EPA issues draft 2026 pesticide CWA general permit

November 27, 2023
EPA is issuing its proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) general permit for pesticide spraying, strengthening monitoring and recordkeeping requirements as well as incorporating mandates to consult with wildlife agencies under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as the agency agreed to in a proposed settlement with environmentalists. EPA is slated to publish a notice in the Nov. 28 Federal Register announcing the availability of the 2026 draft national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) pesticide general permit (PGP) for point source...

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