NOTICE: Virtual Public Information Session (June 22, 2023)

The New York City Department of Correction (NYCDOC) invites you to an Informational Session to be held via video/teleconference on: June 22, 2023 from 6 to 9 PM. You can attend and participate in the Virtual Public Information Session online and/or by telephone:

  • To join online, visit the Project website ( to register to participate.
  • To join by telephone: call 877-853-5247 or 888-788-0099 (toll free) and enter the Meeting ID Code:818 6309 9247; Participant ID: press the pound “#” key to skip; and enter the Participant Password:1.

NYCDOC is proposing to renew and modify its Air Title V Permit for the operation of electrical and steam generation equipment (including a cogeneration plant, boilers, and emergency engines) at Rikers Island, which the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) will need to review and approve. As part of the permitting process, NYSDEC requires the permit applicant (in this case the NYCDOC) to develop and execute a Public Participation Plan (PPP) and conduct outreach as part of the environmental permitting review process. This virtual public information session is being held to inform the public about the proposed project and permit application review process.

Additional information about this project can be found in a fact sheet at NYCDOC has submitted a permit application to the DEC Region 2 Office requesting approval of the Air Title V Permit renewal and modification for the operation of the electrical and steam generation equipment at Rikers Island facilities. This virtual meeting is being held in order to conform with NYSDEC Commissioner’s policy CP-29, Environmental Justice and Permitting.

This session will include an informational presentation regarding the permit application submitted by NYCDOC, followed by an opportunity to ask questions, and provide comments related to the permit application. If you are unable attend the Virtual Public Information Session, you may contact NYCDOC via email, in writing, or by telephone to submit questions or request additional information related to the project using the following contact information.

Mr. Michael Leonard, Director of Facility Maintenance and Repair Division

New York City Department of Correction (NYCDOC)

600 Mandanici Road

East Elmhurst, NY 11370

Tel: 718-546-2836              Email:


You can visit the NYSDEC website: and track permit progress using the Application ID# 2-6007-00259/00033.

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