Friday, November 12, 2010

NYS Public Hearing on the DEC

SUBJECT: Impacts of the 2010-11 State Budget on the Staffing Levels and Programs of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
PURPOSE: To review the DEC’s implementation of the State Budget, staffing levels, and the impacts on State environmental programs
November 18, 2010
10:00 a.m.
Hamilton Hearing Room B, 2nd Floor
Legislative Office Building
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is responsible for conserving and improving New York’s natural resources, managing the State’s fish, wildlife and marine resources, and controlling water, land and air pollution to enhance the health, safety and general welfare of the State’s residents. The State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2010-11 State Budget provides over $1 billion for the environment. The purpose of this hearing is to review the DEC’s implementation of programs funded through the SFY 2010-11 State Budget, staffing levels and the overall impact of the Budget on the State’s environmental programs.
Persons wishing to present pertinent testimony to the Committee at the above hearing should complete and return the enclosed reply form as soon as possible. It is important that the reply form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation. Oral testimony will be limited to ten minutes duration. Ten copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk. The Committee would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements.
In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Assembly, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Assembly facilities and activities.

Robert K. Sweeney
Member of Assembly
Committee on Environmental Conservation

Persons wishing to present testimony at the public hearing on the impacts of the 20010-11 State Budget on the Department of Environmental Conservation to be held on November 18, 2010, or who wish to submit written testimony, are requested to complete this reply form as soon as possible and mail, e-mail or fax it to:

Michelle Milot
Principal Legislative Analyst
Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation
Room 520 - Capitol
Albany, New York 12248


Phone: (518) 455-4363
Fax: (518) 455-5182

I plan to attend the public hearing on Budget Oversight to be conducted by the Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation on November 18, 2010.

I plan to make a public statement at the hearing. My statement will be limited to ten minutes, and I will answer any questions which may arise. I will provide 10 copies of my prepared statement.

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