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Pesticide General Permit

State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Point Source Discharges to Surface Waters of New York State from Pesticide Applications Permit No. GP-0-11-001

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) issued the SPDES General Permit for Point Source Discharges to Surface Waters of New York Sate from Pesticide Applications Permit No. GP-0-11-001. This General Permit, GP-0-11-001 shall be effective from November 1, 2011 to October 31, 2016. Eligibility criteria are contained within Part I of the General Permit.

A notice of draft permits was published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin on December 8, 2010. This project is an Unlisted Action pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act. A Negative Declaration is on file for this SPDES General Permit for Point Source Discharges To Surface Waters Of New York State From Pesticide Applications, GP-0-11-001.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Two "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) documents are provided in the following links. The first provides general information on the permit and the second provides specific information on completing the Notice of Intent (NOI) to obtain coverage under the permit. Both FAQ's may be of interest to all operators and aquatic pesticide applicators.

For any further information please send request to address below:

Barbara Horton
NYS DEC, Division of Water
625 Broadway - 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3505

Division of Water email
Phone: (518) 402 -8111

This General Permit is required and will authorize coverage for point source discharges resulting from any application of a pesticide labeled for aquatic uses directly to, in, or over a surface water of New York. This General Permit is not required and will not authorize coverage for other pesticide uses not included in this eligibility, as described in Part I of the General Permit. Applicants must seek authorization for coverage under GP-0-11-001, and will be required to file a Notice of Intent prior to the next application of a pesticide labeled for aquatic uses directly to, in, or over a surface water of New York to obtain such coverage.

The NYSDEC continues to reserve the right to require any applicant seeking or maintaining coverage under this General Permit, GP-0-11-001 to apply for an individual SPDES permit.