12 Sep 2016

Water Quality and Contamination

Legislative Auditorium, William H. Rogers Building,

Legislative Auditorium, William H. Rogers Building,

11:00 AM Archived Video
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Joint—Senate Standing Committee on Health
Chair: Senator Kemp Hannon
Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation
Chair: Senator Thomas F. O’Mara
Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation
Chair: Assembly Member Steve Englebright
and Assembly Standing Committee on Health
Chair: Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried
Public Hearing: Water Quality and Contamination
Place: Legislative Auditorium, William H. Rogers Building,
725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, New York
Time: 11:00 A.M.
Contact: Darlene Murray (518) 455-2200 (Senate Health);
Brian Alapatt (518) 455-2091 (Senate Environmental Conservation);
Michelle Milot (518) 455-4363 (Assembly Environmental
Conservation); Anthony Kergaravat (518) 455-4371 (Assembly Health)
Media Contact: Scott Reif, Director of Communications, Senate Majority Conference
(518) 455-2264; Assembly Press Office (518) 455-3888

WITNESS LIST (alphabetical order)

Long Island

Public Hearing on Water Quality and Contamination


Panel 1

Honorable Steven Bellone, County Executive, Suffolk County

Honorable Bridget Fleming, County Legislator, Second District, Suffolk County Legislature

Honorable Edward Romaine, Brookhaven Supervisor, Town of Brookhaven

Panel 2

Christopher Schubert, Supervisory Hydrologist, United States Geological Survey

Panel 3

Basil Seggos, Commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Howard A. Zucker, MD, JD, Commissioner, New York State Department of Health

Panel 4

Tyrand Fuller, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Suffolk County Water Authority

David Berg, Program Manager for the Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan, Long Island Regional Planning Council

Stan Carey, Vice Chair, Long Island Water Conference

Jared Hershkowitz, Retired Professor, Member of LICAP, Water 4 Long Island

Panel 5

Christopher Gobler, PhD., Associate Dean for Research, Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Sarah Meyland, Director- Center for Water Resources Management, New York Institute of Technology

Panel 6

Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director, Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Amanda Lefton, Deputy Policy Director, The Nature Conservancy in New York

Patricia Wood, Executive Director, Grassroots Environmental Education

Greta Zarro, Northeast Region Director, Food and Water Watch

Panel 7

Richard Amper, Executive Director, Long Island Pine Barrens Society

Robert S. DeLuca, President, Group for the East End

John Turner, Conservation Policy Advocate, Seatuck Environmental Association

Kevin McAllister, Defend H2O

Panel 8

Michael Boufis, Superintendent, Bethpage Water District

Brian Bruce, President, New York American Water

Anthony Iannone, Superintendent, Hicksville Water District

Claudia Borecky, and Dave Denenberg, Co-Directors, LI Clean Air Water and Soil (LI CAWS)

Panel 9

George Hoffman, Trustee, Setauket Harbor Task Force

Karen Blumer, Open Space Council

Simon Kinsella, Committee Member, Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee

David Reisfield, Executive Director, Long Island Environmental Voters Forum

Panel 10

Carol Kopf, Media Director, Fluoride Action Network

Rita Palma

Michael Kaufman

Jill Toby


Jennifer Garvey, Associate Director, Stony Brook University Center for Clean Water technology


Part 1

Part 2

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