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Collective Experimental Pesticide Use Permit

What is the Purpose of this Permit?
A Washington State Experimental Use Permit is required for all experiments involving pesticides that are not registered and for all experiments involving uses not allowed by the pesticide label. The Collective Experimental Pesticide Use Permit may be issued to recognized research institutions, pesticide registrants, or persons licensed to conduct certain types of small-plot demonstrations and research on land they own or control. A Collective Experimental Pesticide Use Permit is limited to terrestrial sites of one acre or less.
Who Issues this Permit?
Washington State Department of Agriculture
What Activities Require this Permit?
This permit allows recognized research institutions, organizations, pesticide registrants, or persons licensed to conduct certain types of small-plot demonstrations and research activities on land they own or control to experiment with pesticides without having to obtain an individual permit for each experiment.
How Much Will this Permit Cost?
There is no fee for this permit.
Where Can I Get the Application for this Permit?
The application which is called 'Collective Experimental Use Permit' is online and can be accessed at https://agr.wa.gov/services/licenses-permits-and-certificates/summary-descriptions/wseup-collective.
Do I Need to Include Anything with my Application?
No
Is the Decision on my Permit Dependent on Anything Besides the Information in my Application?
No
How Long Will it Take to Review my Application?
The average time is less than 7 days following receipt of a complete application
Where do I Submit my Application?
Washington State Department of Agriculture
Pesticide Management
1111 Washington Street SE
PO Box 42560
Olympia, WA 98504-2560
Or email to pestreg@agr.wa.gov
How Long is my Permit Valid?
The permit is valid until the stated expiration date, generally three years or less.
What is the Appeal Process for the Permit?
Upon notice by the Department to deny or revoke a permit, a person may request a hearing under Chapter 34.05 RCW, the Administrative Procedures Act.
Permit Timeliness Results

Permit Timeliness data collection is in response to a State Auditor’s Performance Audit and RCW 43.42A. Each regulatory agency developed a plan to improve permit clarity, predictability, and timeliness. Each agency considers the customers experience to ensure permit assistance is simple to use, easy to access, and designed in a customer-friendly manner. Agencies report progress to the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA). ORIA prepares and distributes reports, with participation from the State Auditor’s Office and Results Washington. See latest report here: https://www.oria.wa.gov/ORIA-2018-PermitTimelinessProgressReport.pdf.

All permits submitted for reporting were entered into this Regulatory Handbook. Here are the results of the performance data:

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Process a Permit Application (Definition)
Average number of days from Receipt to Complete: 1
Maximum number of days from Receipt to Complete: 1

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Issue a Permit Decision (Definition)
Average number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 1
Maximum number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 1

(Summary results based on 3 submittals in 2020)

Where can I get permitting assistance?
Helpdesk phone: (360) 902-2025
Subject matter expert phone: Kelle Davis (360) 902-1851
Subject matter expert email: kmdavis@agr.wa.gov
Statewide Contact:
Washington State Department of Agriculture
Pesticide Management
1111 Washington Street SE
PO Box 42560
Olympia, WA 98504-2560
Telephone: (360) 902-2049
Email: pestreg@agr.wa.gov
Website: http://agr.wa.gov/
* Permit information last updated 2/25/2021
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