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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

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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