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ARA Filed Comments to EPA's General Counsel on Clean Water Act

May 24 2023

ARA filed comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of General Counsel, Water Law Office to oppose the proposed settlement agreement. 

ARA says that additional Endangered Species Act (ESA) risk assessments for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Permit (NPDES) Pesticide General Permit (PGP) is redundant and unnecessary. 

ARA recommends the EPA oppose the settlement and focus on conducting proper ESA risk assessments during the pesticide registration and registration review process that uses peer-reviewed data and science to make decisions on the safe and approved sale, storage, handling, transportation, and use of pesticides.

Read ARA's full comments to learn more.