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Paying PRIA Application Fees

Under the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act (PRIA 3), 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).  

On this page:


Waiver Requests

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

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Agency Review of Fee Payment

Upon receipt of the application, we will:
  • 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.

Unpaid Fees

The effect of a failure to pay fees according to FIFRA Section 33(b)(2)(F) is that "The Administrator shall reject any application submitted without the required registration fee." If you don’t pay the fee by 14 calendar days after the date we receive the application, we will:
  • 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.

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Methods of payment (Note: Checks no longer accepted effective October 1, 2015)

Payment method Maximum payment Before or at time of applying Following an invoice
Credit or Debit Card $24,999
Visit Pay.gov. (Note: opens in new window)
From the pay.gov home page, click on “Make a Payment”:
  • Scroll down and select option #3, “Click here to view a listing of all forms;”
  • On the A-Z Index of Forms page, select "P";
  • From the list of forms, select "Pesticide Registration Act - Prepayment";
  • Complete the form entering the PRIA fee category and fee;
  • Select Credit or Debit Card as the form of payment;
  • Keep a copy of the pay.gov acknowledgement of payment and attach a copy to the front of the application to ensure that EPA can match the application with the payment; and
  • Submit the application.
Visit Pay.gov. (Note: opens in new window)
From the pay.gov home page, click on “Make a Payment”:
  • Scroll down and select option #3, “Click here to view a listing of all forms;”
  • On the A-Z Index of Forms page, select "P";
  • From the list of forms, select "Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Invoice Payment";
  • Complete the form, making certain to use the decision number and registration number on the invoice you receive from the Pesticide Program in the space provided; and
  • Select Credit or Debit Card as the form of payment.
PayPal or Dwolla $10,000
Visit Pay.gov. (Note: opens in new window)
From the pay.gov home page, click on “Make a Payment”:
  • Scroll down and select option #3, “Click here to view a listing of all forms;”
  • On the A-Z Index of Forms page, select "P";
  • From the list of forms, select "Pesticide Registration Act - Prepayment";
  • Complete the form entering the PRIA fee category and fee;
  • Select PayPal or Dwolla as the form of payment;
  • Keep a copy of the pay.gov acknowledgement of payment and attach a copy to the front of the application to ensure that EPA can match the application with the payment; and
  • Submit the application.
Visit Pay.gov. (Note: opens in new window)
From the pay.gov home page, click on “Make a Payment”:
  • Scroll down and select option #3, “Click here to view a listing of all forms;”
  • On the A-Z Index of Forms page, select "P";
  • From the list of forms, select "Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Invoice Payment";
  • Complete the form, making certain to use the decision number and registration number on the invoice you receive from the Pesticide Program in the space provided; and
  • Select PayPal or Dwolla as the form of payment.
Electronic funds transfer (ACH) through pay.gov No limit
Visit Pay.gov. (Note: opens in new window)
From the pay.gov home page, click on “Make a Payment”:
  • Scroll down and select option #3, “Click here to view a listing of all forms;”
  • On the A-Z Index of Forms page, select "P";
  • From the list of forms, select "Pesticide Registration Act - Prepayment";
  • Complete the form entering the PRIA fee category and fee;
  • Select Bank account (ACH) as the form of payment;
  • Keep a copy of the pay.gov acknowledgement of payment and attach a copy to the front of the application to ensure that EPA can match the application with the payment; and
  • Submit the application.
Visit Pay.gov. (Note: opens in new window)
From the pay.gov home page, click on “Make a Payment”:
  • Scroll down and select option #3, “Click here to view a listing of all forms;”
  • On the A-Z Index of Forms page, select "P";
  • From the list of forms, select "Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Invoice Payment";
  • Complete the form, making certain to use the decision number and registration number on the invoice you receive from the Pesticide Program in the space provided; and
  • Select Bank account (ACH) as the form of payment.

ACH Payment and Fedwire (customer bank to Federal Reserve bank directly)

No limit
  • Credit Gateway ACH Template Instructions;
  • Credit Gateway ACH Template;
  • Credit Gateway Fedwire Template Instructions;
  • Credit Gateway ACH Template IAT;
  • FEDWIRE and ACH Deposit Instructions.

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.

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Payment Confirmation

  • 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.

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