Hearing on Water Contamination

A public hearing to examine water contamination and assess the effectiveness and implementation of laws and policies intended to protect water quality and public health will be held by the New York State Assembly’s and Senate’s committees on health and environmental conservation on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Long Island Legislative Auditorium at the William H. Rogers Building in Smithtown. The hearing was called as contamination across the state has highlighted the need for review.

Anyone who wants to present pertinent testimony has been asked to complete and return a reply form by tomorrow. The form can be downloaded at assembly.state.ny.us/write/upload/publichearing/20160812.pdf. Return information is on the form.

Oral testimony will be limited to 10 minutes, and all testimony will be under oath. In preparing the order of witnesses, the committees will attempt to accommodate individual requests to speak at particular times in view of special circumstances. These requests should be made on the reply form or comunicated to committee staff as early as possible.

Fifteen copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk. The committees have also asked for advance receipt of prepared statements.