Long Term Control Plan
The Citywide Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) will encompass the majority of New York Harbor including the Hudson River, Harlem River, Upper New York Bay, Lower New York Bay, the East River, and the western portion of Long Island Sound. According to the city’s most recent Harbor Survey Report, the Harbor is cleaner now than at any time in the last 100 years. Continued improvements to the city’s 14 wastewater treatmentplants, and ongoing investments have resulted in an 80% reduction in combined sewer overflows since the mid-1980s. DEP is currently working on a Citywide LTCP to better understand how existing combined sewer overflows impact water quality throughout the Harbor.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and associated declarations of state and national emergencies impacting staff levels at DEP, the agency requested a 60 day extension to complete the Citywide LTCP. DEC accepted this request and the LTCP is now due May 30, 2020:
Check DEP’s Eventbrite page for updates on future public meetings.
January 29, 2020 – The City University of New York School of Law, Queens
November 6, 2019 – Staten Island Borough Hall
October 15, 2019 – The City University of New York School of Law—Queens
October 2, 2019 – Van Cortlandt Park
April 16, 2019 – The City University of New York School of Law—Queens
May 10, 2018 – Newtown Creek Visitor Center
March 27, 2018 – St. John’s University, Staten Island
January 31, 2018 – Manhattan College, Bronx
Sampling Program Data
Download the data that was collected during the Citywide & East River/Open Water Sampling Program in 2016 and 2017.