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This website is in compliance with NYS Policy NYS-P08-005 Accessibility of Web Based Information and Applications which can be found at:

New York State Policy NYS P08-005 establishes minimum accessibility requirements for web-based Information and applications developed, procured, maintained or used by state entities. The goal of the policy is to encourage a more inclusive state workforce and increase the availability of governmental services to all members of the public. Questions regarding this policy should contact via email at DEEO@ogs.ny.gov or at (518) 473-8316.

ADA Notice

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment: EFC does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication: EFC will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in EFC's programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments. 

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: EFC will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in EFC offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of EFC, should contact the ADA Coordinator as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. 

The ADA does not require EFC to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

EFC will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to person who use wheelchairs. 

Complaints that a program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities, as well as any general questions, suggestions or comments about accessibility, may be directed to the ADA coordinators below. 

 

EFC's ADA Coordinators:

Tracy Aery, Human Resources Manager

Maureen McGrath, Deputy Director of Corporate Operations

accessibility@efc.ny.gov

NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation 
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207

(518) 486-9267

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC). Employment-related complaints of disability discrimination are covered elsewhere, in policies available from the human resources office of the EFC.

The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. No particular format of the complaint is required. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request. 

The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his or her designee as soon as possible, but not later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:

Tracy Aery, Human Resources Manage/ADA Coordinator

Maureen McGrath, Deputy Director of Corporate Operations/ADA Coordinator

accessibility@efc.ny.gov

NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the ADA Coordinator will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, the ADA Coordinator will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of the EFC and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.

If the response by the ADA Coordinator does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his or her designee may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the President and Chief Executive Officer of EFC or his designee. 

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the President and CEO of EFC or his designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with EFC's final resolution of the complaint, or indicating that the matter has been returned to the ADA Coordinator for further action. If further action is indicated, the complainant will be contacted within 15 days from the written response.

All written complaints received by the ADA Coordinator, appeals to the President and CEO, or his designee, and responses from these offices will be retained by EFC for at least three years.

Reasonable Accommodation

New York State has long been committed to the proposition that every individual in the State has an equal opportunity to enjoy a full and productive life. This commitment to equal opportunity extends to providing reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities in all state-owned or operated programs and services. 

More About Reasonable Accommodation 

Website Disclaimer

Thank you for visiting the Environmental Facilities Corporation website.

We hope your visit was helpful and informative. The State of New York provides links to other governmental agencies in the State and federal government. We also provide links to websites of other organizations to provide visitors with certain information. If you click on the links on these pages, you will be leaving New York State. Our provision of these links does not imply approval of the listed destinations, warrant the accuracy of any information in those destinations, constitute endorsement of the entities to whose sites the links are made, or endorse any of the opinions expressed on any of these outside websites.

These Web sites operate under the auspices and at the direction of their respective owners. If you have a question or comment about any of these sites, please contact them directly on their site.

Social Media Terms and Disclaimer

The Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) welcomes and encourages public participation on social media. By contributing on EFC social media sites, you agree not to post any content that contains advertising for private or political purposes, statements that are demeaning or disparaging to an individual or group of individuals, obscene content or links to obscene content, statements that promote illegal goods, services or activities; involves the sharing of private, personal or sensitive information or promotes; or fosters or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, gender, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status or affiliation with any political, nongovernmental or civic group. All content on EFC social media sites is reviewed by EFC after it is submitted by a user. EFC reserves the right to delete any content, and block or remove any users that violate the Terms of Participation. Unless a copyright is indicated, information on any EFC social media site is in the public domain and may be copied and distributed without permission. If a copyright is indicated on a video, photo, graphic, or other material, permission to copy the material must be obtained from the original source. Any information you post on an EFC social media site is public information and may be subject disclosure to third parties. Questions regarding the Terms of Participation for EFC social media sites may be directed to Heather Groll by telephone at 518-402-6924, or by email to Heather.Groll@efc.ny.gov.

Thank you for visiting EFC on social media. The opinions and beliefs expressed on EFC social media sites are those of the users and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC). Comments posted on EFC social media sites are not considered formal public comment and are not promised or guaranteed to be accurate, current, or complete. EFC assumes no responsibility for and expressly disclaims responsibility for updating EFC social media sites to keep information current or to ensure the accuracy or completeness of any posted information. Links or advertisements provided on EFC social media sites may have been placed there by the social media provider and not EFC. Their placement does not constitute an endorsement of those items. Once you follow a link to another website from an EFC social media site, including one maintained by the State of New York, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website.

Privacy Policy

Introduction

Thank you for visiting the Environmental Facilities Corporation website. This website is designed to make it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to interact with NYS. NYS recognizes that it is critical for individuals and businesses to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit NYS's website.

Consistent with the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information Law, and the Personal Privacy Protection Law, this policy describes NYS's privacy practices regarding information collected from users of this website. This policy describes what information is collected and how that information is used. Because this privacy policy only applies to this website, you should examine the privacy policy of any website, including other state agency websites, that you access using this website.

For purposes of this policy, "personal information" means any information concerning a natural person, as opposed to a corporate entity, which, because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person. NYS only collects personal information about you when you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or by initiating an online transaction, such as a survey, registration or order form. 

When visiting this website NYS automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:

(i) The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used, but not the e-mail address. The Internet Protocol Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer;

(ii) The type of browser and operating system you used;

(iii) The date and time you visited this site;

(iv) The web pages or services you accessed at this site;

(v) The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site;

(vi) The web site you visit as you leave this web site; and

(vii) If you downloaded a form, the form that was downloaded.

None of the foregoing information is deemed to constitute personal information.

The information that is collected automatically is used to improve this website's content and to help NYS understand how users are interacting with the website. This information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users, and to improve the utility of the material available on the website. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and NYS is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from the website for commercial marketing purposes. 

Cookies are simple text files stored on your web browser to provide a means of distinguishing among users of this website. The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet websites. To better serve you, we use "session cookies" to enhance or customize your visit to this website. Session cookies can be created automatically on the device you use to access this state agency website. These session cookies do not contain personal information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We may use the cookie feature to store a randomly generated identifying tag on the device you use to access this website. A session cookie is erased during operation of your browser or when your browser is closed.

If you wish, you may complete a registration to personalize this website and permit a "persistent cookie" to be stored on your computer's hard drive. This persistent cookie will allow the website to recognize you when you visit again and tailor the information presented to you based on your needs and interests. NYS uses persistent cookies only with your permission.

The software and hardware you use to access the website allows you to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies. Refusing or deleting these cookies may limit your ability to take advantage of some features of this website. 

During your visit to this website you may send an e-mail to NYS. Your e-mail address and the contents of your message will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats included in the message. Your e-mail address and the information included in your message will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to improve this website, or to forward your message to another State agency for appropriate action. Your e-mail address is not collected for commercial purposes and NYS is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose your e-mail address for commercial purposes.

During your visit to this website you may initiate a transaction such as a survey, registration, or order form. The information, including personal information, volunteered by you in initiating the transaction is used by NYS to operate NYS programs, which include the provision of goods, services, and information. The information collected by NYS may be disclosed by NYS for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in connection with which the information was submitted.

NYS does not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this website. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information submitted in an e-mail or through an online transaction will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or State law, be subject to public access. NYS strongly encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet activities and to provide guidance whenever children are asked to provide personal information online. 

As noted above, NYS does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this website unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or initiating an online transaction such as a survey, registration, or order form. You may choose not to send us an e-mail, respond to a survey, or complete an order form. While your choice not to participate in these activities may limit your ability to receive specific services or products through this website, it will not prevent you from requesting services or products from NYS by other means and will not normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the website, including browsing or downloading most publicly available information. 

The collection of information through this website and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act. NYS will only collect personal information through this website or disclose personal information collected through this website if the user has consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. Participation in an online transaction resulting in the disclosure of personal information to NYS by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by NYS for the purposes reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the transaction.

However, NYS may collect or disclose personal information without user consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of NYS, or necessary for NYS to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation; (2) made pursuant to a court order or by law; (3) for the purpose of validating the identity of the user; or (4) of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.

Further, the disclosure of information, including personal information, collected through this website is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law.

NYS may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce NYS's rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to NYS's information technology assets or against other inappropriate use of this website. 

The information collected through this website is retained by NYS in accordance with the records retention and disposition requirements of the New York State Arts & Cultural Affairs Law. Information on the requirements of the Arts & Cultural Affairs Law may be found at http://www.archives.nysed.gov/records/mr_laws.shtml

Information, including personal information, that you submit in an e-mail or when you initiate an online transaction such as a survey, registration form, or order form is retained in accordance with the records retention and disposition schedule established for the records of the program unit to which you submitted the information. Information concerning these records retention and disposition schedules may be obtained through the Internet privacy policy contact listed in this policy. 

NYS is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through this website against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Consequently, NYS limits employee access to personal information collected through this website to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.

In addition, NYS has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.

For website security purposes and to maintain the availability of the website for all users, NYS employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage this website. 

The information provided in this privacy policy should not be construed as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided through this website. 

In order to provide users with certain information, NYS provides links to the websites of local, State, and federal government agencies, and to the websites of other organizations. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of that website. Once you link to another website from this website, including one maintained by the State, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its Internet privacy policy.