NPDES News

  • EPA Issues Final 2016 NPDES Pesticide General Permit

    On November 1, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Pesticide General Permit for Point Source Discharges from the Application of Pesticides in the Federal Register, which regulates discharges to waters of the United States ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Pesticide Policy Coalition Sets Priorities Post-Farm Bill

    The Pesticide Policy Coalition, made up of farm groups and industry stakeholders, met this week and agreed upon policy priorities for the year ahead. With the 2014 farm bill finally signed, attention can turn to other legislative and regulatory work. EPA has opened comment periods on both spray drift and worker protection proposed rules. The PPC will comment on both rules, as will the American ...

  • Following NPDES regulations just got “ultra” easy

    To be fined or not to be fined? That is the question. With the NPDES Regulations (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) and European Commission for the Environment regulations on the rise, Ultra Tech and Granite Environmental have teamed up to keep you in compliance and money in your pockets. What’s the big deal? Stormwater that discharges from municipal separate storm sewer ...

  • E.I. DuPont de nemours and company ordered to pay $59,000 penalty for mercury discharges at Kinston, N.C., facility (NC)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently settled with E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) for the discharge of pollutants in violation of the Clean Water Act at its polymer fiber manufacturing facility in Kinston, N.C. Under the terms of the Consent Agreement and Final Order, DuPont paid a civil penalty of $59,000. The company discharged levels of mercury in excess of the ...

  • EPA brings out water transfer rule

    The US EPA has announced a rule to clarify that permits are not required for transfers of water from one body of water to another. Such transfers include routing water through tunnels, channels, or natural streams for public water supplies, irrigation, power generation, flood control, or environmental restoration. Assistant administrator for water Benjamin H Grumbles noted: ‘EPA’s Water Transfer ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EPA reaffirms clean water permits not needed for water transfers

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a rule to clarify that permits are not required for transfers of water from one body of water to another. Such transfers include routing water through tunnels, channels, or natural stream courses for public water supplies, irrigation, power generation, flood control, and environmental restoration. 'EPA's Water Transfer Rule gives communities ...

  • Incentives Proposed for Clean Water Permit Fees

    (Washington, D.C.) A proposed EPA rule would provide a financial incentive to states to use fees when running a clean water permit program. EPA's rule would allot up to three percent of state water pollution control grant funds to states that have adequate National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit fee programs. 'We encourage states to use permit fees for additional funding ...

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