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Theresa Ward

Sarah Lansdale

H. Lee Dennison Bldg - 11th Fl
100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099
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Phone: 631-853-5191
Fax: 631-853-4044



Council on Environmental Quality

The Council on Environmental Quality was established in 1970 by Article I of the Suffolk County Charter otherwise known as the Environmental Bill of Rights.  In 1972 the County established the Suffolk County Historic Trust and appointed the CEQ members as trustees.  The Council’s primary responsibilities include providing advice and assistance to any department, board, commission or agency of Suffolk County government on the implementation of and compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act.  In addition, the Council may make recommendations to the County Legislature and County Executive as to what county-owned properties should be dedicated to the county nature preserve or historic trust and what properties not owned by the county should be acquired for purposes of dedication.  The Council also serves an important role examining developments in the County that are likely to have an impact on the quality of the environment.  Under its mandated Charter responsibilities, the Council is advisory to both the County Executive and Legislature.  

Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

All meetings will be held in the 2nd Floor Conference Room, H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge on the third Wednesday of every month at 9:30am unless otherwise noted.

All correspondence should be addressed to:
Suffolk County Council on Environmental Quality
Department of Economic Development & Planning
PO Box 6100
H. Lee Dennison Building – 11th Floor
Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Council Members 

R. Lawrence Swanson, Chairperson
 Michael Kaufman, Vice-Chairperson
Robert Carpenter Jr.
Tom Gulbransen
Frank DeRubies
Constance Kepert
Michael Doall
Mary Ann Spencer
Hon. Kara Hahn
Eva Growney


CEQ Meeting Schedule, Notices & Minutes

Council on Environmental Quality meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 9:30 am in Arthur Kunz Library, H. Lee Dennison Building, Second Floor, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY, unless otherwise noted.








January 18, 2017 Notice  Agenda  Summary January   Resolutions
February 15, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary February   Resolutions
March 15, 2017 CANCELED Notice Agenda Summary March   Resolutions
March 24, 2017* Notice  Agenda Summary March   Resolutions
April 19, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary April   Resolutions
May 17, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary May   Resolutions
June 21, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary June   Resolutions
July 19, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary July   Resolutions
August 16, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary August   Resolutions
September 20, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary September   Resolutions
October 18, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary October   Resolutions
November 15, 2017
Meeting Location Change (See Agenda)
Notice  Agenda Summary November   Resolutions
December 13, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary December   Resolutions
January 17, 2018 Notice Agenda Summary January    Resolutions 
February 21, 2018  Notice  Agenda  Summary  February    Resolutions 
 March 21, 2018 Notice  Agenda  Summary  March    Resolutions 
April 18, 2018  Notice  Agenda  Summary  April    Resolutions 
May 16, 2018  Notice  Agenda  Summary  May    Resolutions 
June 20, 2018  Notice  Agenda  Summary  June    Resolutions 
July 18, 2018  Notice  Agenda  Summary  July    Resolutions 
August 15, 2018  Notice  Agenda  Summary  August    Resolutions 
September 19, 2018 Notice  Agenda  Summary  September    Resolutions 
October 17, 2018 Notice  Agenda  Summary  October    Resolutions 
November 21, 2018 Notice  Agenda  Summary  November    Resolutions 
December 12, 2018 Notice  Agenda  Summary  December   Resolutions

*Check Notice for meeting time and location.
**Special meeting 

Audio recordings of the Suffolk County CEQ Commission are available upon request

Go to Previous Years Minutes

Additional Information

Project SEQRA Record

Suffolk County Subwatersheds Wastewater Plan

Suffolk County Sewer Capacity Study

Yaphank County Center - Surplus Land Designation

Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program

State Environmental Quality Review Act (Article 8, New York Environmental Conservation Law)
          6 NYCRR Part 617 - Rules & Regulations
          Chapter 450 of the Suffolk County Code
          Article 1 of the Suffolk County Charter - "Environmental Bill of Rights"
          SEQRA Handbook

          Long Environmental Assessment Form (PDF)
          Long Environmental Assessment Form (DOC)
          Short Environmental Assessment Form (PDF)
          Short Environmental Assessment Form (DOC)

Contact Us
Andrew Freleng, Chief Planner
Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning
Council on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788
P: 631-853-5191
F: 631-853-4044