EPA representatives at the October 17, 2011, SFIREG meeting stated that operators covered by EPA’s imminent pesticides general permit will have until January 12, 2012, to file a notice of intent under the PGP.  EPA hopes that this grace period will relieve some of the pressured caused by the PGP’s October 31, 2011, court-ordered publication/compliance date.    At the meeting, one of the SFIREG members asked EPA to move the court for a six-month extension of the publication/compliance date.  The SFIREG member said that in his state there will be many persons unable to comply with the current deadline.   The EPA representatives at the meeting responded by saying that EPA does not intend to request that the court extend the deadline.

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