EPA proposes discharge permit for pesticide spraying

Proposal sticks closely to what's already in permit, but EPA seeks feedback on whether any new measures should be included.

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a Clean Water Act discharge permit for pesticide spraying near or on water, replacing the existing permit that is set to expire on Oct. 31, 2016. Once finalized, the draft permit will take effect in Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Washington, D.C., most U.S. territories and most Native American country lands where EPA is the permitting authority.

In all, the draft permit, under EPA’s National Pollutant Discharge Eliminat

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