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Division of Environmental Remediation Annual Report

DEC Staff assisting cleanup efforts
DER staff from around the state assisted in
cleanup efforts in 2016/2017.

Accomplishments for SFY 2016/2017 Mission

The mission of DEC's Division of Environmental Remediation (DER) is to protect public health and the environment of the State of New York by: preventing releases to the environment through the regulation of bulk storage, hazardous waste, and radiation facilities; and responding to, investigating, and remediating releases of contaminants that have occurred.


This annual report provides an overview of DER's programs listed below:

Dredging contaminated sediments in the Hudson
Almost 900 State Superfund remedial action projects have been completed life-to-date.
  • State Superfund Program
  • Brownfield Cleanup Program
  • Environmental Restoration Program
  • Voluntary Cleanup Program
  • Spill Response Program
  • Bulk Storage Programs
  • Hazardous Waste Management Program
  • Radiation Program

Download the DER 2016/2017 Annual Report

leaking heating oil tank due to hurricane flooding
Almost 12,000 spill incidents were reported
to DEC in SFY 2016/2017.

The DER 2016/2017 Annual Report (PDF) (33 Page, 623 KB) summarizes program accomplishments and statistics for the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2016/2017 (April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017) and satisfies various reporting requirements in the New York State Environmental Conservation Law.

Note: the DER 2015/2016 Annual Report (PDF) (47 Page, 503 KB) also is available for download.

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