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Pesticide Registration Kit

OPP Ombudsmen

Dear Prospective Registrant:

For your convenience, we have assembled an online registration kit which contains the following pertinent forms and information needed to register a pesticide product with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP):

NOTE: Documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Free Acrobrat Reader software is available to enable you to read the files in PDF.

  1. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) as Amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996.
  2. The Federal Register Notice announcing the "Pesticides; Fee and Decision Times for Registration Applications; Notice":
    1. [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0545, FRL-8375-9]; 73 FR No. 151
  3. Registration Service Fees - Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act (PRIA 3) of 2012
  4. Pesticide Registration (PR) Notices
    1. 2011-3: Standard Format for Data Submitted under FIFRA
    2. 87-1: Label Improvement Program for Pesticides Applied through Irrigation Systems (Chemigation)
    3. 87-6: Inert Ingredients in Pesticide Products Policy Statement
    4. 90-1: Inert Ingredients in Pesticide Products; Revised Policy Statement
    5. 98-1: Self Certification of Product Chemistry Data with Attachments  (9 pp, 2.34MB, PDF)
    6. 98-10: Notifications, Non-notifications, and Minor Formulation Amendments (23 pp, 93.9KB, PDF)
    7. 2000-5: Guidance for Mandatory and Advisory Labeling Statements
    8. 2007-4: Labeling Revisions Required by the Federal Rule "Pesticide Management and Disposal: Standards for Pesticides Containers and Containment" (16 pp, 90KB, PDF)
    9. 2008-1: Environmental Hazard General Labeling Statements on Outdoor Residential Use Products

Other PR Notices can be found at http://www.epa.gov/PR_Notices.

  1. Pesticide Product Registration Application Forms
    1. EPA Form No. 8570-1, Application for Pesticide Registration/Amendment (2 pp, 172KB, PDF)
    2. EPA Form No. 8570-4, Confidential Statement of Formula (2 pp, 178KB, PDF)
    3. EPA Form No. 8570-27, Formulator's Exemption Statement (2 pp, 129KB, PDF)
    4. EPA Form No. 8570-34, Certification with Respect to Citations of Data (3 pp, 20KB, PDF)
    5. EPA Form No. 8570-35, Data Matrix (3 pp, 68KB, PDF)
    6. EPA Form No. 8570-36, Summary of the Physical/Chemical Properties (2 pp, 623KB, PDF)
    7. EPA Form No. 8570-37, Self-Certification Statement for the Physical/Chemical Properties (2 pp, 275KB, PDF)
    8. OPPTS Public Document Drafting Templates - Company Notice of Filings for Pesticide Petitions (Microsoft Word files)

  2. Pesticide General Information (Some of these forms are in PDF format and will require the Acrobat reader.)

Before submitting your application for registration, you may wish to consult the additional sources of information.

  1. The Office of Pesticide Programs' Web site.
  2. The Pesticide Registration Manual is a resource for companies and individuals who want to have their pesticide products registered for sale in the United States. The manual describes EPA's review and decision making process for registering a pesticide product and its use. Detailed information for pesticide registrants (the company or individual applying to register a pesticide) concerning their responsibilities before, during and after the review process is also included in the manual.
  3. The National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS) of Purdue University's Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems. This service does charge a fee for subscriptions and custom searches. You can contact NPIRS by telephone at (765) 494-6614 or through their Web site.
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  4. The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) can provide information on active ingredients, uses, toxicology, and chemistry of pesticides. You can contact NPTN by telephone at 1-800-858-7378 or through their Web site. Exit EPA disclaimer

The Agency will return a notice of receipt of an application for registration or amended registration, experimental use permit, or amendment to a petition if the applicant or petitioner encloses with his submission a stamped, self-addressed postcard. The postcard must contain the following entries to be completed by OPP:

  • Date of receipt
  • EPA identifying number
  • the Product Manager assignment

Other identifying information may be included by the applicant to link the acknowledgment of receipt to the specific application submitted. EPA will stamp the date of receipt and provide the EPA identifying File Symbol or petition number for the new submission. The identifying number should be used whenever you contact the Agency concerning an application for registration, experimental use permit, or tolerance petition.

To assist us in ensuring that all data you have submitted for the chemical are properly coded and assigned to your company, please include a list of all synonyms, common and trade names, company experimental codes, and other names which identify the chemical (including "blind" codes used when a sample was submitted for testing by commercial or academic facilities). Please provide a CAS number if one has been assigned.

All questions regarding specific registration actions should be directed to the appropriate regulatory person in charge of the applicable chemical. (see the Staff Contacts). This person is responsible for managing the regulatory review during the registration process to ensure compliance with FIFRA and the FFDCA. Therefore, the regulatory contact is the only person to contact for information on your submission.

In order to promote efficient use of time and resources, persons wishing to meet with OPP staff must schedule meetings in advance. The subject of the meeting must be identified, and the contact person may reject a request for a meeting if the agenda does not warrant discussion, the purpose of the meeting is vague, or there hasn't been adequate advance notice of the meeting. If applicants/registrants wish to meet with Agency scientists, such meetings must also be coordinated through the regulatory contact. Therefore, the regulatory contact is the only person to contact for information on your submission.  If you have general questions on pesticide registration procedures, please contact one of the following individuals:

Antimicrobial products:
Sharon Carlisle
(703) 308-6427
Biological and biochemical products: 
Nicole Berckes
(703) 308-0152
Conventional pesticide products: 
Sherada Hobgood
(703) 305-5446 OR (703) 308-8893
Conventional PRIA products:
Stephen Schaible

*Copies of the materials in the registration kit may be obtained by contacting Eleanor Thornton at thornton.eleanor@epa.gov or writing to:

Registration Support Branch
Registration Division (7505C)
Re: Registration Forms
Office of Pesticide Programs
Washington, DC 20460

In addition, most states also have established rules and regulations governing the registration, sale, and use of pesticides. Please consult with the appropriate state regulatory agency Exit EPA disclaimer to obtain further information.

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