NYS DEC Pesticide General Permit - Comment Period

State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Point Source Discharges to Surface Waters of New York State from Pesticide Applications Permit No. GP-0-11-001

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) issued the SPDES General Permit for Point Source Discharges to Surface Waters of New York Sate from Pesticide Applications Permit No. GP-0-11-001. This General Permit, GP-0-11-001 shall be effective from November 1, 2011 to October 31, 2016. Eligibility criteria are contained within Part I of the General Permit.

A notice of draft permits was published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin on December 8, 2010. This project is an Unlisted Action pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act. A Negative Declaration is on file for this SPDES General Permit for Point Source Discharges To Surface Waters Of New York State From Pesticide Applications, GP-0-11-001.

2016 Draft Documents for public review of GP-0-16-005

Availability for Public Comment: Written comments on the draft general permit will be accepted by fax (518-402-9029) or mail until close of business on May 20, 2016 or 30 days after publication of this notice.

2016 Pesticide General Permit (GP-0-16-005) (PDF) (162KB)

2016 Pesticide General Permit Fact Sheet (PDF) (55KB)

Comments should be submitted electronically to, or filed with the contact listed below:
Thomas Boekeloo, NYS DEC - Division of Water,
625 Broadway - 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505

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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