Source: CropLife America
In remarks to several hundred industry representatives gathered for the annual Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association convention, Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CropLife America, explained reasons why so-called NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permits have the potential to be a burden to applicators.
"Potential for point source permitting requirements for crop protection use is a troublesome possibility for ag dealers and farmers in the United States," Vroom said. "Because of the adverse ruling by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals one year ago, we are getting closer to water point source permitting becoming an added regulatory burden for crop protection and public health products applied to water. At CropLife, we are working on both the legal appeal and regulatory implementation fronts, in order to exhaust all possible means of avoiding or minimizing the burden on farmers, dealers and other applicators from this potentially new bureaucratic burden."
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