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Pesticides - Registration Kit

The following is from the EPA's own pesticide registration kit:

United States Environmental Protection AgencyOffice of Pesticide Programs
  • EPA identifying number
    • the Product Manager assignment

Pesticide Registration Kit

Dear Prospective Registrant:

For your convenience, we have assembled an online registration kit which contains the following pertinent forms and information needed to register a pesticide product with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP):

  1. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) as Amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996.
  2. Pesticide Registration (PR) Notices
    1. 83-3 Label Improvement Program--Storage and Disposal Statements
    2. 84-1 Clarification of Label Improvement Program
    3. 86-5 Standard Format for Data Submitted under FIFRA
    4. 87-1 Label Improvement Program for Pesticides Applied through Irrigation Systems (Chemigation)
    5. 87-6 Inert Ingredients in Pesticide Products Policy Statement
    6. 90-1 Inert Ingredients in Pesticide Products; Revised Policy Statement
    7. 98-1 Self Certification of Product Chemistry Data with Attachments (This document is in PDF format and requires the Acrobat reader.)
    8. 98-10 Notifications, Non-notifications, and Minor Formulation Amendments

    Other PR Notices can be found at

  3. Pesticide Product Registration Application Forms (These forms are in PDF format and will require the Acrobat reader.)
    1. EPA Form No. 8570-1, Application for Pesticide Registration/Amendment
    2. EPA Form No. 8570-4, Confidential Statement of Formula
    3. EPA Form No. 8570-27, Formulator's Exemption Statement
    4. EPA Form No. 8570-34, Certification with Respect to Citations of Data
    5. EPA Form No. 8570-35, Data Matrix
  4. General Pesticide Information (Some of these forms are in PDF format and will require the Acrobat reader.)

    A. Registration Division Personnel Contact List
    Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (BPPD) Contacts
    Antimicrobials Division Organizational Structure/Contact List
    B. 53 F.R. 15952, Pesticide Registration Procedures; Pesticide Data Requirements (PDF format)
    C. 40 CFR Part 156, Labeling Requirements for Pesticides and Devices (PDF format)
    D. 40 CFR Part 158, Data Requirements for Registration (PDF format)
    E. 50 F.R. 48833, Disclosure of Reviews of Pesticide Data (November 27, 1985)

Before submitting your application for registration, you may wish to consult some additional sources of information. These include:

  1. The Office of Pesticide Programs' Web Site
  2. The booklet "General Information on Applying for Registration of Pesticides in the United States", PB92-221811, available through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) the following address:

    5285 Port Royal Road
    Springfield, VA 22161

    The telephone number for NTIS is (703) 487-4650. Please note that EPA is currently in the process of updating this booklet to reflect the changes in the registration program resulting from the passage of the FQPA and the reorganization of the Office of Pesticide Programs. We anticipate that this publication will become available during the Fall of 1998.

  3. The National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS) of Purdue University's Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems. This service does charge a fee for subscriptions and custom searches. You can contact NPIRS by telephone at (765) 494-6614 or through their Web site.

  4. The National Pesticide Telecommunications Network (NPTN) can provide information on active ingredients, uses, toxicology, and chemistry of pesticides. You can contact NPTN by telephone at 1-800-858-7378 or through their Web site.

The Agency will return a notice of receipt of an application for registration or amended registration, experimental use permit, or amendment to a petition if the applicant or petitioner encloses with his submission a stamped, self-addressed postcard. The postcard must contain the following entries to be completed by OPP:

  • Date of receipt

Other identifying information may be included by the applicant to link the acknowledgment of receipt to the specific application submitted. EPA will stamp the date of receipt and provide the EPA identifying File Symbol or petition number for the new submission. The identifying number should be used whenever you contact the Agency concerning an application for registration, experimental use permit, or tolerance petition.

To assist us in ensuring that all data you have submitted for the chemical are properly coded and assigned to your company, please include a list of all synonyms, common and trade names, company experimental codes, and other names which identify the chemical (including "blind" codes used when a sample was submitted for testing by commercial or academic facilities). Please provide a CAS number if one has been assigned.

All questions regarding specific registration actions should be directed to the appropriate regulatory contact person in charge of the applicable chemical (see the personnel contact pages). The regulatory contact person is responsible for managing the regulatory review during the registration process to ensure compliance with FIFRA and the FFDCA. Therefore, the regulatory contact is the only person to contact for information on your submission. If you have general questions on pesticide registration procedures, please contact one of the following individuals:

Antimicrobial productsBiological and biochemical products Conventional pesticide products
Yvette HopkinsRobert TorlaLinda Arrington
(703) 308-6214(703) 308-8098(703) 305-5446

In order to promote efficient use of time and resources, persons wishing to meet with OPP staff must schedule meetings in advance. The subject of the meeting must be identified, and the contact person may reject a request for a meeting if the agenda does not warrant discussion, the purpose of the meeting is vague, or there hasn't been adequate advance notice of the meeting. If applicants/registrants wish to meet with Agency scientists, such meetings must also be coordinated through the regulatory contact.

Additional copies of the materials in this kit may be obtained by calling (703) 305-6549 or by contacting the

Registration Support Branch
Registration Division (7505C)
Office of Pesticide Programs
Washington, DC 20460

In addition, most states also have established rules and regulations governing the registration, sale, and use of pesticides. Please consult with the appropriate state regulatory agency to obtain further information.

last updated by the EPA on Tuesday, November 23, 1999

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