince Monitoring
3125 Conner Blvd., Bldg. 8 (L-29)
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1650
(850) 617-7892 Fax
Kelly.Friend, Bureau Chief