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 18th
Adirondack Lakes Alliance, Inc. Annual Symposium
Join NYSFOLA and many Adirondack lake associations at the annual Adirondack Lakes Alliance, Inc annual symposium "Building Effective Lake and River Associations" at Paul Smith's College. August 8, 2018 9AM-3:30PM. Registration opens at 8:30AM. To register: https://www.adirondacklakesalliance.org/ala-lake-and-river-association-symposium-registration.htmlRead More Read ALL