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.
NYSDEC releases Draft Long Island Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy - The goal of the Strategy is to protect water quality from pesticide-related contamination, while continuing effective pest management on Long Island. It contains the blueprint for a pesticide pollution prevention approach on Long Island. Public comment on the Draft Strategy ends April 30, 2013 and NYSDEC will hold public meetings during April 2013. Full information on submitting comments to DEC is contained in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB).
Be Green in the Great Lakes - A public information brochure contains introductory tips for homeowner and apartment dweller on protecting water quality in the 33-county NYS Great Lakes basin during lawn care and pest management activities.
More about Pest Management:
- Draft Long Island Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy - Draft Long Island Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy.
- Amended Requirements for Pesticide Commercial Lawn Care Contracts - Chapter 526 of the New York State Laws of 2011 amends the Environmental Conservation Law, regarding the formats certain information can be provided in (written, digital or electronic) for commercial lawn care contracts.
- Amended Requirements for Pesticide Applicators to Provide Product Label Information - Chapter 216 of the New York State Laws of 2007 amends the Environmental Conservation Law, regarding the formats product label information can be requested in (written, digital or electronic) and adding a requirement for the applicator to possess a written copy of that information.
- Aquatic Pesticides - The NYSDEC regulates the application of aquatic pesticides in New York State and is responsible for compliance assistance and public outreach activities to ensure enforcement of State pesticide laws.
- Be Green in the Great Lakes Project - An education and outreach program on alternative land care practices for the Great Lakes Basin. The Land Care and Pest Management Practices brochure provides tips on alternative pest and land management practices - part of pesticide pollution prevention in the Great Lakes basin. Take the survey located on the right side column on this page.
- CleanSweepNY Project - An Environmental Benefit Project for the removal of cancelled, unwanted, unusable, or otherwise obsolete pesticide chemicals.
- Federal Endangered Species Program - USEPA maintains a website regarding endangered species, including information on pesticides management as it relates to endangered species nationwide. The NYSDEC Pesticides Program web page includes a link to that USEPA site and a brief description of its pesticide-related aspects.
- Information on Pest Management and Pesticide Use - The DEC Pest Management Information Series of brochures are the Department's primary source of information on pest management issues for New York State residents.
- The Neighbor Notification Law, Rule and Regulation - The Neighbor Notification Law, Rule and Regulation.
- Pest Management Forms - a compilation of various forms used in the Pesticides Program.
- Pest Management for Schools, Day Care Centers and Parents - Information regarding Guidance and Policy regarding pesticide prohibition on grounds at schools and day care centers, alternative pest management and the pesticide Neighbor Notification Law.
- Pesticide Product Registration - The Environmental Conservation Law requires every pesticide product which is used, distributed, sold or offered for sale in New York State to be registered with the NYSDEC.
- Pesticide Program Fees - Summary of all Pesticide Program Fees
- The Pesticide Reporting Law (PRL) - Information regarding pesticide reporting
- Pesticides Residue Removal Proposed Rulemaking - Summary of Proposed Rulemaking and Information on Initial Outreach
- Pesticides Updates Listserv - Sign up with a valid e-mail address to receive pesticide information
- Questions and Answers Regarding New York State Pest Management Program - Please take a look at the most recent additions to our series of Q&A about Pesticides Program subjects, such as pesticide product labels, commercial lawn applications, and many more topics.