Dec 4, 2013

NYS DEC seeks comments on proposed invasive species regulations

NY's proposed invasive species regulations with lists of species proposed for prohibition and regulation are out for public comment. There will be no DEC press release on these regulations; thus, the Department is relying on the State's eight Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs) and the network of stakeholders on the NY Invasive Species Advisory Committee and beyond to spread the word.

Hearings will be held in Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, and Stony Brook between December 11th and December 17th. Information on the hearings and all documents related to the proposed regulation are on DEC's website and are in links from this page: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/2359.html

Express terms (i.e. regulation language) is here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/93848.html

The listing process dates back to 2009/10. A presentation with questions and answers was given by Dave Adams at the November monthly PRISM meeting. This is a good primer and is available here: https://nethope.webex.com/nethope/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=68060797&rKey=bdafc3c706157f33

For more information, contact:

Leslie Surprenant
NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Invasive Species Coordination
625 Broadway, 5th Floor
Albany, NY  12233-4756
518-402-8980
ljsurpre@gw.dec.state.ny.us

or

Dave Adams
NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Invasive Species Coordination
625 Broadway, 5th Floor
Albany, NY  12233-4756
518-402-8980
djadams@gw.dec.state.ny.us