Environment & Energy
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Phone: (631) 853-5911
Fax: (631) 853-5905

Address:
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
H. Lee Dennison Building 2nd Floor
Hauppauge, NY 11788 
   

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Suffolk County Dept. of Environment & Energy

Contact Us: Enviro@suffolkcountyny.gov

Resolution 141-2006 , a charter law, created the Department of Environment and Energy.

 

Resolution 84-2006 amended the 2006 law regarding the creation of the Department of Environment and Energy.


Mission

The primary mission of the Department of Environment and Energy is to safeguard the natural resources of Suffolk County and to provide a centralized office for consideration of issues and activities from the perspective of their impact on the environment.

  • To promote the remediation and redevelopment of Brownfield sites
  • To encourage proper solid waste management
  • To preserve and protect farmlands, parkland, open spaces, and ecological resources (critical, stressed or endangered ecosystems, and species)
  • To ensure the acquisition and disposition of interests in real property by Suffolk County in accordance with the highest standards of conduct
  • To coordinate efforts to ascertain any links between the environment and incidents of cancer on Long Island
  • To conserve energy and help achieve sources of energy for county facilities, consumers, and businesses
  • To coordinate the activities of the CEQ (Council on Environmental Quality) with the County Department of Environment and Energy in addition to the County Executive and the County Legislature

Achievements and Awards

  • Received a Leadership in Conservation Award from the Trust for Public Lands and the National Association of Counties
  • Received an Environmental Quality Award from the U.S. EPA for protecting and enhancing environmental quality
  • Received an award from the National Association of Counties for our Environmental Legacy Fund
  • Received an award from the National Association of Counties for Pesticide Phase-Out Program
  • Received an award from the National Association of Counties for our Agricultural Stewardship Program
  • Honored by the New York League of Conservation Voters as an environmental leader
  • Implemented Fertilizer Nitrogen Reduction Program to reduce nitrogen loading to ground and surface waters through the overall reduction and better management of turf fertilizer applications
  • Implemented the county's new Vector Control Pesticide Reduction Plan, a five point program designed to aggressively accelerate the reduction of pesticide usage in the county's vector control program, including coordinating the Vector Control Pesticide Management Committee
  • Successful extension of Suffolk County Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program to 2030
  • Established an interagency Manufacture Gas Plant workgroup which meets three times a year to track progress and share information regarding the clean-up of the 5 major MGP sites and 13 non-MGP sites in the county.  The workgroup consists of representatives from SC DEE, SC DHS, NYS DEC, and NYS DOH
  • Instituted a paper recycling program at the Dennison building with the goal of expanding it to additional county centers next year.
  • Implemented a $75 million Save Open Space (SOS) Bond Act
  • Received an award from the National Association of Counties for the SOS Bond Act