Implementing the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act - Fiscal Year 2012

Ninth Annual Report - Report release date: March 1, 2013

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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 Renewal Act (PRIA 2). The Act reauthorized the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA 1) and is effective from October 1, 2007, to September 30, 2012. 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 ninth annual report covers Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 - October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012, the fifth and final Fiscal Year under PRIA 2. Only changes in processes, practices and policies since the beginning of FY 2012 are reported. Previous annual reports (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 and 2010 and 2011 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 Management and Labeling
  • Science Review/Assessment Improvements

Appendix A

  • Table 1: PRIA Funded Pesticide Safety Education and Worker Protection Activities in FY 2012
  • Table 2: Partnership Grants – Funding and Accomplishments (PDF) (12 pp, 337k)
  • Table 3: Number of PRIA Actions Completed in Fiscal Years 2009 through 2012 (and average decision review times)
  • Table 4: Number of PRIA Decisions Pending at the End of the Fiscal Year (FY 2009 through FY 2012)
  • Table 5: Decision Review Times for FY 2012 Completed Actions (Excel)(1 pg, 879 K)