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Division of Environmental Remediation Contacts and Phone Numbers

Central Office Phone Numbers

NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7011

Division Director: Robert Schick
Assistant Division Director: Michael Ryan
(518) 402-9706

Bureau of Program Management
Director: Laura Zeppetelli
(518) 402-9764

Bureau of Technical Support
Director: James Quinn
(518) 402-9543

Remedial Bureau A (covering Regions 1 & 5)
Director: Eric Obrecht
(518) 402-9625

Remedial Bureau B (covering Regions 2 & 4)
Director: Gerard Burke
(518) 402-9768

Remedial Bureau C (covering Regions 3 & 6)
Director: George Heitzman
(518) 402-9662

Remedial Bureau D (covering Region 7)
Director: William Daigle
(518) 402-9768

Remedial Bureau E (covering Regions 8 & 9)
Director: Michael Cruden
(518) 402-9814

General Phone Numbers

To Report a Petroleum or Chemical Spill call the DEC 24 Hour Spill Hotline:

1-800-457-7362 (within NY State) or
(518) 457-7362 (outside NY State)

For Spill Response, also contact United States Coast Guard National Response Center:

1-800-424-8802

General Information on tank and bulk storage programs, call Bulk Storage Help Line:

(518) 402-9543

Regional Map and Offices

Questions regarding site-specific information should be directed to the appropriate Regional Office listed below. If you get voice mail, please leave a message with your name and number. For the Petroleum Bulk Storage program, there are four delegated counties and information is provided below under the respective regions.

See key below for definitions of acronyms that pertain to each Division of Environmental Remediation (DER) program.

Regional Office Contacts and Phone Numbers for DER Programs

DEC REGION 1

[Counties: Nassau, Suffolk]
SUNY Campus
50 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 12561-3409

Walter Parish - SSF, BCP, ERP, VCP
(631) 444-0240
Hugh Cirrito - PBS, CBS
(631) 444-0320
Nick Acampora - MOSF
(631) 444-0320
Karen Gomez - RSE
(631) 444-0321

PBS Delegated County Contacts

Nassau County Department of Health - Robin Putnam (516) 227-9434
Suffolk County Department of Health Services - James Meyers (631) 854-2501

DEC REGION 2

[Counties: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond]
One Hunters Point Plaza 1st Floor
47-40 21st Street
L. I. City, NY 11101-5401

Jane O'Connell / Vadim Brevdo / Hassan Hussein - SSF, BCP, ERP, VCP
(718) 482-4599 / 4928 / 6462
Leszek Zielinski - PBS, CBS and MOSF
(718) 482-6454
Randy Austin - RSE
(718) 482-4929
FOIL Requests
(718) 482-4507

Email for Region 2 PBS, CBS and MOSF.

DEC REGION 3

[Counties: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester]
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561-1696

George Heitzman - SSF, BCP, ERP, VCP
(518) 402-9662
Ed Moore - PBS, CBS, MOSF
(845) 256-3022
Paul Patel - RSE
(845) 256-3112
FOIL Requests
(845) 256-3052

White Plains Sub-office: (914) 428-2505

PBS Delegated County Contact

Westchester Department of Health - Carlos Torres (914) 813-5161

DEC REGION 4

[Counties: Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie]
1130 North Westcott Road
Schenectady, NY 12306

Richard Mustico - SSF, BCP, ERP, VCP
(518) 357-2273
Lynn Winterberger - PBS, CBS, MOSF
(518) 357-2045
Andrew Fleck - RSE
(518) 357-2192

Stamford Sub-office
[Counties: Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie]
Tom Lane - PBS, CBS, Spill Response
(607) 652-7741

DEC REGION 5

[Counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, Washington]
1115 State Route 86, P.O. Box 296
Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296

Russ Huyck- SSF, BCP, ERP, VCP, RSE
(518) 897-1242
Russ Mulvey - PBS, CBS, MOSF
(518) 897-1241 or (518) 897-1242

E-mail for Region 5 PBS, CBS, MOSF and Spill Response.

Warrensburg Sub-office
[Counties: Fulton, Saratoga, Warren, Washington]
(518) 623-1238

DEC REGION 6

[Counties: Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence]
State Office Building
317 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601-3787

Peter Taylor - SSF, BCP, ERP, VCP
(315) 785-2511
Ron Novak - PBS, CBS, MOSF
(315) 785-2513
Gary McCullouch - RSE
(315) 785-2513

Utica Sub-office
[Counties: Herkimer, Oneida]
(315) 793-2554

DEC REGION 7

[Counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga, Tompkins]
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204-2400

Harry Warner - SSF, BCP, ERP, VCP
(315) 426-7551
Kevin Kemp - PBS, CBS, MOSF
(315) 426-7519 or (315) 426-7400
Dick Brazell - RSE
(315) 426-7523 or (315) 426-7400

Kirkwood Sub-office
[Counties: Broome, Chenango, Tioga]
(607) 775-2545

PBS Delegated County Contact

Cortland County DOH - Mike Ryan (607) 753-5035

DEC REGION 8

[Counties: Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Yates]
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414-8519

Bernette Schilling - SSF, BCP, ERP, VCP
(585) 226-5315
Steve Walsh - PBS
(585) 226-2466
Joe Gavin - CBS
(585) 226-2466
Mike Zamiarski - MOSF
(585) 226-2466
Pete Miller - RSE
(585) 226-5434

Bath Sub-office: (607) 776-2165

Horseheads Sub-office: (607) 739-0809

DEC REGION 9

[Counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Wyoming]
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203-2999

Chad Staniszewski - SSF, BCP, ERP, VCP
(716) 851-7220
Andrea Skalski - CBS, PBS, MOSF
(716) 851-7220
Mary McIntosh - RSE
(716) 851-7220

DER Programs - Acronym Key

BCP - Brownfield Cleanup Program
CBS - Chemical Bulk Storage
ERP - Environmental Restoration Program
MOSF - Major Oil Storage Facility
PBS - Petroleum Bulk Storage
RSE - Regional Spill Engineer
SSF - State Superfund Program
VCP - Voluntary Cleanup Program