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Implementing the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act - Fiscal Year 2018

Fifthteenth Annual Report - Report release date: February 13, 2020

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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 Extension Act (PRIA 3)(81 pp, 388 K, About PDF). The Act reauthorized the Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act (PRIA 2) and is effective from October 1, 2012, to September 30, 2017. 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. This authority was extended through fiscal year 2018 by continuing resolution and the FY 2018 omnibus spending bill.

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 fifthteenth annual report covers Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 - October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018, the sixth year under PRIA 3. Only changes in processes, practices and policies since the beginning of FY 2018 are reported.  Previous annual reports (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 201120122013, 2014 , 2015, 2016,  and 2017) 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 Technology and Labeling 
  • Science Review/Assessment Improvements 

Appendix A

The following tables, which are required by FIFRA Section 33(k), are contained in this appendix:

  • Table 1: PRIA Funded Pesticide Safety Education and Worker Protection Activities in FY 2018
  • Table 2: Partnership Grants – Funding and Accomplishments in FY 2018
  • Table 3: Number of PRIA Actions Completed in Fiscal Years 2015 through 2018 (and average decision times)
  • Table 4: Number of PRIA Decisions Pending at the End of the Fiscal Year (FY 2015 through FY 2018)
  • Table 5: Decision Review Times for FY 2018 Completed PRIA Actions (150 K)

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