DEC Region 1 Office
Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties
Carrie Meek Gallagher
SUNY @ Stony Brook
50 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409
Ajay Shah, 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
Phone: (631) 444-0205; Fax (631) 444-0209
Regional Natural Resources Supervisor
Phone: (631) 444-0270; Fax: (631) 444-0272
Phone: (631) 444-0260; Fax: (631) 444-0348
Regional Citizen Participation Specialist (Public and Media Affairs)
Phone: (631) 444-0350; Fax: (631) 444-0349
Regional Environmental Education Coordinator
Phone: (631) 444-0347; Fax: (631) 444-0353
Regional Director's Office
Phone: (631) 444-0345
Fax: (631) 444-0349
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.