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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
New use First food use, establish tolerance

Do you plan to request either of the following types of waivers?

50% waiver 50% waiver
75% waiver 75% waiver

To pay the fee shown above, go to http://www.pay.gov and follow the instructions.

How to submit your application directly to EPA.

Action Code Interpretation: An application that proposes the first food use.  First food use includes a proposed use of any U.S. registered active ingredient for which there is no registered “food use”.  The use may require the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), or an increase in or a food additive regulation or other clearance under section 409 of the FFDCA.  The application may need to include a petition to establish an exemption from tolerance for all food commodities covered by the pending registration application(s) or, if residues would not be subject to FFDCA section 408, documentation of an applicable food additive regulation or other clearance under section 409 of the FFDCA.  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 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
  • Process water treatment for post harvest use (field washing of raw agricultural commodities)
  • Treatment of permanent or semi-permanent food contact surfaces (sanitizers). In some cases this will include a disinfectant use
  • Use in the product of food contact articles, other than food packaging with an intended ongoing effect in the finished article, including the articles surface or in food that may contact the article (e.g., conveyor belt: claims to kill bacteria on articles that come in contact with belt)
  • Food handling storage establishment 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 the 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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