Environment Committee Update

February 25, 2011
Staff contact: Darren Suzarez

Business Council to Host 10th Annual Spring Environment Conference

April 14, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza in Albany. For information, Agenda, Registration & Sponsorship Opportunities click here.

Assembly Environment Committee Advances Mercury Containing Thermostat Recycling Bill

DEC To Accept Applications for Environmental Excellence Awards


DEC Extends Comment Period on Environmental Assessment Forms

The Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing amendments to its Environmental Assessment Forms, which are used in determining potential environmental significance under the state’s environmental quality review act (SEQRA), to require consideration of factors such as environmental justices, energy efficiency/climate change, “smart growth,” pollution prevention and other “emerging environmental issues.”  The Business Council’s Environment Committee will be reviewing and commenting on this proposal. Comments on the Full and Short EAF and supporting documents will be accepted by NYS DEC until close of business, April 8, 2011.