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Proposed Part 326, Registration and Classification of Pesticides

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) filed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with the Department of State to amend the State's existing 6 NYCRR Part 326 pesticide registration regulations. The proposed regulation will add chlorpyrifos to the section 326.2(c) list of pesticide active ingredients that are no longer allowed to be distributed, sold, purchased, possessed, or used for any purpose.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is available in the January 27, 2021 issue of the State Register.

Comment period is closed.

Availability of Documents for Review

Information concerning the review process, the proposed rulemaking, and supporting rulemaking documents are available below. These documents may also be inspected at NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233. Please call Melissa Treers for an appointment at (518) 402-8678 or email her at

Written Comments

The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed rulemaking through April 5, 2021. Written comments can be submitted as follows:

Public Comment Hearing Information

A public comment hearing webinar for the proposed rule will be held before Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Richard Sherman via electronic webinar as follows. The electronic webinar format is reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:

Date: March 30, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM
Access: To join through the internet, visit and click "Join."
Event Number: 179 040 6266
Password: 0330-6PM

To join by phone only, dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 179 040 6266

Persons wishing to comment on the proposed rule will have the opportunity to make a statement at the public comment hearing webinar. Any person wishing to provide a public statement must register in advance of the hearing no later than 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2021. Any person who wishes only to observe the webinar online must also register. Any person may listen to the hearing by phone without pre-registration.

  • To register electronically: Persons who will login to the hearing electronically must register. To register, visit, click "Join," input the event number listed above, click "Register," and fill in the requested information. You will be asked whether you wish to make a public statement or not. After registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation by email with information about how to join the hearing.
  • To register by telephone: Any person who is not able to login electronically may participate by telephone. Call-in participants who wish to make a public statement must register in advance by calling the Department at 518-402-9003 no later than 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2021. Please provide your first and last name, address, email address if any, and telephone number and reference the Part 326 public comment hearing.

All participants will be muted upon entry into the hearing. The ALJ will call each person who has requested to provide a statement to speak. The ALJ will continue the hearing until everyone wishing to speak has been heard or other reasonable arrangements have been made to include their comments in the record. Reasonable time limits may be set for each speaker as necessary to afford all participants an opportunity to be heard. We also recommend that lengthy comments be summarized for oral presentation and submitted in writing as provided above. The hearing will be recorded for inclusion in the record.

The Department will provide interpreter services for hearing impaired persons, and language interpreter services for individuals with difficulty understanding or reading English, at no charge upon written request submitted no later than March 16, 2021. The written request must be addressed to ALJ Sherman , NYS DEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1550 or emailed to ALJ Sherman at

Rulemaking Documents

Express Terms and related rulemaking documents (PDF)(177 KB).

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