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Pesticide Product Registration

As the lead agency in Texas for regulating pesticides, TDA is responsible for registering pesticide(s) before they are distributed and/or sold in Texas. Section 3 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) as amended, provides the federal requirements for pesticide registration. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides the federal regulation requirements for pesticide registration under Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR) Protection of Environment.
 
The Pesticide Product Registration Program processes Section 3 pesticide(s) application(s) after EPA registration is completed; submits to the EPA Section 24(c) Special Local Need (SLN) application(s) and Section 18 Emergency Exemptions; and approves Section 5 Experimental Use Permits (EUP) and 2(ee) recommendations.
 
Texas does not have a discontinuance policy for Pesticide Products. Per Texas Agriculture Code, Sec 76.014(g) A pesticide that has been registered with the department must continue to be registered as long as the pesticide remains in the channels of trade in this state. The registrant shall ensure that the pesticide continues to be registered.
 
Full list of pesticides registered by the state can be viewed by downloading the TDA Pesticide Products Registered report on the Product Registration Resources Reports webpage, or by clicking here.  The list is updated daily but may not include all products.
 
The National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS) at Purdue University maintains a list of pesticides registered by state.  The list is updated daily but may not include all products.  The list does not include regulated herbicides or state-limited use pesticides and does not designate which products are classified in Texas as regulated herbicides or state-limited-use pesticides.  For assistance in determining which products have been designated as regulated herbicides or state-limited-use pesticides, follow this link: NPIRS Texas Data; enter EPA numbers with hyphens.


Pesticide Registration Exemptions
 
Registration is not required for a pesticide that is exempt from registration with EPA under federal law. 

Pesticide products exempt from Texas registration include:  pheromones and pheromone traps; devices; co-packs, preservatives for biological specimens; cedar wood; minimum risk pesticides (25b list); permitted inerts from EPA list 4A; and products for disposal (FIFRA Section 19 products). In addition, products that qualify under 40 CFR Sections 152.6, 152.8, 152.10, 152.20, and 152.25 do not require a registration.

Registration is not required for the transportation of a pesticide from one plant or warehouse to another plant or warehouse operated by the same person if the pesticide is used solely at the second plant or warehouse as a constituent of a pesticide that is registered. 
 
Registration is not required for a pesticide that is not for use in this state and is being manufactured, transported, or distributed for use only outside of this state. 
 
Registration is not required for a chemical compound being used only to develop plot data as to the possible pesticidal action of the chemical.