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Pesticides and Alternatives

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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NYSPAD Product Search - The NYSPAD product search has replaced the Product, Ingredient, and Manufacturer System (PIMS) as the source for all your New York pesticide product registration information and approved labels. Please bookmark this site and begin using it immediately as the data on PIMS is no longer being updated.

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2012 PRL Data Now Available - Department and Cornell staff have worked to validate the data for the 2012 reporting year. This data details pesticide use and sales for the 2012 calendar year. Links to the reports and data summaries on Cornell's Pesticide Reporting website are located on the PRL Annual Reports Page.

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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

Contact Us

The Pesticide Reporting and Certification Section can be contacted at 518-402-8748 or

The Pesticide Product Registration Section can be contacted at 518-402-8768 or

The Pesticide Compliance Section can be contacted at 518-402-8727 or

For questions regarding The Pesticide Reporting Law (PRL), call 518-402-8748 or email

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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