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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

Pesticide Permitting-Draft 2021 PGP

EPA's draft 2021 Pesticide General Permit (PGP) was published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2021. This draft general permit, issued under the Clean Water Act’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, contains proposed permit requirements for point source discharges of biological pesticides and chemical pesticides that leave a residue. Once finalized, the 2021 PGP will replace the 2016 PGP currently in place. The draft permit covers mosquito and other flying insect pest control; weed and algae pest control; animal pest control; and forest canopy pest control. The draft 2021 PGP requirements are largely the same as the current 2016 PGP requirements.

The draft 2021 PGP has a 60-day public comment period, which will end on March 16, 2021. Key documents are available as listed below.

Comments on the proposed permit must be submitted on ( in Docket No. EPA-HQ-OW-2020-0005.

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