Pesticide Registration Fees and Fee Waivers
FIFRA amendments passed by Congress in 2004 created a registration service fee system for applications for specific pesticide registration, amended registration, and associated tolerance actions. The goal of this fee system is to create a more predictable evaluation process for affected pesticide decisions and couple the collection of individual fees with specific decision review periods. The 2004 amendments are also known as the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2003 (PRIA).
PRIA fees have been reauthorized three times, most recently by the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018 (PRIA 4). This reauthorization expires September 30, 2023.
Regulatory actions are categorized:
- first by type of chemical
- antimicrobial, or
- next by the type of action, for example
- new active ingredient (nonfood use),
- new food use,
- new registration of an old product.
Under this system, each individual category corresponds to a certain registration service fee and decision review period.
The fees and decision review periods may change between fiscal years, and fees are periodically increased as prescribed by statute. Applicants should refer to the most recent fee schedule before paying a fee.
Waivers and exemptions from fees are available for certain types of applications.
Information available on fees on other EPA web pages:
- Decision tree: determine whether the application requires a fee and the applicable decision review period
- Find your fee
- Pesticide Registration Manual Chapter 5: Registration Fees -- PRIA requirements and procedures
- More information on fee and fee waiver topics
- Annual pesticide registration maintenance fees