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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
Additional Food Use; Reduced Risk

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

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

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How to submit your application directly to EPA.

Action Code Interpretation:

An application that proposes an additional food use.  Additional food use includes a proposed food use for any U. S. registered active ingredient for which there currently is a registered food use.   The use may require the establishment of, or the exemption from the requirement of a tolerance under section 408 of the FFDCA.  If residues are reasonably foreseeable or likely to occur in food or feed or around food, the application submission must contain a petition to establish tolerances or exemption(s) from tolerance for all food/feed commodities covered by the pending registration application(s). A different pattern of use that significantly changes or increases exposure such as a dosage rate increase or different method of application will result in the application being treated as a new use.  Some examples of food uses include corn, apples, and aquatic uses involving potable water, irrigation, or requiring tolerances for fish, or shellfish, pasture, rangeland, home garden, beehive, livestock, livestock housing, livestock dips, and livestock ear tags. The fee applies to each additional food use requested up to 5 uses (i.e. the fee for this category is multiplied by 4 if 4 uses are proposed). If six or more additional food uses are requested in the application, fee category R200 applies.  If a crop group or subgroup is requested, the fee is based on the number of representative crops in that group or subgroup that are not currently registered.  If all of the representative crops have been registered, then requesting the crop group will count as one additional use. Some unusual examples of outdoor uses are livestock uses, (i.e. ear tags), livestock dips, and feed through treatments of livestock.

A “reduced risk” submission must accompany the application for registration.  The Agency’s Reduced Risk Committee will evaluate the submission and make the determination, based on criteria listed in PR Notice 97-3 and FIFRA 3( c)(10) (B) (-iv), whether the requested use(s) qualify as “reduced risk” when compared to currently registered pesticides for the same use(s). In the event that any uses do not qualify as reduced risk, the application will not receive the reduced risk decision timeframes. The reduced risk status of any use of a chemical is an initial assessment.  Should information warrant, or should the Agency determine at any time that the data base for the chemical is unacceptable or upon a more thorough review found to be insufficient to demonstrate that the use/application is reduced risk, the Agency may reject reduced risk status. In the event that any uses do not qualify as “reduced risk” by decision of the Reduced Risk Committee, the application will not receive the reduced risk decision timeframes.  The fee category will be changed to the non-reduced risk category and the action will receive the longer timeframes (e.g. from an R180 New Use, Additional New Food  Use, “reduced risk” to an R170 New Use, Additional New Food  Use).

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