The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) entered into an agreement in 1975 to maintain a comprehensive pesticide enforcement, surveillance, sampling, and pesticide laboratory analysis program and to certify individuals who use or supervise the use of restricted use pesticides. The Chemistry Lab is responsible for all fertilizer and pesticide registration for products that will be sold in the state. 

Goals of the Environmental Services Branch are:

  • Protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of pests and pesticides.
  • Assure that pesticides remain available as a valuable tool in an integrated approach to pest management.
  • Promote professionalism within the industry¬†