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New York State Division of Environmental Management Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Management Correspondence and Subject Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of files created by the Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Management and relate to the state's response to federal water-quality legislation. The files which contain information gathered at meetings of the Great Lakes Basin Commission and other federal-state water-protection bodies, help to document the department's role in safeguarding drinking water supplies, coastal and estuarine areas, and the Hudson River. Other files concern efforts to protect the Catskill and Adirondacks Forest Preserves.
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Quantity:
12 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1962-1974
Bulk Dates:
bulk 1969-1972
Series Number:
B1882
Sponsor:
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by topic.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of administrative files created by the Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Management. Some of the files were created prior to the department's formation in 1970 but concern matters for which the Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Management was responsible. The bulk of the files document the state's response to the Water Resources Planning Act of 1967 and other federal water-quality legislation and its efforts to safeguard drinking water supplies, coastal and estuarine areas, and the Hudson River.

Of note are meeting minutes, agendas, reports, and other material relating to New York State's membership in three bodies that coordinated state and federal efforts to protect freshwater resources: the Delaware River Basin Commission, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, and, in particular, the Great Lakes Basin Commission (GLBC). Records relating to the GLBC document the commission's administrative procedures, the department's role in gathering data that commission staff used when drafting environmental planning studies, and the regional and national context in which the department's water-protection initiatives took shape.

Other files document departmental efforts to protect the Catskill Forest Preserve and, in particular, the Adirondack Forest Preserve. They illuminate the department's position on proposals to incorporate the Adirondack Park into the U.S. national park system, proposed constitutional amendments concerning management of the Forest Preserve, and the creation of the Temporary Study Commission on the Future of the Adirondacks. The files also detail the department's involvement in the International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners.

Several folders in this series do not contain any documents; however the folders were retained because their titles help to document the deputy commissioner's range of activities and interests.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

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Related Materials

Series 13063, Commissioners' and deputy commissioners' correspondence, subject files, and orders, contains related records.

Processing Information

This series was originally part of series 13063, Commissioners' and deputy commissioners' correspondence, subject files, and orders. In 2005, the records were re-examined, removed, and re-processed as series B1882, Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Management correspondence and subject files.

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This series was transferred under records disposition number 13063.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Folder

Accretion: B1882-05
1965-1970 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners - Non Game Species Committee 1 1
1969 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Committee (Program) 1 2
1968-1969 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Committee (Professional Improvement) 1 3
1968-1969 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Committee (Rare and Endangered Species) 1 4
1969 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Committee (Research) 1 5
1969-1970 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Committee (Resolutions) 1 6
1968 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Committee (Special Library) 1 7
1968-1969 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Committee (Time and Place) 1 8
1968-1969 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Committee (Water Resources) 1 9
1969 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Department of Agriculture 1 10
1969 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Department of Interior 1 11
1968-1969 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Explorer Posts Conservation Programs – Boy Scouts 1 12
1968-1970 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Newsletter 1 13
1968-1969 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – President (William Mason Lawrence) 1 14
1968-1969 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Resolutions 1 15
1968-1971 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Secretary-Treasurer 1 16
1968-1970 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – State Jurisdiction 1 17
1967-1969 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – State Jurisdiction 1 18
1965 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners 1 19
1959-1969 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Ad Hoc Committee 1 20
1968 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners - Counsel, Special 1 21
1967 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Executive Committee 1 22
1967-1970 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Finance Committee 1 23
1968-1969 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Internal Revenue Service 1 24
1968 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Legislation, Federal 1 25
1968 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners - Meeting – March, 1969 1 26
1968 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners - Meeting – Annual, 1969 1 27
1969 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners - New Mexico Case 1 28
undated International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners - Newsletter (William Mason Lawrence’s) [EMPTY FOLDER] 1 29
1968-1971 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners - Public Land Law Review Committee 1 30
1967-circa 1968 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners - Committee on Rare and Endangered Species 1 31
1966 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners (Research Committee) 1 32
1969-1971 Syracuse University College of Forestry 2 1
1966-1969 Temporary State Commission on Water Resources Planning 2 2
1968-1970 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 2 3
1968-1970 U.S. Dept. of the Army – Corps of Engineers 2 4
1965-1970 U.S. Dept. of Interior – (Bureau of Outdoor Recreation) 2 5
1965-1972 U.S. Dept. of Interior – Bureau of Sports Fisheries and Wildlife 2 6
1967 U.S. Dept. of Interior – National Park Service 2 7
1966 Water Pollution Control Advisory Board (Federal President’s Advisory) 2 8
1966 Water Research Foundation (for the Delaware River Basin) 2 9
1966-1967 Water Resources – Miscellaneous 2 10
1967-1974 Federal Legislation 2 11
1966 Clean Rivers Restoration Act of 1966 2 12
1967-1968 Federal Legislation – Estuarine Bills 2 13
1962-1973 Water Resources Planning Act of 1965 (Public Law 1989-90) 2 14
1967-1973 Governor Rockefeller – Speeches 2 15
1964-1970 Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 2 16
1968-1969 Federal Legislation National Trails System Act 2 17
1965-1969 Rivers and Harbors Act of 1965 2 18
1963-1968 Water Pollution Control Act (Public Law 660) 2 19
1965-1966 Water Quality Act of 1965 (PL 89-234) 2 20
1970 Water Quality Improvement Act of 1970 (PL 91-224) 2 21
1969 Federal Legislation—Water Quality Improvement Act of 1969 2 22
1969-1972 Governor’s Program Office (Conservation) 3 1
1971 Great Lakes Basin Compact (proposed) 3 2
1969-1973 Great Lakes Environmental Conference 3 3
1971-1972 Great Lakes Inter University Seminar 3 4
1966-1971 Great South Bay Study 3 5
1971 Grumman Ecosystems 3 6
1971-1973 Gypsy Moth 3 7
1970-1971 Hearings – Notice of Public Hearings (Environmental Conservation) 3 8
1966-1972 NYS Health Department 3 9
1969-1971 Hudson River Drift Removal 3 10
1964-1971 Interdepartmental Management Improvement Council 3 11
1969-1971 Interdepartmental Management Improvement Council – Committee on Job Classification and Salary Structure 3 12
1970 Interstate Advisory Commission on the Susquehanna River Basin – Compact 3 13
1970-1971 Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge 3 14
1970 Joint Legislative Committee on Environmental Management and Natural Resources 3 15
1967-1969 Lake Champlain Compact 3 16
1960-1969 International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners – Research Committee – National Survey of Fishing and Hunting 4 1
1970-1973 First Deputy Commissioner Pedersen (Ronald W. Pederson) 4 2
1970-1973 Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Management (William Mason Lawrence) 4 3
1970-1971 Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Quality (Dwight F. Metzler) 4 4
1971-1974 Deputy Commissioner for Field Service (E. Stanley Legg) 4 5
1971 Deputy Commissioner – Leighton Hope 4 6
1970-1973 Commissioner Diamond (Henry L. Diamond) 4 7
1971-1974 Divisions – Monthly Reports (Governor) 4 8
1971-1972 Administration – (John Allen) 4 9
1970 Air Resources (Division of) (Alexander Rihm, Jr.) 4 10
1971 Committee on Environmental Guidelines (Real Estate Developments) 4 11
1971 Planning and Research (Fred Howell) 4 12
1971 Communications and Education (Robert L. McManus) 4 13
1971-1972 Office of Community Assistance (Dept. of Environmental Conservation) 4 14
1970-1974 Divisions (All) 4 15
1972 Editorial Review Board 4 16
1971 Division of Educational Services 4 17
undated Educational Services – Bureau of Audio-Visual Services [EMPTY FOLDER] 4 18
undated Educational Services – Bureau of Community Assistance [EMPTY FOLDER] 4 19
undated Educational Services – Bureau of Education 4 20
undated Educational Services – Bureau of Publications [EMPTY FOLDER] 4 21
1971-1972 Environmental Analysis (Office of Terry Curran) 4 22
1973 Environmental Analysis – Task Force on Power Plant Sitting – Article VIII 4 23
1973 Environmental Resource Planning, (Div.) Tom Eichler, Director 4 24
1970-1974 Fish and Wildlife (Division of) (Albert G. Hall) 4 25
1969-1972 Fish and Wildlife Acquisition (C.P. Brown) 5 1
1970 Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species 5 2
1970-1974 Lands and Forests (Division of) (Victor Gilder) 5 3
1971 Law Enforcement 5 4
1970-1972 Legal Affairs and Enforcement (Charles LaBelle) 5 5
1972-1973 Legal Office – General Counsel (Frances X. Wallace) 5 6
1969-1974 Marine and Coastal Resources (Division of) (David Wallace) 5 7
1970-1973 Marine and Coastal Resources – Advisory Committee 5 8
1972 Marine and Coastal Resources – Policy 5 9
1970-1972 Marine and Coastal Resources – Striped Bass 5 10
1970-1972 Personnel Office 5 11
undated Pure Waters (Division of) (Paul W. Eastman) [EMPTY FOLDER] 5 12
1971 Div. of Quality Services (Bentley) 5 13
undated Recovery, Recycling and Reuse (Office of) [EMPTY FOLDER] 5 14
1973 Research Director – Dr. Sidney A. Schwartz & Dr. Hetling 5 15
1970-1971 Division of Resources Management Services (R.A. Cook) 5 16
1970-1972 Resources Management Services – Bureau of Mineral Resources 5 17
1971 Resources Management Services – Bureau of General Engineering 5 18
1971-1972 Resources Management Services – Bureau of Real Property (land acquisition) – H. Gannon 5 19
1971-1973 Resources Management Services – Bureau of Water Management 5 20
1970-1972 Resources Management Services – Bureau of Water Regulation 5 21
undated Solid Wastes (Division of) (William G. Wilke) [EMPTY FOLDER] 5 22
1971 Vacancies 5 23
1973 Water Resources Planning (T. Eichler, J. Finck, E. Karath, etc.) 5 24
1972-1973 Water Management Planning – Admin. – J. Finck & Ed Karath 6 1
undated Water Management Planning – Basin Plans Russ, Mt. Pleasant [EMPTY FOLDER] 6 2
1972 Water Management Planning – Field Operations – Regional Offices (3) 6 3
1972 Water Management Planning – Intergovernmental Relations, Mike O’Toole 6 4
undated Water Management Planning – Technical Services, Alan Tedrow [EMPTY FOLDER] 6 5
1971-1972 Water Resources (Division of) – Water Supply Matters 6 6
1971-1973 Water Resources Planning Boards 6 7
1965-1971 Wildlife Society (William Mason Lawrence – Personal) 6 8
1973 Achievement – Reports – 3 Year (1970-1973) 6 9
1970-1971 Adirondack Study Commission (Temporary Study Commission on the Future of the Adirondacks) 6 10
1968 Agricultural Resources Commission 6 11
1973-1974 ASMFC – Law of the Sea Conference 6 12
1970 Air Resources 6 13
1972 All Terrain Vehicles (A.T.V.) 6 14
1968-1970 Atomic Energy Council (NYS) 6 15
1968-1973 Atomic Development (Office of) – Atomic and Space Development Authority 6 16
1970 Boise Cascade 6 17
1971-1973 Catskills – Temporary State Commission to Study the Catskills 6 18
1971-1973 Coastal Zone Management 6 19
1971 Conference (Fifth Annual) – State and Federal Water Officials 6 20
1966-1971 Consolidated Edison – Cornwall 6 21
1970 Consolidated Edison – Indian Point 6 22
1971 Consultant Letters 6 23
1969 D.D.T. 6 24
1971 Dredging – Great Lakes 6 25
1970-1973 Environmental Facilities Corp. 6 26
1972-1973 Environmental Bond Issue (Proposed) 6 27
1971 Environmental Impact Statements (National Environmental Policy Act of 1967) 6 28
1972-1973 Environmental Plan 6 29
1968-1969 Federal Legislation – National Estuarine Protection Act (PL 90-454) 6 30
1970-1973 Governor’s Office – News Releases (Ronald Maidrana, Press Secretary) 6 31
1971-1972 Lake Erie Congress 7 1
1971 Lake Erie – Gas Leasing 7 2
1973 Legislation – 1974 7 3
1972-1973 Legislation – proposed 1973 7 4
1973 Legislative Budget Hearing, February 22, 1973 7 5
1970 Legislative Commission on Expenditure Review 7 6
1970-1973 Long Island Sound Commission (Possible) 7 7
1966-1971 North Atlantic Regional Water Resources Frame Work Study Coordinating Committee 7 8
1963-1966 Northeast Plan for Water Pollution Control in the Northeast 7 9
1967-1971 Northeastern U.S. Water Supply Study (NEWS) – Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division 7 10
1966 Northeast-Southwest Interregional Water Conferences 7 11
1966-1973 Ohio River Basin Water Resources Planning Comm. 7 12
1965-1967 Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) 7 13
1967-1968 Sport Fishing Institute 7 14
1971 Dec. 7, 1971 – Syracuse Applied Forestry Research Institute 7 15
1970 Dec. 9, 1970 – Syracuse Applied Forestry Research Institute – Steering Committee 7 16
1968 June 4, 1968 – Syracuse University – Applied Forestry Research Institute 7 17
1968-1969 Syracuse University – Applied Forestry Research Institute 7 18
1965-1970 Fish and Wildlife 8 1
1965 Game Breeder Letters 8 2
1963-1968 Fish and Game Division 8 3
1967-1970 Fish and Game Acquisition Unit (L. Brown) 8 4
1965-1970 Fish and Wildlife Management Act 8 5
1965-1967 Forest Practice Board 8 6
1967-1969 Forest Preserve Committee 8 7
1965-1970 Lands and Forests – Acquisition Unit (H. Gannon) 8 8
1969 Division of Lands and Forests – Pesticide Control Board 8 9
1964-1970 Lands and Forests Division 8 10
1966-1969 Law Enforcement (Bureau of) 8 11
1965-1969 Oil and Gas Division 8 12
1965 Adirondack National Park (Proposed) 8 13
1965-1967 Forest Preserve 8 14
1967-1970 Forest Preserve 8 15
1967 Forest Preserve – Tent Platforms 8 16
1965-1967 Forest Preserve – General, 1965 8 17
circa 1970 Forest Preserve – Constitutional Amendment 8 18
1966 Huckleberry Lake 8 19
1965 Hudson Champlain Metropolitan Study 8 20
1968 Hudson River – Black River Regulating District 8 21
1969 Joint Legislative Committee on Environmental Management and Natural Resources 9 1
1965-1969 Natural Beauty 9 2
1964-1965 National Science Foundation 9 3
1970 New York State Health Department 9 4
1968-1971 New York State Science and Technology Foundation 9 5
1968-1970 New York State – Federal Science and Technology Conference, March 5, 1970 9 6
1967-1968 Oceanography – New York State Conference on 9 7
1966-1970 Office of Planning Coordination 9 8
1965 Pesticide 9 9
1966 Platforms – New York State 9 10
1970 Regional Marine Resources Council 9 11
1966 Rivers – “Returning our Rivers to the People” proposal 9 12
1965 Speeches, reports, source material 9 13
1966-1970 Speeches 9 14
undated SCORP (Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan) [EMPTY FOLDER] 9 15
1967 Transportation Program 9 16
1970 July 19-21, 1970 – Detroit – Great Lakes Basin Commission 10 1
1970 September 22, 1970 – Detroit – Great Lakes Basin Commission 10 2
1970 Great Lakes Basin Commission – October 20-21, 1970 meeting (College Corner, Ohio) 10 3
1969-1970 W. Mason Lawrence – Great Lakes Basin Commission, July 19-20, 1970 meeting, OECD St. Clair, State of New York Alternate 10 4
1969 May 19-20, 1970 – Milwaukee – Great Lakes Basin Commission 10 5
1969 August 28-29, 1969 – Rock Harbor Lodge – Great Lakes Basin Commission, ISLS Royale Nat. Mark, Michigan 10 6
1969 Nov. 17-18,1969 – Great Lakes Basin Commission – Detroit, Michigan 10 7
1969 March 16-18, 1969 – Cleveland – Great Lakes Basin Commission 10 8
1965-1967 March 25, 1966 – Ann Arbor, Michigan – Great Lakes River Basin Commission 10 9
1969 May 19-20, 1966 – Niagara Falls – Great Lakes Basin Commission 10 10
1968-1973 Great Lakes Basin Commission – Annual Reports 10 11
1968-1970 Great Lakes Basin Commission – Budget and Financial 10 12
1967-1969 Great Lakes Basin Commission – Committee – Ad Hoc on Goals and Procedures 10 13
1968-1969 Great Lakes Basin Commission – Executive Committee for the Framework Study of GLBC 10 14
1967 Great Lakes Basin Commission – Committee on By-Laws 10 15
undated Great Lakes Basin Commission – Committee on Canadian Participation, RSK, Chairman [EMPTY FOLDER] 10 16
undated Great Lakes Basin Commission – Committee on Inventory [EMPTY FOLDER] 10 17
1970 Great Lakes Basin Commission – Review Committee for the Genesee River Basin Report 10 18
1970 Great Lakes Basin Commission – Shoreline Uses 10 19
1967 Great Lakes Basin Commission – Committee on Staffing and Budget 10 20
1967-1970 Great Lakes Basin Commission – Members 10 21
1968-1969 Great Lakes Basin Commission – Minutes 10 22
1972-1974 Executive Deputy Commissioner (James Biggane) 10 23
1972-1974 Great Lakes Basin Commission – 1973 11 1
1965-1973 November 28-29, 1973 – Great Lakes Basin Commission 11 2
1973 August 16, 1973 – St. Clair – Great Lakes Basin Commission 11 3
1971-1972 Great Lakes Basin Commission – Reports, Minutes, Agendas, and Other Meeting Materials 11 4
1972 October 17, 1972 – Erie, PA – Great Lakes Basin Commission – Public Meeting 11 5
1972 June 16, 1972 – Detroit – Great Lakes Basin Commission 11 6
1972 Dec. 19, 1972 – Buffalo – Great Lakes Basin Commission 11 7
1971-1972 April 1, 1971 – Detroit – Great Lakes Basin Commission 11 8
1969-1971 Great Lakes River Basin Commission 11 9
1971 May 18-19, 1971 – Niagara Falls – Great Lakes Basin Commission 11 10
1970 March 20, 1970 – Detroit – Great Lakes Basin Commission 11 11
1971 Feb. 16-17, 1971 – Springfield, Illinois – Great Lakes Basin Commission 11 12
1962-1970 Interstate Advisory Committee on the Susquehanna River Basin (IAC/SRB), 1962-1965-1970 12 1
1972 Great Lakes Basin Commission – 1972 12 2
1971 Great Lakes Basin Commission – 1971 12 3
1970 Great Lakes Basin Commission – 1970 12 4
1967-1968 Water Resources Council – Washington, DC 12 5
1968-1969 Water Resources Council 12 6