AMCA Position Papers


Clean Water Act NPDES Permit Impacts on Mosquito Control Programs

Issue: Mosquito Control Programs (MCP’s) are required to have NPDES permits under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for mosquito control pesticide applications (including both biological pesticides and chemical pesticides) occurring over, near or in waters of the US. These permits are unnecessary since the pesticide product use has already been reviewed and approved by EPA, and the failure to obtain or operate in accordance with a NPDES permit exposes MCPs to substantial CWA penalties including Citizen Suit litigation. These NPDES requirements provide little or no environmental benefit, and can have a chilling effect on the ability of MCPs to protect the public from mosquitoes and mosquito borne diseases.  Click here for more...

 

Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Grants for Mosquito-borne Disease Surveillance

Issue: Reduced federal funding is crippling the capabilities of state mosquito-borne disease monitoring and response programs. Increased federal funding is needed to address well-established mosquito-caused diseases, as well as Chikungunya, a newly-emerging mosquito-borne pathogen in the Caribbean.  Click here for more...

 

Mosquito Control on Federal Lands for Federal Properties Where Mosquito Control is Limited or Not Allowed

Issue: Federal agencies need to better accommodate mosquito control activities on their lands, as identified and performed by local mosquito control programs. Click here for more...