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DEC Region 4 Offices

Capital Region/Northern Catskills - Serving Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie counties

Region 4 Headquarters

1130 North Westcott Road
Schenectady, NY 12306-2014

Region 4 Sub-office

65561 State Highway 10,
Suite 1
Stamford, NY 12167

Regional Director: Keith Goertz

Regional Environmental Quality Supervisor: Victoria Schmitt

Regional Natural Resources Supervisor: Jeff Rider

Regional Attorney: Vacant

Regional Permit Administrator: Nancy Baker

Regional Public Participation Specialist: Rick Georgeson

Regional Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Contact: Chris Tappan

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Region 4 Phone Listing

Air Resources - Air Permitting and Monitoring; (518) 357-2045

Environmental Permits - State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR), Wetlands Permits, Dock Permits, Stream Protection Permits, Excavation and Fill in Navigable Waters Permits, Solid Waste Permits, Hazardous Waste Permits, Mining Permits, Water Supply Permits, Air Quality Permits, State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permits, Dam Safety Permits and Radiation Control Permits

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The Schenectady Permitting office serves Albany, Columbia, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie and eastern Greene counties; (518) 357-2456

The Stamford Permitting office serves Delaware, Otsego and western Greene counties; (607) 652-7741

Environmental Remediation - Spills Program, Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup, Brownfields, Vapor Intrusion Sites; (518) 357-2045

Fisheries - Fish Stocking, Public Fishing Access, Fisheries Research and Propagation; (607) 652-7366

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center (518) 475-0291

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Office - FOIL Requests; (518) 357-2046

Forest Rangers - Wildfire Suppression, Search and Rescue; (607) 652-5063

Forestry - Management of State Forest Lands and Forestry Advice and Assistance for Private Landowners

The Schenectady Lands and Forests office serves Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties; (518) 357-2155

The Stamford Lands and Forests office serves Delaware, Greene, Montgomery, Otsego and Schoharie counties; (607) 652-7365

Habitat Office - Wetland and Stream Protection Permits; (607) 652-7366

Law Enforcement - Environmental Conservation Officers, Bottle Bill Enforcement ; (518) 357-2082

Mineral Resources - Mining Permits and Reclamation of Mines; (518) 357-2254

Office of General Counsel - Handles Legal Affairs for Region 4; (518) 357-2048

Operations - Northern Catskill Campgrounds, Buildings and Infrastructure; (518) 357-2289

Public Affairs/Participation - Media Relations, Press Releases, Public Participation, Education, Outreach; (518) 357-2075

Real Property - Land Acquisition, Surveying; (518) 357-2147

Regional Director's Office - (518) 357-2068

Regional Administration - Personnel, Budgets, Administration, Management; (518) 357-2072

Solid and Hazardous Materials - Landfills, Household Hazardous Wastes, Pesticides, Solid Waste; (518) 357-2045

Water and Wastewater - Wastewater Treatment Plants, State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permits, Stormwater Permits, Dam Safety, Flood Control, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO); (518) 357-2045

Wildlife - Hunting, Nuisance Wildlife, Hunter Education, Endangered Species

The Schenectady Wildlife office serves Albany, Columbia, Montgomery, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties; (518) 357-2355

The Stamford Wildlife office serves Delaware, Greene, Otsego and Schoharie counties; (607) 652-7367

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