Thomas J. Dearing, Commissioner of Environment & Planning

Thomas J. Dearing, Commissioner of Environment & Planning

The Department of Environment and Planning leads the County's economic development efforts, oversees environmental compliance, collaborates on local and regional planning, provides digital mapping services, and provides wastewaster treatment services in seven sewer districts across the county.

What's Happening in Environment & Planning

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The Erie County Environmental Management Council (EMC) recently published their 2015 Annual Recommendation Report. It takes a comprehensive look at the County's environment and makes recommendations for the future...


Several years ago the County took over the sanitary sewer systems of other municipalities to effectuate more efficient service that is better protective of public health and the environment. The second phase of the Rush Creek Interceptor project commenced this...