Federal Pesticide Registration

Sanitizers, disinfectants, and sterilizers are regulated as pesticides at the federal level by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). During the product registration process, the EPA evaluates: the ingredients of the pesticide, the particular site where it is to be used, the amount, frequency, and timing of its use, and storage and disposal practices against a variety of potential human health and environmental effects associated with the use of the product. Navigate the menu below to find out more about the pesticide registration process:

Pesticide Registration 101
To learn about the Pesticide Registration Process and federal pesticide laws, click here.

How to register a pesticide
The Pesticide Registration Manual outlines how to register a pesticide product.

Fees and Fee Waivers
For an overview of fees, fee waivers, and exemptions, click here.
To request fee waivers and reductions, click here.

Registration information
For conventional pesticides
For biopesticides
For antimicrobial pesticides
For inert pesticides