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 JUL 26th
Columbia-Greene Lakes Coalition Meeting
Hudson Valley area lake associations don't miss the annual Columbia-Greene Lakes Association Meeting. Special thanks to NYSFOLA Board member Terri Mayhew, Cornell Cooperative Extension in Columbia & Greene Counties, for organizing this once again.
"Surveys, Drones, and Action Thresholds" - Brad Bowers, SOLitude Lake Management
"Moving Beyond Invasive Species Week" - Kristopher Williams, CAP-MO PRISM
Lake Roundtable updates
Light breakfast fare and lunch will be provided
Where: Sleepy Hollow Lake Lodge 102 Lisa Lane, Athens, NY
When: Friday August 24th
Time: 9:30AM to 2:00PM
RSVP: Theresa Mayhew email@example.com by August 21Read More Read ALL