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Inside DEP

Learn more about the Department of Environmental Protection.

Mission Statement

Strategic Plan
In June 2018, Commissioner Sapienza announced the 2018 Strategic Plan: Enriching our Legacy. The new plan includes an updated Mission, Vision and Value statements as well as seven goals and forty-three specific initiatives that will guide our priorities and future operations.
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Climate Resiliency
Recent storms, including Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and Tropical Storms Irene and Lee in 2011, demonstrate that the city’s water and wastewater system has vulnerabilities to extreme weather that must be addressed. To prepare for the future, DEP began implementing climate change resiliency measures early, in 2008 with the Climate Change Program Assessment and Action Plan.
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DEP Offices

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is a City agency of nearly 6,000 employees.
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Emily Lloyd

The Commissioner
Vincent Sapienza was appointed to be the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection on October 3, 2017.
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Weekly Pipeline Newsletter
DEP's Weekly Pipeline is the agency newsletter for all DEP employees and for environmental stakeholders who want to keep in the loop on what DEP is up to.
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DEP Alumni Association

Alumni Association
This Alumni Association is open to anyone who has worked for DEP. By becoming an Alumni Association member, you’ll stay connected to what’s happening at DEP and will be able to keep in touch with your fellow alumni.
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Language Access Plan
the Department of Environmental Protection's language access implementation plan.
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Faces of DEP