Secret Site Map
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Home News House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Approves H.R. 872

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Approves H.R. 872

News Coverage

H.R. 872 will exempt lawful pesticide applications from the requirement to obtain an NPDES permit.

Brad Harbison | March 16, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The “Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011,” or H.R. 872, cleared an important hurdle yesterday when the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted 46-8 in support of the bill.

In January, 2009, a Federal Appeals Court ruled that costly and burdensome Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES) permits are required for millions of pesticide applications. The ruling is scheduled to go into effect in April and may impact many pest management professionals, especially those performing mosquito and aquatic weed treatments.

H.R. 872. will exempt lawful pesticide applications from the requirement to obtain an NPDES permit. 

NPMA’s goal is to include the bill in the continuing resolution to fund the government that Congress will consider in two weeks.

On Tuesday, attendees of Legislative Day 2011 met with their legislators and encouraged them to support H.R. 872. NPMA’s Bob Rosenberg and Gene Harrington believe that Tuesday’s outcome would not have as good if not for these visits. Members voting against the measure were:  Elijah Cummings (MD), Peter DeFazio (OR), Donna Edwards (MD), Bob Filner (CA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX), Daniel Lipinski (IL), and Grace Napolitano (CA). 
 

Top news

More Mazdas Recalled Due to Spider Problem

The latest recall involves 42,000 Mazda6 midsize sedans from the 2010-12 model years, and equipped with the 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine.

Photos: Bed Bugs vs. Bat Bugs

Additional photos from Dr. Michael Potter for the August PCT feature 'Holy Cow...Bat Bugs and Bird Bugs.'

Win a Copy of the New PCT Commercial Pest Management Book

Enter your name for a chance to win a copy of this new industry resource focused on treating a variety of commercial accounts.

Allgood Announces Corporate Promotions; Acquisition of Rich Exterminators

The company’s promotions are part of its strategic growth plans. Rich Exterminators is a Lawrenceville, Ga.-based company founded by Howard Rich in 1989.

A Look at Bed Bug Look-Alikes

The IPM Institute of North America has a review of five commonly encountered pests, including bat bugs (pictured), that can be misidentified as bed bugs.