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Implementing the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act - Fiscal Year 2013

Tenth Annual Report - Report release date: February 26, 2014

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Background

Under Section 33(k) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Environmental Protection Agency is required to publish an annual report, which must include certain items that describe the Agency’s implementation of the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act (PRIA 3). The Act reauthorized the Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act (PRIA 2) and is effective from October 1, 2012, to September 30, 2017. It authorizes the agency to collect two types of fees, registration service fees and maintenance fees, and establishes statutory time frames for completing certain actions.

Pesticide Registration Services Fees are collected for certain new pesticide registration, amended registration, and associated tolerance actions, which set maximum residue levels for food and feed. EPA is then required to make a determination on the application within mandatory time frames, called decision time review periods.

Maintenance fees are annual fees that maintain the registration of a pesticide product for another year. These fees support the EPA’s re-evaluation of registered pesticides, approval of inert ingredients and processing certain applications.

The tenth annual report covers Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 - October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013, the first year under PRIA 3. Only changes in processes, practices and policies since the beginning of FY 2013 are reported. Previous annual reports (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 are available for comparison.

Pesticide Registration Service Fees

  • Fees Collected, Waived, Exempted and Expended
  • Accomplishments
    • Pesticide Worker Protection
    • Partnership Grants
    • Progress in Meeting Decision Times

Maintenance Fees

  • Fees Collected and Expended
  • Accomplishments
    • Inerts
    • Expedited Processing FIFRA Section 3(c)(3)(B)
    • Pesticide Reevaluation Programs

Process Improvements in the Pesticide Program

  • Registration
  • Pesticide Reevaluation Programs
  • Information Technology and Labeling
  • Science Review/Assessment Improvements

Appendix A

The following tables, which are required by FIFRA Section 33(k), are contained in this appendix:

  • Table 1: PRIA Funded Pesticide Safety Education and Worker Protection Activities in FY 2013
  • Table 2: Partnership Grants – Funding and Accomplishments
  • Table 3: Number of PRIA Actions Completed in Fiscal Years 2010 through 2013 (and average decision review times)
  • Table 4: Number of PRIA Decisions Pending at the End of the Fiscal Year (FY 2010 through FY 2013)
  • Table 5: Decision Review Times for FY 2013 Completed Actions (Excel)(1 pg, 425 K)