New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
The www.dec.ny.gov was created on July 1,1970 to combine, in a single agency, all state programs designed to protect and enhance the environment.
DEC has jurisdiction or is an involved agency in a number of areas including:
Air and Water Pollution Control
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Natural Resource and Wildlife Management
State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)
Pesticide management and regulation
Chemical and petroleum bulk storage
Some of the common permits issued by the Department are listed below:
Stormwater Discharge General Permits.
Freshwater Wetlands, Tidal Wetlands, Protection of Waters Permits
State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES): for wastewater discharges to surface and groundwater. Air Facility Permits for emissions to the air
The DEC Regional Office (Region 1): NYSDEC, SUNY at Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, New York 11790, 631-444-0350.
Fire Island is a unique community. We are a beach resort, yet we are within a national park. We have bustling towns, yet we have long stretches of uninhabited wetlands and beaches. We necessarily interact with a number of regulatory agencies at the federal, state, and county level in order to obtain relevant information and permits.