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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is the state agency that regulates pesticides and is responsible for compliance assistance, public outreach activities and, enforcement of the requirements in the Environmental Conservation Law.

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Attention Category 3A Only and Category 3B Only Pesticide Applicators and Technicians:
Article 33 has recently been amended as part of the 2018 New York State Budget. These amendments will affect your fee at your next renewal or recertification. Please read the NOTICE (PDF, 63KB) for details on how the changes will be implemented.

Pollinator Protection - Information on reporting a "Pollinator Incident" and resources available to you for protecting and encouraging pollinators.

Enforcement Discretion Letters - The Department will exercise its authority to utilize enforcement discretion with respect to certain provisions of the Environmental Conservation Law and associated regulations relating to commercial pesticide applicator certification requirements in the following areas:

Compliance Checklists - A business compliance checklist (PDF, 54 KB) and Worker Protection Standard (WPS) compliance checklist (PDF, 127 KB) have been developed for Registered Pesticide Businesses, Certified Pesticide Applicators, and farmers that can be used to check compliance with some of the basic regulatory requirements.

NYSPAD Product Search - The NYSPAD product search can be used to obtain information regarding all pesticide products registered in New York. In addition, pesticide product labels can be viewed or downloaded within the NYSPAD search. Please click on the icon below to enter the NYSPAD search webpage.

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Worker Protection Standard (WPS) - The Department is involved in enforcing the new requirements issued by the USEPA (leaves DEC website). Email questions regarding the WPS to PesticideCompliance@dec.ny.gov. Complaints can be filed using the Farm Worker Complaint Form (PDF, 28KB).

Contact Us

The Pesticide Reporting and Certification Section can be contacted at 518-402-8748 or PestMgt@dec.ny.gov.

The Pesticide Product Registration Section can be contacted at 518-402-8768 or PPR@dec.ny.gov.

The Pesticide Compliance Section can be contacted at 518-402-8727 or PesticideCompliance@dec.ny.gov.

For questions regarding The Pesticide Reporting Law (PRL), call 518-402-8748 or email prl@dec.ny.gov.

PesticidesUpdates Listserv

The PesticidesUpdates list is for NYSDEC to provide the list members with information announcements only.

Sign up for the PesticidesUpdates e-mail notification listserv and get notices sent right to your inbox. Subscribe to GovDelivery, enter your e-mail address, complete and submit the requested information on the "New Subscriber" page. On the "Quick Subscription" page you will see all of the additional topics that you can receive email updates on from DEC. Scroll to the "Prevent and Control Pollution" category and check the box next to "Pesticides." You will receive a welcome email from DEC confirming your subscription(s).


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