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DEC Region 1 Office

Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Regional Director
Carrie Meek Gallagher
SUNY @ Stony Brook
50 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409

Regional Engineer (Water & Remediation)
Karen Gomez, P.E.
Phone: (631) 444-0320

Regional Engineer (Air and Materials Management)
Merlange Genece, P.E.
Phone: (631) 444-0375; Fax: (631) 444-0231

Regional Water Engineer
Tony Leung, P.E., M.B.A.

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

Regional Air Engineer
Shaun Snee, P.E.

Phone: (631) 444-0205; Fax (631) 444-0209

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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 Public 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 Pesticides Control Specialist
Joyce Rodler
Phone: (631) 444-0340; Fax: (631) 444-0231

Regional Spills Engineer
Hugh Cirrito
Phone: (631) 444-0320; Fax: (631) 444-0328

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

Environmental Permits

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.

See the full range of permits and licenses issued by DEC organized by topic.

Permit Duty Office Hours

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

Sporting License Information

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.

Links to Important Regional Information:

Brookhaven Air Quality Improvement Actions - Includes information on actions currently being taken to improve air quality around the Brookhaven Landfill.

Long Island Well Program - Includes Information on Long Island's well program and region specific water withdrawal regulations and applications.

Long Island Water Supply Sustainability Study - This study is being conducted to enhance Long Island's regional groundwater-flow modeling tool to help manage water resources.

Long Island Press Releases - Up-to-date Long Island specific press releases.

Hunting on Long Island - Assists hunters of all ages on hunting opportunities and regulations on Long Island

Fishing on Long Island - Information for anglers looking for fishing locations on Long Island