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Hurricane Sandy: Policy Updates

Emergency Resources

Check Governor Cuomo's websiteLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. often for updated alerts relating to impacts from the storm.
There is also a Hurricane Sandy Helpline for New York State Residents at 1-888-769-7243

Executive Order 87 - Continuing the Suspension or Modification of Certain Provisions of Law and Regulations

Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 87 (EO87)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. extends Executive Order 81, regarding the suspension of Section 19-0325 of the Environmental Conservation Law (see below), until January 18, 2013.

Executive Order 81 - Continuing the Suspension of Certain Provisions of Law

Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 81 (EO81)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. extends Executive Order 59 (see below) until January 3, 2013

Executive Order 59- Temporary Suspension of Motor and Heating Oil Limitations

Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 59 (EO 59)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. suspended the requirements of ECL section 19-0325 regarding the sale of number 2 heating oil sold in certain locations in New York State. EO 59, as it regards ECL section 19-0325, will expire on December 4, 2012. Any non-compliant number 2 heating oil that is in the distribution system for areas covered by this suspension on December 4, 2012, and that is in possession of parties other than retailers and wholesale purchaser consumers, must meet requirements of 19-0325 no later than December 4, 2012. Retailers and wholesale purchaser consumers may continue selling or dispensing non-compliant number 2 heating oil until supplies in their possession or control are depleted. Please also note that, prior to the expiration of EO 59, DEC will work with the Governor's Office and NYSERDA to determine if the suspension of section 19-0325 should be extended.

Last Updated: 01/24/2013