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❱❱ HEARD FROM THE HILL

Reasonable
Overtime
Legislation
Introduced to Phase-in
Threshold Increase

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n July 15th, Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5), Congressman
Jim Cooper (TN-5), Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and
Congressman Collin Peterson (MN-7) introduced the Overtime
Reform and Enhancement Act, legislation that will initiate a three-year
phase-in of the Department of Labor's new overtime rule, which
would reach the Department of Labor's proposed $47,476 in 2019. The
legislation also eliminates the automatic three-year increase to the
salary threshold established under the new rule. The bill recognizes
that future administrations can and should update the overtime rules,
as they are required to under the Fair Labor Standards Act, but limits
the ability of the DOL to update the rules on autopilot. This will allow
stakeholders to comment on proposed changes and require the DOL
to ensure the rules are working as intended.
The annual increases under the bill are:
* December 1, 2016-$35,984 ($692 per week)
* December 1, 2017-$39,780 ($765 per week)
* December 1, 2018-$43,628 ($839 per week)
* December 1, 2019-$47,476 ($913 per week)
NPMA has issued a letter in support of this legislation and will activate the NPMA grassroots network and office visits with key legislators to support this reasonable compromise in conjunction with the
Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity (PPWO), a broad coalition
working together to stop the implementation of the Department of
Labor's final Overtime rule.

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PESTWORLD > NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2016

NPMA SUBMITS COMMENTS TO EPA AGAINST
WOTUS DEFINITION AND NPDES PERMITS
On July 29th, NPMA submitted comments on the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) proposed Draft National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System (NPDES): Application and Program Update. The proposed rule would add the definition "pesticide applications to waters
of the United States" in 40 CFR 122.2. Essentially, the addition of this
definition does not change existing policy or directly impact the renewal
of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Pesticide
General Permit (PGP) renewal, which NPMA commented on in March.
Rather this was another opportunity for NPMA to once again highlight our
opposition to NPDES permits and their damaging impact on protecting
public health. NPMA requested delaying the addition of this definition
until the litigation concerning "Waters of the U.S." is completed.
EPA CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING RULE
SENT TO SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
On July 25th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published
a Notification Of Submission to the Secretary of Agriculture of the final
Certification and Training rule (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0183). Pursuant to
section 25(a)(2)(B) of FIFRA the EPA Administrator is required to provide
the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) with a copy
of any draft final rule at least 30 days before signing it in final form for
publication in the Federal Register.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PestWorld - November/December 2016

President’s Message
View From the Summit
No Crystal Ball Needed
The Marketing Plan Revisited
Heard From the Hill: Reasonable Overtime Legislation Introduced to Phase-in Threshold Increase
Marketing Corner: Year in Review: Top Trends in Pest Management Marketing
Ask the Expert
Membership Programs: Networking: Put Yourself in the Right Room
Hiring Drivers
Calendar of Events
Index to Advertisers
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - cover1
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - cover2
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 3
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 4
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 5
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 6
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 7
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - President’s Message
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 9
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - View From the Summit
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 11
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 12
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 13
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - No Crystal Ball Needed
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 15
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 16
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 17
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - The Marketing Plan Revisited
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 19
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 20
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 21
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - Heard From the Hill: Reasonable Overtime Legislation Introduced to Phase-in Threshold Increase
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 23
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - Marketing Corner: Year in Review: Top Trends in Pest Management Marketing
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 25
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - Ask the Expert
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 27
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - Membership Programs: Networking: Put Yourself in the Right Room
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 29
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - Hiring Drivers
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 31
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - 32
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - Calendar of Events
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - Index to Advertisers
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - cover3
PestWorld - November/December 2016 - cover4
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