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 2022-2023
|Action Code||Description||FY'22-FY'23 Fee||Decision Time (months)|
|M006||Request for up to 5 letters of certification (Gold Seal) for one actively registered product (excludes distributor products). (8)||$306||1|
To pay the fee shown above, go to Paying PRIA Application Fees web page and follow the instructions.
For any questions regarding Gold Seal actions not covered on this webpage, you are welcome to contact EPA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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:
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.
Gold Seal Modernization Update and Portal Demo
On June 14, 2021, EPA hosted a webinar geared towards pesticide registrants to provide a walkthrough of the Pesticide Submission Portal, the digital platform for requesting gold seal letters.
To access the slides from the presentation and demo and to see an example of a digital gold seal letter, click here.