ENB - Statewide Notices 11/2/2011
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 (NYS DEC) issued the SPDES General Permit for Point Source Discharges to Surface Waters of New York State 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 22, 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.
Copies of the permit, fact sheet, responsiveness summary and applicable forms are available on the NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/70489.html or may be requested from the contact information listed below.
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. After October 31, 2011, applicants must seek authorization for coverage under GP-0-11-001, and will be required to file a Notice of Intent prior to application of a pesticide labeled for aquatic uses directly to, in, or over a surface water of New York to obtain such coverage.
The NYS DEC 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.
Contact: Barbara Horton, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505, Phone: (518) 402 8111, E-mail: DOWinformation@dec.ny.gov.