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I009 PRIA Fee Category

PRIA 4 Fee Determination Decision Tree:

New or Amended Polymer Inert Ingredient for Non-Food Use

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)
I009 Approval of new or amended polymer inert ingredient, non-food use (2) $3,242 4

Do you plan to request either of the following types of waivers?

Waiver Pay Amount
50% waiver You pay ---->>>>> $1,621
75% waiver You pay ---->>>>> $811

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

An application that proposes a non‐food use for a new or amended inert ingredient which meets the definition of a low risk polymer and all eligibility criteria as given under 40 CFR 723.250. A non‐food use includes a proposed use that is not a food use as described in the food use categories. Non‐ food uses could include treatment of ornamentals, turf uses, structural protection, residential use, cooling tower treatments, aquatic area application (e.g., wastewater treatment), oil fields (marine and terrestrial), sewage treatment plants (water is treated prior to discharge into the environment), wood preservatives, antifoulants, ballast water, residential use (e.g., carpet sanitizer, hard surface disinfectant), commercial, institutional, industrial premise and equipment (e.g. offices, hotels, industrial buildings, nursing homes), agricultural premise treatment (e.g., farm structures, buildings and equipment, animal drinking water), materials preservatives (e.g., adhesives, coatings, plastic, fabric), industrial processes and water systems  treatment (e.g., reverse osmosis water systems, recirculating cooling tower systems, evaporative condensers), medical premises and equipment (e.g., dental equipment, dental unit water lines, hospitals), HVAC, swimming pools, and spas. Information demonstrating conformance with 40 CFR 723.250 must accompany the application. Prior to a submission under this category, OPP highly recommends the applicant request a meeting with the Agency to verify conformance with the 40 CFR 723.250 criteria. Additional information regarding applications for approval of new non‐food use polymer inert ingredients can be found at Guidance Documents for Inert Ingredients.

If another covered application intends to associate with and depend upon an already pending application for an inert ingredient approval in this category, the dependent application must identify the pending inert ingredient action with its inert approval tracking number assigned by the Agency, name of the inert ingredient(s) that is pending and the inert ingredient’s applicant’s name. Due to CBI concerns, the Agency will not provide information to the applicant of the dependent covered application regarding the status of the pending inert ingredient approval action beyond information that must be shared to adjust decision review times for the dependent application as discussed below. All other information on the inert ingredient’s approval action MUST come from the inert ingredient applicant.

The decision review time due date for the dependent covered application will be extended to match the decision review time due date of the pending inert ingredient approval action, unless the decision review time due date for the dependent covered application is further out, in which case the dependent covered application will initially be subject to its own decision review time.

If the application covers multiple ingredients grouped by EPA into one chemical class, a single registration service fee will be assessed for approval of those ingredients.

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