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Air Pollution Sources

Does the Nassau Department of Health require air permits for industrial facilities located in the County of Nassau?

No, all air permitting is handled by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) out of Region I, Stony Brook. The telephone number at Region I is 631-444-0205 visit the following web site www.dec.state.ny.us.

How do I find out about NYSDEC requirements for industrial facilities?

Contact the NYSDEC Division of Air Resources at 631-444-0205 or visit the following web site www.dec.state.ny.us.

Are boilers exempt from permitting?

Combustion installations where the furnace has a maximum rated (boiler plate) heat input less than 10 million BTU/hr burning fossil fuels (fuel oil or natural gas) are exempt from NYSDEC permitting requirements. For further information please contact the NYSDEC at 631-444-2050 or visit the following web site www.dec.state.ny.us.

How do I report odorous emissions from industrial facilities?

Contact the NYSDEC at 631-444-0205 or you may call the Nassau County Department of Health at 516-227-9459. The Nassau County Department of Health will direct your concerns to the NYSDEC for appropriate action.

How do I report emissions from automobile body shops?

Contact the NYSDEC at 631-444-0205 or you may call the Nassau County Department of Health at 516-227-9459. The Nassau County Department of Health will direct your concerns to the NYSDEC for appropriate action.

How is the quality of the air monitored?

The NYSDEC has ambient air monitoring systems located at Eisenhower Park in Nassau County, and in Babylon and Riverhead located in Suffolk County. These sites monitor for carbon monoxide (CO), Ozone (O3), sulfur dioxide (SO2), inhalable particulates, lead, nitrogen oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and the combination of NO and NO2 commonly referred to as NOX. For more specific information please visit the following web site www.dec.state.ny.us