Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Legislative Fix for NPDES Permits

This week US Senators Blanche Lincoln from Arkansas and Senator Saxby Chambliss from Georgia introduced a bill that clarifies that if pesticides are applied according to the label, that the new NPDES permit requirements do not apply.  The legislation, S 3735, states that pesticide applications are not subject to regulation under the Clean Water Act.  We thank our national association, Crop Life America, for leading the efforts to secure strong support from the Senate Ag Committee on this legislation.  We will be asking our Illinois Senators Durbin and Burris for their support.