Information on the NPDES requirements for discharges from pesticide applications including EPA's final PGP, the accompanying PGP fact sheet, and an interactive tool to help potential permittees determine their permitting requirements is available at: www.epa.gov/npdes/pesticides
FREE U.S. EPA WEBCAST ON NPDES PERMITTING OF PESTICIDE DISCHARGES (registration required)
EPA will be hosting a webcast to discuss the implications of the Sixth Circuit Court decision on Clean Water Act NPDES permitting requirements for pesticide discharges.
The webcast will be split into two sessions as follows:
2:00 - 2:50 pm (EST): Overview of the Clean Water Act NPDES permitting requirements for pesticide discharges and EPA and State roles in administering these requirements.
3:00 - 4:00 pm (EST): Information on EPA's Pesticide General Permit(PGP), which is applicable in the limited geographic areas where EPA remains the NPDES permitting authority, including six states (Alaska, Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Oklahoma), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, other U.S. territories except for theVirgin Islands, most Indian Country lands, and federal facilities in four additional states (Colorado, Delaware, Vermont, and Washington).
Intended Audience: This workshop is open to the public.
Date and Time: November 22, 2011, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern.
EPA will repeat this webcast on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 (look for registration details soon), and will also post an archived version of the presentation on the NPDES Training & Meetings Page.
Webcast Sponsor: U.S. EPA's Office of Water
Webcast Registration: Space is limited so Register Here to reserve your Webcast seat now.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webcast.
Number of Participants (Course Size): up to 1,000
- PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
- Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Webcast Contact: Hema Subramanian, firstname.lastname@example.org
Details: On October 31, 2011, EPA issued a final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Pesticide General Permit (PGP) for point source discharges from the application of pesticides to waters of the United States. This action was in response to a 2009 decision by the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in which the court vacated EPA's 2006 Final Rule on Aquatic Pesticides and found that point source discharges of biological pesticides, and chemical pesticides that leave a residue, into waters of the U.S. were pollutants under the Clean Water Act. As a result of the court's decision, NPDES permits are generally required for these types of discharges as of October 31, 2011.
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