Background: Under New York Consolidated Laws, County Law CNT § 220-A, Ulster County Legislature has the power to designate a Water Quality Management Agency. Resolution No. 445 of 2017 designated the Ulster County Department of the Environment as the County's Water Quality Management Agency. The Department of the Environment, as the Agency, convenes the Ulster County Water Quality Coordinating Committee (WQCC). This Committee 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.
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 2022 is posted below.
February 14th, 2022
April 11th, 2022 - Open to local partners
June 13th, 2022
August 8th, 2022 - Open to local partners
October 17th, 2022
December 12th, 2022 - Open to local partners
Participating Agencies and County Departments
Ulster County Department of Environment
Ulster County Department of Health and Mental Health
Ulster County Department of Public Works
Ulster County Planning Department
Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District
Ulster County Environmental Management Council
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County
NYSDEC Ulster County Water Quality Reports
Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs:
Recent Meeting Agendas
August 2021 -canceled
April 2021 (including presentation and notes)
October 2020 (including presentation and notes)
Department of the Environment, (845) 338-7287