On November 1, 2011, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit that would regulate and authorize certain pesticide applications under the Clean Water Act. The EPA’s Pesticide General Permit (PGP) will regulate applications of pesticides into or near the waters of the United States to control mosquitoes, aquatic weeds and algae, aquatic nuisance animals, and forest canopy pests.
VDCI has been actively involved in understanding the NPDES regulation and how it will affect the mosquito control industry throughout the United States. We have commented on every phase of the EPA’s draft permit and are actively working with the EPA regulations and state agencies to assure compliance in each of our programs.
As always, we will ensure all of our operations are conducted with complete compliance to all regulations, including the NPDES regulation, and will fully support each community within which we work.