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Revision as of 13:50, 15 July 2013

New York Commissioner of Environmental Conservation
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $979,441,000
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the Governor
Authority:  NY Code - Section 3-0101
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

Joe Martens.jpg
Name:  Joe Martens
Assumed office:  2011
Compensation:  $136,000
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The New York Commissioner of Environmental Conservation is a state executive position in the New York state government.

The commissioner serves as head of the Department of Environmental Conservation. The mission of the Department is "To conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being."[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Joe Martens. He was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2011.

Authority

The Department of Environmental Conservation was originally created by chapter 140 of the laws of 1970. It is established in the New York Code.[2]

NY Code - Section 3-0101:

The Department of Environmental Conservation, which was established by chapter 140 of the Laws of 1970, is hereby continued, and all the powers, functions, duties and obligations possessed by the department pursuant to such chapter immediately preceding the effective date of this chapter are hereby continued.

Qualifications

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Appointments

The commissioner is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the Governor and is confirmed by the Senate.[3]

Vacancies

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Duties

The commissioner oversees the Department of Environmental Conservation. The stated mission of the Department is "To conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being."[4]

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation Organizational Chart as of March 2013.

Divisions

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State budget

The Department of Environmental Conservation had a budget of $979,441,000 for the 2013 fiscal year.[5]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the New York Commissioner of Environmental Conservation was paid an estimated $136,000 according to the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-0001
Phone: 518-402-8013
Email: dpaeweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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