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
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.
See below for the procedure for pesticide product
FOR (INITIAL) PESTICIDE PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Product Registration Forms
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
To initially register products, complete form VPX-014A (Application
for the Initial Registration of a Pesticide Product) as follows:
1. Complete the section pertaining to Product Registrant. The registrant's name, mail address, street address and telephone number are required. The product registrant is the company whose name appears on the label of the product.
2. Complete the section pertaining to the Billing
Party for the products being registered. In many cases, the
Product Registrant is not the company responsible for the registration
paperwork. The Billing Party's name, mail address, contact person,
and telephone number are required. If the Product Registrant
and Billing Party information is identical, then you can fill
in 'Same as above' where the Billing Party name goes, but
do not forget to provide the Contact Person's name where it
asks for it.
3. Fill in the brand name and corresponding
EPA Registration Number for each product being registered. New
Jersey requires that each and every brand name be registered.
Any difference in the words, numbers, graphics, symbols, etc.
from one label to another results in an additional brand name
that requires registration. The only exception is for different
colors of paints and different fragrances (assuming everything
else is the same for the product).
4. For each brand name listed, answer the 'Yes'
or 'No' question pertaining to the active ingredients. Note:
If the product being registered is based on a Section 18 Emergency
Exemption, a Section 24(c) Special Local Need Registration,
or an EUP, this question does not pertain to you. Fill in 'NA'
in the spot where you are required to check 'Yes' or 'No'.
For each brand name where the answer is 'Yes',
complete form VPX-014B (Application for the Initial Registration
of a Pesticide Product - Page 2). Contact the primary registrant
of the product for the information necessary to answer this
question and/or to complete form VPX-014B, if you do not have
the information needed.
5. Enclose a legible copy of the finished printed EPA-approved
pesticide label for each brand name listed. Include all labeling,
not just the container label.
6. If the product is labeled for subterranean
termite control, also enclose sampling methodology for air,
water and soil, and decontamination guidelines.
7. If the product is an anti-fouling paint containing
tributyltin (TBT) labeled for marine use, also enclose a certification
from the EPA that it contains an acceptable release rate.
8. Do not send in the $300/product registration
fee with this application. You will be invoiced separately
for the registration fee when the products are accepted for
A complete initial product registration package
1) Completed initial application
|2) Completed form(s) VPX-014B,
and specified documentation, if so required
labels for each brand name
|4) Any additional requirements
as per NJAC 7:30-2.1(c)5. or 2.1(e) (regarding TBT anti-foulant
paints or termiticides)
Send all completed initial registration packages
Bureau of Licensing and Pesticide Operations
MC 401-04E, PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Bureau of Licensing and Pesticide Operations
401 East State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625
If you have any questions concerning
your product registration please email
Hollie Ezze at Hollie.Ezze@dep.state.nj.us.
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 at no extra cost. A late registration fee of $100/per
product will be assessed for renewals received after December