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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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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:

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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 Please bookmark this site and begin using it immediately as the data on PIMS is no longer being updated.

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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.

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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