The Policy Committee of the Long Island Sound Study (LISS), consisting of the environmental commissioners for the states of Connecticut and New York, and the area regional administrators of the US Environmental Protection Agency, met on Sept. 28, 2006 to establish the inaugural areas of the Long Island Sound Stewardship Initiative, develop guidelines to disburse $6 million in research as part of a cross sound cable fund; and to update strategies to fulfill the objectives of the cleanup plan for Long Island Sound.
The Committee, which oversees, LISS’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan, met at the Jay Heritage Center in Rye, New York to sign the following agreements:
The Policy Committee members attending the Sept 28 meeting were: Robert W. Varney, EPA Region 1 Administrator (New England states) Alan J. Steinberg, EPA Region 2 Administrator, (New York, New Jersey, and Caribbean) Gina McCarthy, Commissioner of CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection, and Denise M. Sheehan, Commissioner of the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation.