Permits commercial applicators of pesticides to apply pesticides in a dosage, concentration or frequency less than that specified on the labeling.
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Excused (1): Ball
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the use of pesticides by commercial applicators
PURPOSE: This bill seeks to allow for commercial pesticide applicators in a dosage, concentration or frequency less than that specified on the labeling.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 33-0725 of the Environmental Conservation Law that allows for less than label use of agricultural pesticides is amended to add commercial applicators.
Section 2 - immediate effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Currently, pesticides registered for use in New York State may be used for agricultural purposes in a dosage, concentration or frequency less than that specified on the labeling, but commercial pesticide applicators may not. By allowing commercial applicators to apply less than label rates, the total amount of pesticides being applied in New York State will be decreased, providing economic and environmental benefits to the people of the State.
Improvements in application technology have resulted in advances to efficacy, deposition, drift reduction and improved targeting of pesticides. The use of air induction nozzles, pre-orifice flat fan nozzles, controlled droplet applicators, shield or hooded sprayers, and chemical injection applicators all lead to more effective action from pesticides. These tools provide the professional applicator with the means to reduce application rates in certain situations.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: S. 7087 - Referred to Environmental Conservation; A. 7600 - Referred to Environmental Conservation 2011-12: S. 2887-A Passed Senate (2011 and 2012); A. 450 - Referred to Environmental Conservation
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This effect shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2524 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 18, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser- vation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the use of pesticides by commercial applicators THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 33-0725 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 648 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows: S 33-0725. Approved agricultural AND COMMERCIAL uses. A pesticide shall be used in accordance with its labeling. Unless the labeling specifically prohibits such use, a pesticide registered for use in New York state may be used for agricultural purposes
[only]OR BY COMMERCIAL APPLICATORS in a dosage, concentration or frequency less than that specified on the labeling. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07222-01-3