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
- Ambient Air Quality Forecasts and Data
- State Facility Air Permits - Draft
- State Facility Air Permits - Issued
- Title V Air Permits - Draft
- Title V Air Permits - Issued
Hearings and Decisions
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.
DEC also maintains an inventory of GIS data, complete with metadata on the NYSGIS Clearinghouse website.