Pesticide Permit Overview
Aquatic Pesticdes SPDES General Permit
In 2009, a federal court decision mandated that pesticides applied to the waters of the US had to be covered under the NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit system. This decision reversed a long standing US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that exempted pesticide applications from obtaining a NPDES permit. Even though pesticide applications to New York State waters have been regulated under the state's pesticide regulations, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) decided to develop a SPDES (State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) general permit to protect pesticide applicators from third party lawsuits under the federal Clean Water Act.
For more information, http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/79073.html
Lake News OCT 9th
23rd Western Regional Conference October 21, 2017
Join us on Silver Lake in Wyoming County. The gathering includes a buffet style lunch and great talks. TO REGISTER: GO TO THE EVENTS TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE. AND SCROLL DOWN TO REGIONAL CONFERENCES.
The deadline for registration will be Oct 12th, 2017.
1. Panel Discussion - Faculty and staff from SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Brockport, the University of Buffalo, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) will discuss ways that lake associations can use college programs and expertise more effectively.
2. Dr. Joseph Atkinson, Chair , Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Buffalo will talk about ongoing research on harmful algal blooms in Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario.
3. Doug Conroe, Chautauqua Lake Association, talks about collaborative efforts with academic institutions..
4. Meg Wilkinson, Invasive Species Database Program Coordinator, NY Natural Heritage Program, shows how to use the IMAP Invasive System smartphone app. Assisting her in the “show and tell “ program will be students from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and the RIT.
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