D E C banner
D E C banner

Disclaimer

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.

Regional Enforcement Coordination

Regional Enforcement Coordination's principle charge is to act as a liaison between the Office of General Counsel and the various Department programs, as well as external parties, to ensure the enforcement process, and any subsequent requisite corrective and/or remedial action, is handled and completed in a timely and appropriate manner.

The core program elements of Regional Enforcement Coordination are:

Compliance/Enforcement Coordination:

  • Coordinate, track and monitor all compliance inspection and enforcement activities within the region;
  • Serve as information hub on regional compliance / enforcement activities and Departmental initiatives.

Compliance Inspection Review:

  • Be familiar with inspection schedules, including Multi-Media Pollution Prevention (M2P2) inspections;
  • Monitor implementation of compliance inspection schedules, including M2P2 inspections;
  • Review inspection reports, including M2P2 facility reports, that show violations;
  • Track compliance violations to ensure that corrective enforcement actions are taken in a timely and appropriate manner to ensure proper disposition.

Regulatory and Technical Knowledge - Develop and Maintain Knowledge in the Following Areas:

  • USEPA / DEC Agreements and the corresponding regulatory and enforcement requirements;
  • Enforcement policy for all DEC Environmental Quality and Natural Resource programs;
  • Enforcement and compliance issues for all New York State and federal facilities within the Regional Enforcement Coordinator's respective region.

Attorney Support:

  • Participate in docket development and review;
  • Track case progress in VISTA;
  • Provide case development support to counsel;
  • Review penalty development calculations;
  • Ensure completeness of case referrals from program;
  • Prepare and/or review Short Form Consent Orders as applicable;
  • Assist in preparation of Notice of Hearing & Complaint and Consent Orders.

Communication, Coordination, Reports, Tracking, Correspondence, Public Outreach:

  • Maintain open, active and frank lines of communication with all program leaders involved in regional compliance / enforcement issues;
  • Attend docket development meetings when held by program or division;
  • Track major compliance / enforcement issues and major problem areas or facilities continually until a satisfactory resolution is reached;
  • Ensure that the Regional and Program Director is apprized of all major new or unresolved compliance / enforcement issues as soon as possible and by follow-up memo where appropriate;
  • Provide periodic clear and concise written status reports as needed (e.g., monthly);
  • Coordinate with other agencies and with public where appropriate and according to current Department guidelines and procedures;
  • Prepare for, and participate in, enforcement hearings and court proceedings, presenting testimony as required.

Law Enforcement:

  • Facilitate information exchange between Law Enforcement and program staff;
  • Provide technical assistance to Environmental Conservation Officers where appropriate;
  • Collect evidence (if certified).

More about Regional Enforcement Coordination:

  • PDF Help
  • For help with PDFs on this page, please call 518-402-9509.
  • Contact for this Page
  • NYSDEC
    Regional Enforcement Coordination
    625 Broadway, 14th Floor
    Albany, NY 12233-5500
    518-402-9509
    Send us an email
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to all NYS regions