Experimental use permits (EUPs) are often needed for pesticide research experiments. An EUP is required if a pesticide product is not registered with the EPA or if the research involves the use of a pesticide in a manner not specified on the label.
State EUPs can be granted for up to 10 acres. All experiments equal to or exceeding 10 acres per product must obtain a Federal EUP prior to applying for a state EUP.
Any person conducting pesticide use for experimental or research purposes must be appropriately licensed by the department. Individuals must be licensed in Oregon as a Pesticide Consultant, a Commercial Pesticide Applicator, or a Public Pesticide Applicator. All individuals must at least have the Demonstration and Research license category (OAR 603-057-0110(3)). This licensing requirement applies to all persons making pesticide applications for experimental or research purposes and is not limited to persons conducting pesticide research authorized by an experimental use permit.
Please see the Oregon EUP Guidance Document for more information.
Experimental Use Permit (EUP): Collective use permit application
This form is required before conducting experimental pesticide applications on one or more sites in Oregon not exceeding one acre. Editable PDF. Collective experimental use permit application
Experimental Use Permit (EUP): Collective use reporting form
Pesticides collective experimental use permit (EUP) reporting form. Use this form to report on Collective Experimental Use Permit application activities. Editable PDF. Collective experimental use permit reporting form
Experimental Use Permit (EUP): Site-specific form application
This form is required before conducting experimental pesticide applications on sites not to exceed 10 acres. Editable PDF. Experimental pesticide use permit application