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DEC "Stakeholder Webinar" on Glyphosate Use
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: Statewide Programs

FYI: “Stakeholder Webinar” on Glyphosate Use

NYSNLA is working with our allies at the New York Alliance For Environmental Concerns, to get this information out to you. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking input for regulations to implement a ban on Glyphosate use on State property. A “stakeholder webinar” is scheduled for Wednesday, October 27th  

Banning anything on State property is a prelude to consideration and subsequent bills to ban products on private property…everywhere. 

Glyphosate became notorious because a jury somewhere sided with a litigant who claimed damages from a cancer, based upon his use of RoundUp, a Glyphosate product. The frenzy that ensued, created by lawyers trawling for prospective clients seeking damages and multi-million dollar jury awards, fueled a deluge of proposals in legislatures worldwide to ban Glyphosate.

New York State is no exception. 

It is important that our testimony on the usefulness of Glyphosate be noted and recorded.   

Please save the date and participate. 


NYSNLA Government Affairs Committee

Here is the webinar information from DEC:

DEC Seeks Input for Regulations to Implement Ban on Glyphosate Use on State Property

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. 

This law requires the DEC to develop regulations addressing the parameters for glyphosate use by state departments, state agencies, public benefit corporations or any pesticide applicator employed as a contractor or subcontractor to apply glyphosate on state property. 

The DEC will hold a stakeholder webinar on October 27, 2021 from 1-3 PM concerning the pesticide regulations to implement this law. Stakeholders are invited to the webinar to hear about potential revisions, express views, and provide input in developing regulations.

To register for the webinar, go to the following link and click on “Register”. If you have already registered, you do not need to register again. https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb8b856bec1f030f9ea6351551be8cf1e

The webinar will be recorded and will be available upon request. Questions and comments will be accepted in the days following the meeting. 

Further updates pertaining to the proposed glyphosate rulemaking, and a link to the full text of the law, will be available on the DEC's website at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/298.html