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U.S. EPA Webcast on Clean Water Act Permitting of Pesticide Discharges

When Dec 08, 2011
from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
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Details: On October 31, 2011, EPA issued a final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Pesticide General Permit PGP) for point source discharges from the application of pesticides to waters of the United States.  This action was in response to a 2009 decision by the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in which the court vacated EPA's 2006 Final Rule on Aquatic Pesticides and found that point source discharges of biological pesticides, and chemical pesticides that leave a residue, into waters of the U.S. were pollutants under the Clean Water Act.  As a result of the court's decision, NPDES permits are generally required for these types of discharges as of October 31, 2011.

EPA will be hosting a second webcast to discuss the implications of the Sixth Circuit Court decision on Clean Water Act NPDES permitting requirements for pesticide discharges.  The webcast will be split into two sessions as follows:

2:00 - 2:50 pm (EST):  Overview of the Clean Water Act NPDES permitting requirements for pesticide discharges and EPA and State roles in administering these requirements.

3:00 - 4:00 pm (EST): Information on EPA's Pesticide General Permit PGP), which is applicable in the limited geographic areas where EPA remains the NPDES permitting authority, including six states (Alaska, Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Oklahoma), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, other U.S. territories except for the Virgin Islands, most Indian Country lands, and federal facilities in four additional states (Colorado, Delaware, Vermont, and Washington).

Intended Audience: This workshop is open to the public.

Date and Time: December 8, 2011, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern.

EPA will post an archived version of this presentation on the NPDES
Training & Meetings Page (http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/outreach.cfm?program_id=0&otype=1) shortly after the December 8th webcast.

The topics of this webcast will be similar to those of the webcast held
November 22, 2011.  EPA plans to host a series of webcasts in the coming months to cover specific topics of EPA’s PGP in more detail, such as Notices of Intent and Documentation Requirements of EPA’s PGP.  If you apply pesticides in the geographic areas where EPA remains the permitting authority, it is strongly recommended that you view the December 8, 2011 webcast (or the one presented on November 22, 2011) prior to viewing the future presentations.

Cost: Free

Webcast Sponsor: U.S. EPA's Office of Water

Webcast Registration: All participants must register in advance for
this webcast; please click here to register:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the Webcast via a unique login link.  You may also be prompted to download GoToWebinar if you have not used the viewing software on your computer before.  Please check with your system administrator to ensure your computer is not blocked from doing so.

Number of Participants (Course Size): Up to 1,000.  Note that space
will be limited, and capacity may be reached by the order in which
participants join the webcast on December 8th (not the order in which
participants pre-register).

System Requirements: ***Important – Please check in advance to avoid technical difficulties.***
      - PC-based attendees
            Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
      - Macintosh®-based attendees
            Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
       -    Audio may be heard through computer speakers or telephone. Microphones will not be needed, as attendee participation will be limited to electronic (typed) question submissions.

Disability accommodations: Contact Hema Subramanian at
subramanian.hema@epa.gov by Monday, December 5, 2011 if captioning accommodations are needed.

Webcast Contact: Hema Subramanian, subramanian.hema@epa.gov

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