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Pesticide Registration

Electronic Submissions of Pesticide Applications

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General Information about Electronic Submission of Pesticide Applications

Applications for pesticide registration can be submitted electronically, including forms, studies, and draft product labeling. Applicants need not submit multiple electronic copies of any pieces of their applications.

  • In PR Notice 2011-3, EPA made clear that the requirement to submit multiple copies of data is applicable only to paper submissions.
  • Similarly, EPA interprets the requirement to submit five copies of draft labeling in 40 CFR 152.50(e) to apply only to applications made on paper.

As electronic submissions are easily reproducible, EPA will accept electronic applications containing one copy of all the required elements.

The Pesticide Submission Portal (PSP) is accessed through EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX) Network and requires user registration. Registrants currently submitting CDs or DVDs using the e-Dossier downloadable tool or their own builder tools based on EPA’s XML guidance may use the portal and forego the courier costs of sending to EPA.

Access the Central Data Exchange and view a user guide, FAQs and other tools to help registration applicants submit electronic applications.

Updates to the Electronic Submission Portal

EPA has expanded the portal to allow voluntary data submissions related to specific registration review cases. As elsewhere in the PSP, voluntary data submissions will support real-time validations, status updates, and email notifications to ensure a streamlined experience. Users can submit the following data voluntarily via the new "Voluntary Submission" link on the PSP home page:

  • Study citations.
  • Form 8570-35 data matrices.
  • Submission cover letters.
  • Studies (protocols, study profiles, supplemental study data).

The most recent release of the portal, PSP 1.4, allows users to resubmit previously submitted 90-day responses. Once a 90-day response or data submission has been successfully transmitted to OPP, users may perform the following actions:

  • Change responses to data requirements.
  • Cite additional studies.
  • Upload additional documents.
  • Change how the product registration is supported.

In addition to the above changes, PSP 1.4 introduces a number of enhancements and bug fixes, including:

  • An "OPP Status" column on the "DCI List" screen that describes the status of the DCI in OPP's system.
  • A list of required documents/data is located next to each "Registrant Response" option within DCIs. Users will now know at a glance what information is required for a particular response.
  • A fix for Admin Numbers and Source EPA Registration Numbers erroneously appearing in the copy of record.
  • A number of technical fixes and performance improvements related to large submission packages.

Electronic Submission Categories

We encourage electronic submissions for the following regulatory actions:

  • New pesticide active ingredients
  • New pesticide products containing already-registered pesticide active ingredients
  • Amendments to registered pesticide products
  • Experimental use permits
  • Inert ingredient requests
  • Pre-application
  • 6(a)(2) data
  • Petitions for food tolerance
  • Distributor products
    • Adding an alternate brand name
    • Cancelling a distributor product
    • Cancelling all distributor products
    • Reinstating a distributor product
  • Data Call-Ins (DCIs)
    • Acknowledgment of receipt of DCI (new DCIs issued after release of Phase 2 only)
    • Initial 90-day response to DCI (new DCIs issued after release of Phase 2 only)
    • Data submissions responding to DCI requirements (for all DCIs)
  • Resubmit previously submitted 90-day responses. Once a 90-day response or data submission has been successfully transmitted to OPP, users may perform the following actions:
    • Change responses to data requirements.
    • Cite additional studies.
    • Upload additional documents.
    • Change how the product registration is supported.
  • Voluntary submissions
    • Study citations.
    • Form 8570-35 data matrices.
    • Submission cover letters.
    • Studies (protocols, study profiles, supplemental study data).

EPA will continue to accept DCI-response submissions via paper but encourages applicants to take advantage of this new, more efficient option. 

The following categories cannot be submitted electronically:
  • Supplemental information submitted at Agency request.
  • Submissions of data as a condition of registration.

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Application Materials

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Tools for Developing an Electronic Submission

The following tools are provided to build your electronic submission:

Contacts for more information/assistance on e-submission issues.

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