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Another US bill targets NPDES permits

The US industry association, CropLife America (CLA), has welcomed the support of House Agriculture Committee chairman Collin Peterson in supporting legislation aimed at removing the need for permits to apply pesticides over or near water. Representative Peterson introduced a bill (HR6273) late last month with the aim of exempting pesticides registered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) from requiring a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Service (NPDES) permit under the Clean Water Act (CWA).



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