President Trump has signed PRIA 4 into law. Previously, the United States Senate passed PRIA 4 legislation by voice vote following passage earlier by the House of Representatives. See here.
The new legislation reauthorizes PRIA through 2023. It also increases maintenance fees and changes some registration fee categories and timeframes. Portions of the maintenance fees are to be used to develop efficacy test guidelines for public health pests and for the processing of “fast-track” actions, which are not subject to PRIA fees and timeframes. The new law also preserves some fee waivers for small businesses.
BPIA is a founding member of the PRIA Coalition. The PRIA Coalition, several environmental organizations, and EPA began negotiating PRIA 4 in 2016. BPIA is thrilled that this bill has become law, re-establishing predictable timeframes in the biopesticides registration process and providing EPA with the resources it needs to meet registration decision timeframes.
BPIA thanks our Government Affairs Committee and all our members who worked so diligently over the past two years to get this legislation passed.