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Pesticide Product Registration: FAQ

Supporting and Revised Documents

A1: Email with updated labels and SDS. Labels uploaded directly to ALSTAR or directly into MT Plants, will need to be followed by an email to the, notifying MDA of the changes.  

A2: All labels must be submitted electronically and meet the following criteria:

  • Marketplace/container label
  • Text-searchable PDF
  • Free of printer-proof/production comments, lines, and measurements
  • Fit on 8.5 X11” sheets of paper without requiring format changes
  • Clear and readable when printed without additional magnification required
  • All pages must be right-side up with no requirement for rotating pages to be readable
  • thumb drives and CDs will not be accepted.
A3: Please submit a copy of revised product labels throughout the year as they become available. DO NOT submit them Nov 1 to Dec 31 during renewal season. Describe label revisions in the body of the email or in an attached PDF.
A5: No. Paper labels and supporting documents are not accepted.
A6: Yes. Provide an EPA pin-punched or date-stamped version of the form.


Registration Renewal

A1: Renewals are emailed and mailed on Nov 1 annually.
A2: Renewals are due by Dec 31 annually.
A3: Montana has no late fee but begins sending notices of non-registration on January 1 to start into the enforcement process for unregistered products in the channels of trade.

Registration of Co-packs, Multi-packs, and Kits

A1: No. Individual products within the pack or kit must be registered. Please provide a copy of the label for these products for reference by pesticide enforcement agents in marketplace inspections.

25(b) Registrations

A2: A label, safety data sheet, statement of formula, efficacy data, payment, and application for each product.

Discontinuation and Cancellation

A1: Yes. Montana has a 2-year discontinuation policy. The product must be paid for and registered for both years to complete discontinuation. For example, the product could have moved into ‘Discontinued Year 1’ in 2018. Then moved into ‘Discontinued Year 2’ in 2019. Then the product would have until December of 2023 to move out of the channels of trade in Montana, but the four remaining years would not be paid by the registrant. This would be the full six years as noted in the Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 80-8-201 (10a-b).
A2: A product can only be canceled if it is completely out of the channels of trade in Montana. At letter must be supplied by the registrant verifying that from the date of the letter, there is no product in the channels of trade in Montana. No payment is required.

Products Requiring Separate Registration

A1: Yes. For example, fresh scent and unscented versions of otherwise identical products must be registered separately.
A2: Separate registration is only required if the alternate container size has differing information on the container from other container sizes. For example, separate registration would be required if the storage and disposal information varies due to the container size difference.
A3: Yes. Separate registration is required for different weight classes. For example, one product is for dogs under 12 pounds and another product is for dogs 12 to 25 pounds.
A4: Yes. For example, antifouling paints come in different colors and the colors are on the label.
A5: Yes. Alternate brand names must have their own separate registration from one another.
A6: No. Montana does not require registration or approval of section 2(ee) use recommendations. We request that registrants send us all 2(ee) bulletins for our records. Recommendations do not require additional state registrations but are considered a part of the label and must be consistent with FIFRA Section 3 labeling requirements.