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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.

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    Albany, NY 12233-1500
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