The Option C Text File Validator is an application designed to assist you in electronically reporting Pesticide Reporting Law (PRL) information to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). You can use this validation program to check whether ASCII text files that you (or a third-party program) have created conform to the the NYSDEC guidelines. The required file format is described in the Guidelines document.
Each time you run the program you are asked to enter or verify some basic contact information. You can then validate your report files and submit them to the NYSDEC if they pass. Reports which do not pass validation may be returned or rejected by the Pesticide Reporting Service Bureau.
Option C runs under Microsoft Windows®.
Starting the Software
There are a couple of ways1 to open up the main window:
- Double-click the "PRL Option C" shortcut on your computer’s desktop.
- Click on the Windows Start button and navigate to Programs -> Pesticide Reporting -> PRL Option C. Windows 8 users will have a "PRL Option C" icon on their Start Screen.
A message box saying something like “Data directory created called 'C:\PRL2011'.” may appear. This is normal. The data directory is the location to which your data files will be written. The registration form then opens.
Other Registration Form Functions