Location: Invasive Species and Pollinator HealthTitle: Monitoring for national pollutant discharge elimination system permit requirements: Algaecides
|Calomeni, Alyssa - Clemson University|
|Geer, T.d. - Clemson University|
|Lwinski, K.j. - Clemson University|
|Rodgers, John - Clemson University|
|Wersal, Ryan - Lonza Corporation|
Submitted to: Journal of Integrated Pest Management
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/21/2017
Publication Date: 10/11/2017
Citation: Calomeni, A.J., Geer, T., Lwinski, K., Rodgers, J.H., Madsen, J.D., Wersal, R.M. 2017. Monitoring for national pollutant discharge elimination system permit requirements: Algaecides. Journal of Integrated Pest Management. 8(1):1-9. https://doi.org/10.1093/jipm/pmx025.
Interpretive Summary: To comply with NPDES general permit programs that govern the application of pesticides to water, algae abundance and algaecide concentrations must be monitored. This paper presents monitoring methods that will assist water managers with compliance to NPDES regulations.
Technical Abstract: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit requirements were expanded to encompass algaecide applications in 2009. To remain in compliance with NPDES permit requirements monitoring of the algaecide treatment is required. Literature regarding NPDES permitting requirements and experimental methods to fulfill these requirements was reviewed. Monitoring is required to identify the problem, confirm exposures and measure responses of target and non-target species. Experimental methods to address the monitoring requirements are site and situation specific although the approach is widely applicable.