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Draft Long Island Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy

Draft Long Island Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy

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The Department of Environmental Conservation has released a draft version of a strategy, or blueprint of sorts, aimed at protecting Long Island’s waters.
The Department of Environmental Conservation has released a draft version of a strategy, or blueprint of sorts, aimed at protecting Long Island’s waters.

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DRAFT 
 
LONG 
 
ISLAND
 
PESTICIDE 
 
POLLUTION 
 
PREVENTION 
 
STRATEGY 
 
New
 
York
 
State
 
Department
 
of 
 
Environmental
 
Conservation
 
January
 
30,
 
2013
 
 
 
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D
RAFT
 
L
ONG
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SLAND
P
ESTICIDE
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OLLUTION
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REVENTION
S
 TRATEGY
 NYS
 
D
EPARTMENT OF
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NVIRONMENTAL
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ONSERVATION
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  The Challenge of Pesticide Use and Groundwater on Long Island………………….. ES-1Pesticide Pollution Prevention Goal…………………………………………………. ES-3Pesticide P2 Blueprint………….…………………………………………………….. ES-4Summary of Long Island P2 Strategy ContentsES-8
CHAPTER 1: GOAL, PHILOSOPHY AND PURPOSE
.......................................................... 1
CHAPTER 2: OVERVIEW: GROUNDWATER AND PESTICIDE USE ON LONGISLAND
 Introduction……………………….…………………………………………….…………2Groundwater and the Importance of Protecting It…………………………………….......2Overview of Pesticide Use on Long Island……………………….…………….…………4Pesticides Impacting Groundwater on Long Island…….....7Water Quality Criteria…………………………...………………………………..……...10
CHAPTER 3: ACTION PLAN TO IMPLEMENT THE LONG ISLAND PESTICIDEPOLLUTION PREVENTION STRATEGY
Pesticide Pollution Prevention……………………………………………………….......13
 
A Pesticide P2 Blueprint …………………………………………………………...........13Conduct Initial Assessment of Specific Active Ingredients and Pesticide P2 Needs ...17
 
Maximize Use of Water Quality Monitoring for Pesticides………..………………...….18Establish, Convene and Chair Pesticide P2 Workgroups………...……………….…......19P2 Workgroups Consider Specified Active Ingredients and Related P2….…......22DEC Identifies and Prioritizes P2 Measures……….……………………..…….….23
 
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