Mary A. Roy, Environmental Program Specialist 2
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
Bureau of Pesticides Management
625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7254
Phone: (518) 402-8781; Fax: (518) 402-9024
The NYSDEC is the State agency with lead responsibility for a range of environmental programs, such as air and water quality, lands and forests, and fish and wildlife, as well as solid and hazardous materials and wastes. The Bureau of Pesticides Management is in the Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials. DEC also has responsibility for environmental remediation, enforcement, and permits.
Regarding pesticides, NYSDEC regulates the registration, commercial use, purchase, sale, distribution, transportation and custom application of pesticides in NYS. DEC also promulgated regulations regarding neighbor notification of pesticide use for lawn care purposes. NYS requires the reporting of pesticides used by commercial applicators. NYS has reporting requirements for sales of restricted use and general use pesticides, and maintains reported data in a database.
Services: (for certified applicators and technicians, pesticide registrants, growers and farm workers, schools, homeowners, and the general public)
Regulation of pesticide purchase and use through 6 NYCRR Part 325 Regulations Relating to Application of Pesticides.
Coordinate training for applicator certification and recertification (primarily provided by outside entities), approve agenda & assign recertification credits for such training, and post calendar of DEC-approved courses @ http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu.