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Section 18 - Emergency Exemptions

Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizes EPA to allow Emergency Exemptions (also called “Section 18s”) for unregistered uses of pesticides to address emergency conditions. The Colorado Department of Agriculture submits a request for a Section 18 on behalf of the grower.

More information on the requirements of a Section 18 submission and its elements, may be found on EPA's website here:


Active Colorado Emergency Exemptions

Goltix 700 SC - Metamitron - Approved for 2024 Growing Season

The Colorado Department of Agriculture received approval for the pesticide product Goltix 700 SC, active ingredient metamitron, to be used on sugar beets to control the glyphosate tolerant weed Palmer amaranth.

  • For use in the following Colorado counties only: Adams, Boulder, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld, and Yuma. 
  • Sugar beet producers or commercial pesticide applicators wishing to use Goltix 700 SC must obtain a Section 18 Permit issued by CDA. 
  • All permittees must submit a final report describing their use to CDA by September 1, 2024.
  • Full Permit Conditions Linked Here


Please fill out the appropriate application form below to obtain a permit.

Private Applicator Section 18 Permit Application Form

Commercial Applicator Section 18 Permit Application Form

23CO02 Goltix 700 SC Final Report Form


Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a cost for the permit?

No, the permit is available at no cost.

When can I use Goltix 700 SC

Applications may only take place between March 30, 2024, and May 31, 2024. You are limited to only one application per site per year. 

Do I have to keep records?

Yes, permittees must keep records with the following information:

  • Customer name and address (for applications made by a commercial applicator)
  • Applicator's Name
  • Applicator's pesticide license number
  • Date and time of the application
  • Location of the treated area
  • Amount of treated acres
  • Name of product applied
  • Crop or site treated
  • Target pest treated

Permittees must keep these records for at least three years after the application is made. These records must also be available for inspection by CDA upon request.

I have leftover Goltix 700 SC I didn't use. How do I dispose of it?

All remaining product stock must be returned to the location you obtained the product, or to the product manufacturer, ADAMA, prior to August 31, 2024.

Do I need to submit a final report even if I didn't use any Goltix 700 SC?

A final report is required from all permittees. Failure to submit a report will result in further action by CDA and may jeopardize your ability to obtain a similar permit in the future. 

If you did not obtain a permit, and instead contracted the application to be completed by a commercial applicator, then no final report is required from you.

Link to Final Report Form


Questions? Contact Us

If you have any questions, or need further assistance, contact Pesticide Registration at (303) 869-9061 or at