AERF Develops Tools for Aquatic Herbicide NPDES

The Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation has been working hard to assist lake communities and those charged with implementing invasive aquatic species programs deal with new National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits.  Because the US Senate has not taken action on House Bill 872 to exempt US EPA regulated products from provisions of the Clean Water Act, as of October 31, 2011 this permit is required in many cases for applications to legally occur.

One of the provisions of these permits is to develop a Discharge Management Plan.  AERF has developed and posted a generic discharge management plan that can be easily filled out and used to comply with that provision of the permit.  The direct link to this resource is http://www.aquatics.org/npdes/AERF_PDMP_Form.pdf

They have also provided information on the final permit as prepared by Croplife America and have provided resources for state permit writers that have to develop these plans.  To access this information go to http://www.aquatics.org/npdes_news.htm

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