Shellfish Closures Update 11.13.12

The NYSDEC has partially rescinded the temporary emergency shellfish closures that were implemented as a result of Hurricane Sandy.  Please see below for the list of normally certified areas where the harvest of shellfish is currently permitted. In addition, the temporary emergency closures that remain in effect in Nassau and Suffolk Counties have been extended through Wednesday, November 21, […]

EPA, State and Suffolk County to Launch Hazardous Waste Pickup and Drop-off

(New York, N.Y. – Nov. 11, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Suffolk County will collect and properly dispose of potentially hazardous common household products from flood-damaged homes in Suffolk County. Beginning on Nov. 12, people in affected homes may bring household products, including solvents, paints, […]

9.19.12 Fishing Limits

New York adopted the final changes to regulations that will reduce fishing mortality of river herring and create a sustainable fishery, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced. River herring (alewife and blueback herring) are anadromous fish that spend most of their life in the ocean but return to their […]

DEC Fact Sheet – Mill Neck Bay Marina

The DEC has published this fact sheet on the field investigation underway at  Mill Neck Marina Investigation.  A field investigation is underway at the state superfund site;  results will help to evaluate ways to address contamination.

EPA Declares Long Island A No Discharge Zone

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today announced that a 760 square-mile area of Long Island Sound is now a “no discharge zone,” which means that boats are completely banned from discharging sewage into the water. EPA reviewed DEC’s proposal to establish a no discharge zone for […]