DEC regulates pesticides and handles compliance assistance, public outreach activities, and enforcement of the requirements in the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL).
New Online Forms
The Business and Agency Registration application and Commercial Permit application forms are now available using DEC's online form tool, nForm. For more information, please visit the Business and Agency Pesticide Information page.
PRL Electronic Reporting Guidance Now Available
PRL electronic reporting guidance videos are now available. The PRL requires the electronic submission of annual reports by February 1 of each year, detailing pesticide activities for the prior calendar year.
Spanish-Language Translations of Pesticide Statutes and Regulations
6NYCRR Part 325 and Article 33 and Parts of Articles 15 and 71 have been translated to Spanish. PDFs of those documents are linked here.
Glyphosate Annual Report
With the addition of paragraph 12 to Article 33-1301 of the Environmental Conservation Law, it is now unlawful for any state department, agency, public benefit corporation, or any pesticide applicator employed thereby as a contractor or subcontractor, to apply glyphosate on state property. However, the law permits the application of glyphosate on state property for the following uses:
- to maintain critical infrastructure;
- to maintain roadside vegetation to ensure public safety;
- to manage habitat for one of the following purposes:
- control invasive species;
- control pests of significant public health importance;
- control noxious plants injurious to ecosystem health; or
- protect critical native plant species; or
- conduct research into the environmental motility of glyphosate or to developsuitable alternatives to glyphosate for agricultural and environmental uses.
Prior to applying glyphosate on state property, the state department, agency, or public benefit corporation must develop a glyphosate use determination documenting that:
- the application meets the allowable use criteria;
- there will be no actual or significant threat of direct human exposure toglyphosate; and
- there are no effective and practicable alternatives to the use of glyphosate.
Paragraph 12 of Article 33-130 also requires that the Department of Environmental Conservation post on its website the amount and location of glyphosate usage on state property by April 1st each year.
In order to compile this information, the Department requested that all state departments, agencies, and public benefit corporations that apply glyphosate on state property, or that contract with pesticide applicators to apply glyphosate on state property, report the following to DEC every year by January 15th:
- the official name of the state department, state agency, or public benefit corporation;
- the pesticide agency or pesticide business registration number, if applicable;
- the pesticide product name;
- the United States Environmental Protection Agency registration number of the pesticide product;
- the amount of pesticide product applied; and
- the location of application.
DEC, in cooperation with Cornell University, reviewed and compiled the glyphosate report data. The data is available for view in 4 different formats that have been sorted by the following criteria:
The total amounts applied have also been summarized by Agency, County, and Product Name in the Glyphosate Report Summary for 2022 (PDF, 130KB),
The glyphosate report submissions are accepted by DEC at face value. Neither DEC nor Cornell can affirm that the data reported is entirely accurate. For example, reporters may report the diluted amount applied instead of the undiluted amount as required by DEC. DEC and Cornell review reports in an attempt to identify these obvious or likely errors, but not all errors can be identified or rectified. When errors are identified, the Department follows up with the report submitter and corrections are made.
Reclassification of Certain Neonicotinoid Pesticide Products to Restricted Use Pesticides
Effective January 1, 2023, DEC reclassified certain neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticide products as "restricted use". Products containing imidacloprid, acetamiprid and thiamethoxam that are labeled for foliar and/or widespread outdoor use and/or seed treatment have been reclassified as restricted use. The reclassification will ensure proper use by trained applicators, and require sales and use data to be annually reported to DEC in accordance with the Pesticide Reporting Law. This will provide a practical mechanism for obtaining information on use location and amounts for products which are currently registered as "general use" in New York State and can be used by the general public. Products labeled for directed application to trees and/or the ground around trees and plants are not included.
The following products have been reclassified as of January 1, 2023:
|ANARCHY 30 SG INSECTICIDE
|ANARCHY 70 WP INSECTICIDE
|ASSAIL 30SC INSECTICIDE
|ACETAMIPRID RTU INSECTICIDE
|TRISTAR 70 WSP INSECTICIDE
|ASSAIL 70WP INSECTICIDE
|ASSAIL 70WP INSECTICIDE
|ASSAIL 30 SG INSECTICIDE
|ASSAIL 30SG INSECTICIDE
|TRISTAR 30 SG INSECTICIDE
|ARVIDA 30 SG INSECTICIDE
|OMNI BRAND ACETAMIPRID 30 SG
|OMNI BRAND ACETAMIPRID 70 WP
|CRUISERMAXX POTATO INSECTICIDE AND FUNGICIDE
|CRUISERMAXX VIBRANCE CEREALS
|EQUITY INSECTICIDE WITH FUNGICIDES
|CRUISERMAXX POTATO EXTREME
|CRUISER VIBRANCE QUATTRO
|WARDEN CEREALS WR II
|SEED SHIELD CEREALS
|CRUISERMAXX VIBRANCE POTATO
|WARDEN CEREALS 360
|CLARIVA ELITE BEANS
|SEED SHIELD MAX BEANS
|SEED SHIELD MAX CEREALS
|CRUISER 5FS INSECTICIDE
|NITRO SHIELD IV
|GORDON'S GRUB NO-MORE GRANULES
|MALLET 0.5G INSECTICIDE
|ANNUAL INSECT CONTROL WITH SYSTEMAXX GRUB BEATER 'IT'S THAT SIMPLE'
|AGWAY ANNUAL INSECT CONTROL WITH SYSTEMAXX GRUB CONTROL
|LANDSCAPERS SELECT GRUB CONTROL + FERTILIZER
|ARTHOBAN GRUB AND INSECT CONTROL
|SENATOR 600 FS
|ROSE SHIELD SYSTEMIC ROSE & FLOWER CARE 8-12-4
|BONIDE SYSTEMIC ROSE & FLOWER CARE
|NUTRITE PROFESSIONAL TURF FERTILIZER WITH MALLET 0.2% INSECTICIDE (VARIOUS FERT BLENDS)
|VALLEY GREEN PROFESSIONAL TURF FERTILIZER WITH MALLET 0.2% INSECTICIDE
|TURF LINE PROFESSIONAL TURF FERTILIZER WITH MALLET 0.2% INSECTICIDE
|ARTHOBAN GRUB AND INSECT CONTROL PLUS FERTILIZER
|LESCO INSECTUS PLUS FERTILIZER
|PENNINGTON SEED MALLET PLUS LAMBDA WITH FERTILIZER
|TURF KING FERTILIZER WITH IMI-LAMBDA GRANULAR T&O INSECTICIDE
|NUTRITE PROFESSIONAL TURF FERTILIZER WITH MALLET-LAMBDA INSECTICIDE (VARIOUS FERT BLENDS)
|VALLEY GREEN PROFESSIONAL TURF FERTILIZER WITH MALLET-LAMBDA INSECTICIDE (VARIOUS BLENDS)
|17-0-3 FERTILIZER WITH GRUBOUT PLUS
|RAXIL PRO SHIELD INSECTICIDE AND FUNGICIDE
|GAUCHO 480 FLOWABLE
|GAUCHO 600 FLOWABLE
|ACCELERON IX-409 INSECTICIDE SEED TREATMENT
|ACCELERON IX-409 INSECTICIDE SEED TREATMENT
|GAUCHO XT FLOWABLE
|DYNA-SHIELD FOOTHOLD EXTRA
|DYNA-SHIELD FOOTHOLD VIROCK
|DYNA-SHIELD IMIDACLOPRID 5
|MY YIELD IX1
|RESONATE 600 ST
|RESONATE 480 ST
|FORTIFY SEASON LONG GRUB CONTROL
|TEBUSTAR IM ST
|GRO-FINE GRUB PREVENTER WITH MERIT
|ANNUAL GRUB BEATER INSECT CONTROL WITH SYSTEMAXX
|MARTIN'S DOMINION TREE & SHRUB
|BONIDE SYSTEMIC INSECT SPRAY WITH SYSTEMAXX
|BONIDE ANNUAL TREE & SHRUB INSECT CONTROL WITH SYSTEMAXX
|FERTI-LOME TREE & SHRUB DRENCH
|BONIDE DURATURF INSECT & GRUB CONTROL
|JONATHAN GREEN GRUB AND INSECT CONTROL
|HI-YIELD GRUB FREE ZONE
|FRUIT TREE & VEGETABLE SYSTEMIC SOIL DRENCH
|SATIVA IM RTU
|SATIVA IM MAX
|SATIVA IMF MAX
|SATIVA IMF SEMBOLITE MAX
|SATIVA IMF RTU
|SPIRATO IMTM 348 FS
|HELENA IMIDACLOPRID SEED TREATMENT
|STARTUP IMIDA SEED TREATMENT
|OPTROL INSECT CONTROL
|REVIZE IMIDA ST
|BIOADVANCED SCIENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS DUAL ACTION ROSE & FLOWER INSECT KILLER
|BIOADVANCED SCIENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS COMPLETE BRAND INSECT KILLER FOR SOIL & TURF CONCENTRATE
|BIOADVANCED SCIENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS COMPLETE BRAND INSECT KILLER FOR SOIL & TURF READY-TO-SPRAY
|BIOADVANCED SCIENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS COMPLETE BRAND INSECT KILLER FOR SOIL & TURF READY-TO-SPREAD GRANULES
|BIOADVANCED SCIENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS SEASON LONG GRUB CONTROL PLUS TURF REVITALIZER READY-TO-SPREAD GRANULES
|BIOADVANCED SCIENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS HOME PEST INSECT KILLER CONTINUOUS SPRAY
|BIOADVANCED SCIENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS DUAL ACTION ROSE & FLOWER INSECT KILLER CONTINUOUS SPRAY
The following information provides guidance regarding DEC's reclassification of certain neonicotinoid pesticide products as restricted use pesticides in New York. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the DEC's Pesticide Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Section at 518-402-8727.
Neonicotinoid pesticides subject to reclassification as restricted use pesticides
As of January 1, 2023, pesticide products containing imidacloprid, acetamiprid, or thiamethoxam that are labeled for foliar or widespread outdoor use or seed treatment have been reclassified as restricted use. Neonicotinoid pesticides that are labeled for limited ground application directly at the base of trees, shrubs, and plants are not included in the reclassification. A complete list of the pesticide products subject to this action can be found in the tables included above. In addition to this list, pesticide product registration and classification status for all DEC registered pesticide products can be found on the DEC's NYSPAD website.
Restricted use status for a pesticide -- defined
Restricted use status is when a pesticide is only permitted to be purchased, possessed, used, or applied by a certified pesticide applicator or the holder of a pesticide purchase permit. However, in certain situations restricted use pesticides may be applied by someone working under the direct supervision of a certified pesticide applicator when proper training and oversight is provided. The DEC bases pesticide product restriction status on the Environmental Conservation Law and the registration and classification of pesticides regulations, which allows the Commissioner of DEC to classify any pesticide as restricted use in order to protect the public interest and prevent damage or injury to health, property, or wildlife.
Understanding the difference between DEC and US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) restricted use status
Restricted use classification for pesticides can be established on the national level by USEPA or at the State level by DEC. All pesticides classified as restricted use by USEPA are also classified as restricted use by DEC. However, DEC can classify additional pesticides as restricted use to protect the public interest and prevent damage or injury to health, property, or wildlife. Pesticides classified as restricted use by USEPA will have a boxed statement on the top of the label indicating they are restricted use. Pesticides restricted by DEC only, and not by USEPA, will not have this label statement. In the case of this neonicotinoid reclassification, the listed neonicotinoid pesticides are DEC-restricted and will not contain this label statement.
The reason DEC seeks to reclassify these neonicotinoid pesticide products
The reclassification of these neonicotinoid pesticide products is an important step in protecting New York's environmental resources, including pollinators. This reclassification ensures the proper use of these pesticide products and restricts their sale, distribution and use. In addition, the sales and use data reported to the DEC associated with the application of these restricted use pesticides, which includes use location and amounts, will be evaluated and assist DEC in further protecting New York's environmental resources.
Reclassification -- the impact on pesticide applicators and residential users
Due to this reclassification, only certified pesticide applicators can purchase and possess these pesticide products. In addition, certified applicators, and in certain situations, people working under their direct supervision will be allowed to use and apply these pesticide products. Uncertified individuals, including residential users, will not be permitted to purchase, possess, and apply these pesticide products. However, under certain circumstances uncertified users may apply to the DEC for a pesticide purchase permit. If a purchase permit is provided, the applicator will be permitted to purchase, possess, use and apply the permitted pesticide product. The agricultural purchase permit form can be found on the DEC's website.
Actions to take if you are not a certified pesticide applicator and currently have these pesticide products
If you are not a certified pesticide applicator, the purchase, possession, distribution or application of these pesticide products is illegal. However, under certain circumstances a purchase permit may allow for possession and use of these products while inventory is being exhausted. If you are not a certified applicator or the holder of a purchase permit you must legally dispose of these pesticide products. Information on pesticide applicator certification and the agricultural purchase permit form can be found on the DEC's website.
Information for pesticide dealers selling these pesticide products
To sell these reclassified neonicotinoid and all restricted use pesticides in New York you must have a commercial permit from DEC. In addition, as a commercial permit holder you may only sell these reclassified neonicotinoid and all restricted use pesticides to certified pesticide applicators or purchase permit holders. Sale of restricted use pesticides without a commercial permit is illegal.
Information pertaining to the use of these reclassified neonicotinoid pesticides by a commercial pesticide apprentice, certified commercial pesticide technician, or people working under the supervision of a certified private pesticide applicator
These neonicotinoid pesticide products have been reclassified as restricted use by DEC and are currently not restricted by USEPA. Therefore, off-site direct supervision is allowed for these newly restricted neonicotinoid pesticide products. However, if they become federally restricted in the future, off-site direct supervision would not be appropriate for apprentices or people working under the direct supervision of a certified private pesticide applicator. In addition, supervising certified pesticide applicators should also review the other regulatory requirements associated with direct supervision. For example, if a label requires on-site direct supervision, the certified pesticide applicator must provide this oversight.
Glyphosate Reporting Requirement
Subdivision 12 of Section 33-1301 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) prohibits the use of glyphosate by state agencies, state departments, public benefit corporations, or their contractors and subcontractors on state property. However, exemptions were written into the law to allow state agencies, state departments, public benefit corporations or their contractors and subcontractors to apply glyphosate on state properties under limited circumstances for critical uses.
State departments, state agencies, and public benefit corporations must report all applications of glyphosate products on state property to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) by January 15th for applications conducted during the previous calendar year. Glyphosate applications on state property made by contractors or subcontractors of state departments, state agencies, or public benefit corporations must also be captured in the report. Contractors and subcontractors may report their glyphosate applications on behalf of the state department, state agency, or public benefit corporation that has contracted with them, but it is the responsibility of the state department, state agency, or public benefit corporation to ensure that all glyphosate applications are reported to the DEC accurately and on time.
The following information must be reported using the Glyphosate Reporting Form developed by DEC:
- The official name of the state department, state agency, or public benefit corporation
- The pesticide agency or pesticide business registration number, if applicable*
- The pesticide product name
- The USEPA Registration Number of the pesticide product
- The amount of pesticide product applied
- The location of application (in cases where address is not standard, use mile marker, or cross-roads)
*Reports submitted by contractors or subcontractors related to ECL Section 33-1301 Subdivision 12 must use the agency or business registration number (if applicable) of the state department, state agency, or public benefit corporation that has contracted with them.
The Glyphosate Reporting Form must be submitted electronically by email to [email protected] no later than January 15th every year.
The file name of the Glyphosate Reporting Form must include the official name of the state department, state agency, or public benefit corporation making pesticide applications or contracting pesticide applications. Contractors and subcontractors who submit reports must include their official name in the file name in addition to the official name of the state department, state agency, or public benefit corporation that has contracted with them.
- Example: Name of State Agency_Name of Contractor - Glyphosate Reporting Form.xlsx
State departments, state agencies, and public benefit corporations are required to maintain copies of reports, even if the reports are submitted by a contractor or subcontractor. Copies must be maintained for a minimum of three years following the date(s) of the application(s) and must be available for inspection upon request by the department.
Questions can be directed to [email protected] or call 518-402-8727.
A letter was recently signed pertaining to the use of certain pesticides approved as part of the Aquatic Pesticide permitting process.
USEPA registration numbers
The USEPA registration numbers will not change with this reclassification.
Introducing nForm, a new online tool. Pesticide applicators can now:
- Apply online to renew applicator certification
- Update address and contact information
- Request a replacement identification card
- Sign up for pesticide certification exams
Pesticide Management YouTube Videos
DEC's Bureau of Pesticide Management has recently produced a series of six informative YouTube videos discussing a range of pesticide-related topics. Each of the videos include both an English-language and Spanish-language version. A full list of links and descriptions are found below. (links leave DEC website).
Are you concerned about the use of pesticides in your community? Let's take a minute to talk about the regulatory structures in place to protect your health and the health of the environment.
¿Le preocupa el uso de pesticidas en su comunidad? Tomemos un minuto para hablar sobre las estructuras regulatorias vigentes para proteger su salud y la salud del medio ambiente.
Pesticides encompass a broad category of substances. Learn what constitutes a pesticide and the many ways pesticides are used.
Los pesticidas abarcan una amplia categoría de sustancias. Aprenda qué constituye un pesticida y las muchas formas en que se usan.
Certain pesticide products are exempt from federal registration because they are relatively safe for human health and the environment. These substances can be a good choice, but it's important to know they are still pesticides.
Ciertos productos pesticidas estàn exentos del registro federal porque se consideran relativamente seguros para la salud humana y el medio ambiente. Estas sustancias pueden ser una buena opción, pero es importante saber que siguen siendo pesticidas.
When it comes to pesticides, the label is the law. Whether you are hiring a professional applicator or applying pesticides yourself, understanding the pesticide label is a necessary step to using pesticides correctly.
Cuando se trata de pesticidas, la etiqueta es la ley. Ya sea que contrate a un aplicador profesional o aplique pesticidas usted mismo, comprender la etiqueta del pesticida es un paso necesario para usarlos correctamente.
Are you trying to decide if you should hire an exterminator or do it yourself? Let's talk about what you can and cannot apply as a landlord or superintendent.
¿Està tratando de decidir si debe contratar a un exterminador o hacerlo usted mismo? Hablemos de lo que puede y no puede solicitar como propietario o superintendente.
From cradle to grave, it is important to make sure that pesticides are used according to label directions and disposed of properly. Properly using, storing, and disposing of pesticides will prevent pollution and potential harm to people and wildlife.
Desde la creación hasta la eliminación, es importante asegurarse de que los pesticidas se utilicen de acuerdo con las instrucciones de la etiqueta y se eliminen correctamente. El uso, almacenamiento y eliminación adecuados de plaguicidas evitarà la contaminación y el daño potencial a las personas y la vida silvestre.
A recent amendment to the Environmental Conservation Law bans any state department, state agency, public benefit corporation or any pesticide applicator employed as a contractor or subcontractor to apply glyphosate on state property. However, there are exemptions to this ban to maintain critical infrastructure, manage roadside vegetation to ensure public safety, for the control of invasive species and pests of significant public health importance, and for research purposes. The law is effective December 31, 2021. A DEC letter regarding compliance with this amendment to the Environmental Conservation Law
Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Registration Cancellations and Proposed Regulation
July 21, 2021: DEC announced a regulatory revision to 6 NYCRR Part 326 to prohibit the sale, distribution, possession, and use of pesticide products containing the active ingredient chlorpyrifos. This regulatory revision was effective July 31, 2021.
December 31, 2020: the New York State pesticide registrations were canceled for 29 pesticide products containing chlorpyrifos and on July 31, 2021 the remaining fifteen pesticide products containing the active ingredient were cancelled. When cancelled, pesticide products can no longer be offered for sale or sold, distributed, or used in New York.
Enforcement Discretion - Applicators and Businesses
November 24, 2020: certified pesticide applicators must now have a valid, current certification identification (ID) card in their possession to make any commercial or private applications of pesticides and registered pesticide businesses. Agencies need a current registration to operate as a pesticide business or agency.
February 24, 2021: DEC will assess penalty credits, related to recertification, as prescribed in regulation.
Neighbor Notifications in Spanish Language
2020: ECL now requires that the 48-hour prior notification for certain commercial lawn applications, the information sign posted by retailers, and the visual notification markers posted for residential lawn applications be printed in English and Spanish. Other languages may be necessary. The requirements of the amendments, like the Neighbor Notification Law, effect counties and cities with a population of one million or more, that have adopted a local law to "opt into" the Neighbor Notification Law in its entirety.
Stakeholder Meetings - Pesticide Regulations
DEC held stakeholder webinars to get input, on potential changes to pesticide regulations. Stakeholders heard about potential revisions, expressed views, provided input and participated to help develop comprehensive regulations.
Have input as a stakeholder? Email [email protected].
Looking to provide feedback about aquatic pesticides regulations? Email [email protected].
Pesticide Products for Use Against COVID-19
Pesticide products used to disinfect surfaces or objects must be registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and then by DEC. EPA has activated its Emerging Viral Pathogens Guidance for Antimicrobial Products to allow the use of certain EPA-registered disinfectant products against COVID-19.
DEC has created a list of products registered in New York State that correspond to the list of products identified by EPA. The list is posted on the Open Data NY website (leaves DEC website).
Note: This list is subject to change -- check back for updates.
DEC reminds users to follow the label directions for disinfecting surfaces for viruses, including adherence to contact times and appropriate personal protective equipment as listed on each product label.
Have questions about pesticide products used in relation to COVID-19? Call 518-402-8768 or email [email protected]
Enforcement Discretion Letters
DEC will exercise its authority to utilize enforcement discretion with respect to certain provisions of the ECL and associated regulations relating to commercial pesticide applicator certification requirements in the following areas:
- Chlorpyrifos (PDF) - Enforcement discretion for distribution of unregistered products containing chlorpyrifos.
- Enforcement Discretion Letter (PDF) - Explains DEC's policy in relation to pesticide recertification and business registration during the coronavirus crisis.
- Enforcement Discretion Letter - Category 1A (PDF) - Notice of Termination of Enforcement Discretion for Agricultural Plant (Category 1A) Commercial Pesticide Apprentices to Apply Federally Restricted Use Pesticides During the COVID-19 Emergency.
- Commercial Lawn Application Contracts and Electronic Pesticide Labels (PDF) - This letter recognizes common, customer-friendly business practices and flexibility in providing and signing contracts and amendments, conducting warranty work, and specifying costs in multi-year contracts. The letter also allows for all pesticide applicators to maintain pesticide labels electronically.
- Utility Worker Protection from Stinging Insects (PDF) - Helps protect utility workers from imminent threat of stinging or biting insects in emergency situations.
- Applying Registered Rodenticides with Dry Ice as Only Active Ingredient (PDF) - Allows technicians and apprentices, in appropriate certification categories, to apply dry ice rodenticides under off-site direct supervision of a certified pesticide applicator.
Read more to find information about how to protect workers from imminent threat of stinging or biting insects in emergency situations:
- Highway Worker Protection from Stinging Insects (PDF)
- NYC Department of Environmental Protection (PDF)
- Monroe County Water Authority (PDF)
Pollinator Protection - Learn how to report a "Pollinator Incident" and about resources available for protecting and encouraging pollinators.
Compliance Checklists - A business compliance checklist (PDF) and Worker Protection Standard (WPS) compliance checklist (PDF) have been developed for Registered Pesticide Businesses, Certified Pesticide Applicators, and farmers that can be used to check compliance with basic regulatory requirements.
NYSPAD Product Search - can help get information on all pesticide products registered in New York. Also, pesticide product labels can be viewed or downloaded within the NYSPAD search. Please click on the icon below to enter the NYSPAD search webpage.
Call or email the Pesticide:
Reporting and Certification Section at 518-402-8748 or [email protected].
Product Registration Section at 518-402-8768 or [email protected].
Compliance Section at 518-402-8727 or [email protected].
Reporting Law (PRL) section at 518-402-8748 or [email protected].
Applicator Certification Exam your local DEC office.
Pesticides Updates Listserv
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- You will receive a welcome email from DEC confirming your subscription(s).