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Paul E. Helliker Director

Department of Pesticide Regulation

  California Notice 2003-7

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Gray Davis

Winston H. Hickox
Secretary, California
Protection Agency

To: Pesticide Registrants

Subject: Fee Changes for Pesticide Product Registration, Amendment, and Renewal

As many registrants are aware, fees for pesticide product registration have changed. Signed into law in October 2003, Senate Bill 1049 amended Food and Agricultural Code section 12812.

The amended FAC section 12812 requires the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) to establish, by regulation, annual fees for each pesticide product, penalties for the late payment of renewal fees, and fees for amendments to registered products. To establish these fees, DPR adopted California Code of Regulations (CCR) sections 6148, 6148.5, 6216, and 6217. The fee levels were established as a result of a fiscal analysis conducted by an outside consulting firm. The firm found that the pesticide registration program in 2000-2001 cost approximately $9 million a year. This includes technical and scientific review by several DPR branches, but not activities to mitigate the effects of pesticide use.

New Product Registration Fee

The application fee for each new pesticide product submitted for registration is $750. The new fee is effective January 1, 2004. DPR amended its "Application for Pesticide Product Registration" (Form #39-030) to refer to the new fee amount. Please begin using the enclosed application form on January 1, 2004. A copy of the revised application form is available at and will also be available on the Pesticide Registration Branch website.

A fee of $750 must accompany each application for registration of a new pesticide product postmarked on, or after, January 1, 2004.

Pesticide Product Renewal Fee

The fee for annual renewal of a pesticide product registration is $750 per product. The new renewal fee applies to all pesticide products with registrations expiring on December 31, 2003, and for which renewal of registration is sought for 2004.

DPR will soon be sending application forms for requesting renewal of your pesticide product registrations. The penalty for late renewal has also been changed. A penalty of 20% of the original renewal fee will be added per product, for renewal applications postmarked on or after February 1st of each year. Please note that for 2004 renewals we are allowing an additional month, until March 1, 2004, before implementing the late renewal fee.

Pesticide Product Amendments Fee

The application fee for amending a currently registered product is $100. The fee is only required for amendments that require scientific data. It is not required for amendments that do not require scientific data. The new amendment fee is effective January 1, 2004. Enclosed is an "Application for Amended Pesticide Product Registration " form. This amendment form is at and will also be available on the Pesticide Registration Branch website.

The new fee must accompany each application to amend a registered pesticide product postmarked on or after, January 1, 2004 that requires scientific data.

Mill Assessment on Product Sales

The quarterly mill assessment on product sales has been changed to 21 mills. For more information regarding mill assessment, please see FAC sections 12841 and 12841.1, and CCR section 6386. An information fact sheet is available on DPR's website at

If you have questions about the new registration application fees, please contact your DPR registration specialist or Eileen Mahoney, or (916) 324-3563 in the Registration Branch.

original signed by Barry Cortez

November 3, 2003

Barry Cortez, Chief
Pesticide Registration Branch
(916) 445-4377



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