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

http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8530.html and

Lake News APR 16th

35th Annual Conference

NYSFOLA will celebrate 35 years of protecting NY lakes May 4-5 at the Fort William Henry Conference Center in Lake George.  The conference agenda is under the Events tab above.  

Sorry.  We are full!  

You can still register at the door for sessions only ($75 for Friday or Saturday -  $85 for both days with no meals).  Our head counts are headed to the chef.

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News from U.S. EPA APR 22nd

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