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    NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) and the Clean Water Act

  • Check here for PDMP and NOI Examples 
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    Georgia EPD

    Below is the final permit and supporting documents. You need to submit an NOI to the EPD within 30 days of going over the 8960 acre threshold for mosquito control. This ONLY applies to adulticides. If you truck spray, this is ~246 miles, taking into account a 300' spray swath. Another way to calculate acreage sprayed by truck is to note your actual spray time (some spray pumps will monitor hours of use) and the mph at which you are spraying. Acres sprayed are:

    • 181.8 acres per hour at 5 mph
    • 363.6 acres per hour at 10 mph
    • 545.5 acres per hour at 15 mph
    • 727.3 acres per hour at 20 mph

    You should continue to work on your PDMP, which will be required if you go over the 8960 acre adulticide threshold. This is to be kept filed at your agency and must be shown to anyone who asks for it.

  • EPD Pesticide General Permit - Final
  • Notice of Intent - Final (v2)
  • Notice of Termination - Final

  • 30-Day Adverse Incident Report
  • Fact Sheet Addendum
  • Public Comment - EPD Response

  • EPA PDMP Template
  • EPA Report Template
  • Biennial Report Template
  • EPA Adverse Incident Template

    GA EPD NPDES Permit for Pesticide Applications.

    Endangered Species Info by County.

     

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    Information from the EPA

    The EPA's final Pesticide General Permit can be found at:
    http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=410

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    Proposed Legislative Fix

    On March 4th a group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced H.R. 935, The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013. This bill would amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA) to clarify Congressional intent and eliminate the requirement of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the use of pesticides already approved for use under FIFRA.

    This legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 31, 2011 as H.R. 872, The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011. Additionally, it advanced out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, but the full Senate failed to consider it during the last Congress.

    H.R. 935 is necessary to address the negative economic consequences of the ruling posed by the case National Cotton Council v. EPA (6th Cir. 2009). Under the court ruling, pesticide users are required to obtain a redundant permit under the Clean Water Act (CWA) or be subject to a costly fine.

    To send your Members of Congress a letter in support of this bill, follow this link:

    https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/113/hr935
    http://agriculture.house.gov/bill/hr-935-reducing-regulatory-burdens-act-2013

    Also, ask your Senators to support US Senate Bill 802:

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113s802is/pdf/BILLS-113s802is.pdf

    Language addressing this issue is also being added to the Farm Bill.

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    EPA's Proposed Benefits from NPDES and the AMCA rebuttal:

    At the annual AMCA Conference in Anaheim, an EPA official cited 6 purported benefits that will be realized from imposition of NPDES requirements on public health pesticide applications. At first glance, these may seem reasonable to individuals outside of the vector control community. A closer look, however, reveals some substantial flaws in their underlying reasoning. Be advised that these “benefits” are likely to be used by legislators or activists in support of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision or by means of arguing that a legislative fix is unnecessary. AMCA disputes this rationale and is providing the following facts that call into question these benefits and their relevance to mosquito control operations.

  • Last updated November 17, 2014