Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response Management or Containment Using Benthic Barriers and Hand Harvesting Techniques (2015G-1)
This general permit authorizes the rapid response management or containment by qualified individuals and entities of the following aquatic invasive species in wetlands throughout the Adirondack Park through the use of benthic barriers and hand harvesting techniques:
Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum), curlyleaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus), water chestnut (Trapa natans), yellow floating heart (Nymphoides peltata), European frog-bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae), fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana), hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata), Brazilian elodea (Egeria densa), parrot-feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum), broadleaf watermilfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum), zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha), quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis), Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea), and those other aquatic invasive species identified by the Deputy Director, Regulatory Programs (DDRP).
The control or removal of aquatic invasive species in a wetland is a regulated activity requiring a permit from the Agency because it impacts wetlands and adversely affects certain wetland functions.
You can contact the APA at 518-891-4050 for assistance in determining what form you may need to fill out.