All ten EPA Regions have proposed for public comment a draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System pesticide general permit. The draft PGP covers point source discharges from the application of pesticides to waters of the United States. Once finalized, this draft PGP will replace the existing permit that will expire at midnight on October 31, 2016.
The draft PGP has the same conditions and requirements as the existing PGP and would authorize certain point source discharges from the application of pesticides to waters of the United States in accordance with the terms and conditions described therein. EPA proposes to issue this permit for five (5) years in all areas of the country.