Dual regulation of pesticide applications would burden local entities

NASF and several partners recently urged Senate leaders to avoid duplicative permitting requirements for public health and agricultural applications of pesticides. Entities affected by the new pesitcide general permit will include counties, municipalities, school districts, public utilities, parks, forestry, and farmers. Some states estimate it will cost each small business at least $15,000 per year to meet the reporting, recordkeeping, and other requirements of the new Clean Water Act permit.  Read the letter signed by NASF, the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials, the Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators, and the  National Association of State Department of Agriculture.