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Pesticide Product Registration


Part 1. Initial Product Registration
Part 2. Renewal Product Registration
Part 3. Regulations Concerning Product Registration


Part 1. INSTRUCTIONS FOR (INITIAL) PESTICIDE PRODUCT REGISTRATION

N.J.A.C. 7:30-2.1 requires the registration of every pesticide product which is held, used, distributed, sold, or offered for sale in New Jersey. This also applies to any pesticide product transported between points within New Jersey through any point outside New Jersey.

The registration of a pesticide product is ultimately the responsibility of the person or company whose name appears on the label. Registration is required before any distribution is made. The registration fee is $300.00 for each product that is registered. If you have any questions concerning your product registration please email Brittney.Strano@dep.nj.gov.

To initially register products, complete the Application for the Initial Registration of a Pesticide Product web form.

Note: Registrants who are ALSTAR system subscribers DO NOT need to use the web form for initial pesticide product registration. NJ DEP staff use the data & labels on the ALSTAR system to process initial registrations.

A complete initial product registration package using the web form includes:

1) A successful submission of the Application for the Initial Registration of a Pesticide Product web form.

2) The emailing of finished product labels for all products included on the web form.

Part 2. PESTICIDE PRODUCT REGISTRATION RENEWAL

Pesticide products are registered on a calendar year basis. Registration renewal packages are typically mailed out in September each year for all pesticide products currently on file. Registration renewals are due by December 31st for the upcoming registration year. To expedite your registration, pay online. A late registration fee of $100/per product will be assessed for renewals received after December 31st.

Part 3. REGULATIONS CONCERNING PRODUCT REGISTRATION

The New Jersey Pesticide Control Code, at 7:30-2.1, requires that all pesticides used in New Jersey be registered with the Department of Environmental Protection prior to use.

This regulation states that no person shall hold, use, distribute, sell, or offer for sale within this State or deliver for transportation or transport in intrastate commerce or between points within this State through any point outside this State any pesticide unless it is currently registered with the Department.

It also states that every version of a pesticide product be registered separately. The following are all considered different versions of a product: each EPA Registration Number; each supplemental registration; each brand name or trade name; each formulation; each fertilizer/pesticide mixture; Experimental Use Permits; FIFRA Section 24(c) Special Local Need registrations; and FIFRA Section 18 Emergency Exemptions.

There are some exceptions to the requirement for pesticide product registration, found at 2.1(m). Those exceptions are as follows:

2.1(m) The provisions of this section shall not apply to:

  • A pesticide if it is shipped from one plant or warehouse to another plant or warehouse and is used solely at such plant or warehouse as a constituent part to make a pesticide; provided, however, that the pesticide is not technical grade material which is required by the EPA to be registered.
  • Any carrier while lawfully engaged in transporting a pesticide within this State, if such carrier shall, immediately upon request, permit the Department to examine and copy all records which shall identify the transactions in and movement of the pesticide.
  • Public officials of this state and the Federal government while engaged in the performance of their official duties in administering State or Federal pesticide laws or regulations or while engaged in pesticide research.
  • Any pesticide which is intended solely for export to a foreign country, and is prepared or packed according to the specifications or directions of the purchaser; provided that all provisions of this subchapter shall apply if the pesticide is not exported.
  • Any "minimum risk*" pesticide exempted from regulation by US EPA under 40 CFR Part 152, except that the Department may regulate and require registration of any pesticide if conditions indicate the need for such registration and regulation.

*The US EPA has published a list of compounds they have determined are minimum risk ingredients when used as pesticides. This was done under the provisions of section 25(b) of the federal pesticide law FIFRA. Please visit the EPA minimum risk page to obtain more information about these minimum risk ingredients.

 
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