Governing Law and Regulations
New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Disaster Preparedness Commission
New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
Local police and fire departments
New York Department of Health (DOH) Bureau of Public Water Supply Protection
New York State Office of Homeland Security
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
| To Report an Emergency, callNATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER: 800-424-8802 (24-hr.)24-hr. DEC SPILL HOTLINE: 800-457-7362 (in-state),518-457-7362 (out-of state) |
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The state generally follows the federal rules for emergency planning and response activities, but has some additional requirements as well. For more information about the federal requirements, see the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE.
The New York State Office of Homeland Security directs and coordinates a comprehensive counter-terrorism and all-hazards prevention, preparedness, and response strategy to protect the people of New York ...