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

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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 Forms

  • EPD Pesticide General Permit: 2016-2021
  • Notice of Intent - Final (v2)
  • Notice of Termination - Final

  • 30-Day Adverse Incident Report
  • Biennial Report Template

  • Fact Sheet Addendum
  • Public Comment - EPD Response

    EPA Forms

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

    Useful Links

  • GA EPD NPDES Permit for Pesticide Applications.
  • Endangered Species Info by County.

    Information from the EPA

    The EPA's 2016 Pesticide General Permit can be found at:


    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 May 5, 2018