Issue Date: March 1, 2010
Supreme Court Won't Review Pesticide Ruling
The Supreme Court has declined to review a January 2009 circuit court ruling that requires pesticide applicators to obtain a permit under the Clean Water Act (CWA) when pesticides are applied to or near U.S. waters. In the past, EPA has excluded pesticides that comply with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide & Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) from being considered pollutants under CWA because their effects on aquatic environments are already considered under FIFRA. EPA estimates that the . . .
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