Secret Site Map
Monday, September 01, 2014

Home News RISE Seeks Remedy for Court-Ordered Permits

RISE Seeks Remedy for Court-Ordered Permits

Pesticide Issues

RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) continues to seek remedies to U.S. EPA's recently published Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Pesticide General Permit.

| November 7, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) continues to seek remedies to U.S. EPA's recently published Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Pesticide General Permit. The national association contends the court-ordered pesticide permits are duplicative, extremely costly and jeopardize the ability of states, municipalities and landowners to protect public health and natural resources.

"We are disappointed that a legislative remedy to the court-ordered Pesticide General Permit (PGP) has so far been unworkable; however, we will continue outreach to Congress," said RISE President Aaron Hobbs. "Further, we will continue to work with EPA and the states as they now attempt to implement the permit EPA published on October 31."

"As the PGP is implemented, it is important to remember this regulatory action was not considered necessary, nor was it sought by EPA. EPA and the industries regulated under the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act understand appropriate measures and protections for water are in place under the statute. As such, the PGP is not only unnecessary, but also duplicative and costly," added Hobbs.

"At a time when states are cash strapped, the PGP and its enforcement will drain both government and small business resources with no gains in public health or water quality."

Top news

In Memoriam: Vern Toblan

Toblan was the longtime executive director of Pi Chi Omega. He passed away on Saturday.

PCT Gift Shop Offers Insect-Themed Items for PCOs

PCT magazine, in partnership with the Philadelphia-based Insectarium, is offering a variety of insect-related items to pest control operators via www.pctgiftshop.com.

Reminder: PCT’s M&A Virtual Event 3.0 is Tomorrow

The half-day conference provides expert advice from some of the industry’s leading authorities on mergers and acquisitions and family business issues.

Massey Services Acquires Austin-Based Green Pest Services

The joining of the two companies further expands Massey Services’ residential pest prevention services footprint throughout Texas.

Bill That Would Impact Neonicotinoid Use in California on Governor's Desk

AB 1789, which would create a timeline for the Department of Pesticide Regulation to complete its current reevaluation of neonicotinoids, has passed the legislature and is now awaiting the governor's signature.