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Pesticide Product Registration

The Virginia Pesticide Control Act requires each brand or grade of a pesticide manufactured, distributed, sold or used in Virginia to be registered annually with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Each year, more than 14,000 pesticide products are registered for use in Virginia.

COVID-19: Emergency Exemption for Use of Grignard Pure To Treat Indoor Spaces

The US Environmental Protection Agency has authorized the use of Grignard Pure, an unregistered pesticide for air treatment in indoor spaces (occupied and unoccupied) in Virginia to control the spread of the novel coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 or SARS-CoV-2) which causes COVID-19. The use of Grignard Pure has been authorized under Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Grignard Pure is not intended for use in schools. The authorization expires on January 14, 2023. 

Additional information regarding the use of Grignard Pure is available here.

  • Joseph Guthrie, VDACS Commissioner's Letter (pdf)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Letter (pdf)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Grignard Pure label (pdf)
  • Check Registration Status

    OPS implemented an online system for product registration for the 2022 registration year. Due to technical issues, the processing of pesticide product renewals and new product registrations was initially delayed as issues were identified and corrected. We are currently processing both new and renewal applications chronologically in the order they were received. While able to process applications, the check registration status feature is currently unavailable. The issue is being addressed and should be available in the near future. Should you have any questions in the interim, please send an email to opsclrt.vdacs@vdacs.virginia.gov.

    Register a New Product

    Annual Product Renewals

    All pesticide product registrations expire on December 31 of each year and must be renewed for continued sales, distribution or use.

    Exemptions from Product Registration Fees

    Alternate product names (those products which have the same formulation, same manufacturer, contain the same labeling claims and bear designations identifying the products as the same pesticide) must be registered separately on an annual basis. However, there is no additional registration fee.

    Experimental Use Products are exempt from the annual product registration fees. These are pesticides undergoing field evaluation studies in Virginia and are not sold to researchers cooperating in these field studies.

    Click here for Office of Pesticide Services contact information.

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