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2012 Press Releases

  • 12-106 Department of Environmental Protection Extends Temporary Waiver of Fuel Oil Sulfur Limit to Ensure Heating Oil Deliveries in New York City (12/31/2012)
  • 12-105 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Improved Maintenance Contributes to Fewest Water Main Breaks in Over a Decade (12/31/2012)
  • 12-104 City to Begin $14 Million Upgrade of Water Delivery System in Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill and Far Rockaway (12/28/2012)
  • 12-103 City and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Announce all Chipped Tree Debris from Hurricane Sandy to be Reused (12/27/2012)
  • 12-102 Department of Environmental Protection to Remove Fallen and Damaged Trees around Kensico Reservoir (12/20/2012)
  • 12-101 City Transfers 815 Acres to State for More Recreational Use (12/20/2012)
  • 12-100 Department of Environmental Protection Completes Installation of First Siphon at Gilboa Dam (12/19/2012)
  • 12-99 Commissioner Carter Strickland Promotes 10 Members of Department of Environmental Protection Police Force (12/17/2012)
  • 12-98 Department of Environmental Protection and Delaware County Employees Honored for their Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts (12/17/2012)
  • 12-97 State Adds New Air Monitors to Neighborhoods Hardest Hit by Hurricane Sandy (12/13/2012)
  • 12-96 Department of Environmental Protection Extends Temporary Waiver of Fuel Oil Sulfur Limit to Speed Heating Oil Deliveries in New York City (12/5/2012)
  • 12-95 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Leak Notification Program Has Saved New Yorkers $26 Million Since 2011 (12/5/2012)
  • 12-94 Department of Environmental Protection Delivers more than 400 Artifacts to Historical Society of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow (12/3/2012)
  • PR- 453-12 (Office of the Mayor) Mayor Bloomberg and Environmental Protection Commissioner Strickland Suspend Water Bills for Properties Severely Damaged by Hurricane Sandy (11/30/2012)
  • 12-93 City Lifts Recreational Waterbody Advisory For New York Harbor (11/30/2012)
  • 12-92 Department of Environmental Protection to Resume Installation of Siphons at Gilboa Dam (11/30/2012)
  • 12-91 City and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Convert Tree Debris from Hurricane Sandy for Reuse (11/27/2012)
  • 12-90 Department of Environmental Protection Releases 2012 Sewer Performance Report (11/19/2012)
  • 12-89 Department of Environmental Protection Encourages New Yorkers to use City Lands that are Open to Recreation (11/16/2012)
  • PR- 404-12 (Office of the Mayor) Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Temporary Guidelines to Speed Heating Oil Deliveries and Boiler Repairs to Ensure New Yorkers Can Heat Homes and Businesses (11/8/2012)
  • 12-88 Department of Environmental Protection Takes Steps to Prepare for Mid-Week Storm (11/6/2012)
  • 12-87 Department of Environmental Protection Extends Temporary Suspension of Water Discharge Permit Requirement to Assist Homeowners and Businesses Pumping Water from Flooded Properties (11/6/2012)
  • 12-86 Department of Environmental Protection Provides Update on Repair Work at City Wastewater Treatment Plants (11/3/2012)
  • 12-85 Department of Environmental Protection Watershed Operations Staff and Delaware County Public Works Pumping Floodwater and Clearing Downed Trees in New York City (11/3/2012)
  • 12-84 Statement of Health Commissioner Thomas Farley and Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland on Water Quality in Breezy Point (11/2/2012)
  • 12-83 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Temporary Waiver of Two Percent Biodiesel Requirement for Heating Oil and New Streamlined Emergency Boiler Work Permit Guidelines to Aid Building Owners Recovering from Hurricane Sandy (11/2/2012)
  • 12-82 Department of Environmental Protection Watershed Operations Staff and Delaware County Public Works Head to NYC to Aid in Hurricane Recovery (11/1/2012)
  • 12-81 Department of Environmental Protection Temporarily Suspends Water Discharge Permit Requirement to Assist Homeowners and Businesses Pumping Water from Flooded Properties (11/1/2012)
  • 12-80 Statement of Deputy Commissioner Paul Rush Urging Recreational Users to Exercise Caution on City Lands and Observe Temporary Closures (10/31/2012)
  • 12-79 Recreational Water Advisory For Hudson River, East River, New York Harbor, Jamaica Bay and Kill Van Kull (10/31/2012)
  • 12-78 DEP Provides Water-On-the-Go Drinking Fountains to Residents Without Power in Manhattan and First Responders in Breezy Point (10/31/2012)
  • 12-77 Department of Environmental Protection Provides Update on Reservoir Status (10/29/2012)
  • 12-76 Statement of Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Commissioner Paul Rush on Watershed Storm Preparations (10/26/2012)
  • 12-75 Environmental Protection Commissioner Strickland & Queens College Unveil Green Projects on Campus to Improve Harbor Water Quality and Announce $6 Million Green Infrastructure Grant Program (10/25/2012)
  • 12-74 New York City Wins 2012 Platinum Award for Water Excellence (10/24/2012)
  • 12-73 DEP Unearths Native American Artifacts and Ancient Fossils at Construction Sites in Eastview and Gilboa, New York (10/19/2012)
  • 12-72 Statement by Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland on 40th Anniversary of Clean Water Act and 75th Anniversary of the Wards Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (10/18/2012)
  • 12-71 New York City Business Integrity Commission, Department of Environmental Protection, and Mayor’s Office of Policy and Strategic Planning Launch Comprehensive Strategy to Help Businesses Comply With Grease Disposal Regulations (10/18/2012)
  • 12-70 City Commences $69 Million Upgrade of Sewer and Water Infrastructure in Springfield Gardens (10/16/2012)
  • 12-69 DEP Hosts United States Adventure Racing Association National Championship on Pepacton Reservoir (10/15/2012)
  • 12-68 DEP Announces Record Year for Recreational Boating on NYC Reservoirs (10/12/2012)
  • 12-67 DEP, OEM Announce Notify NYC Will Provide Advisories During and After Rain Events (10/05/2012)
  • 12-66 City Sponsors Public School Students Participating in Department of Environmental Conservation’s “A Day in the Life of the Hudson River” Event (10/04/2012)
  • 12-65 DEP’s First Bluebelt Wetland in the Bronx Controls Stormwater at The New York Botanical Garden and Reduces Combined Sewer Overflows (09/27/2012)
  • 12-64 DEP Announces Research Partnership with Harvard School of Public Health to Enhance Modeling and Monitoring of Drinking Water Quality (09/25/2012)
  • 12-63 DEP Installs Manhole Monitoring Sensors to Detect Elevated Flow Levels (09/24/2012)
  • 12-62 DEP Announces More Than 500,000 People Visited Water-On-the-Go Fountains in 2012 (09/6/2012)
  • 12-61 DEP Begins Study of new Method to Seal Cracks in Delaware Aqueduct (09/5/2012)
  • 12-60 DEP Announces Plan to fix Sewer Collapse on 92nd Street in bay Ridge (08/30/2012)
  • 12-59 City Completes $24 Million Upgrade of Storm Sewer Infrastructure in Forest Hills, Queens (08/30/2012)
  • 12-58 DEP Announces Addition of Movable Barrier Gates to Gilboa Dam (08/27/2012)
  • 12-57 DEP Provides Update on 92nd Street Sewer Collapse (08/23/2012)
  • 12-56 DEP Announces Additional Assistance to Residents of Wawarsing (08/17/2012)
  • 12-55 Departments of Environmental Protection, Parks and Recreation Install Timers on Spray Showers in City Playgrounds to Conserve Water (08/9/2012)
  • PR- 292-12 (Office of the Mayor) Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Amending the Plumbing Code (08/08/2012)
  • 12-54 DEP Completes $15 Million in Route 28A Reconstruction and Realignment (08/8/2012)
  • 12-53 Statement by DEP Commissioner Strickland on Death at Lake Gleneida (08/7/2012)
  • PR- 286-12 (Office of the Mayor) Mayor Bloomberg and Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland Tour New York’s Largest Rooftop Farm, Part of the City’s Innovative Program to Improve Water Quality (08/02/2012)
  • 12-52 DEP Announces More than 250,000 People Visited Water-On-the-Go Fountains Since June (07/27/2012)
  • 12-51 DEP Provides Update on Pepacton Reservoir Fuel Removal (07/25/2012)
  • 12-50 New York City and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Launch 2012 "Clean Streets = Clean Beaches" Program (07/24/2012)
  • 12-49 DEP Installs Replica of Newtown Creek Digester Eggs at Queens Museum of Art’s Panorama of the City of New York (07/20/2012)
  • 12-48 DEP Launches 2012 Summer Fire Hydrant Abuse Prevention Campaign (07/18/2012)
  • 12-47 DEP Announces Improvements to Ashokan Dividing Weir Gate House (07/18/2012)
  • 12-46 DEP Provides Update On Sewer Repair at 92nd Street and Third Avenue in Brooklyn (07/10/2012)
  • 12-45 DEP Provides Update on Pepacton Reservoir Fuel Removal (07/10/2012)
  • 12-44 DEP Announces More than 108,000 People Visited Water-On-the-Go Fountains in the Last Month, Program Expanding to Include July 4th Events and New Summer-Long Locations (07/03/2012)
  • 12-43 DEP Issues Safety Alert on Opening Fire Hydrants (06/29/2012)
  • 12-42 DEP Provides Update on Pepacton Reservoir Oil Leak (06/27/2012)
  • 12-41 Deputy Mayor Holloway and Environmental Protection Commissioner Strickland Announce Completion of Two-Year Sewer Cleaning Project to Increase Flow Capacity and Rreduce Combined Sewer Overflows (06/21/2012)
  • 12-40 Statement from DEP Deputy Commissioner for Water Supply Paul Rush at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Draft Consent Order Public Hearing on June 19, 2012 Concerning DEP’s Treatment of Turbidity in the Ashokan Basin (06/20/2012)
  • 12-39 Environmental Protection Commissioner Strickland, Health Commissioner Farley, Chief Digital Officer Sterne Launch 2012 Water-On-the-Go Program in All Five Boroughs, Announce New iPhone/iPad Mobile App and Foursquare Check-In Special (06/18/2012)
  • PR- 212-12 (Office of the Mayor) Mayor Bloomberg Announces More Than $100 Million in Financing and New Resources to Help Buildings Convert to Clean Heating Fuels and Improve New York City Air Quality (06/13/2012)
  • 12-38 DEP Launches New Online Boiler and Equipment Registration System to Streamline Compliance Processes For Building Owners (06/08/2012)
  • 12-37 DEP Joins the New York Mets at Citi Field to Host 26th Annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony (06/06/2012)
  • 12-36 DEP Announces Start of $1 Million Delaware County Roadway Reconstruction Project (06/05/2012)
  • 12-35 Commissioner Strickland, County Executive Astorino Reopen Kensico Dam for Public Access to Cyclists, Joggers and Pedestrians Ahead of Memorial Day Following $42 Million Rehabilitation (05/24/2012)
  • 12-34 DEP Kicks Off Boating Season at Neversink, Pepacton, Schoharie and Cannonsville Reservoirs (05/24/2012)
  • 12-33 DEP Enhances Stream Flow and Snow Monitoring Programs to Improve National Weather Service Flood Forecasts and Improves Stream Gauge Program Efficiency (05/23/2012)
  • 12-32 DEP Announces "Stop Idling" Enforcement and Public Education Campaign at City Schools in Neighborhoods With High Asthma Rates (05/22/2012)
  • 12-31 DEP Provides Update On Pepacton Reservoir Oil Leak (05/18/2012)
  • 12-30 Statement of Environmental Protection Commissioner Strickland and Finance Commissioner Frankel Reminding Homeowners of May 17 Deadline to Avoid Lien Sale By Entering Into Payment Agreement (05/15/2012)
  • 12-29 DEP Signs Project Labor Agreement on Construction of Rondout-West Branch Bypass (05/09/2012)
  • 12-28 Statement of Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland On Water Board Vote to Adopt Fiscal Year 2013 Water Rate (05/04/2012)
  • 12-27 Divers Complete Installation of Critical Mechanical Plug In Delaware Aqueduct Shaft to Ensure Stability Ahead of Repair (04/30/2012)
  • 12-26 DEP Announces New Agreement with National Weather Service to Provide Up to $1M to Develop State-of-the-Art Streamflow Forecasts (04/26/2012)
  • 12-25 DEP Holds 25th Annual Operations Challenge (04/24/2012)
  • PR- 145-12 (Office of the Mayor) Mayor Bloomberg and Environmental Protection Commissioner Strickland Award $4.6 Million to Projects That Will Protect New York Waterways (04/21/2012)
  • PR- 139-12 (Office of the Mayor) Mayor Bloomberg and Port Authority Executive Director Foye Launch $250 Million Infrastructure Project to Spur Economic Development in New York Harbor (04/18/2012)
  • 12-24 26 New Environmental Police Officers Are Sworn In (04/13/2012)
  • 12-23 Statement from DEP Commissioner Strickland On the Opening of Trout Season Today (04/01/2012)
  • 12-22 DEP Presents Fiscal Year 2013 Water Rate Proposal (03/30/2012)
  • 12-21 DEP Completes Cleaning of Large Sewers in Northeast Queens (03/29/2012)
  • 12-20 DEP Completes Modernization Project at Port Jervis Wastewater Treatment Plant (03/26/2012)
  • 12-19 DEP Seeks Company to Process Discarded Toilets for Beneficial Reuse (03/16/2012)
  • 12-18 DEP Releases 2011 Progress Report On Ambitious and Forward-Thinking Strategic Plan (03/15/2012)
  • 12-17 DEC and DEP Announce Groundbreaking Agreement To Reduce Combined Sewer Overflows Using Green Infrastructure in New York City (03/13/2012)
  • 12-16 DEP Issues Request for Proposals to Develop Green Infrastructure Master Plans and Designs in Three Combined Sewer Areas (03/12/2012)
  • 12-15 DEP Sends Wawarsing Buyout Agreement To Ulster County for Approval (02/28/2012)
  • 12-14 DEP Expands Leak Notification Program to Include Large Residential Buildings (02/23/2012)
  • 12-13 DEP Reaches Key Construction Milestone in Upgrade of Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (02/21/2012)
  • 12-12 DEP Announces a Pilot Program to Measure and Monitor Combined Sewer Overflow Discharges into New York Harbor (02/16/2012)
  • 12-11 DEP Opens Neversink, Pepacton and Schoharie Reservoirs for Rowboats, Canoes, Kayaks, Sculls and Small Sailboats (02/10/2012)
  • 12-10 DEP Completes Nitrogen Reduction Facility at 26th Ward Wastewater Treatment Plant(02/07/2012)
  • 12-09 DEP Completes Facility to Improve Ecology, Curb Odors in Jamaica Bay Tributary (02/06/2012)
  • 12-08 Statement from DEP Deputy Commissioner for Water Supply Paul Rush on the U.S. Geological Survey Report on Delaware Aqueduct (02/02/2012)
  • 12-07 DEP Completes Upgrade of Connections to New Croton Aqueduct for Three Westchester Communities (01/30/2012)
  • 12-06 DEP Completes Microfiltration Expansion Project in Upstate Wastewater Treatment Plant in Margaretville (01/26/2012)
  • 12-05 DEP Reaches 10% Void in Ashokan Reservoir (01/22/2012)
  • 12-04 Second Round of Testing Confirms That Lead Levels Found in Tap Water of Older New York City Homes Has Returned to Normal (01/20/2012)
  • 12-03 DEP Opens More Than 2,700 Watershed Acres for Recreational Use in Ulster County Since 2010 (01/20/2012)
  • 12-02 DEP Installs Two Inflatable Dams in Brooklyn to Help Improve New York Harbor Water Quality(01/17/2012)
  • 12-01 Statement from DEP Commissioner Strickland and Interested Parties on Adoption of New On-Site Stormwater Controls for New Construction Projects (01/04/2012)

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