New York Pesticides regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste pesticides:

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Listed waste pesticides: 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 371.4

Farmer exemption: 6 NYCRR 372.1(e)(3)

Restricted-use pesticides: 6 NYCRR 326.2

Business registration: 6 NYCRR 325.23 to 325.25

Permits: 6 NYCRR 326.3 to 326.6

Certification: 6 NYCRR 325.11, 6 NYCRR 325.12, and 6 NYCRR 325.19

Training: 6 NYCRR 325.8 to 325.10 and 6 NYCRR 325.18

Pesticide apprentice: 6 NYCRR 325.10

Commercial pesticide technician: 6 NYCRR 325.9

Commercial applicator: 6 NYCRR 325.8(a)

Private applicator: 6 NYCRR 325.8(c)

Recertification: 6 NYCRR 325.10

Application requirements: 6 NYCRR 325.2

Recordkeeping: 6 NYCRR 325.25

Equipment identification: 6 NYCRR 325.26

Pesticide Use: 6 NYCRR 325.2

Lawn application: Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 33-1001 to 33-1005 and 6 NYCRR 325.40

Schools and daycare ban: Child Safe Playing Fields Act, State Education Law (SEL) 409-k and Social Services Law (SSL) 390-g

Pesticide disposal: 6 NYCRR 325.4

Fertilizer restrictions: New York Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 17-2101 to 17-2105

Regulatory Agency

New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Remediation and Materials Management Division of Solid and Hazardous Materials Bureau of Pesticides Management

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New York's rules for pesticides mirror federal regulations, predominantly the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for pesticide management and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for disposal of pesticides that are hazardous wastes. See the national sections HAZARDOUS ...


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