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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

EPA is publishing a revised list of pesticide registration service fees applicable to specified pesticide applications and tolerance actions. Under the Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act, the number of fee categories has been increased, the registration service fees for some covered pesticide registration applications received on or after October 1, 2007, have been increased, and certain new procedures have been established. The new fees became effective on October 1, 2007.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Elizabeth Leovey (7501P), Immediate Office, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-7328; fax number: (703) 308-4776;e-mail address: leovey.elizabeth@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

You may be potentially affected by this action if you register pesticide products under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Agricultural pesticide manufacturers (NAICS code 32532).
  • Antimicrobial pesticide manufacturers (NAICS code 32561).
  • Antifoulant pesticide manufacturers (NAICS code 32551).
  • Wood preservative manufacturers (NAICS code 32519).

This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining whether this action might apply to certain entities. To determine whether you or your business may be affected by this action, you should carefully examine the applicability provisions in the notice and in FIFRA section 33. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1066. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the “Federal Register” listings at http://www.epa.gov/​fedrgstr.

II. Background

In accordance with FIFRA section 33(b)(3), EPA published in the Federal Register of March 17, 2004 (69 FR 12772) (FRL-7348-2), a schedule of the fees and decision times for review of a covered application. Section 33 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), establishes a registration service fee system for certain types of pesticide applications, establishment of tolerances and certain other regulatory decisions under FIFRA and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Section 33 also established a schedule of decision review times for applications covered by the service fee system. Since March 23, 2004, the Agency has been administering the registration service fee system. The schedule of fees and decision review times was published in the Federal Register of March 17, 2004 (69 FR 12772). Subsequently, as authorized by FIFRA section 33, fees were increased by 5% in a notice issued in the Federal Register of June 2, 2005 (70 FR 32327) (FRL-7706-1).

III. The Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act (PRIRA)

On October 9, 2007, the Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act was signed by the President, revising, among other things, FIFRA section 33. The new law reauthorized the service fee system through 2012 and established fees and review times for applications received during fiscal years 2008 through 2012. The publication of this fee schedule is required by section 33(f)(1) of FIFRA as amended.

Key changes in the new law include the following:

1. The number of fee categories has been increased from 90 to 140. In so doing, new categories were added, particularly in the area of tolerances, review of study protocols, risk assessments not associated with an application, and plant-incorporated protectants (PIPs). In addition, some current categories were split into several new categories to provide more specific listings.

2. The EPA identification system for fee categories has been revised to a 3-digit system to accommodate the increased number of categories. The new fee schedule continues to preface fee categories according to the Divisional responsibilities within OPP (e.g., R for Registration Division). As an example, the fee category for the new category “Enriched isomer(s) of registered mixed-isomer active ingredient” is R122.

3. Fees are due at application. Previously, the application could be submitted to the Agency in advance of fee submittal and EPA would “invoice” or “bill” the applicant for the fee. Units VI. and VII. discuss how the Agency intends to implement this new provision.

4. EPA must within 21 days after receipt of the application and payment reject any application that does not pass the initial content screen and that cannot be corrected. EPA must screen the application within 21 days and make a determination, and verify appropriate fee submission (or a waiver request with at least 25% of the applicable fee accompanying the waiver request).

5. A portion of the fee, 25%, is non-refundable. The amount of a refund for an early withdrawal during the first 60 days of the decision time review period is now 75% of the fee. Previously, the Agency was required to refund 90% for an early withdrawal.

6. A small business fee waiver cannot reduce the fee more than 75% of the appropriate registration service fee instead of 100%, previously.

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IV. Elements of the Fee Schedule

This unit explains how EPA has organized the fee schedule identified in the statute and how to read the fee schedule tables, and includes a key to terminology published with the table in the Congressional Review. EPA's organization and presentation of the fee schedule information does not affect the categories of registration service fees, or the structure or procedures for submitting applications or petitions for tolerance.

A. The Congressional Record Fee Schedule

The fee schedule published in the Congressional Record of July 21, 2007 identifies the registration service fees and decision times and is organized according to the organizational units of the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) within EPA. Thereafter, the categories within the organizational unit sections of the table are further categorized according to the type of application being submitted, the use patterns involved, or, in some cases, upon the type of pesticide that is the subject of the application. The fee categories differ by Division.

Not all application types are covered by, or subject to, the fee system and examples include:

1. The re-establishment of a time-limited tolerance.

2. Review of confirmatory data submitted in support of an already-issued registration.

3. Submission of a sub-registrant/supplemental distributor label.

4. Special Local Needs Registrations submitted under FIFRA section 24(c).

5. Emergency Exemption Requests submitted under FIFRA section 18.

6. Notifications as described in Pesticide Registration Notice 98-10.

7. Fast track amendments or label amendments that require no data review.

8. Minor formulation amendments as described in Pesticide Registration Notice 98-10.

9. 6(a)2 evaluations.

B. Fee Schedule and Decision Review Times

In today's notice, EPA has retained the format of previous schedule notices and included the corrections to the schedule published in the September 24, 2007 issue of the Congressional Record. These corrections included: The registration service fee for new category No. 133 should be $78,750, rather than $278,250; the decision time for new category No. 47 in fiscal year 3 should be 12 months; and the action description for the new category No. 61 should read: “Non-food use; outdoor; FIFRA, subsection 2(mm) uses (1).” The schedules are presented as 11 tables, organized by OPP Division and by type of application or pesticide subject to the fee. These tables only list the decision time review periods for fiscal years 2008, 2009, and 2010 as these are the only applicable review periods for applications received on or after October 1, 2008. Unit V. presents fee tables for the Registration Division (RD) (5 tables), the Antimicrobials Division (AD) (3 tables), and the Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (BPPD) (3 tables).

C. How to Read the Tables

1. Each table consists of the following columns:

  • The column entitled “EPA No.” assigns an EPA identifier to each fee category. There are 140 categories spread across the 3 Divisions. There are 58 RD categories, 27 AD categories, and 55 BPPD categories. For tracking purposes, OPP has assigned a 3-digit identifier to each category, beginning with RD categories, followed by AD and BPPD categories. The categories are prefaced with a letter designation indicating which Division of OPP is responsible for applications in that category (R= Registration Division, A=Antimicrobials Division, B=Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division).
  • The column entitled “CR No.” cross-references the current Congressional Record category number for convenience. However, EPA will be using the categories as numbered in the “EPA No.” column in its tracking systems.
  • The column entitled “Action” describes the categories of action. In establishing the expanded fee schedule categories, Congress eliminated some of the more confusing terminology of the original categories. For example, instead of the term “fast-track,” the schedule in the Congressional Record uses the regulatory phrase “identical or substantially similar in composition and use to a registered product.”
  • The column entitled “Decision Time” list the decision times in months for each type of action for Fiscal Years 2008, 2009, and 2010. The 2010 decision times apply to 2011 and 2012. The decision review periods in the tables are based upon EPA fiscal years (FY), which run from October 1 through September 30.
  • The column entitled “FY 08 Registration Service Fee ($)” lists the registration service fee for the action for fiscal year 2008 (October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008).

2. The following acronyms are used in some of the tables:

  • DART-Dose Adequacy Response Team
  • DNT-Developmental Neurotoxicity
  • HSRB-Human Studies Review Board
  • GW/SW-Ground Water/Surface Water
  • PHI-Pre-Harvest Interval
  • PPE-Personal Protective Equipment
  • REI-Restricted Entry Interval
  • SAP-FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel

V. PRIRA Fee Schedule Tables—Effective October 1, 2007

A. Registration Division (RD)

The Registration Division of OPP is responsible for the processing of pesticide applications and associated tolerance petitions for pesticides that are termed “conventional chemicals,” excluding pesticides intended for antimicrobial uses. The term “conventional chemical” is a term of art that is intended to distinguish synthetic chemicals from those that are of naturally occurring or non-synthetic origin, synthetic chemicals that are identical to naturally-occurring chemicals and microbial pesticides. Tables 1 through 5 of Unit V.A. cover RD actions.

Table 1.-Registration Division—New Active Ingredients

EPA No.CR No.ActionDecision time (in months)FY 08 Registration Service Fee ($)
FY 08FY 09FY 10
R0101Food use1242424516,300
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R0202Food use; reduced risk1181818516,300
R0303Food use; Experimental Use Permit application submitted simultaneously with application for registration; decision time for Experimental Use Permit and temporary tolerance same as #R0401242424570,700
R0404Food use; Experimental Use Permit application; establish temporary tolerance; submitted before application for registration; credit $326,025 toward new active ingredient application that follows181818380,500
R0505Food use; application submitted after Experimental Use Permit application; decision time begins after Experimental Use Permit and temporary tolerance are granted1141414190,300
R0606Non-food use; outdoor1212121358,700
R0707Non-food use; outdoor; reduced risk1161616358,700
R0808Non-food use; outdoor; Experimental Use Permit application submitted simultaneously with application for registration; decision time for Experimental Use Permit same as #R0901212121396,800
R0909Non-food use; outdoor; Experimental Use Permit application submitted before application for registration; credit $228,225 toward new active ingredient application that follows161616266,300
R10010Non-food use; outdoor; submitted after Experimental Use Permit application; decision time begins after Experimental Use Permit is granted1121212130,500
R11011Non-food use; indoor1202020199,500
R12012Non-food use; indoor; reduced risk1141414199,500
R12113Non-food use; indoor; Experimental Use Permit application submitted before application for registration; credit $100,000 toward new active ingredient application that follows181818150,000
R12214Enriched isomer(s) of registered mixed-isomer active ingredient1181818260,900
R12315Seed treatment only; includes non-food and food uses; limited uptake into Raw Agricultural Commodities1181818388,200
R12416Conditional Ruling on Preapplication Study Waivers; applicant-initiated6662,080
1 All uses (food and/or non-food) included in any original application or petition for a new active ingredient or a first food use that otherwise satisfy the conditions for the category are covered by the base fee for that application.

TABLE 2.—Registration Division—New Uses

EPA No.CR No.ActionDecision time (months)FY 08 Registration Service Fee ($)
FY 08FY 09FY 10
R13017First food use; indoor; food/food handling1212121157,500
R14018Additional food use; Indoor; food/food handling15151536,750
R15019First food use1212121217,400
R16020First food use; reduced risk1161616217,400
R17021Additional food use15151554,400
R18022Additional food use; reduced risk10101054,400
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R19023Additional food uses; six or more submitted in one application151515326,400
R20024Additional food uses; six or more submitted in one application; reduced risk101010326,400
R21025Additional food use; Experimental Use Permit application; establish temporary tolerance; no credit toward new use registration12121240,300
R22026Additional food use; Experimental Use Permit application; crop destruct basis; no credit toward new use registration66616,320
R23027Additional use; non-food; outdoor15151521,740
R24028Additional use; non-food; outdoor; reduced risk10101021,740
R25029Additional use; non-food; outdoor; Experimental Use Permit application; no credit toward new use registration66616,320
R26030New use; non-food; indoor12121210,500
R27031New use; non-food; indoor; reduced risk99910,500
R27132New use; non-food; indoor; Experimental Use Permit application; no credit toward new use registration6668,000
R27233Review of Study Protocol; applicant-initiated; excludes DART, pre-registration conferences, Rapid Response review, DNT protocol review, protocols needing HSRB review3332,080
R27334Additional use; seed treatment; limited uptake into Raw Agricultural Commodities; includes crops with established tolerances (e.g., for soil or foliar application); includes food or non-food uses12121241,500
R27435Additional uses; seed treatment only; six or more submitted in one application; limited uptake into Raw Agricultural Commodities; includes crops with established tolerances (e.g., for soil or foliar application); includes food and/or non-food uses121212249,000
1 All uses (food and/or non-food) included in any original application or petition for a new active ingredient or a first food use that otherwise satisfy the conditions for the category are covered by the base fee for that application.

Table 3.—Registration Division—Import and Other Tolerances

EPA No.CR No.ActionDecision time (months)FY 08 Registration Service Fee ($)
FY 08FY 09FY 10
R28036Establish import tolerance; new active ingredient or first food use1212121262,500
R29037Establish import tolerance; additional food use15151552,500
R29138Establish import tolerances; additional food uses; six or more crops submitted in one petition151515315,000
R29239Amend an established tolerance (e.g., decrease or increase); domestic or import; applicant-initiated10101037,300
R29340Establish tolerance(s) for inadvertent residues in one crop; applicant-initiated12121244,000
R29441Establish tolerances for inadvertent residues; six or more crops submitted in one application; applicant-initiated121212264,000
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R29542Establish tolerance(s) for residues in one rotational crop in response to a specific rotational crop application; applicant-initiated15151554,400
R29643Establish tolerances for residues in rotational crops in response to a specific rotational crop petition; six or more crops submitted in one application; applicant-initiated151515326,400
1 All uses (food and/or non-food) included in any original application or petition for a new active ingredient or a first food use that otherwise satisfy the conditions for the category are covered by the base fee for that application.

Table 4.—Registration Division—New Products

EPA No.CR No.ActionDecision time (months)FY 08 Registration Service Fee ($)
FY 08FY 09FY 10
R30044New product; identical or substantially similar in composition and use to a registered product; no data review or only product chemistry data; cite-all data citation, or selective data citation where applicant owns all required data, or applicant submits specific authorization letter from data owner. Category also includes 100% re-package of registered end-use or manufacturing-use product that requires no data submission nor data matrix.3331,300
R30145New product; identical or substantially similar in composition and use to a registered product; registered source of active ingredient; selective data citation only for data on product chemistry and/or acute toxicity and/or public health pest efficacy, where applicant does not own all required data and does not have a specific authorization letter from data owner4441,560
R31046New end-use or manufacturing-use product; requires review of data package within RD; includes reviews and/or waivers of data for only: • Product chemistry and/or • Acute toxicity and/or • Public health pest efficacy6664,360
R31149New product; requires approval of new food-use inert; applicant-initiated; excludes approval of safeners12121215,540
R31250New product; requires approval of new non-food-use inert; applicant-initiated6668,300
R31351New product; requires amendment to existing inert tolerance exemption (e.g., adding post-harvest use); applicant-initiated10101011,420
R32047New product; new physical form; requires data review in science divisions12121210,880
R33048New manufacturing-use product; registered active ingredient; selective data citation12121216,320
R33152New product; repack of identical registered end-use product as a manufacturing-use product; same registered uses only3332,080
R33253New manufacturing-use product; registered active ingredient; unregistered source of active ingredient; submission of completely new generic data package; registered uses only242424233,000
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Table 5.—Registration Division—Amendments to Registration

EPA No.CR No.ActionDecision time (months)FY 08 Registration Service Fee ($)
FY 08FY 09FY 10
R34054Amendment requiring data review within RD (e.g., changes to precautionary label statements, or source changes to an unregistered source of active ingredient)14443,280
R35055Amendment requiring data review in science divisions (e.g., changes to REI, or PPE, or PHI, or use rate, or number of applications; or add aerial application; or modify GW/SW advisory statement)188810,880
R37056Cancer reassessment; applicant-initiated181818163,100
R37157Amendment to Experimental Use Permit; requires data review/risk assessment6668,300
R37258Refined ecological and/or endangered species assessment; applicant-initiated181812155,300
1 EPA-initiated amendments shall not be charged fees. Fast-track amendments handled by the Antimicrobials Division are to be completed within the FIFRA stated timelines listed in section 3(h) and are not subject to PRIA fees. Label amendments submitted by notification under PR Notices, such as PR Notice 95-2 and PR Notice 98-10, continue under PR Notice timelines and are not subject to PRIA fees.

B. Antimicrobials Division (AD)

The Antimicrobials Division of OPP is responsible for the processing of pesticide applications and associated tolerances for conventional chemicals intended for antimicrobial uses, that is, uses that are defined under FIFRA section 2(mm)(1)(A), including products for use against bacteria, protozoa, non-agricultural fungi, and viruses. AD is also responsible for a selected set of conventional chemicals intended for other uses, including most wood preservatives and antifoulants. Tables 6 through 8 of Unit V.B. cover AD actions.

Table 6.—Antimicrobials Division—New Active Ingredients

EPA No.CR No.ActionDecision time (months)FY 08 Registration Service Fee ($)
FY 08FY 09FY 10
A38059Food use; establish tolerance exemption124242494,500
A39060Food use; establish tolerance1242424157,500
A40061Non-food use; outdoor; FIFRA section 2(mm) uses118181878,750
A41062Non-food use; outdoor; uses other than FIFRA section 2(mm)1212121157,500
A42063Non-food use; indoor; FIFRA section 2(mm) uses118181852,500
A43064Non-food use; indoor; uses other than FIFRA section 2(mm)120202078,750
A43165Non-food use; indoor; low-risk and low-toxicity food-grade active ingredient(s); efficacy testing for public health claims required under GLP and following DIS/TSS or AD-approved study protocol12121255,000
1 All uses (food and/or non-food) included in any original application or petition for a new active ingredient or a first food use that otherwise satisfy the conditions for the category are covered by the base fee for that application.

Table 7.—Antimicrobials Division—New Uses

EPA No.CR No.ActionDecision time (months)FY 08 Registration Service Fee ($)
FY 08FY 09FY 10
A44066First food use; establish tolerance exemption121212126,250
A45067First food use; establish tolerance121212178,750
A46068Additional food use; establish tolerance exemption15151510,500
A47069Additional food use; establish tolerance15151526,250
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A48070Additional use; non-food; outdoor; FIFRA section 2(mm) uses99915,750
A49071Additional use; non-food; outdoor; uses other than FIFRA section 2(mm)15151526,250
A50072Additional use; non-food; indoor; FIFRA section 2(mm) uses99910,500
A51073Additional use; non-food; indoor; uses other than FIFRA section 2(mm)12121210,500
A52074Experimental Use Permit application9995,250
A52175Review of public health efficacy study protocol within AD; per AD Internal Guidance for the Efficacy Protocol Review Process; applicant-initiated; Tier 16432,000
A52276Review of public health efficacy study protocol outside AD by members of AD Efficacy Protocol Review Expert Panel; applicant-initiated; Tier 218151210,000
1 All uses (food and/or non-food) included in any original application or petition for a new active ingredient or a first food use that otherwise satisfy the conditions for the category are covered by the base fee for that application.

Table 8.—Antimicrobials Division—New Products And Amendments

EPA No.CR No.ActionDecision time (months)FY 08 Registration Service Fee ($)
FY 08FY 09FY 10
A53077New product; identical or substantially similar in composition and use to a registered product; no data review or only product chemistry data; cite-all data citation, or selective data citation where applicant owns all required data, or applicant submits specific authorization letter from data owner. Category also includes 100% re-package of registered end-use or manufacturing-use product that requires no data submission nor data matrix.3331,050
A53178New product; identical or substantially similar in composition and use to a registered product; registered source of active ingredient; selective data citation only for data on product chemistry and/or acute toxicity and/or public health pest efficacy, where applicant does not own all required data and does not have a specific authorization letter from data owner4441,500
A53285New product; identical or substantially similar in composition and use to a registered product; registered active ingredient; unregistered source of active ingredient; cite-all data citation except for product chemistry; product chemistry data submitted4444,200
A54079New end use product; FIFRA section 2(mm) uses only4444,200
A55080New end-use product; uses other than FIFRA section 2(mm); non-FQPA product6664,200
A56081New manufacturing-use product; registered active ingredient; selective data citation12121215,750
A57082Label amendment requiring data submission14443,150
A57183Cancer reassessment; applicant-initiated18181878,750
A57284Refined ecological risk and/or endangered species assessment; applicant-initiated18181275,000
1 EPA-initiated amendments shall not be charged fees. Fast-track amendments handled by the Antimicrobials Division are to be completed within the FIFRA stated timelines listed in section 3(h) and are not subject to PRIA fees. Label amendments submitted by notification under PR Notices, such as PR Notice 95-2 and PR Notice 98-10, continue under PR Notice timelines and are not subject to PRIA fees.
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C. Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (BPPD)

The Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division of OPP is responsible for the processing of pesticide applications for biochemical pesticides, microbial pesticides, and plant-incorporated protectants (PIPs).

The fee tables for BPPD tables are presented by type of pesticide rather than by type of action: Microbial and biochemical pesticides, straight chain lepidopteran pheromones (SCLPs), and PIPs. Within each table, the types of application are the same as those in other divisions and use the same terminology as in Unit III. Tables 9 through 11 of Unit V.C. cover BPPD actions.

Table 9.—Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division—Microbial and Biochemical Pesticides; New Products and Amendments

EPA No.CR No.ActionDecision time (months)FY 08 Registration Service Fee ($)
FY 08FY 09FY 10
B58086New active ingredient; food use; establish tolerance118181842,000
B59087New active ingredient; food use; establish tolerance exemption116161626,250
B60088New active ingredient; non-food use112121215,750
B61089Food use; Experimental Use Permit application; establish temporary tolerance exemption99910,500
B62090Non-food use; Experimental Use Permit application6665,250
B62191Extend or amend Experimental Use Permit6664,200
B63092First food use; establish tolerance exemption12121210,500
B63193Amend established tolerance exemption99910,500
B64094First food use; establish tolerance118181815,750
B64195Amend established tolerance (e.g., decrease or increase)12121210,500
B65096New use; non-food6665,250
B66097New product; identical or substantially similar in composition and use to a registered product; no data review or only product chemistry data; cite-all data citation, or selective data citation where applicant owns all required data, or applicant submits specific authorization letter from data owner. Category also includes 100% re-package of registered end-use or manufacturing-use product that requires no data submission nor data matrix.3331,050
B67098New product; registered source of active ingredient; all Tier I data for product chemistry, toxicology, non-target organisms, and product performance must be addressed with product-specific data or with request for data waivers supported by scientific rationales6664,200
B67199New product; food use; unregistered source of active ingredient; requires amendment of established tolerance or tolerance exemption; all Tier I data requirements for product chemistry, toxicology, non-target organisms, and product performance must be addressed with product-specific data or with request for data waivers supported by scientific rationales16161610,500
B672100New product; non-food use or food use having established tolerance or tolerance exemption; unregistered source of active ingredient; no data compensation issues; all Tier I data requirements for product chemistry, toxicology, non-target organisms, and product performance must be addressed with product-specific data or with request for data waivers supported by scientific rationales1212127,500
B680101Label amendment requiring data submission24444,200
B681102Label amendment; unregistered source of active ingredient; supporting data require scientific review6665,000
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B682103Protocol review; applicant-initiated; excludes time for HSRB review (preapplication)3332,000
1 All uses (food and/or non-food) included in any original application or petition for a new active ingredient or a first food use that otherwise satisfy the conditions for the category are covered by the base fee for that application.
2 EPA-initiated amendments shall not be charged fees. Fast-track amendments handled by the Antimicrobials Division are to be completed within the FIFRA stated timelines listed in section 3(h) and are not subject to PRIA fees. Label amendments submitted by notification under PR Notices, such as PR Notice 95-2 and PR Notice 98-10, continue under PR Notice timelines and are not subject to PRIA fees.

Table 10.—Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division—Straight Chain Lepidopteran Pheromones (SCLPs)

EPA No.CR No.ActionDecision time (months)FY 08 Registration Service Fee ($)
FY 08FY 09FY 10
B690104New active ingredient; food or non-food use16662,100
B700105Experimental Use Permit application; new active ingredient or new use6661,050
B701106Extend or amend Experimental Use Permit3331,050
B710107New product; identical or substantially similar in composition and use to a registered product; no data review or only product chemistry data; cite-all data citation, or selective data citation where applicant owns all required data, or applicant submits specific authorization letter from data owner. Category also includes 100% re-package of registered end-use or manufacturing-use product that requires no data submission nor data matrix.3331,050
B720108New product; registered source of active ingredient; all Tier I data for product chemistry, toxicology, non-target organisms, and product performance must be addressed with product-specific data or with request for data waivers supported by scientific rationales4441,050
B721109New product; unregistered source of active ingredient6662,200
B722110New use and/or amendment to tolerance or tolerance exemption6662,200
B730111Label amendment requiring data submission24441,050
1 All uses (food and/or non-food) included in any original application or petition for a new active ingredient or a first food use that otherwise satisfy the conditions for the category are covered by the base fee for that application.
2 EPA-initiated amendments shall not be charged fees. Fast-track amendments handled by the Antimicrobials Division are to be completed within the FIFRA stated timelines listed in section 3(h) and are not subject to PRIA fees. Label amendments submitted by notification under PR Notices, such as PR Notice 95-2 and PR Notice 98-10, continue under PR Notice timelines and are not subject to PRIA fees.

Table 11.—Biopesticide And Pollution Prevention Division—Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs)

EPA No.CR No.ActionDecision time (months)FY 08 Registration Service Fee ($)
FY 08FY 09FY 10
B740112Experimental Use Permit application; registered active ingredient; non-food/feed or crop destruct basis; no SAP review required166678,750
B750113Experimental Use Permit application; registered active ingredient; establish temporary tolerance or tolerance exemption; no SAP review required1999105,000
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B760114Experimental Use Permit application; new active ingredient; non-food/feed or crop destruct basis; SAP review required; credit $78,750 toward new active ingredient application that follows121212131,250
B761115Experimental Use Permit application; new active ingredient; non-food/feed or crop destruct; no SAP review required; credit $78,750 toward new active ingredient application that follows77778,750
B770116Experimental Use Permit application; new active ingredient; establish temporary tolerance or tolerance exemption; SAP review required; credit $105,000 toward new active ingredient application that follows151515157,500
B771117Experimental Use Permit application; new active ingredient; establish temporary tolerance or tolerance exemption; no SAP review required; credit $105,000 toward new active ingredient application that follows101010105,000
B772118Amend or extend Experimental Use Permit; minor changes to experimental design; established temporary tolerance or tolerance exemption is unaffected33310,500
B773119Amend or extend existing Experimental Use Permit; minor changes to experimental design; extend established temporary tolerance or tolerance exemption55526,250
B860120Amend Experimental Use Permit; first food use or major revision of experimental design66610,500
B780121New active ingredient; non-food/feed; no SAP review required2121212131,250
B790122New active ingredient; Non-food/feed; SAP review required2181818183,750
B800123New active ingredient; establish permanent tolerance or tolerance exemption based on temporary tolerance or tolerance exemption; no SAP review required2121212210,000
B810124New active ingredient; establish permanent tolerance or tolerance exemption based on temporary tolerance or tolerance exemption; SAP review required2181818262,500
B820125New active ingredient; establish tolerance or tolerance exemption; no SAP review required2151515262,500
B840126New active ingredient; establish tolerance or tolerance exemption; SAP review required2212121315,000
B830127New active ingredient; Experimental Use Permit application submitted simultaneously; establish tolerance or tolerance exemption; no SAP review required2151515315,000
B850128New active ingredient; Experimental Use Permit requested simultaneously; establish tolerance or tolerance exemption; SAP review required2212121367,500
B851129New active ingredient; different genetic event of a previously approved active ingredient; same crop; no tolerance action required; no SAP review required999105,000
B852130New active ingredient; different genetic event of a previously approved active ingredient; same crop; no tolerance action required; SAP review required999157,500
B870131New use199931,500
B880132New product; no SAP review required399926,250
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B881133New product; SAP review required315151578,750
B890134Amendment; seed production to commercial registration; no SAP review required99952,500
B891135Amendment; seed production to commercial registration; SAP review required151515105,000
B900136Amendment (except B890); No SAP review required; (e.g., new IRM requirements that are applicant initiated; or amending a conditional registration to extend the registration expiration date with additional data submitted)466610,500
B901137Amendment (except B890); SAP review required412121263,000
B902138PIP Protocol review3335,250
B903139Inert ingredient tolerance exemption; e.g., a marker such as NPT II; reviewed in BPPD66652,500
B904140Import tolerance or tolerance exemption; processed commodities/food only999105,000
1 Example: Transfer existing PIP trait by traditional breeding, such as from field corn to sweet corn.
2 May be either a registration for seed increase or a full commercial registration. If a seed increase registration is granted first, full commercial registration is obtained using B890.
3 Example: Stacking PIP traits within a crop using traditional breeding techniques.
4 EPA-initiated amendments shall not be charged fees. Fast-track amendments handled by the Antimicrobials Division are to be completed within the FIFRA stated timelines listed in section 3(h) and are not subject to PRIA fees. Label amendments submitted by notification under PR Notices, such as PR Notice 95-2 and PR Notice 98-10, continue under PR Notice timelines and are not subject to PRIA fees.

VI. How to Pay Fees

Applicants must now submit fee payments at the time of application, and EPA will reject any application that does not contain evidence that the fee has been paid. EPA has developed a web site at http://www.epa.gov/​pesticides/​fees/​tool/​index.htm to help applicants identify the fee category and the fee. All fees (and other amounts) should be rounded up to the whole dollar. Payments may be made by check, bank draft, or money order or online with a credit card or wire transfer.

A. Online

You may pay electronically through the government payment website www.pay.gov.

1. From the pay.gov home page, under “Find Public Forms.”

2. Select “search by form name.”

3. On the A-Z Index of Forms page, select “P.”

4. From the list of forms on the second page, select “Pre-payment of Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Fee.”

5. Complete the form entering the PRIA fee category and fee.

6. Keep a copy of the pay.gov acknowledgement of payment. A copy of the acknowledgement must be printed and attached to the front of the application to assure that EPA can match the application with the payment.

B. By Check or Money Order

All payments should be in United States currency by check, bank draft, or money order drawn to the order of the Environmental Protection Agency. On the check, the applicant must supply in the information line either the registration number of the product or the company number. A copy of the check must accompany the application to the Agency, specifically attached to the front of the application. The copy of the check ensures that payment has been made at the time of application and will enable the Agency to properly connect the payment with the application sent to the Agency.

If you send the Agency a check, it will be converted into an electronic funds transfer (EFT). This means the Agency will copy your check and use the account information on it to electronically debit your account for the amount of the check. The debit from your account will usually occur within 24 hours, and will be shown on your regular account statement.

You will not receive your original check back. The Agency will destroy your original check, but will keep the copy of it. If the EFT cannot be processed for technical reasons, you authorize the Agency to process the copy in place of your original check. If the EFT cannot be completed because of insufficient funds, the Agency may try to make the transfer up to two times.

All paper-based payments should be sent to the following address:

1. By U.S. Postal Service. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington Finance Center, FIFRA Service Fees, P.O. Box 979074,St. Louis, MO 63197-9000.

2. By courier or personal delivery. U.S. Bank, Government Lockbox 979074, 1005 Convention Plaza, SL-MO-C2-GL, St. Louis, MO 63197, (314) 418-4990.

VII. How to Submit Applications

Submissions to the Agency should be made at the address given in Unit VIII. The applicant should attach documentation that the fee has been paid which may be a copy of the check or pay.gov payment acknowledgement. If the applicant is applying for a fee waiver, the applicant should provide sufficient documentation as described in FIFRA section 33(b)(7) and http://www.epa.gov/​pesticides/​fees/​questions/​waivers.htm. The fee waiver request should be easy to identify and separate Start Printed Page 61477from the rest of the application and submitted with documentation that at least 25% of the fee has been paid.

If evidence of fee payment (electronic acknowledgement or copy of check properly identified as to company) is not submitted with the application, EPA will reject the application and will not process it further.

After EPA receives an application and payment, EPA performs a screen on the application to determine that the category is correct and that the proper fee amount has been paid. If either is incorrect, EPA will notify the applicant and require payment of any additional amount due. A refund will be provided in case of an overpayment. EPA will not process the application further until the proper fee has been paid for the category of application or a request for a fee waiver accompanies the application and the appropriate portion of the fee has been paid.

EPA will assign a unique identification number to each covered application for which payment has been made. EPA notifies the applicant of the unique identification number. This information is sent by e-mail if EPA has either an e-mail address on file or an e-mail address is provided on the application.

VIII. Addresses

New covered applications should be identified in the title line with the mail code REGFEE.

1. By USPS mail. Document Processing Desk (REGFEE), Office of Pesticide Programs (7504P), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.

2. By courier. Document Processing Desk (REGFEE), Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Room S-4400,One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202-4501.

Couriers and delivery personnel must present a valid picture identification card to gain access to the building. Hours of operation for the Document Processing Desk are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays.

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Dated: October 23, 2007.

James B. Gulliford,

Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances.

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[FR Doc. 07-5381 Filed 10-29-07; 8:45 am]

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