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Region 8 Headquarters

6274 E. Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414-9519

Main Phone (585) 226-2466

Serving: Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates Counties

Regional Director: Paul D'Amato
Phone (585) 226-5366

Regional Environmental Quality Supervisor
(Water, Air, Remediation, Materials Management, & Spill Response)
Scott Foti
Phone (585) 226-5454; Fax (585) 226-2908

Regional Natural Resources Supervisor
(Lands & Forests, Wildlife, and Fisheries)
John Gibbs
Phone (585) 226-5371; Fax (585) 226-6323

Regional Attorney
Dennis P. Harkawik
Phone (585) 226-5363; Fax (585) 226-9485

Regional Law Enforcement Captain
John Burke
Phone (585) 226-6335; Fax (585) 226-8533

Regional Operations Supervisor
Scott Burg

Phone (607) 622-8277

Regional Public Participation Specialist
Linda Vera

Phone (585) 226-5324; Fax (585) 226-9485

Regional Permit Administrator
Scott Sheeley

Phone (585) 226-5400; Fax (585) 226-2830
See the full range of permits and licenses issued by DEC organized by topic.

Multi-regional Programs

Inter-regional Environmental Educator (Regions 6, 7, & 8)
Betsy Ukeritis
Phone (315) 426-7532; Mobile (315) 314-0768

Western NY Flood Hub (Regions 6, 7, 8, & 9)
Supporting Regional Coastal Erosion, Dam Safety, Floodplain Management, & Flood Protection
Tim Walsh, Section Chief
Phone (585) 226-5450

How to Contact Us

DEC Region 8 wants to hear from you! We welcome any suggestions about how to improve the quality of services we provide.

Send your suggestions to region8@dec.ny.gov

(Note: The Suggestion Program is meant to encourage input into overall DEC services. If you have a problem or issue with a specific DEC project, please contact the office directly at (585) 226-2466.)


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