New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was created on July 1, 1970 to combine in a single agency all state programs designed to protect and enhance the environment.
Mission: "To conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being."
DEC's goal is to achieve this mission through the simultaneous pursuit of environmental quality, public health, economic prosperity and social well-being, including environmental justice and the empowerment of individuals to participate in environmental decisions that affect their lives.
New York Department of Conservation Central Office Program Directory
Director - New York Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Services
- Patricia Riexinger
New York-Bureau of Flood Protection and Dam Safety
- Division of Water
Bulk Storage Program Regional Contacts
Regional Permit Administrators
Division of Environmental Permits Contact
- Kent Sanders