Pesticides Not Exempt From CWA Permits: 6th Circ.

Law360, New York (January 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- To the dismay of industry groups and regulators, a federal appeals court Tuesday ruled that pesticides are not exempt from the Clean Water Act's permitting program, vacating a 2007 federal rule that lifted long-standing permitting requirements for pesticide discharges.

Judges Ralph B. Guy Jr., Richard F. Suhreinrich and R. Guy Cole Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Court roundly repudiated a 2007 rule change by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, holding that commercial pesticide residuals and biological pesticide are in fact...
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