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DEC Central Office Program Directory

Use this directory to reach program units at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation headquarters office by telephone, mail, or email. For all divisions and bureaus located at 625 Broadway, the table below gives telephone numbers (all are area code 518), email addresses (all with extension @gw.dec.state.ny.us), and zip code extensions.

To contact any program by mail, address correspondence to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-XXXX (the four-digit zip code extension is shown beside the program's name).

Executive Offices
Executives Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Ext.
/ floor
Email Program
Description
Commissioner
Joe Martens
402-8545 402-8541 1010 / 14 email the
Commissioner
Executive Deputy Commissioner
Marc Gerstman
402-8560 402-9016 1010 / 14
Administration
Anne Reynolds
Deputy Commissioner
402-9401 402-9016 1010 / 14 Management and Budget, Operations, Information Services
Air Resources, Climate Change and Energy
Jared Snyder
Assistant Commissioner
402-8549 402-9016 1010 / 14 Air Resources, Office of Climate Change
Office of Communications
Dianne Patterson
Director
402-8000 402-9016 1010 / 14 Office of Communication Services, Office of Media Services
General Counsel
Ed McTiernan
General Counsel
402-9401 402-9016 1010 / 14 Office of General Counsel
Hearings and Mediation Services
Louis Alexander
Assistant Commissioner
402-8537 402-9016 1010 / 14 Hearings and Mediation Services
Internal Audit and Investigation
Ann Lapinski
Director
402-9147 402-9145 1060 / 12 Provides independent, objective reviews and investigations of agency operations; and serves as a liaison with outside auditing agencies
Legislative Affairs
Julie Tighe
Director
402-2797 402-9016 1010 /14 Acts as liaison between the Department and elected officials on matters affecting state and federal environmental policy and legislation
Natural Resources
Kathy Moser
Assistant Commissioner
402-8533 402-9016 1010 / 14 Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, Lands and Forests
Press Operations
Emily DeSantis
402-8000 402-9016 1016 / 14 press Department spokesperson, press releases
Public Protection & Regional Affairs
Chris Walsh
Assistant Commissioner
402-8549 402-9016 1010/ 14 Forest Protection, Law Enforcement, Permits, Regional Affairs
Remediation and
Materials Management
Eugene Leff
Deputy Commissioner
402-2794 402-9016 1010 / 14 Materials Management, Environmental Remediation and Mineral Resources
Water and Watershed
James Tierney
Assistant Commissioner
402-2794 402-9016 1010 / 14 Water
Office of Affirmative Action
Director Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/floor
Email Program
Description

Juan Abadia
Director

402-9259 402-9230 5064 / 10 Ensuring equal employment opportunities for all people
Division of Air Resources
Director and Programs Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Email Program
Description
David Shaw
Director
402-8452 402-9035 3250 / 9 DARWeb Program planning services, regional coordination
Air Quality Assurance 402-8401 402-9035 3258 / 9 DARWeb Air quality data analysis & air permitting
Air Quality Planning 402-8396 402-9035 3251 / 11 airsips State Implementation Plans, Stationary and Mobile Source emissions inventory
Air Quality Analysis & Research 402-8402 402-9035 3259 / 9 DARWeb Research on air pollutants in the atmosphere & air toxics assessments
Air Quality Surveillance 402-8508 402-9035 3256 / 11 DARWeb Air pollution monitoring
Mobile Sources &
Technology Development
402-8292 402-9035 3255 / 9 DARWeb Vehicle inspection, research and monitoring
Stationary Sources 402-8403 402-9035 3254 / 11 DARWeb Facility assessment and permitting
Office of Climate Change
Director Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/floor
Email Program
Description
Lois New
Acting Director
402-8448 402-9021 1030 / 9 climatechange Lead and coordinate development of programs and policies that mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and help New York adapt to unavoidable climate change
Office of Communication Services
Director and Programs Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Email Program
Description
Harold Evans
Director
402-8046 402-9036 4500 / 4 dpaeweb Communicate with the public about the department's policy and services
Conservationist
Magazine
402-8047 402-9036 4502 / 4 Magazine Publish New York's premier environmental magazine
Public Outreach 402-8044 402-9036 4510 / 4 public Planning and implementation of stakeholder-participation strategies, coordination of communication efforts
Publications &
Internet
402-8013 402-9036 4500 / 4 publireq Publish print materials; develop and manage DEC's websites; provide photographic services.
DEC Library 402-8200 402-9039 2700 / 1 declib Provide department staff with information services
Office of Employee Assistance
Coordinator Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Program
Description
Cynthia Linder-Cantwell
Coordinator
402-9225 402-9236 5750 / 1 Help employees preserve physical and mental health
Office of Employee Relations
Director and Programs Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Program
Description
Mark Cadrette
Director
402-9388 486-9957 5061 / 10
Health & Safety 402-9381 486-9957 5062 / 10 Develop and implement policies and procedures to protect employees
Labor Relations 402-9387 486-9957 5061 / 10 Administration of Collective Bargaining Agreements negotiated with employee Labor organizations
Office of Environmental Justice
Coordinator Phone Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Email Program
Description
Melvin Norris
Director
718-482-4900
toll free
866-229-0497
402-9018 1500 / 14 ej Fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
Division of Environmental Permits
Director and Programs Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Email Program
Description
Jack Nasca
Director
402-9167 402-9168 1750 / 4 depprmt Permit and project management, pollution prevention and environmental analysis
Permit Development 402-9167 402-9168 1750 / 4 depprmt Provide general permit guidance and development, program management for State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permits, administration of SPDES permit renewals and permit modifications, program management for Air permits, production of the Environmental Notice Bulletin, Division web management, Division legislative review.
Regional Support 402-9167 402-9168 1750 / 4 depprmt Support the statewide implementation of the Departments permitting program, providing guidance, policy, training and support on to the regional offices for the SEQR, Uniform Procedures and State Historic Preservation Acts. Respond to 5-day letter demands and Lead Agency Disputes and provide SEQRA guidance and information to the public. Coordinate statewide emergency and disaster recovery permitting.
Pollution Prevention 402-9469 402-9168 1750 / 4 depprmt Manage the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute, Environmental Excellence Awards Program, Executive Order 4 Green Procurement, Interagency Pollution Prevention and Environmental Compliance Coordinating Council, and New York Environmental Leaders
Major Projects Management 402-9167 402-9168 1750 / 4 depprmt Manage the regulatory review of energy generating facilities (fossil fuel, hydroelectric, wind, biomass and nuclear); coordinates the energy planning process for DEC; and manage the Department's review of large scale and inter-regional projects, such as gas and electric transmission lines.
Division of Environmental Remediation
Director and Programs Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Email Program
Description
Robert Schick
Director
402-9706 402-9020 7011 / 12 derweb
Program Management 402-9764 402-9722 7012 / 12 HWreport
manifest
hwregs
Contract & payment, fiscal management, policy & planning, cost recovery, hazardous waste (HW) annual reporting and manifesting, HW regulatory fees and special assessments taxes .
Remedial Bureau A 402-9625 402-9627 7015 / 12 derweb Contaminated sites in DEC Regions 1 & 5. Federal facilities. Regulation of radioactive discharges to the environment, cleanup of radiologically contaminated sites, and permits for transportation of low-level radioactive waste.
Remedial Bureau B 402-9768 402-9773 7016 / 12 derweb Contaminated sites in DEC Regions 2 & 4.
Remedial Bureau C 402-9662 402-9679 7014 / 11 derweb Contaminated sites in DEC Regions 3 & 6. Manufactured gas plant sites statewide
Remedial Bureau D 402-9676 402-9773 7013 / 12 derweb Region 7 site cleanup. Hudson River PCB project
Remedial Bureau E 402-9814 402-9819 7017 / 12 derweb Contaminated sites in Regions 8 & 9. Permits for hazardous waste facilities
Technical Support 402-9543

SQG hotline:
(800) 462-6553
402-9547 7020 / 11 SQGinfo HW compliance assistance, HW reduction, small quantity generator assistance. HW inspection and enforcement activities. Petroleum and chemical bulk storage requirements (tanks, registration, etc.), spill response coordination, brownfield applications, Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Sites, training, health and safety, and technical support
Division of Fish, Wildlife, & Marine Resources
Director and Programs Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Email Program
Description
Patricia Riexinger Director 402-8924 402-9027 4750 / 5 fwinfo Protect and manage fish and wildlife resources
Fisheries 402-8920 402-9027 4753 / 5 fwfish Managing all the fish species in the State of New York
Wildlife 402-8920 402-9027 4754 / 5 fwwildlf Managing all the wildlife species in the State of New York
Marine Resources (631)
444-0430
(631)
444-0434
205 Belle Mead Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, New York 11733
fwmarine Managing all the marine species in the State of New York
Habitat 402-8920 402-9027 4756 / 5 fwhabtat Protect and maintain New York's rich and diverse ecosystems
Conservation Fund
Advisory Board
402-8924 402-9027 4750 / 5 fwinfo Provide oversight in the expenditure of Conservation Fund
Fish & Wildlife Services 402-8995 4751 / 5 fwinfo
License Sales 402-8845 402-8842 4790 / 1 fwwildlf Issues licenses for fishing, hunting, trapping, commercial shellfish harvesting
Special Licenses 402-8985 4752 / 5 fwslu Distribution, review and issuance of special uses fishing and hunting licenses
Sportsman Education
& Hunter Safety
402-8966 402-8925 4800 / 5 fwwildlf Teach safe and responsible outdoors practices and the important role of hunters and trappers in conservation
Wildlife Pathology Unit 478-3032 478-3035 108 Game Farm Road
Delmar, New York 12054
fwhabtat Diagnosing, monitoring, and controlling causes of sickness and death of the animals of New York State
Division of Forest Protection
Director and Programs Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Email Program
Description
Joseph Zeglen
Director
402-8839 402-8840 2560 / 3 Rangers Preserve, protect, enhance state's forest resources and the safety and well-being of the public
Licensed Guide 402-8838 402-8840 2560 / 3 Rangers Licensing of outdoor guides
Hearings & Mediation Services
Chief Judge Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Email Program
Description
James McClymonds
Chief Administrative Law Judge
402-9003 402-9037 1550 / 1 hearings Conduct hearings related to the Department's permitting and enforcement activities under the Environmental Conservation Law
Office of Information Technology Services- Environment and Energy
Director and Programs Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Program
Description
Leslie Brennan
Cluster Director
402-9860 402-9031 2750 / 3 Provide information technology services to the department
Program Management 402-9860 2750 / 3 Provide and promotes project management knowledge and expertise for information technology projects
Administration 402-9860 2750 / 3
Application Development 402-9860 2750 / 3 Develop, implement and maintain applications
Internet/GIS 402-9860 2750 / 3
Network Services 402-9860 2750 / 3 Network operation and unix administration
User Support 402-9860 2750 / 3 Provide staff computer support services
Division of Law Enforcement
Director Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Email Program
Description
Maj. Scott Florence
Acting Director
402-8829 402-8830 2500 / 3 Dispatch Protect the environment, natural resources and people through law enforcement, education and
public outreach
Division of Lands & Forests
Director and Programs Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Email Program
Description
Robert Davies
Director
402-9405 402-9028 4250 / 5 lflands Manage public lands in New York State and provide leadership in forestry and forest management
Division Direction 402-9405 402-9028 4250 / 5 lflands Contract and fiscal management. Policy, planning and rulemaking. Invasive species coordination.
Forest Preserve
Management
473-9518 402-9028 4254 / 5

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Custody and management of the Adirondack Forest Preserve and the Catskill Forest Preserve.
Private Land Services 402-9425 402-9028 4253 / 5 lflands Maintaining the long-term health and productivity of NYS forests
Nursery 581-1439 581-8017 Saratoga lflands Enhance and protect forest resources
State Land
Management
402-9428 402-9028 4255 / 5 lflands Manage state lands and conservation easements
Real Property 402-9442 402-9028 4256 / 5 lflands Handle all land conveyance transactions for all DEC divisions
Division of Management & Budget
Director and Programs Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Email Program
Description
Nancy Lussier
Director
402-9228 402-9023 5010 / 10 mbs Personnel, budget, accounting, employee benefits and training
M/WBE-EEO Programs 402-9240 402-9023 5028 / 10 mwbe Oversight of the Department's Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise/Equal Employment Opportunity Program (M/WBE-EEO)
Budget Services 402-9228 402-9023 5021 / 10 Assist programs in implementing their capital spending plans; responsible for the agency's General Fund, Special Revenue
Contract & Grant Development & Procurement 402-9240 402-9023 1080 / 10 dmbcontr Assistance with development and review of Department's contractual agreements, and coordination of project commitments from Bond Act and EPF
Expenditures & Travel 402-9306(Expenditures & Bids)
402-9312 (purchase)
402-9332 (travel)
402-9023 5025, 5023 / 10 travel Process contracts, purchase orders, travel expenses and all payments.
Financial Management
Information System (FMIS)
402-9233 402-9023 5029 / 10 fmis Purchasing, Payables, Revenue, iExpense and Budget
Time Records & Payroll 402-9351
402-9233 (LATS)
402-9023 5026 / 10 latsadm
payroll
Process payroll transaction, auditing and maintenance of time records
Personnel Services & Employee Benefits 402-9273
402-9038 5060 / 10 decprsnl Recruitment, appointments, position classification, examination planning and eligible list maintenance, administration of employee benefits
Revenue Accounting 402-9365 402-9023 4900 / 10 revenue Accounting, processing and deposit of revenues for the entire agency
Federal 402-9342 402-9023 5022 / 10 Grant billings and reimbursements from the federal government, and for preparation of the Indirect cost rate proposal
Oil Spill / Regulatory Fees 402-9365 402-9023 5013 / 10 revenue Accounting, billing and subsequent collection of Regulatory Fees, Major Petroleum License Fees and Hunting and Fishing License sales
Training & Organization
Development
402-9254 402-9023 5063 / 10 dectrain Provide employee training and development, helping the agency operate more effectively
Division of Materials Management
Director and Programs Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code Extension
/ floor
Email Program
Description
Salvatore Ervolina
Director
402-8652 402-9024 7250 / 9 dshm Provide sound management of wastes and pesticides
Permitting & Planning 402-8678 402-9024 7260 / 9 swpermit Rulemaking, fiscal and resource management, solid waste (SW) planning, facility management, waste transporters
Pest Management 402-8788 402-9024 7254 / 9 pestmgt Pesticides regulation and enforcement of state pesticide laws, compliance assistance, public outreach, chemistry, and lab support
Waste Reduction
& Recycling
402-8706 402-9024 7253 / 9 dshmwrr Promote reuse and reduction of waste material, permit transporters, permit and regulate solid waste (SW) management facilities, and solid waste planning
Division of Mineral Resources
Director and Programs Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Email Program
Description
Bradley Field
Director
402-8076 402-8060 6500 / 3 dmninfo Management and regulation of mineral resource development
Oil & Gas Regulation 402-8056 6500 / 3 dmnog Oversee permitting, compliance and enforcement of all regulated wells in New York
Resource Management &
Development
402-8072 6500 / 3 dmnmine Oversee operations and activities related to non-fuel mining and mined land reclamation
Division of Operations
Director and Programs Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Email Program
Description
Mark Malinoski
Director
402-9055 402-9053 5250 / 3 campinfo Provides direction to the Division's central office bureaus and to regional operations managers in the planning, design, operation and maintenance of DEC facilities statewide
Environmental
Education
402-8043 402-9036 4500 / 4 edcamps Operate two environmental education (EE) centers and four summer youth environmental camps; administer three regional EE programs and three national professional development programs for educators
Design &
Construction
402-9084 402-9053 5252 / 3 Engineering and architectural design, construction management, project planning, development and coordination
Office Services 402-9246 5040 / 3 Service department's office needs, including Central Office Print Shop, Mailroom and Warehouse/Records Center; management of DEC building leases
Recreation 457-2500 5253 / 3 campinfo Operate DEC's 52 campgrounds and 7 day use areas
Transportation Services &
Car Reservations - Port Bldg.
Port Bldg.: 433-4520
Central Office: 402-9070
5255 / 3 Manage the Department's vehicle fleet and motorized equipment, provide support to department staff in their effort to perform their duties
Maintenance &
Technical Services
402-9118 5254 / 3 Operation and maintenance of department facilities, energy management and conservation, building and fire code safety
State Agency Environmental Audit 402-9055 402-9053 5250 / 3 Coordinate the preparation of the Annual State Agency Environmental Audit document
M&TS Electronics Section - Port Bldg 433-4536 5254 / 3 Design, installation and maintenance of sophisticated electronics systems including air monitors, wildlife tracking, electrofishing equipment and security systems
Division of Water
Director and Programs Phone
Area Code
518
Fax
Area Code
518
Zip Code
Extension
/ floor
Email Program
Description
Mark Klotz
Director
402-8233 402-9029 3500 / 4 dowinfo Protect and conserve the water resources of New York State
Flood Protection 402-8185 402-9029 3504 / 4 dowinfo Dam safety, flood control, coastal erosion management, floodplain management, program planning and management
Water Permits 402-8111 402-9029 3505 / 4 dowperm Stormwater, nonpoint source pollution, concentrated animal feeding operations, municipal and industrial SPDES permits
Water Assessment & Management 402-8179 402-9029 3502 / 4 dowinfo Water quality research, water quality and watershed management
Compliance Programs 402-8177 402-9029 3506 / 4 dowinfo Wastewater treatment assistance, training, and certification; discharge monitoring reports
Water Resource Management 402-8086 402-9029 3508 / 4 Water Well
Driller's Program:
NYSWells
New York City Watershed, water supply, drought monitoring, plumbing fixtures certification, well drillers registration, Great Lakes withdrawals, watershed GIS and partnership

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