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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Pest Management

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.


The Department would like to introduce Phase 1 of the "New York State Pesticide Administration Database" (NYSPAD) portal. You may access information regarding pesticide: applicators/technicians, training courses, training course instructors/sponsors and certification/recertification exams. Phase 2 of NYSPAD will allow access to the business/agency registration information and will be available in the near future.

What's New

A Be Green Organic Yards NY Brochure (PDF) (497 KB) was developed to promote and to provide information to consumers about the Be Green Organic Yards NY program and organic landscape services. Save and print a copy for your use (print in landscape mode and flip on the short edge). A high resolution file is available for professional printing upon request.

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. Two meetings of the Technical Review and Advisory Committee were held recently to discuss the Strategy. This spring there will be a meeting of interested stakeholders.

NYSDEC releases the Annual Pesticide Reporting data from years 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. This data is collected under the auspices of the Environmental Conservation Law Article 33, Title 12, known as the Pesticide Reporting Law (PRL).

Be Green Letter - After collaborating with industry representatives, the NYSDEC has made changes to the Be Green Organic Yards NY organic landscape program.

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