Paying PRIA Application Fees
Under the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act (PRIA 4), the fee is due at the time of application. We developed the Fee Determination Decision Tree Web page to help applicants identify the appropriate fee. If you cannot identify a fee category for your application, contact the appropriate ombudsman for guidance (see box on the right side of that page).
Read about Fee Waivers and Exemptions.
|Waiver Amount Requested||Pay||When||Waiver Denied|
|75%||25%||Before or at application||EPA invoices remainder|
|50%||50%||Before or at application||EPA invoices remainder|
- screen the application;
- determine the appropriate fee category; and
- if monies are still due, send a "bill/invoice" to the applicant’s address in the Office of Pesticide Programs’ Information Network or tracking system with payment due as indicated on the invoice.
In case of an overpayment, we will issue a refund for the overpaid amount.
If the bill or invoice or refund is to be sent to a specific individual and address, the name and address need to be specified on the application form or in the transmittal letter. Bills or invoices are generally mailed within 72 hours after we receive the application.
If you have questions concerning your payment, contact the appropriate registering division’s ombudsman.
- reject the application; and
- send the applicant an invoice for 25% of the unpaid fee, which is the non-refundable portion of the fee.
- The invoice will include the due date.
- Amounts owed after the due date are subject to collection.
|Payment method||Maximum payment||Before or at time of applying||Following an invoice|
|Credit or Debit Card||$24,999||
|Electronic funds transfer (ACH) through pay.gov||No limit||
ACH Payment and Fedwire (customer bank to Federal Reserve bank directly)
See previous information.
Note: Checks, bank drafts and money orders are no longer accepted for PRIA payments effective October 1, 2015. Also, payments cannot be split to circumvent the payment threshold amount.
- If you pay via pay.gov you will receive notification of receipt from pay.gov in addition to the notification from EPA.
- Starting the PRIA time frame or "the clock" The review clock begins 21 days after receipt of both the application and the payment.
- If you request a waiver or reduction in the fee with the application and have paid the remainder portion of the appropriate fee, the review clock starts when the fee waiver is granted or approved.
- If you request a waiver or a reduction in the registration service fee and we deny the request, the decision time review period begins when we receive payment of the registration service fee.
- We must make decisions on waiver and fee-reduction requests within 60 days of receipt; otherwise, the decision time review period begins at that point.