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 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.html

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