Division of Environmental Quality

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) supports the City of Rochester's Values and Guiding Principles by providing efficient, high quality environmental compliance and pollution prevention, brownfield investigation, cleanup and redevelopment, Port of Rochester redevelopment, and environmental planning services including brownfield area-wide planning, energy management and climate action planning, regional sustainability planning and harbor management planning for the City of Rochester and the public.

These services meet legal and regulatory requirements for City facilities, abate and prevent environmental problems, leverage outside funding sources, respond to energy and climate challenges, encourage sustainable redevelopment, and improve property valuations in order to protect, preserve and enhance the natural and built environment of the City of Rochester and the Genesee Finger Lakes region.

Division Organization

The Office of Energy & Sustainability program areas include city facilities compliance, energy, sustainability, NYSERDA projects, greenhouse gas emissions/climate action plan, regional planning, select brownfield projects and related grants.

The Office of Environmental Remediation program areas include site assessment, investigates, remedial actions, site operations and monitoring, tax delinquent brownfields, institutional control system and related grants.

The Office of Environmental Planning and Review program areas include State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) compliance (city-wide), site plan and zoning for Department of Environmental Services, Neighborhood and Business Development (NBD) process liaison, Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Step 1 and 2 support, BOA implementation phase coordination, conformance review of DEQ landuse planning and related grants.

The Port of Rochester Planning & Implementation program areas include marina construction contracts oversight, Port private development coordination and support, Harbor Management Plan and implementation, Harbor Master recommendations, future Port implementations projects, and related grants.

Contact Us

Division of Environmental Quality
Mark Gregor, Manager
City Hall
30 Church Street, Room 300B
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 428-5978
Email the Manager of Environmental Quality