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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Environmental Justice Hotline and Links

Environmental Justice Hotline

You can call and speak with staff in the Office of Environmental Justice toll-free from anywhere in New York State.

The Office of Environmental Justice Toll-Free Number is: 1-866-229-0497

Hours of Live Operation: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, or leave a message and we will return your call.

What Topics Can I Call the Hotline for?

  • Information on the NYSDEC Environmental Justice Program
  • Environmental issues in minority or low-income communities
  • Information on environmental laws, regulations, policies, permitting and enforcement related to Environmental Justice
  • Grant opportunity information

Please Note: The purpose of this hotline is to serve minority and low-income communities. It is not intended as a hotline for general environmental information unrelated to issues of Environmental Justice. Please consult the list of phone numbers and addresses for other NYSDEC programs to determine who to contact.

The links on this page leave the NYS DEC Website

State Environmental Justice Programs

  • Environmental Council of States Information on all 50 States' Environmental agencies
  • Environmental Justice For All: A Fifty-State Survey Of Legislation, Policies, and Cases (4th edition)
    University of California Hastings College of Law, 2010 provides general information on state environmental justice programs.

Federal Environmental Justice Programs

National and International Organizations Working in Environmental Justice

For information on local and regional environmental organizations in New York State, please see DEC's extensive directory.

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