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EPA Publishes Final NPDES Permit Rules for Pesticides
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has published final rules which amend EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit requirements to include pesticides in two circumstances: when the application of the pesticide is made directly to waters of the United States to control pests that are present in the water; and when the application of the pesticide is made to control pests that are over, including near, waters of the United States. This rulemaking is in response to the 2009 Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that vacated the EPA's 2006 NPDES Pesticides Rule. The final rules are effective on June 27, 2013.
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