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

An Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) Pesticide General Permit (PGP) authorizes point source discharges from the application of pesticides to the waters of the United States (WOTUS).

This permit is for operators who discharge biological pesticides or chemical pesticides that leave a residue and are used for:

  • mosquito and other flying insect control
  • weed, algae and vegetation (herbaceous and woody) control
  • animal pest control
  • forest canopy pest control



  • Single Source (Level 1A) is $2501
  • Areawide (Level 1B) is $5001

Pesticide Discharge Management Plan Review (PDMP)

  • PDMP Review is $1,0002
  • PDMP Re-Review is $5003

The correct fee amount must be submitted with the Notice of Intent (NOI) for processing. The permittee is assessed an annual fee in the same amount until the Notice of Termination (NOT) form is submitted to ADEQ to terminate permit coverage.

Permit Documents

PGP | View >
Fact Sheet | View >


NOI* | Download >
NOI* Supplement for Areawide Discharge | Download >
NOT | Download >
Annual Report Form | Download >
Pesticide Discharge Management Plan (PDMP) Template | Download (Word) >

* ADEQ's PGP does not require all pesticide dischargers to submit an NOI 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 an NOI to obtain permit coverage | View Section 2.4 of the permit >