Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Registration Cancellations And Adopted Regulation
See the adopted Part 326 regulations which adds chlorpyrifos to the list of pesticides that are no longer allowed to be distributed, sold, purchased, possessed, or used for any purpose. This regulation went into effect July 31, 2021.
An Executive directive was issued for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to ban chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide, in December 2019 to safeguard public health and protect environmental resources. DEC has taken the following steps to implement that Executive directive.
Cancellation of Pesticide Registrations
On December 31, 2020, the New York State pesticide registrations were cancelled for 29 pesticide products containing chlorpyrifos in accordance with Environmental Conservation Law section 33-0713. The cancelled products had agricultural, turf, and indoor insect bait station uses. Agricultural products that allowed for applications to apple tree trunks were not cancelled on December 31, 2020, due to a critical need in the 2021 growing season.
The December 31, 2020, cancellations apply to the following products:
|EPA Registration Number
|Duraguard ME Microencapsulated Insecticide
|Durashield CS Controlled Release Insecticide
|Duraplex TR Total Release Insecticide
|Pyrofos 1.5 ULV Vector Control Insecticide
|Pyrofos 42 CS
|Lorsban 15G Granular Insecticide
|Lorsban 50W In Water Soluble Packets
|Dursban 50W In Water Soluble Packets
|Lorsban F Insecticidal Chemical
|Cheminova Chlorpyrifos Technical II
|Drexel Chlorpyrifos 15G
|Stallion Brand Insecticide
|Pilot 4E Chlorpyrifos Agricultural Insecticide
|Pilot 15G Chlorpyrifos Agricultural Insecticide
|Nufarm Chlorpyrifos SPC 4 Insecticide
|Nufarm Chlorpyrifos SPC 2 Insecticide
|Andersons Golf Products Insecticide III (Unrestricted)
|Agrisolutions Tundra Supreme
|Hot Shot Maxattrax Roach Bait
|Eliminator Roach Bait
The remaining 15 chlorpyrifos pesticide products that allow for applications to apple tree trunks remained registered for sale, use, and distribution in the state to fulfill the Executive directive to meet this critical need during the 2021 growing season.
The July 31, 2021, cancellations apply to the following products:
|EPA Registration Number
|Drexel Chlorpyrifos 4E-AG Insecticide
|Drexel Lambdafos Insecticide
|Agrisolutions Yuma 4E
|Chlorpyrifos 4E AG
|Quali-Pro Chlorpyrifos 4E
Cancelled products are considered unregistered and they may not be sold, offered for sale, distributed, or used in New York State.
Disposal or removal of existing stocks from New York
Products containing chlorpyrifos can no longer be sold, offered for sale, distributed, used, or transported in intrastate commerce within New York. This applies to existing stocks or products that may be in storage. Since these pesticides are unregistered, they may only be removed from the state or disposed of properly.
Individuals and businesses that still possess these unregistered products should explore all available options for removal or disposal. Pesticide distributors and manufacturers may be able to help determine the most appropriate and feasible options for their customers. These products may be removed from the state or disposed of (in state or out of state) through arrangements with the distributor or manufacturer who supplied them, through arrangements made directly with an appropriate disposal facility, or through arrangements with a distributor or business that will receive or transport them outside of New York. Pesticide applicators and businesses may also explore participation in a CleanSweepNY (leaves DEC's website) collection event. DEC is currently planning these collections.
Removal or disposal of these unregistered pesticides may involve distribution or transportation within the state, actions which are prohibited by regulation and statute due to their unregistered status. However, the Department issued an Enforcement Discretion for Distribution of Unregistered Products Containing Chlorpyrifos (PDF - 81 KB), which allows the temporary distribution of these products for removal or disposal purposes.
While arrangements are made for distribution or disposal, these products may be stored until February 1, 2022 or until the Enforcement Discretion for Distribution of Unregistered Products Containing Chlorpyrifos (PDF - 81 KB) is rescinded by the Department. Note that products that are considered restricted use pesticides may only be distributed by a New York State Restricted Pesticide Dealer.
If unregistered Hot Shot Maxattrax Roach Bait or Eliminator Roach Bait is from a household an option for disposal could be to participate in a Town, City, or County household hazardous waste collection program. The materials accepted at these types of events vary depending on the program. Read more information about household hazardous waste collection programs or visit your local government website. Hot Shot Maxattrax Roach Bait and Eliminator Roach Bait can continue to move through the channels of trade and be sold by retailers until May 31, 2021. The residential application of these products may continue until July 31, 2021, as described in the Department's enforcement discretion letter to United Industries (PDF - 232KB). However, the commercial application of these products by a commercial pesticide applicator is not allowed.
If you have any question regarding the chlorpyrifos cancellation process, please contact the Pesticide Product Registration Section at 518-402-8768 or [email protected]. For information associated with the proposed chlorpyrifos prohibition regulation, please contact the Pesticide Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Section at 518-402-8727 or [email protected].