Research Authorizations and Experimental Use Permits
A Research Authorization (RA) is a permit required for experimental pesticide applications taking place in the state. The form and instructions are below. Return the completed form to DPR by e-mail or postal mail using the address at the bottom of the instruction page. Consult the evaluation staff listed as the contact at the bottom of this page for any questions regarding the form.
- Guide to Understanding Research Authorizations, PDF (251 kb)
- Instructions for Completing RA Application (Read Carefully)
- Research Authorization Application (PDF, 25 kb) (Word, 46 kb)
- Experimental Trial and Pesticide Use Reports - (PDF, 13 kb) (Word, 37 kb)
Experimental Use Permits
U.S. EPA issues experimental use permits (EUPs) that allow researchers to conduct field testing of an unregistered pesticide product, or unregistered use of a pesticide product, to gather additional data. In some cases, researchers may choose to register their federal EUP with DPR on a conditional basis instead of applying for an RA.
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