Scope and Content Note

The series contains records relating to public hearings held throughout the State by the Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation.

The majority of the records consist of testimony given by concerned individuals and organization on topics being studied by the Committee. Most of the testimony relates to the following: the Adirondack Park Agency; resource management in the Catskill region; taxation of forest lands; resource recovery and recycling; and solid waste management. In addition to the testimony, the records include lists of witnesses registered to provide testimony, related reports and printed materials, and memoranda of support from interested organizations.

L0131-11: This accretion relates to the involvement of organized crime in solid waste management and the waste disposal industry.