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2010 Annual Report in Brief

January 1, 2011
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During the year 2010, the Interstate Environment Commission continued with its re‐examination of Commission programs, staffing, goals and objectives to better fulfill its mission under the Tri‐State Compact to address environmental issues within the Interstate Environmental District.

The Commission continued with the reinvigoration and reemphasis of the role of IEC’s laboratory which has been located on the campus of the College of Staten Island since December 1993. The laboratory is recognized by the Commission’s member states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as a nationally accredited environmental facility and is certified by the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) through the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP). IEC’s laboratory is involved in a wide range of sampling and research projects, all of which are described in detail in IEC’s comprehensive Annual Report. A number of projects are conducted in collaboration with CSI’s Center for Environmental Science and other organizations. IEC’s laboratory expanded its certification for the analysis of additional parameters, including chlorophyll a and will continue to seek certification for additional parameters as necessary