This program provides environmental protection by administering and enforcing Alberta's pesticide legislation. Pesticides in Alberta must be safely distributed, stored, used and disposed.
Alberta Environment and Parks conducts routine operation inspections and responds to public and industry complaints about improper pesticide management.
Environmental monitoring data collected by the Department is reviewed, to provide early warning of potential pesticide problems which can be addressed through changes in management practices.
The Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) controls the sale, use, application, handling, storage, transport and disposal of pesticides in Alberta.
The EPEA contains the following regulations specific to pesticides:
Notice of Legislation Change
The Government of Alberta has amended the Pesticide (Ministerial) Regulation and Pesticide Sales, Handling, Use and Application Regulation, effective June 7, 2018.
The regulation links above include the updated legislation. Notices that summarize the changes have been published as follows:
Questions regarding program delivery and compliance can be directed to one of the Department’s offices at:
Updated: Jul 6, 2018