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needs to combat the virus outbreak before
authorizing $1.9 billion in funding.
Also	 on	 Capitol	 Hill,	 the	 House	 overwhelmingly	approved	legislation	(H.R.	4400)	
that	would	add	Zika	to	a	key	U.S.	Food	and	
Drug	Administration	(FDA)	program	called,	
The	Priority	Review	Voucher	Program,	which	
encourages the development of treatments
for neglected tropical diseases. The bill has
already	passed	the	Senate	(S.2512).	Other	
Zika-related initiatives are being proposed
weekly, while funding for combating Zika
will	 remain	 a	focal	point	on	 Capitol	 Hill	
throughout the appropriations process.
Since January NPMA has met with countless legislators in both chambers of Congress
and also provided educational briefings to
several prominent committees including:
Senate Committee on Agriculture; Senate
Committee on Environment and Public
Works;	House	Committee	on	Agriculture;	
and	 House	 Committee	 on	 Energy	 and	
Commerce. NPMA is continuously communicating the important role of the structural pest management industry in mitigating
exposure to Zika-carrying mosquitoes, and
that the pest management industry is a builtin pest defense network with resources that
should be used to coordinate efforts and
educate the public on available services
and common sense approaches to minimize
exposure to Zika-carrying mosquitoes.

previous with only minor changes proposed.
March 11, 2016 was the deadline for public
comment. Despite several requests by state
regulators and pesticide industry allies, no
extension was granted by EPA.
The requirement for NPDES permits is a
result	of	a	2009	U.S.	Sixth	Circuit	Court	of	
Appeals decision in Nat'l Cotton Council
v. EPA. The court determined that under
the	Clean	Water	Act	(CWA),	discharges	of	
pollutants	(chemical	pesticides)	into	Waters	
of	the	United	States	(WOTUS)	shall	require	
obtaining an NPDES permit. The ruling
came despite EPA's opposition and argument that pesticides applied in accordance
with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and
Rodenticide	Act	(FIFRA)	are	exempt	from	
CWA's permitting requirements.
NPMA is aggressively pursuing legislative solutions to the overly redundant NPDES
permits	-	specifically	the	Sensible	Environmental	Protection	Act	of	2015	(S.	1500)	
in	the	Senate	and	the	Reducing	Regulatory	
Burdens	Act	(H.R.	897)	in	the	House.	NPMA	
is working with a broad coalition to push this
legislation through multiple avenues.
Appropriation Process
Heating Up, NPMA Needs
Your Continued Participation
The annual appropriations process is heating up in Washington D.C. Now is the time
to continue the positive momentum gained
during NPMA's Legislative Day towards
achieving the NPMA's policy objectives.

NPMA's Congressional representatives have all returned from spring recess
and a series of appropriation bills, which
fund	the	U.S.	government,	are	beginning	
to be debated and amended through the
nuanced appropriations process in both
chambers.
The looming 2016 elections create a condensed legislative calendar and this will be
one of the most important times to communicate with your elected officials. Whether
it is overtime, NPDES permits, Zika virus,
pollinators, or tax issues, this is when the
NPMA needs your continued engagement
and assistance. If you have not already done
so, please sign-up to receive the NPMA's
grassroots alerts at https://npmapestworld.
org/public-policy/take-action/ and be ready
to participate over the coming weeks.
HUD Publishes Updated
NPMA 99A&B Forms
Recently,	 the	 Department	 of	 Housing	
and	Urban	Development	(HUD)	re-issued	
HUD-NPMA-99A	and	HUD-NPMA-99B	
with updated expiration dates '5/30/2018'.
Besides the new expiration date, the forms
retain the same OMB Approval Number
and, as expected, no substantive changes
were made to the forms.
Moving forward, the new forms should be
used and NPMA has ordered the new versions
to be made available on the NPMA Bug Store
web site at https://forms.npmapestworld.org/
bugstore.

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In early March, NPMA submitted comments	on	the	U.S.	EPA's	(Environmental	
Protection Agency) National Pollutant
Discharge	Elimination	System	(NPDES)	
general permit renewal. The NPDES general permit is required by federal law to be
renewed on a five year cycle, with the current
general permit expiring on October 31, 2016.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PCOC - Summer 2016

President’s Message PCOC: Building Opportunities, Adding Value
Measurements That Matter and Why
Presidential Profile
Business Leaders Warn of Dangers of New Wage Law
Federal Update
Insurance Sprains, Strains and Auto-Hose Reels
State Capitol Report Views from Sacramento
Membership Pays! Clark Pest Control Highlights its PCOC Benefits and Value
Firm Profile Cliff’s Pest Control
Index to Advertisers
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PCOC - Summer 2016 - 4
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 5
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 6
PCOC - Summer 2016 - President’s Message PCOC: Building Opportunities, Adding Value
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Measurements That Matter and Why
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 9
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 10
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Presidential Profile
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 12
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 13
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Business Leaders Warn of Dangers of New Wage Law
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 15
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Federal Update
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 17
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Insurance Sprains, Strains and Auto-Hose Reels
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 19
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 20
PCOC - Summer 2016 - State Capitol Report Views from Sacramento
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 22
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 23
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 24
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Membership Pays! Clark Pest Control Highlights its PCOC Benefits and Value
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PCOC - Summer 2016 - 27
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 28
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Firm Profile Cliff’s Pest Control
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Advertiser.com
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PCOC - Summer 2016 - outsert1
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