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Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act (PRIA 2)
Fee Determination Decision Tree

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

Decision Tree Resources:
Below is the fee for your selected Fee Category for
Fiscal Year 2011 & 2012

Action Code
FY11/FY12 Decision Time
A390 New Active Ingredient Food use, establish tolerance $173,644.00 24

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How to submit your application directly to EPA.

Action Code Interpretation: An application that proposes a food use for an active ingredient that is not currently contained as an active ingredient in any U.S. registered pesticide product.  The use may require the establishment of or the increase in a tolerance under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). If residues are reasonably foreseeable or likely to occur in or around food, either directly or indirectly, the application may need to include a petition to establish a tolerance for all food commodities covered by the pending registration application(s). However, some uses may not require a petition but still be considered under this category.   Refer to the definition of a “food use” for the uses subject to this category. All uses (food and non-food) included in any original application or petition for a new active ingredient or a first food use are covered by the base fee for that application in this category if submitted simultaneously. 

Examples include:

  • Pre- and post-harvest use on crops (other than agricultural fungicides and aquatic herbicides, which are handled as conventional pesticides)
  • Animal drinking water treatment (meat, meat by-products, and/or milk tolerance)
  • Process water treatment for post harvest use (field washing of raw agricultural commodities)
  • Treatment of permanent or semi-permanent food contact surfaces (sanitizers and disinfectants) 
  • Use in the production of food contact articles, other than food packaging, with an intended ongoing effect in the finished article including the article’s surface or in food that may contact the article (e.g. conveyor belt with claims to kill bacteria on articles that come in contact with belt)
  • Food handling storage establishments premises and equipment (e.g. eating establishments, meat processing equipment, food handling equipment)
  • Ethanol production (treatment of empty fermentation tank)) (check with the Agency prior to submission of an application)
  • Aquatic area application (e.g., lakes, ponds, reservoirs, irrigation systems)(other than aquatic herbicides which are handled as conventional pesticides)

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