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For Release: Monday, June 22, 2015

DEC Announces Additional Sea-level Rise Projection Meeting

Public Comments to Help Develop Regulation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced a fifth information and listening meeting to provide the public with opportunity to comment on projections of future sea-level rise. This meeting, which will be in addition to four meetings announced previously by DEC, is scheduled for 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel, Queens. Directions are available at the New York Harbor Parks website.

DEC is developing a regulation to adopt state sea-level rise projections as required by the state's Community Risk and Resiliency Act. Additional information on this law and the sea-level rise projection regulation, and the full meeting schedule are available on DEC's website.

For further information, contact Mark Lowery, Office of Climate Change, (518) 402-8448 or e-mail Mark.Lowery@dec.ny.gov.

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