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DEC Region 1 Office

Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Regional Director
Peter A. Scully

SUNY @ Stony Brook
50 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409

Regional Engineer
Ajay Shah

Phone: (631) 444-0375; Fax: (631) 444-0231

Regional Water Manager
William Spitz

Phone: (631) 444-0405; Fax: (631) 444-0424

Regional Air Engineer
Merlange Genece
Phone: (631) 444-0205; Fax (631) 444-0209

Regional Natural Resources Supervisor
Robert Marsh
Phone: (631) 444-0270; Fax: (631) 444-0272

Regional Attorney
Craig Elgut
Phone: (631) 444-0260; Fax: (631) 444-0348

Regional Citizen Participation Specialist (Public and Media Affairs)
Bill Fonda
Phone: (631) 444-0350; Fax: (631) 444-0349

Regional Environmental Education Coordinator
Ron Gelardi

Phone: (631) 444-0347; Fax: (631) 444-0353

Regional Director's Office
Phone: (631) 444-0345
Fax: (631) 444-0349

F.O.I.L. Requests
Phone: (631) 444-0202

Environmental Conservation Officers
Phone: (631) 444-0250, and/or 1-(877) 457-5680 for 24 hour/7 day a week dispatch.

Regional Permit Administrator
Roger Evans

Phone: (631) 444-0365; Fax: (631) 444-0360

The Division of Environmental Permits manages a system of permits known as the UPA permits. These permits, under the Uniform Procedures Act or UPA, protect New York's air, water, minerals, and biological resources.

Environmental Permit staff coordinate permit reviews and issue permits; assess the environmental impacts of proposed projects; and work toward regulatory efficiency and plain language.

Benefits to the Public: "One-stop shopping" for all permits required for a project; public understanding of and compliance with regulations.

New Permit Duty Office Hours (Effective January 1, 2011)

Permits Visiting Hours

Wednesday and Friday only from 8:30 a.m. - noon

Permits Calling Hours

Wednesday and Friday only from 8:30 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Please call (631) 444-0355 or e-mail r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

General Sporting License Office Information

The Region 1 Sporting License Office in Stony Brook closed on February 1, 2012. Many local stores and municipalities sell hunting and fishing licenses. Individuals should contact their local Walmart, Town Clerk's Office and other local sporting goods stores to determine if they sell these licenses. Licenses are also available for purchase online at the NYS License Center. Please click on the following link to download a DEC Three-Year State Lands Seasonal Access permit application (PDF) (463 KB)

Wildlife Information Services Hotline

The Wildlife Information Services Hotline is designed to be a source of information on nuisance wildlife, general hunting information, state and private land hunting access issues, wildlife rehabilitation questions and other general wildlife questions. The Wildlife Information Services Hotline number is (631) 444-0310. The line is staffed on Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Messages can be left at anytime.

General Office Hours: The Region One Office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. with the exception of state and federal holidays.