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  • EPA Updates for Vector Control Donald Baumgartner (EPA R5) MMCA 23rd Annual Meeting Ann Arbor, MI February 2009
  • Preliminary Position Under Consideration
  • EPA Updates for Vector Control Donald Baumgartner (EPA R5) MMCA 23rd Annual Meeting Ann Arbor, MI February 2009
  • EPA Updates for Vector Control Donald Baumgartner (EPA R5) MMCA 23rd Annual Meeting Ann Arbor, MI February 2009
  • Record Keeping

    1. 1. Record Keeping Emergency Preparedness NPDES Permitting
    2. 2. BMPs for IMM <ul><ul><li>Mosquito Surveillance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mapping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Thresholds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Control or Source Reduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biological Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring for Efficacy/Resistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education and Community Outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record-keeping </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Vector control of rodents or insects when there is a serious health hazard. Verification of the threat by the Federal Centers for Disease Control is required. Need for good record-keeping. Emergency Preparedness and Mosquito Control
    4. 4. Documentation <ul><li>Most important thing you can do to assure reimbursement if monies become available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overtime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Equipment and Personnel must match </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Truck - 8 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operator - 8 hours </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. DOCUMENTS FOR VECTOR CONTROL <ul><li>Surveillance Data - Current data and past 3 years covering same time period </li></ul><ul><li>Operational Data - Including all info that support surveillance and control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>personnel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pesticide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Post Surveillance Data – Desired but not necessary </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Complete your own paperwork and do it immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Proof at time of submittal </li></ul><ul><li>Document, Document, Document </li></ul><ul><li>Include Complaint Info and Larvicide handed out to Citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Information helps show FEMA that the problem is too big for the county or the state to fix </li></ul>THINGS TO CONSIDER
    7. 7. <ul><li>FEMA will only reimburse for the increased operating cost for mosquito abatement. This is calculated by comparing the disaster related costs to the last three years of expenses for the same period. </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of higher levels of mosquitoes in the disaster area following the event is needed. </li></ul><ul><li>FEMA will consult with the CDC Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases to evaluate a State's request for assistance under this policy. </li></ul><ul><li>You must be prepared to take action before reimbursement. </li></ul>Other Important info
    8. 8. FEMA will only reimburse a portion of the difference in your vector control costs, if they reimburse anything at all If control is needed, you can not wait for FEMA
    9. 9. collecting the data
    10. 10. Mosquito Surveillance Data current mosquito population data include arboviral data flood event arboviral data - TRAP SITE Ps. columbiae Ps. ciliata 1 3728 14 2 1513 1 3 1649 5 4 928   5 1876 22 6 2340  
    11. 11. 3 Years of Mosquito Surveillance Data Mosquito surveillance data AND (a) Arboviral information (b) Work orders for mosquito control (c) Labor - Employee hours (d) Equipment use documentation (e) Pesticide use
    12. 12. POST-SPRAY SURVEILLANCE Include Identification Data flood event control
    13. 13. Other methods of collecting data <ul><li>Landing Counts </li></ul>Information to Collect: Collector's Name County Site Date Time Location on Body For counts of less than one minute, multiply to get landings per minute.
    14. 14. ask your neighbors
    15. 15. Emergency Mosquito Surveillance Trailer
    16. 16. CONTROL
    17. 17. Control Plan
    19. 19. WHEN IN DOUBT <ul><li>don’t be afraid to ask for help </li></ul><ul><li>know your local emergency management director </li></ul><ul><li>talk to mosquito control in surrounding counties </li></ul><ul><li>call the State entomologist </li></ul>
    20. 20. START NOW <ul><li>the best way to be prepared for an emergency is to start now and hope you never need to use what you learn </li></ul><ul><li>come to the Georgia Mosquito Control Association meetings to keep up with new methods of surveillance and control and to meet your peers and industry reps </li></ul>
    21. 21. Public Health Pesticides and the Clean Water Act: NPDES Permitting Joseph M Conlon Technical Advisor
    22. 22. History and Key Dates <ul><li>1972 Congress Passes Clean Water Act (CWA) to restore & maintain chemical integrity of “Navigable Waters of the US” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prohibits discharges of any pollutant into waters, except under NPDES permit. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>States may also issue permits if authorized by EPA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ag runoff and irrigation return flow exempt </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. 2006 Final Rule and Challenge to Rule <ul><li>11/26/06 - EPA Rule published, stating that the application of a pesticide directly to or over, including near, waters of the United States consistent with all relevant requirements under FIFRA does not require an NPDES permit. </li></ul><ul><li>12/8/06 – Petitions consolidated in the 6 th Circuit. </li></ul><ul><li>01/07/09 - 6 th Circuit vacates the 2006 Rule, stating that the rule was not a reasonable interpretation of the CWA. </li></ul><ul><li>06/08/09 - 6 th Circuit grants EPA’s request and ordered a two-year stay of the mandate until 04/09/11. </li></ul><ul><li>08/03/09 - 6 th Circuit rejects industry’s request for rehearing. </li></ul><ul><li>On 11/03/09 - Industry petitions the Supreme Court for Writ of Certiorari. </li></ul>
    24. 24. EPA NPDES Permits <ul><li>Individual and general </li></ul><ul><li>Specifies acceptable level of a pollutant in discharge from “point source” </li></ul><ul><li>Limits on what can be discharged, monitoring, and reporting requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Requires public comment period </li></ul><ul><li>Time to Process is 6 months – 1 year </li></ul><ul><li>Permits last up to 5 years maximum </li></ul>
    25. 25. AMCA 2/22/2010 <ul><li>&quot;Today, the US Supreme Court has announced that it has denied petitions to review the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to vacate the EPA's ruling exempting mosquito control applications from Clean Water Act permitting requirements attendant to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). This means that responsible agencies will be required to abide by NPDES permitting requirements as of 9 April 2011 . Be advised that EPA is in the process of drafting a general NPDES permit that will address mosquito control and is slated to publish it for public comment sometime in late April. …” </li></ul>
    26. 26. AMCA 2/22/2010 <ul><li>…In the meantime, it would behoove all to begin marshaling resources to develop your own best management plans for Integrated Mosquito Management in your districts … and prepare for the eventuality that you will have to adhere to a state NPDES permit. </li></ul>
    27. 27. General Permit – Mosquito Control <ul><li>Monitoring – required </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ visual monitoring” of “application area” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ enhanced visual monitoring” for some applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequency and timing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No ambient water quality testing foreseen – yet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Annual reporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Types, amounts, locations, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online using EPA-templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible by public </li></ul></ul>currently, no permit exists
    28. 28. Washington State <ul><li>The process is already started </li></ul><ul><li>There have already been issues </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>BOTTOM LINE: Without a permit, getting spray into surface water also leaves the spraying entity at risk of third party lawsuit under the federal Clean Water Act.
    29. 29. Additional Information <ul><li>EPA NPDES Training Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>click on “NPDES Permit Writers Training” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Introduction to the NPDES Program” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Overview of the Clean Water Act and the NPDES Program” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Scope and Regulatory Framework of the NPDES Program” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AMCA - </li></ul>
    30. 30. ANY QUESTIONS?