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Pesticide Registration Manual:
Chapter 21 - Directions for Submitting Applications and Contacting EPA

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Current as of July 2010

In this Chapter:


Directions for Submitting Applications and Contacting EPA

Where to Send Applications for Product Registrations

Applications for registration, petitions, experimental use permits, etc., must be sent to the following address, using the appropriate distribution code (see below):

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Using the Correct Distribution Code

Using the correct distribution code enables the Agency to process applications more quickly, since the application can be quickly identified and routed. Please refer to the list below for a selection of codes to be used in making a submission to the Office of Pesticide Programs. Failure to use the appropriate code can lead to delays in processing your action.

Distribution Codes for OPP Regulatory Divisions

Section 3 ‑ Product Registrations
Submission Type Distribution Code
Application for New Product Registration REGFEE
Non‑Fast Track Amendment to Existing Registration REGFEE
Fast Track Amendment to Existing Registration AMEND
PRIA Fee Waiver Request WAIVER
Request to Withdraw a Pending Registration Application WD
Certification of Registration (Gold Seal letter) CERT
Response to PR Notice PRN
Other Regulatory Submissions
Submission Type Distribution Code
Total Release of Fog FOG
Electronic Data Submission for EDSP E-Sub
PRD-EDSP
Unreasonable Adverse Effects Data Report 6(a)(2)
Emergency Exemption EMEX
Experimental Use Permit REGFEE
Genetically Modified and/or Nonindigenous Microbial Pesticide Pre-EUP Notifications BIOTECH
Petition for Tolerance PETN
Minor Use (IR‑4) Petition IR4
Special Local Need Registration SLN
Supplemental (Distributor) Registration DIST
Electronic Data Submission E‑SUB
Notifications NOTIF
Data Submitters List DSL
Voluntary Cancellation VOLCAN
Voluntary Use Deletion USEDEL
Maintenance Fees MFEE
Reconstruction of Jacket RECON
Inert Ingredient Actions INERT
Administrative Actions
Submission Type Distribution Code
Request for a Company Number NEWCO
Company Name, Address or Agent Change COADR
Transfer of Companies, Products or Data XFER
Data Call‑In Responses (Product Specific)
Submission Type Distribution Code
Response to a Data Call‑In DCI‑RD‑PMxx
Response to a Reregistration Eligibility Document RED‑RD‑PMxx
Data Call‑In Responses (Generic)
Submission Type Distribution Code
Response to a Data Call‑In DCI‑PRD‑xxx
Response to a Reregistration Eligibility Document RED‑PRD‑xxx
Response to EDSP Data Call-In EDSP-PRD-xxx

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Where to Send Applications for Pesticide and Pesticide Device Producing Establishments

Applications for pesticide-producing establishments and reports for pesticide producing establishments should be sent to the following:

Where to Send Notices of Arrival of Pesticides and Devices

19 CFR 12.112 (PDF) (2 pp, 184.54 k About PDF) requires an importer desiring to import pesticides or devices into the United States to submit EPA Form 3540-1, Notice of Arrival of Pesticides and Devices, to the U.S. EPA prior to the arrival of shipment in the United States.  The completed form should be sent to the appropriate Regional office where the import will be occurring.  EPA Regional Offices and the states that they cover are listed in the instructions on the form.

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Organizational Charts

Links to the organizational charts for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), and EPA Regional Offices are presented below.

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Contacting EPA

The following Web pages list individuals to contact for:

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