LETTER OF NOTIFICATION
Date: June 5, 2018
Re: DEC Permit for the Application of Aquatic Pesticides Aquathol K (endothall), Navigate (2,4-D), and Renovate 3 (triclopyr) to Target Areas of Chautauqua Lake
From: The Towns of Busti, Ellery, and North Harmony
The Towns of Busti, Ellery, and North Harmony have received permits from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to use the aquatic herbicides Aquathol K (endothall), Navigate (2,4-D), and Renovate 3 (triclopyr) to control Eurasian watermilfoil and curlyleaf pondweed in areas of Chautauqua Lake that border each of the Towns’ respective jurisdictions.
Should any Town undertake the application of herbicides consistent with the permit granted by the NYSDEC, the application of treatment will take place June 11 and 12, 2018 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Please contact Brad Bowers at 888-480-5253 or Glenn Sullivan at 908-310-8775 for the exact dates of treatment for each area.
Notification of the application of the treatment will be posted at public access points on or before the day(s) of the application.
Water use restrictions would be in effect in certain areas of the Lake and downstream waters for the time period of the treatment PLUS the timeframes indicated in the table on the following page. The areas of the Lake and downstream waters to which each restriction would apply if all areas authorized for treatment in the Permits are treated with herbicides are show in the attached map. Please call Brad Bowers or Glenn Sullivan at the numbers above or check the Towns’ websites for information on the exact treatment areas.
The timeframes for the water use restrictions start as soon as the treatment has been completed. Information on water use restrictions, including when those restrictions are lifted, will be posted on the website of each Town that undertakes the application of herbicides. In addition, signs will be posted around the Lake and along downstream waters notifying users of the water use restrictions. When the swimming/bathing, fishing, animal consumption, and potable use water restrictions are lifted, posted signs will be modified to reflect that only the irrigation restriction remains in place. After the treatment is completed, information on the status of the irrigation restriction may be obtained on each applicable Town’s website or by contacting the Town Clerks at the numbers below.
Water Use Restrictions:
* Potable uses will be restricted for at least ten days after the application, and will not be lifted until lab results indicate the concentration is less than 50 ppb at the water intake. Those residents who rely on lake water for drinking water and who need to be in residence during the water use restriction period (anticipated to be 1 -2 weeks) should notify Rebecca Haines at email@example.com. Users who rely on the lake for drinking water and whose water intakes are within the water restriction zones can request bottled water for the duration of the drinking water restrictions
† If treated water is intended to be used to irrigate or mix sprays for plants grown in commercial nurseries and greenhouses; and other plants or crops that are not labeled for direct treatment with 2,4-D, the water must not be used unless one of the following restrictions has been observed: (i) a setback distance from functional water intake(s) of greater than or equal to 2400 feet was used for the application, or, (ii) a waiting period of 21 days from the time of application has elapsed, or (iii) an approved test indicates that the 2,4-D concentration is 100 ppb (0.1 ppm) or less at the water intake.
*** Water treated with Renovate may not be used for irrigation purposes for 120 days after application or until residues levels of Renovate 3 are determined by laboratory analysis, or other appropriate means of analysis to be 1 ppb or less.
If you wish further information about the proposed management program, please contact:
Town of Ellery
Rebecca Haines, Ellery Town Clerk, (716) 386-3465 ext. 200, firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday through Friday, between 8:30am and noon or between 1:00pm and 4:30pm.
Town of Busti
Darlene H. Nygren, Busti Town Clerk, (716) 763-8561, Monday through Friday, between 8:30am and 5:00pm.
Town of North Harmony
Nancy Thomas, North Harmony Town Clerk, (716) 789-3445 ext. 2, email@example.com, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9:30am and 3:30pm and Thursday between 4:00pm and 6:00pm.
Information on the products to be applied, including product labels, may be obtained from SOLitude Lake Management at 888-480-LAKE (5253). Product labels can also be viewed online at http://www.solitudelakemanagement.com/product-labels-new-york.