Department of the Environment

 

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The Ulster County Department of the Environment coordinates environmental policy and resource planning within County government. The Department utilizes a unique pooled resources model to draw on other departments to bring the right expertise of bear on environmental issues. Key areas of involvement include; natural resource planning, natural resource inventory data management and creation, stormwater regulation compliance, support of county energy efficiency & green building infrastructure initiatives, and involvement in watershed planning issues.

 

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NYSERDA Renewable Energy Training Series

June 2022

 

Trainings are generally geared toward municipal officials and staff, members of an official municipal board or committee (e.g., Planning and Zoning Boards, environmental committees, etc.), code and zoning enforcement officials, and building inspectors. All trainings may be eligible for continuing education credit for Planning and Zoning Board members, subject to approval by your municipality. Where indicated, Building Safety Inspectors and Code Enforcement Officials are eligible for in-service credits from the NYS Department of State, Division of Building Standards and Codes.

 

All meetings will be held via Zoom. *Please note that advance registration is required.* Register using the links below:

 

Battery Energy Storage for First Responders: This NYSERDA training introduces key safety considerations for battery energy storage systems for codes and building officials; covered topics include fire prevention considerations and compliance with the 2020 NYS Uniform Code. Code enforcement and building officials are encouraged to attend. Building Safety Inspectors and Code Enforcement Officials are eligible for 2 hours in-service credits from the NYS Department of State, Division of Building Standards and Codes.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Clean Energy and Your Comprehensive Plan: This NYSERDA training offers an introduction to best practices and strategies for incorporating clean energy goals and objectives into a new or updated municipal comprehensive plan. Municipal board members, planning staff, and comprehensive plan committee members are encouraged to attend. Participants are eligible for Ulster County Planning Board Credit (2 hours).

Thursday, June 2, 2022

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Solar PV Permitting and Inspecting: This NYSERDA training offers an in-depth review of permitting and inspecting solar energy systems in New York State from start to finish; topics covered include the NYS Unified Solar Permit and various components of the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. Code enforcement and building officials are encouraged to attend. Building Safety Inspectors and Code Enforcement Officials are eligible for 2 hours in-service credits from the NYS Department of State, Division of Building Standards and Codes.

Wednesday, June 8,  2022

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Overview of the Model Battery Energy Storage System Law: This NYSERDA training provides an in-depth review of the customizable template zoning law contained in NYSERDA’s Battery Energy Storage System Guidebook for Local Governments. Municipal board members, code enforcement officials, and staff are encouraged to attend. Participants are eligible for Ulster County Planning Board Credit (2 hours).

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

Learn more about the Ulster County's environmental executive orders, laws, resolutions & procedures :

Ulster County Government Sustainability Initiatives

 

 

Nick Hvozda, Director

17 Pearl Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 340-4298

E-mail: environment[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us

 

Mailing Address:
Ulster County Department of the Environment
PO Box 1800 
Kingston, NY 12402-1800

 

 
   
 
To better highlight the abundant lands and waters of Ulster County that are publicly-accessible for recreation, the County has developed Ulster County REConnect – an interactive online mapping tool that allows residents and visitors to become not only more familiar with these assets, but ultimately to make more use of them.