Basil Seggos is the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Previously, Basil served as both Deputy Secretary for the Environment and Assistant Secretary for the Environment to Governor Cuomo, advising the Governor on environmental policy and overseeing the operations of the state's environmental agencies, including the DEC, the Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation, the Environmental Facilities Corporation, and the Adirondack Park Agency.
In his first visit with Long Island’s business community, Commissioner Seggos will discuss his plans and priorities for the DEC to protect and enhance our environment while not overregulating or hindering the business community.
There will be an opportunity to address a number of important issues and how they impact our region’s economy, such as climate change policies, investments in sewage infrastructure and 21st century septic systems that allow for mixed-use and transit-oriented development projects, SEQRA reform, groundwater resource protection plans being prepared by the Long Island Regional Planning Council and DEC to reduce nitrogen and other harmful pollutants, a potential state environmental bond act approved by referendum or legislation, and allocations from the Environmental Protection Fund that can be used for land acquisition, farmland protection and waterfront revitalization.
There will be a question & answer session.
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