In 2012, NEIWPCC partnered with the Interstate Environmental Commission (IEC) to monitor state and interstate waterways, coordinate activities among IEC’s member states and partners, and inspect municipals, industrials, and pump stations.
In September of 2018, the agency completed its restructuring and the formal relationship with NEIWPCC changed back to that of two interstate compacts with shared goals for clean water.
The IEC works cooperatively with government agencies from Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York; private organizations; local communities; and individuals. The agency coordinates and funds efforts that benefit the water quality, fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, and recreation of its states’ waters.
IEC’s jurisdiction centers on the tri-state waters, encompassing the lower 50 miles of the Hudson River, the western half of the Long Island Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean from Fire Island on Long Island’s south shore, southwest to Sandy Hook New Jersey.
NEIWPCC provided fiduciary responsibility, managerial and technical assistance, and guidance for a broad array of water quality program areas. Our partnership with the IEC allowed us to affiliate ourselves with their nationally accredited environmental laboratory, which allows staff to produce technically and legally defensible environmental data through sound science and quality assurance practices.
The laboratory, located on the College of Staten Island campus, maintains its certifications in conformance with the standards approved by the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference.
For more information visit the IEC website.