EPA’s Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013 Now Available
For Release: February 26, 2014
The EPA’s Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013 is now available. This report covers the completion of the tenth year under PRIA. Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, the EPA is required to publish an annual report describing the agency’s implementation of PRIA. The Act authorizes the agency to collect two types of fees from registrants: registration service fees and maintenance fees. It also establishes statutory time frames for completing certain actions.
PRIA established pesticide registration service fees for registration actions to create a more predictable evaluation process for affected pesticide decisions and to promote shorter decision review periods for reduced-risk applications. PRIA 3 continues funding for activities such as farm worker protection, certified applicator training programs and health care provider training in recognizing and treating pesticide poisonings. It also continues partnership grants to support the National Pesticide Information Center. This annual report describes the agency’s work to develop and implement 21st Century toxicology and exposure models, consistent with the National Academy of Sciences' recommendations, to advance more efficient and effective risk assessments. The report describes the progress that has been made in the development of electronic tools to make our registration process more transparent to stakeholders and to allow them to learn the status of all current conditionally registered products.This tenth annual report covers the first year under PRIA 3 (October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013) and provides information on pesticide registration service fees, maintenance fees and process improvements in the pesticide program. The FY 2013 annual report can be found at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/fees/2013annual_report/index.html.