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Register a Pesticide Product in Massachusetts

If you are seeking to sell or distribute U.S. EPA Registered pesticide products in Massachusetts, then you will need to register them with the MDAR Pesticide Program.

MDAR Contacts for Product Registration

Phone

Open M-F 7:30 am-5:00 pm, with the exception of all Commonwealth & Federally observed holidays.

The Details of Register a Pesticide Product in Massachusetts

What you need for Register a Pesticide Product in Massachusetts

You need a valid Massachusetts product registration to sell and distribute pesticide products in the Commonwealth.  If you seek to sell and distribute a U.S. EPA Registered Pesticide in Massachusetts for consumer/homeowner use, agricultural use, institutional use, or indoor or outdoor commercial use, you will need the following: 

  • An account at the EEA ePLACE Portal. Create and register for an account here.
  • Electronic versions (pdf format) of the following documents to upload with your application:
    • Agent Authorization Letter – if you’re an Agent performing registrations on behalf of a client
    • EPA Notice of Supplemental Distribution – for products being registered by or for a distributor
    • Pesticide Product Labeling
    • Pesticide Product Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Guides for using the system:

New Pesticide Product Registration - Step by Step Guide

Pesticide Product Renewal - Step by Step Guide

ABN Registrations and Amendments - Step by Step Guide

Fees for Register a Pesticide Product in Massachusetts

The Current Massachusetts Pesticide Product Registration Fees are as follows:

  • New Pesticide Product Registration: $300
  • New Active Ingredient / Product Registration: $750
  • Pesticide Product Renewal Registration: $300
  • Pesticide Product Renewal Late Fee: $100
  • Experimental Use Permit (EUP) Fee: $200

How to submit Register a Pesticide Product in Massachusetts

Use the EEA ePLACE Portal to create an account to submit your pesticide product registration application or renewal. If you need assistance, refer to the Quick Guide instructions below. For technical assistance only, call the ePLACE help desk at (844) 733-7522

Next steps for Register a Pesticide Product in Massachusetts

  1. Pay by Mail

    If you chose to pay by mail, then you will need to print and mail the invoice(s) sent to you via email with your check(s) or money order(s) made payable to The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    Mail invoices and fees to:

    COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
    P.O. BOX 417103
    BOSTON, MA  02241-417103

  2. Application Review

    The Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) will review your application. MDAR staff will contact you if more information is needed.

  3. Pesticide Board Subcommittee Approval

    As outlined in the Pesticide Regulations 333 CMR 8.00, the Subcommittee meets once per month from July through April. Once approved by the Subcommittee new product registration are valid from the Meeting Approval Date to the end of the current State Fiscal Year (June 30th).  Pesticide Companies or their Agents will receive new product registration confirmation letters attached to an email notification sent from the EIPAS.

    Product renewals are not approved by the Subcommittee. They are processed in the order that they are received. Pesticide Companies or their Agents will receive renewal confirmation letters attached to email notifications sent from the EIPAS.

More info for Register a Pesticide Product in Massachusetts

In conjunction with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Pesticide Program continues to implement the new online pesticide product registration system known as the Environmental Information and Public Access System (EIPAS). Applicants of pesticide product registrations access this new system through the EEA ePLACE Portal.

To be considered for registration in Massachusetts, a completed registration application must be submitted via the ePLACE Portal.

Pesticide Program staff review every pesticide product registration application for compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations. Certain pesticide product registration applications may be pulled for special review by the Department’s technical staff. After the Department processes the application, it is submitted to the Massachusetts Pesticide Board Subcommittee for their consideration.

Massachusetts pesticide laws are more restrictive than those of the U.S. EPA. The State may impose additional restrictions on pesticide product registrations for product use in Massachusetts. Such additional restrictions may include reclassification from general use to State Restricted Use. Such reclassification is routinely done for products containing chemicals on the Department’s Groundwater Protection List.

Pesticide product registrations expire at the end of the State’s fiscal year which runs from the first of July to June 30th in the following calendar year. Pesticide Product Renewal forms and directions are sent to registrants in early May and are due by the June 30th.  All product registrations that are not renewed by June 30th are subject to a $100 late fee per each different EPA Registration number.

Please contact, call or send email, the Product Registration Specialist if you have questions related to pesticide product registration.

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Contact for Register a Pesticide Product in Massachusetts

Address
251 Causeway Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02114
Phone

Open M-F 7:30 am-5:00 pm, with the exception of all Commonwealth & Federally observed holidays.

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