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  • GCEP water survey open until Nov. 17

    The Golf Course Environmental Profile Water Use and Conservation Survey is now available. GCSAA is seeking data from superintendents regarding water use and conservation practices to update much needed information and compare golf's current landscape to information collected in a survey conducted eight years ago. Surveys must be completed by Nov. 17.

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Visit Government Relations Online for access to critical and relevant advocacy and compliance information and resources. Learn more about legislative and regulatory issues impacting your facility, join the GCSAA Grassroots Network and volunteer to serve as a GCSAA Grassroots Ambassador.

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GCSAA seeks Grassroots Ambassadors
GCSAA is taking its government relations efforts to the next level with GCSAA Grassroots Ambassadors. The goal is to match a member of GCSAA with each member of Congress, and to build strong relationships between them. The program will establish a network of committed volunteers to serve as the “go-to” people for lawmakers and their staff on golf course management issues.

Nov. 30: Last call for methyl bromide existing stocks for golf
The most recent amendment to EPA's methyl bromide cancellation order allows for the sale and distribution of methyl bromide for golf course use until Nov. 30, 2014. Those stocks owned by the end user by that date may continue to be applied until they are exhausted. If you anticipate a need for methyl bromide in the future, please contact Chava McKeel, associate director, government relations, for more information regarding this important compliance deadline.

Use of Nemacur (fenamiphos) products extended until Oct. 6, 2017
The EPA has granted GCSAA's request for an extension on the use of fenamiphos (Nemacur nematicide) existing stocks labeled for use on golf courses until Oct. 6, 2017. Nemacur is used to control the major genera of nematodes attacking turfgrass including root knot, root lesion, sting, lane and rink nematodes.

GCSAA applauds passage of H.R. 5078 on WOTUS
On Sept. 9, the U.S. House of Representatives passed The Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act (H.R. 5078) by a 262-152 vote. The bill would block the implementation of the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers proposed "Waters of the United States" rule. GCSAA supported passage of H.R. 5078 through a letter to all house members from CEO Rhett Evans, 28 letters from GCSAA chapters and 400 letters to the house through a GCSAA action alert. Attention now turns to the senate.

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