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Registration Service Fees
Questions on In-Processing of Applications

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Questions and Answers on:

Current as of May 2014

  1. When does the applicant submit the appropriate fee?

  2. Where should the applicant send the application?

  3. What additional forms must be submitted with an action that is covered by a pesticide registration service fee?

  4. How long will it take before I receive a response to my application?

  5. I received an invoice from the Agency in response to my application. I believe that the Agency has placed my application in the wrong category. How should I appeal this decision?

1. When does the applicant submit the appropriate fee?

The Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act (PRIA 2), effective on October 1, 2007, changed the fee payment process.  The appropriate fee is due at application.  To determine which of the 189 different types of fees you should pay under PRIA 3 which became effective October 1, 2012, a Web site has been developed to help you identify the fee category and fee.  After it receives the application, EPA will screen it. As part of this screen, the Agency will determine whether you paid the correct fee.  If monies are still due to EPA, you will be billed or invoiced for the balance. A refund will be provided in case of an overpayment.

2. Where should the applicant send the application?

A. By USPS Mail B. By courier
Document Processing Desk (REGFEE)
Office of Pesticide Programs (7504P)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460-0001
Document Processing Desk (REGFEE)
Office of Pesticide Programs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
One Potomac Yard Room S-4900
2777 S. Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

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3. What additional forms must be submitted with an action that is covered by a pesticide registration service fee?

There are no additional forms or other documents required for applications covered by a pesticide registration service fee; however, to assure that the EPA can accurately match your payment to the application, a copy of the pay.gov receipt should be attached to the front of the application. 

If you are paying by check, write your company number on the check and send it:

A. By USPS Mail B. By courier
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Washington Finance Center
FIFRA Service Fees
P.O. Box 979074
St. Louis, MO 63197-9000
U.S. Bank
Government Lockbox 979074
1005 Convention Plaza
SL-MO-C2-GL
St. Louis, MO 63101
 (314) 425-1818

4. How long will it take before I receive a response to my application?

When EPA receives your application with documentation showing that a fee has been paid, it verifies that the correct fee was paid within three business days of receipt. If monies are still due, EPA will send an invoice with the amount due and payment instructions to the applicant. EPA will e-mail an acknowledgment of payment if the applicant provides an e-mail address on the application form, or will fax the acknowledgment if the applicant provides a fax number.

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5. I received an invoice from the Agency in response to my application. I believe that the Agency has placed my application in the wrong category. How should I appeal this decision?

First, do not pay the fee. Instead, please submit a written response, including a rationale explaining why the application should have been placed in another fee category. The written response should be submitted to:

By USPS Mail By courier
Document Processing Desk (FEE APPEAL)
Office of Pesticide Programs (7504P)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460-0001
Document Processing Desk (FEE APPEAL)
Office of Pesticide Programs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
One Potomac Yard Room S-4900
2777 S. Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

Once received by the Office of Pesticide Programs, your response will be forwarded to the appropriate divisional expert for review. Within 3-5 business days of the expert receiving your response, the Agency will review it. You will receive a telephone call from the Agency explaining the Agency's decision. If the Agency denies your request, you will be sent instructions on how to remit payment. If, after completing this process, you continue to disagree with the Agency's category determination for a particular application, you may appeal this decision to the division director of the appropriate regulatory division.

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