NPDES Fix Clears Senate Panel

News Date: 06/21/2011

The Senate Agriculture committee approved H.R. 872 today. The legislation, which would exempt pesticide applications from Clean Water Act NPDES permitting requirements, seeks to undo the Sixth Circuit's decision in National Cotton Council v. EPA. The same legislation passed the House in March on a bipartisan vote. Before the measure can take effect, it will need to pass the full Senate.  For more information about H.R. 872 click here. (Contact: Nathan Bowen)