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M006 PRIA Fee Category

PRIA 4 Fee Determination Decision Tree:

Request for up to 5 Letters of Certification (Gold Seal)


Below is the fee for your selected Fee Category for Fiscal Years 2020-2021

Action Code Description FY'20-FY'21 Fee Decision Time (months)
M006 Request for up to 5 letters of certification (Gold Seal) for one actively registered product (excludes distributor products). (8) $291 1

To pay the fee shown above, go to Paying PRIA Application Fees web page and follow the instructions.

How to submit your application directly to EPA.

Action Code Interpretation

A request for a Certificate of Registration, commonly known as a “gold seal letter”. The gold seal letter certifies that the product being exported is legally registered in the U.S. with the Agency. The company must submit a written request to the Agency, identify the company name, the EPA Registration Number and the country in which the product will be exported. The fee for this category will cover up to five (5) gold seal letters for one product. 

Distributor products are not eligible for gold seal letters.  Due to the low fee and short time frame for this category, this category is NOT eligible for small business waivers.

Digital Gold Seal

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Agency began issuing gold seal letters electronically because it was not possible to produce the traditional, paper gold seal letter with an embossed seal. Neither the letterhead nor the content of letters has changed. The seal, now digitally rendered rather than embossed, still appears in the lower-left corner of the letter. The signature block is the same, with the letters now signed electronically by the product managers, consistent with signature practices for other actions such as notifications, amendments, petitions, new uses, new product registrations, etc. The electronic gold seal letters are emailed to the registrants rather than mailed.

Following receipt by U.S. companies of the electronic gold seal letter from EPA, for those companies that need to seek further authentication of EPA’s gold seal letter for foreign governments, the U.S. Department of State (DoS) Office of Authentication has provided the following:

  • Send hard copy documents in color. Black and white prints or scans will result in a rejection of your submission. 
  • In addition to the hard color copy of the digital gold seal signed by the EPA Product Manager, include a postage pre-paid return envelope with the package.
  • Send documents, preferably with mail tracking, directly from the U.S. company making the request. The use of couriers, as opposed to mail services, are not encouraged as they may slow down the response time given the level of personnel and physical State Department closings in response to the current COVID environment.

Note: While DoS previously provided certifications within 7-10 business days, certifications may take 6-8 weeks due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

For more information on State Department requirements, including mailing addresses, contact information, and processing fees, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/records-and-authentications/authenticate-your-document/office-of-authentications.html or send an e-mail to: CA-PPT-TO-AUT@state.gov.

An example of a digital gold seal letter can be found here

Example of Gold Seal Letter

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