Water Quality Division

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Why do I need a Pesticide General Permit (PGP)?

A Pesticide General Permit (PGP) - Point Source Discharges from the Application of Pesticides or for area wide permit coverage under AZG2011-011. This permit is for operators who discharge to waters of the U.S. for the application of biological pesticides; chemical pesticides that leave a residue; or when the pesticide application for the Mosquito and other flying insect or pest control, weed, algae and vegetation (herbaceous and woody) Control, Animal Pest Control or Forest Canopy Pest Control. The permit is issued under Arizona Administrative Code 1(A.A.C.) R18-9-C901 and applies to all areas in Arizona, except Indian Country. The permit is valid for five years.


The Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES), Pesticide General Permit (PGP) fee schedule per 1A.A.C. R18-14-109 is:

Pesticide General Permit (PGP)

  • Single Source (Type 1A) is $250.00
  • Areawide (Type 1B) is $500.00

Pesticide Discharge Management Plan Review (PDMP)

  • PDMP Review is $1,000.003
  • PDMP Re-Review is $500.004

The correct fee amount must be submitted with the Notice of Intent (NOI) for processing.

Permit Documents

Pesticide GP (PGP) | View >
Fact Sheet | View >


PGP Notice of Intent (NOI)* | Download >
PGP Notice of Intent (NOI)* Supplement for Area Wide Discharge | Download >
PGP Notice of  Termination (NOT) | Download >
PGP Annual Report Form | Download >

* ADEQ's PGP does not require all pesticide dischargers to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) (see section 2.4 of the permit) to obtain coverage. Only operators that propose to discharge to waters classified as aquatic and wildlife (warm or cold water), an impaired water, an Outstanding Arizona Water, an effluent dependent water, or as part of a specific approval must submit a NOI to obtain permit coverage.