Background: Under New York Consolidated Laws, County Law CNT § 220-A, Ulster County Legislature has the power to designate a Water Quality Coordinating Committee (WQCC). This entity is responsible for providing oversight of all water quality programs and related activities in the county, including assessment of the impact of point and non-point source pollution and the appropriateness of monitoring and administrative activities. The WQCC has the responsibility to review and coordinate all county activities which have a substantial impact on water quality management. Resolution No. 445 of 2017 designated the Ulster County Department of the Environment as the County's Water Quality Management Agency.
Mission: Provide a coordinated and collaborative approach to protect and improve the waters of Ulster County and ensure the resilience of our watershed systems.
Vision: The Ulster County Water Quality Coordinating Committee envisions a resilient watershed system serving the health and welfare of the community and ecosystem within the County and the region.
Ulster County Water Quality Coordinating Committee's current meeting schedule for 2021 is posted below.
February 8th, 2021
April 12th, 2021 - Open to local partners
June 14th, 2021
August 9th, 2021 - Open to local partners
October 18th, 2021
December 13th, 2021 - Open to local partners
Participating Agencies and County Departments
Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs:
Recent Meeting Agendas
Department of the Environment, (845) 338-7287