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New York State Office of Environmental Quality and Remediation Deputy Commissioner's Subject and Correspondence Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of the subject and correspondence files of Eugene J. Leff, Deputy Commissioner for Remediation and Materials Management, and James M. Tierney, Assistant Commissioner for Water Resources. The records reflect the executive level decision and policy making of individuals in these positions in relation to the Marcellus Shale High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing project.
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19 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
2008-2015
Series Number:
B2721

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Unarranged.

Administrative History

Eugene J. Leff, Deputy Commissioner for Remediation and Materials Management, was appointed in January 2011. He supervises three divisions: Mineral Resources, Environmental Remediation, and Materials Management. These divisions are responsible for the permitting of gas and oil wells, remediation of hazardous waste sites, permitting of landfills, and several other programs.

James M. Tierney, Assistant Commissioner for Water Resources, was appointed in 2007. His areas of responsibility include: sewage and industrial waster-water treatment plants, programs to address polluted runoff from concentrated animal feeding operations, construction excavations and urbanized areas, water quality standards, water quality assessments and water supply management, flood hazard risk reduction, and coastal hazard and dam safety programs.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of the subject and correspondence files of Eugene J. Leff, Deputy Commissioner for Remediation and Materials Management, and James M. Tierney, Assistant Commissioner for Water Resources. The records reflect the executive level decision and policy making of individuals in these positions in relation to the Marcellus Shale High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing project.

Included in the records are internal emails; published reports, studies, and regulations by the department and other state agencies, regional commissions, federal agencies, and private environmental organizations; departmental drafts and revisions of reports; High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing meeting agendas; handwritten notes; electronic news articles about drilling, monitoring wells, and drinking water in New York State and drilling in other states; polling policy survey on Hydraulic Fracturing in New York State; correspondence with other state agencies, private and public groups, and individual members of the public; and petitions from 2100 residents opposing High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing.

The records cover environmental topics such as wastewater treatment, ground water monitoring, human and animal health issues, protection of natural resources, air pollution, and soil pollution.

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Related Information

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Series 13063 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Executive Office Commissioner's Subject and Correspondence Files.

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Acquistion Information

This series was transferred under RDA 20638 and includes records from transfer list 16926.

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