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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

DEC Data

About DEC Data

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) collects a large amount of data while carrying out its mission of protecting human health and the environment. Monitoring, permitting, and inspection records, wildlife and habitat data, and other forms of information are entered into databases which are used by DEC employees to make better environmental decisions. Some databases contain information which changes frequently and for which timeliness is important. When possible, these will be made available online through a database search so that the public who use this information to make personal or professional decisions will have the best information available.

DEC provides searchable access to many of its databases through this web site. Over time, more databases may be added.

Quick Links to Popular Database-driven Applications

Site Contamination

Permit Applications




Hearings and Decisions

Pesticide Administration

Licensed Guides

Open NY Program

As part of the Open NY program, the New York State Office of Information Technology Services (OITS) created an open data website (data.ny.gov). The data is standardized, machine-readable and freely available. There are a number of DEC datasets available on data.ny.gov for users to analyze and use.

GIS Data

DEC also maintains an inventory of GIS data, complete with metadata on the NYSGIS Clearinghouse website.

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