Pesticides, permits, EPA and the Clean Water Act

Bennett, David
March 2010
Western Farm Press;3/20/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p21
Trade Publication
An interview with Keith Menchey, who covers science on environmental issues for the National Cotton Council is presented. When asked about the increased permits requirements for pesticide applicators effects on farmers, he says that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering a general permit to make the burdensome process less. Menchey stresses that the problem with the Clean Water Act and the general permits is that both are still involved in public comments and hearings.


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