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For Release: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Media Advisory for May 19, 2014

Second Meeting to Be Held on Coastal Resiliency and Clean Water Infrastructure

As part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's review of clean water infrastructure needs on Long Island, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Stony Brook, Town of Southampton, Environmental Facilities Corporation and the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery are hosting a meeting on May 19. The goals of Governor Cuomo's review are to increase resiliency against future storms, improve water quality and provide additional protections for Long Island's groundwater resources.

The second of three meetings on Long Island, leading experts will discuss issues related to wastewater, septic systems and possible future solutions.

The third meeting will be held May 28 in Suffolk County. The public will have the opportunity to make verbal comments during the evening portion of the May 28 meeting. The public can submit written comments at all three meetings or by emailing liwaterquality@dec.ny.gov.

Based on what is learned and discussed at the first three meetings, a final meeting in June will feature recommendations to Governor Cuomo on how to address wastewater and septic problems to make Long Island more resilient.

WHAT: The second of three public meetings to involve stakeholders in the development of a plan to improve the management of wastewater in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

WHO:
Commissioner Joe Martens, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
SUNY Stony Brook President Samuel Stanley
U.S. Congressman Tim Bishop
Town of Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst
Environmental Facilities Corporation President & CEO Matthew Driscoll
Governor's Office of Storm Recovery Director Jamie Rubin
State and local officials, environmental and business leaders and researchers

WHEN: Monday, May 19, 2014, noon to 4 p.m.

WHERE:
Charles B. Wang Center
Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road, Suite 302
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4040

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