Broad interpretation of NCC vs. EPA creates hardships

Laws, Forrest
January 2010
Southwest Farm Press;1/7/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p21
Trade Publication
The article discusses a court case between the National Cotton Council of America (NCC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the application of pesticides in the U.S. It mentions that the EPA has forced rice producers to acquire a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit prior to the application of pesticides. According to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, it does not require a NPDES permit wherein EPA has erred in the 2006 rule.


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