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Division of Environmental Remediation


The mission of DEC's Division of Environmental Remediation is to protect public health and the environment of the State of New York by: preventing releases to the environment through the regulation of petroleum and chemical bulk storage, hazardous waste, and radiation facilities; and responding to, investigating, and remediating releases of contaminants that have occurred.

Our Programs

  • Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields - DEC Web "Homepage" for brownfield information.
  • State Superfund Program (Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Remedial Program) - Oversees the identification, investigation and cleanup of sites where consequential amounts of hazardous waste exist.
  • Brownfield Cleanup Program - Developed to enhance private-sector cleanup of brownfields and to reduce development pressure on "greenfields."
  • Environmental Restoration Program - Provides municipalities with financial assistance for site investigation and remediation at eligible brownfield sites.
  • Spill Response Program - Oversees the cleanup of releases of petroleum or other contaminants into the environment that occur throughout New York State.
  • Bulk Storage Program - Provides guidelines and controls for the storage of many different hazardous chemicals in conjunction with a tank registration program.
  • Hazardous Waste Management Program - Oversees all aspects of hazardous waste management in the State, including: generators, transporters, and treatment, storage and disposal facilities.
  • Radiation Program - Oversees the discharge and disposal of radioactive material to the environment and the transportation and disposal of low-level radioactive waste.

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