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Department of
Environmental Conservation

Commissioner's Office

Alyssa B. Schuren


George Desch
Deputy Commissioner


The Commissioner is responsible for all Department activities. To support the overall function of the Department and the work of individual divisions, the Commissioner’s Office encompasses three distinct programs. The Business Office handles fiscal matters and personnel administration.



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Emergency Numbers

Please click here for a listing of emergency telephone numbers
such as for hazardous spill reporting, or contacting an Environmental Enforcement Officer

Assistance Numbers
Permit Specialists
DEC provides permit assistance through ANR's regional and satellite offices. The Permit Specialists are available in these offices to answer your questions about the permit process.

Environmental Assistance Hotline: 1-800-974-9559
Call for help with:
- Pollution Prevention / Waste Reduction
- Mercury related topics
- Business Compliance Assistance
- Municipal Compliance Assistance

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