Monday, April 22nd 2019

9:00 AM

Five Rivers - Scavenger Hunt

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Stop in at the visitor center and pick up a scavenger hunt before heading out to walk the trails at Five Rivers. Visitors are encouraged to bring their imagination and observation skills, because the scavenger hunt is not about collecting things. Instead, it's all aboutcompleting a list of activities, from gazing at clouds, to touching the earth, to taking a closer look at insects.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

2:00 PM

Five Rivers - EarthQuest!

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Join DEC's Office of Climate Changeto play EarthQuest, a role-play game focused on climate change and sustainability. Appropriate for middle and high school students, the game will challenge players to think creatively about solutions for environmental problems. This version of the game will be set in New York State's Capital District and the Upper Hudson River Estuary. Space is limited. Call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register, organize friends and to bring a group. On Tuesday, April 23 from 2-4:30 pm players will meet to work together on a service project to remove invasive plants at Five Rivers.

6:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Earth Day Home Energy Action Workshop

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Celebrate Earth Day by discovering solar power programs and incentives available for your home. Explore home energy efficiency programs and learn practical tips for saving money by conserving energy. Door prizes and light refreshments provided.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

 

Proposed Cleanup - EXTENDED: Hercules Inc. (Ulster Park) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/238a109

Based on public request, DEC has extended the public comment period for 30 days about the proposed cleanup for the Hercules Inc./Dyno-Nobel Site (Ulster Park, Ulster Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will now be accepted through April 23, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment during the extended public comment period.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Town of Esopus Library
128 Canal Street
Port Ewen, NY 12466
phone: 845-338-5580

9:00 AM

Five Rivers - Scavenger Hunt

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Stop in at the visitor center and pick up a scavenger hunt before heading out to walk the trails at Five Rivers. Visitors are encouraged to bring their imagination and observation skills, because the scavenger hunt is not about collecting things. Instead, it's all aboutcompleting a list of activities, from gazing at clouds, to touching the earth, to taking a closer look at insects.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

9:30 AM

Annual Trout Stocking and Family Fishing Festival - Six Mile Waterworks

DEC's I FISH NY Program will hold its annual fish stocking and family fishing festival at Albany's Six Mile Waterworks on Tuesday, April 23.

The festival will kick off at 9:30 a.m., when DEC will stock Rensselaer Lake at Six Mile Waterworks with more than 1,000 catchable-size rainbow trout. The free sportfishing clinic will start shortly thereafter and conclude at 2 p.m. DEC fisheries staff will be available to teach participants about fish identification, angling techniques, and fishing safety.

Six Mile Waterworks is located off Fuller Road between Washington and Central avenues.

1:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Nature Tech Adventure - Nature Apps

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Explore how you can use your smartphone to enhance your nature experience. For children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

2:00 PM

Five Rivers - EarthQuest!

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Join DEC's Office of Climate Changeto play EarthQuest, a role-play game focused on climate change and sustainability. Appropriate for middle and high school students, the game will challenge players to think creatively about solutions for environmental problems. This version of the game will be set in New York State's Capital District and the Upper Hudson River Estuary. Space is limited. Call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register, organize friends and to bring a group. On Tuesday, April 23 from 2-4:30 pm players will meet to work together on a service project to remove invasive plants at Five Rivers.

Wednesday, April 24th 2019

9:00 AM

Five Rivers - Scavenger Hunt

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Stop in at the visitor center and pick up a scavenger hunt before heading out to walk the trails at Five Rivers. Visitors are encouraged to bring their imagination and observation skills, because the scavenger hunt is not about collecting things. Instead, it's all aboutcompleting a list of activities, from gazing at clouds, to touching the earth, to taking a closer look at insects.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

11:00 AM

Five Rivers - Zion National Park- Carving the Canyon- The Geologic Story of Zion

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Zion National Park: CARVING THE CANYON – THE GEOLOGIC STORY OF ZION

Zion National Park’s geologic story involves deposition, uplift, and erosion, and is a stunning example of the geologic processes that created Earth. Zion National Park is located along the edge of a region known as the Colorado Plateau. The rock layers have been uplifted, tilted, and eroded, forming a feature called the Grand Staircase, a series of colorful cliffs stretching between Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon. Through this program, you will gain an understanding of the unique and complex geologic story of Zion and the American Southwest. Attendees will interact with park rangers via the internet to discuss the formation of the canyon, and then engage in a critical-thinking activity about erosion and engineering. The program lasts approximately one hour and is designed for grades 4, 5, and 6, but all ages are welcome.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

1:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Nature Tech Adventure - Geo-caching Egg Hunt

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Participants will learn how to use a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit and use the handheld GPS units to find hidden eggs in the preserve. For children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

2:00 PM

Five Rivers - EarthQuest!

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Join DEC's Office of Climate Changeto play EarthQuest, a role-play game focused on climate change and sustainability. Appropriate for middle and high school students, the game will challenge players to think creatively about solutions for environmental problems. This version of the game will be set in New York State's Capital District and the Upper Hudson River Estuary. Space is limited. Call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register, organize friends and to bring a group. On Tuesday, April 23 from 2-4:30 pm players will meet to work together on a service project to remove invasive plants at Five Rivers.

Thursday, April 25th 2019

9:00 AM

Five Rivers - Scavenger Hunt

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Stop in at the visitor center and pick up a scavenger hunt before heading out to walk the trails at Five Rivers. Visitors are encouraged to bring their imagination and observation skills, because the scavenger hunt is not about collecting things. Instead, it's all aboutcompleting a list of activities, from gazing at clouds, to touching the earth, to taking a closer look at insects.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

11:30 AM

Earth Week NYC - Balsam Fir Seedling Giveaway

In celebration of Earth Week 2019, DEC's Region 2 office will be giving out Balsam Fir seedlings in the courtyard of their office at 47-40 21st Street, LIC Queens from 11:30am-12:30pm.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with staff from DEC and the New York State Department of Transportation. Representatives from the NYC Compost Project, Hosted by Big Reuse will also be on site to give out compost (please bring a bag for the compost).

1:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Nature Tech Adventure - Solar Solutions

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Discover the fun side of science as we harness the power of the sun to bake, create art, and more! For children ages 8 and up.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

Friday, April 26th 2019

 

Brownfield App./Inv. Plan - Fmr. Newsday Facility (Melville) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/23862e1

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as the Former Newsday Facility, site ID #C152256. This site is located in the Hamlet of Melville, within the County of Suffolk, and is located at 235 Pinelawn Road. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by April 26, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site and how to comment.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

Plainview – Old Bethpage Public Library
999 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY, 11803

 

Brownfield App./Inv. Plan - Kissena Center Site (Flushing) - Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/238621c

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as the Kissena Center Site, site ID #C241231. This site is located in the neighborhood of Flushing, within the County of Queens, and is located at 46-15 to 46-31 Kissena Boulevard. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by April 26, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site and how to comment.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan, and other relevant documents are available at:

Queens Library at Flushing
41-17 Main Street
Flushing, NY, 11355

--and--

Queens Community Board 7
133-32 41st Road, Suite 3B
Flushing, NY, 11355

9:00 AM

"Trees for Tribs" Potting Up Arbor Day Event

https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/43668.html

The Hudson River Estuary’s Trees for Tribs (tributaries) program will kick-off the spring planting season with a “Potting Up” event in celebration of Arbor Day on Friday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at DEC’s Regional Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz. Volunteers are welcome to join DEC staff in potting up thousands of bare-root seedlings that will be used in the Trees for Tribs program.

Hudson River Estuary Trees for Tribs plantings take place throughout the Hudson Valley in May and September. Municipalities, environmental organizations, land trusts, watershed groups, and schools participate and volunteer. All ages are welcome, but younger volunteers must be accompanied by an adult. On-site training is provided.

The New York State Tree Nursery provides the plants, which are native, New York seed-sourced riparian species, ideal for flood and erosion-prone areas. A list of state Trees for Tribs programs in other watersheds, as well as planting projects and volunteer opportunities, are available on the DEC website. To learn more about Hudson River Estuary Trees for Tribs or watch a video about the program, visit DEC’s Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs website.

The annual Arbor Day observance promotes tree plantings and tree care to highlight the importance of trees to the environment, economy, and overall quality of life. Now celebrating its 11th year, 7,000 Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs volunteers have planted 50,000 shrubs and trees on 108 acres at 300 streamside sites.

9:00 AM

Potting Up Tree Seedlings for Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs

https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/77710.html

Volunteers are invited to join DEC staff in potting up thousands of bare-root seedlings that will be used in the Trees for Tribs (tributaries) program in the Hudson Valley. The New York State Tree Nursery provides the plants, which are native, New York seed-sourced riparian species, ideal for flood and erosion-prone areas. To volunteer to help with potting up, please RSVP to HudsonEstuaryTFT@dec.ny.gov.

9:00 AM

Five Rivers - Scavenger Hunt

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Stop in at the visitor center and pick up a scavenger hunt before heading out to walk the trails at Five Rivers. Visitors are encouraged to bring their imagination and observation skills, because the scavenger hunt is not about collecting things. Instead, it's all aboutcompleting a list of activities, from gazing at clouds, to touching the earth, to taking a closer look at insects.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

10:30 AM

Reinstein Woods: Citizen Science - Project Squirrel

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Come join us on a trail as we learn how to be citizen scientists and record squirrel sightings in the preserve. Once you've learned, you can do this at home too. For children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

1:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Nature Tech Adventure - Birding

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Celebrate John James Auburn's birthday by birding in the woods! Incorporate technology with birding and learn about eBird and the Merlin bird ID app. For children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

2:00 PM

Five Rivers - EarthQuest!

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Join DEC's Office of Climate Changeto play EarthQuest, a role-play game focused on climate change and sustainability. Appropriate for middle and high school students, the game will challenge players to think creatively about solutions for environmental problems. This version of the game will be set in New York State's Capital District and the Upper Hudson River Estuary. Space is limited. Call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register, organize friends and to bring a group. On Tuesday, April 23 from 2-4:30 pm players will meet to work together on a service project to remove invasive plants at Five Rivers.

Saturday, April 27th 2019

 

Proposed Cleanup - Astoria Steel Site (Astoria) - Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2361fcd

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the Astoria Steel Site (26th Ave., Astoria, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 27, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment (information in English y Español).

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Library at Astoria
14-01 Astoria Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11102
phone: 718-278-2220

--and--

Queens Community Board 1
45-02 Ditmars Boulevard
LL Suite 125
Astoria, NY 11105
phone: 718-626-1021

 

Proposed Cleanup - Former Debbie Cleaners Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/235c046

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the Former Debbie Cleaners Site (Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 27, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Kings Bay Library
3650 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11229
phone: 718-368-1709

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 15
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Blvd.
Room C124
Brooklyn, NY 11235
phone: 718-332-3008

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Guided Walk: Signs of Spring

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Guided Walk: SIGNS OF SPRING

Join the Five Rivers staff for a family-friendly walk using our senses to observe signs of spring. In this outdoor program, we will talk about animal signs and sounds, vernal pools, and plant life that emerge as the days get longer and warmer. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods: Outdoor Skills

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

In this program, you will build an emergency shelter from natural materials and practice navigation and fire building techniques. For adults and children age 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

2:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Birding 101 - Class #4

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Who's in the pond? Who's flying over the pond? And who's hiding in the reeds? Learn about the ducks and wetland birds of Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

Sunday, April 28th 2019

1:00 PM

Free Earth Day Fishing Clinic

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html

DEC's I FISH NY program will conduct a Free Earth Day Fishing Clinic in New York City on

  • April 28th, 2019 at the Prospect Park Audubon Center (Prospect Park Lake), Brooklyn from 1:00PM - 4:00 PM

Free Fishing Clinics are family and first time angler friendly! Participants can fish for free and loaner fishing rods and bait will be available for those who want to participate. No freshwater fishing license or enrollment in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry is required. In addition to fishing, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics and aquatic ecology.

For a list of additional Free Fishing Clinics available throughout the state, please visit DEC’s Free Fishing Clinics webpage. To purchase a fishing license or join the free marine recreational fishing registry, please visit DEC’s Fishing License webpage.

Monday, April 29th 2019

 

Prop. Cleanup - Katzman Recycling (Granville) Comment Deadline EXTENDED

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/23ba721

Please Note Comment Period Has Been Extended Through April 29, 2019

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Katzman Recycling Site (Granville, Washington Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 29, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Town of Granville Municipal Building
42 Main Street
Granville, NY 12832
phone: 518-642-1500

Tuesday, April 30th 2019

12:00 PM

480a Forest Tax Law Regulation Reform - Webinar

https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5236.html

DEC Lands and Forests staff met with stakeholders (landowners, cooperating foresters, etc.) to discuss proposed regulation changes to the 480-a Forest Tax Law in several events across the state this spring. For those who were unable to attend in person, we are offering a webinar.

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 30 from 12pm-2pm. During the webinar, staff from DEC's Bureau of Forest Resource Management will describe the Forest Tax Law as it exists today and proposed regulation changes, as well as gather input from webinar attendees.

To access the webinar, you will need to pre-register ahead of time. Get your registration ID and login instructions at: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FoD3_HQ2T4md20-c7gfUgg. If prompted for a password, use "Cornell". Keep your registration email to access the webinar day-of. 

Thursday, May 2nd 2019

7:30 AM

Five Rivers - Citizen Science: Early Birders

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Citizen Science: EARLY BIRDERS

Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 7:30 AM

Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of spring bird migration. These outdoor surveys begin at 7:30 AM. Meet at the bird-viewing window in the visitor center. After a brief introduction, we’ll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled. For more information, call 518-475-0291.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

2:00 PM

Community Smart Growth Grant Webinar

https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/103864.html

DEC, in cooperation with the Department of State and Adirondack Park Agency, is soliciting Smart Growth Grant applications from Adirondack Park and Catskill Park communities and organizations. These grants are intended for projects that link environmental protection, economic development and community livability within the Parks.

DEC invites interested applicants to attend a webinar on Thursday, May 2nd from 2pm-4pm, where we will describe how to apply to the grant program. 

-----------------------------------Meeting information---------------------------------

  1. Go to https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m2ca2bdda411877c933fde657e156657b
  2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: SG2019
  4. Click "Join".
  5. After joining the webinar, you will be presented with options to connect to the audio conference.

NOTE: The phone conference may be muted when you join and you may not hear any sounds until the presenter begins at 2pm. 

7:00 PM

Five Rivers - Amphibian Search

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

AMPHIBIAN SEARCH

Learn more about these animals that breathe through their skin. We will start with an indoor program to teach you more about these creatures and how they are doing worldwide. We will then focus on the animals in our area and learn about identifying them by their calls. Then we will head outside on Five Rivers’ trails to look and listen for these amazing animals. Please call ahead to register for this free event. Space is limited.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Friday, May 3rd 2019

 

Brownfield App.& Report - Former Tiffen Mfg. (Roslyn Heights) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/23a875e

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Final Investigation Report for a site known as the Former Tiffen Manufacturing Facility, site ID #C130239. This site is located in the Hamlet of Roslyn Heights, within the County of Nassau, and is located at 41-71 Jane Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by May 3, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site and how to comment.

A copy of the application, Final Investigation Report, and other relevant documents are available at:

Bryant Library
2 Paper Mill Road
Roslyn, NY, 11576

Saturday, May 4th 2019

10:00 AM

I Love My Park Day - Mt Loretto Unique Area

http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/109545.html

I Love My Park Day!

Give back to the places you love on May 4th, 2019!

From 11:00am – 1:00pm, join DEC Region 2 staff as they plant trees and do a beach clean up at Mt. Loretto Unique Area.

WHEN: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
TIME: 10am-1pm
LOCATION: 6320 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10309

Project 1: Tree planting. Meet at the kiosk by the main entrance. All ages welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Project 2: Meet at the Mt. Loretto Pavilion near the beach entrance for a beach cleanup. All ages welcome, please bring water

I Love My Park Day is an annual event that brings together thousands of volunteers to celebrate and enhance New York's parks, historic sites, and public lands. DEC has events at a variety of locations - from trails in the Forest Preserve to popular campgrounds to urban escapes - providing many opportunities for New Yorkers to help clean up, restore, and enhance these special places.

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods: Earth Day in May/I Love My Park Day

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

keep the Earth Day spirit alive by caring for Reinstein Woods' trails on I Love My Park Day. Scout groups and other organizations welcome. Refreshments provided.

Registration required; 716-683-5959.

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - I Love My Park Day

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

 I LOVE MY PARK DAY
Join us for this annual event that brings together thousands of volunteers to celebrate and enhance New York's parks, historic sites, and public lands. Five Rivers Environmental Education Center has 10 miles of trails used for passive recreation, environmental education, and wildlife viewing. Projects will include trail clean-up, light maintenance, tree planting, and invasive species removal. All ages welcome.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

1:00 PM

Reinstein Woods: Woods Walk - Insects in Spring

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Join a guided walk to search for the insects that are out in the early spring season.

No registration required.

2:00 PM

I Love My Park Day/ Norrie Point Environmental Center

Project Description: Brush clearing around environmental center and its waterfront access. ( Appropriate for ages 13 and up) Trash and debris cleanup along shoreline, trails, and parking lot of Norrie. (Appropriate for all ages) Painting and staining tables, railings, and outdoor displays. (Appropriate for ages 13 and up) Please bring own gear. Desired gear includes garden gloves, loppers, rakes, wheelbarrows, snacks, and water. Volunteers can take a break and join I FISH NY where they can go angling with experts from the NYSDEC. Poles, bait, and tackle all provided on site.

2:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Gardening for Migrating Monarchs

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Learn what a monarch butterfly waystation is, why they're important and how to make your own. Provide a habitat for butterflies and other wildlife, and register your garden to a nation-wide map! For adults and children age 12 and older.

Registration required; call 716/683/5959.

Monday, May 6th 2019

11:00 AM

Public Hearing on Proposed Subpart 227-3 & Part 205

http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/26402.html

DEC is proposing the addition of Subpart 227-3, "Ozone Season Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) Emission Limits for Simple Cycle and Regenerative Combustion Turbines." The primary goal of this proposal is to lower allowable NOx emissions from simple cycle and regenerative combustion turbines during the ozone season. The lower emissions from these sources will help to address CAA requirements, ozone nonattainment and protect the health of NYS residents. This proposal is only applicable to simple cycle and regenerative combustion turbines. This is not a mandate on local governments. It applies to any entity that owns or operates a subject source. Further, DEC proposes to submit Subpart 227-3 to EPA as a revision to the SIP for NYS.

DEC is revising 6 NYCRR Part 205 "Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings," and Part 200, "General Provisions." AIM coatings, such as paint, are applied to stationary structures or their appurtenances at the site of installation, portable buildings at the site of installation, pavements, or curbs. The purpose of this rulemaking is to reduce emissions from AIM coatings by reducing the VOC content limits for some coating categories. In addition, this revision removes the quart exemption.

Hearings for the proposed rule and attendant revisions to existing rules described above will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility.

5/6/2019, 11:00 a.m.
NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY 12233

5/13/2019, 11:00 a.m.
SUNY @ Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Room B02, Stony Brook, NY 11790

5/14/2019, 11:00 a.m.
1 Hunter's Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Room 834 NYS DOT, Long Island City, NY 11101

Requests for information and comments related to the SIP revision may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, NYS DEC -Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov. Written statements may be submitted until 5 pm May 20, 2019.

7:00 PM

Five Rivers - HMBC SpeakerSeries: Weather and Birding

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

HMBC Speaker Series: WEATHER AND BIRDING


Join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for their monthly speaker series. Details for this month’s program, presented by meteorologist Jason Gough, are at https://hmbc.net/event-3253289.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Wednesday, May 8th 2019

4:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Wild Wednesday

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a fun hour-long outdoor activity. For children in grades K through 5.

No registration required.

Thursday, May 9th 2019

7:30 AM

Five Rivers - Citizen Science: Early Birders

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Citizen Science: EARLY BIRDERS

Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 7:30 AM

Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of spring bird migration. These outdoor surveys begin at 7:30 AM. Meet at the bird-viewing window in the visitor center. After a brief introduction, we’ll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled. For more information, call 518-475-0291.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

8:00 AM

Electrical Hazard Awareness Training - Rochester

https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html

Location:
Italian American Community Center of the Greater Rochester Area
150 Frank DiMino Way
Rochester, NY 14624.

No walk-ins.

Brochure with fees and description is available at https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html

6:30 PM

NYSDEC, NYSDOH, and Corning Inc. to Hold Public Availability Session

NYSDEC, NYSDOH, and Corning Inc. to Hold Public Availability Session Related to State Superfund Site on Corning Boulevard, Corning

A public availability session will take place on May 9, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the Radisson Hotel Corning, 125 Denison Parkway East, Corning, New York  14830. 

Prior to the public session, face-to-face meetings will be held with property owners, also on May 9, 2019 from 1:00 to 5:30 PM at Radisson Hotel Corning.

For project-related questions contact:  Kelly C. Cloyd, Ph.D. at the NYSDEC Region 8 Office,

Phone: (585) 226-5351

7:00 PM

Tioughnioga Unit Management Plan Public Meeting

https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22563.html

DEC will host a public meeting to provide information, answer questions, and accept public input for updates to the Tioughnioga Unit Management Plan (UMP), available on DEC's website. The informal information session will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Town Offices, 4085 Nelson Rd, Cazenovia, NY 13035.

Proposed management actions on Tioughnioga Unit lands include:

  • Conserve rare and endangered plants species on the unit;
  • Maintain 216 acres of early successional habitat including mowed fields and shrublands ;
  • Promote the development of late successional forest on 1,648 acres;
  • Harvest 2,155 acres of timber over the next 20 years;
  • Construct the Nelson Swamp Trail;
  • Reconstruct Stoney Pond Boat Launch to provide universal access; and
  • Install two new kiosks, one each on Morrow Mountain and DeRuyter State Forests.

The public is invited to comment on the draft UMP until Monday, July 1, 2019. There are several means to request more information and formally comment on the plan:

  • Attend a public meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. to share information, answer questions, and accept comments.
  • Call, email, or send by US Postal mail before July 1, 2019. Please contact:

NYSDEC
Gregory Owens, Senior Forester
2715 State Route 80
Sherburne, NY 13460
(607) 674-4017
r7.ump@dec.ny.gov

Friday, May 10th 2019

7:45 AM

Tree Health Update - Workshop for Industry Professionals - Cheektowaga, NY

https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html

Location:
Cheektowaga Emergency Services Training and Operations Center
3359 Broadway
Cheektowaga, NY 14227.

No walk-ins. 

Brochure with fees and description is available at https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html

Saturday, May 11th 2019

 

Proposed Cleanup - ExxonMobil Greenpoint Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/239a09e

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to a portion of the ExxonMobil Greenpoint Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Petroleum Remediation Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 11, 2019.

A public meeting also will be held: April 16, 2019 at 6:30PM at PS 110 Monitor Elementary School, 124 Monitor St., Brooklyn, NY 12222 to discuss the proposed remedy and accept public comments.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal, the public meeting, and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Greenpoint Public Library
107 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
phone: 718-349-8504

--and--

Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
phone: 718-230-2762

--and--

Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee
329 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
phone: 718-349-0150

 

Proposed Cleanup - Far Rockaway Project (Far Rockaway) - Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/239612e

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Far Rockaway Project Site (Far Rockaway, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 11, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment (English y Español).

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Public Library - Far Rockaway Branch
1637 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
(718) 327-2549

--and--

Queens Community Board 14
1931 Mott Avenue, Room 311
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
(718) 471-7300

6:00 AM

Five Rivers - I Bird NY: Birds and Breakfast

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

I Bird NY: BIRDS AND BREAKFAST

Join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club as they welcome the arrival of spring with an early morning bird walk. With the varied habitats at Five Rivers you can expect to see and hear many resident and migrant species, including warblers, thrushes, vireos, and orioles, along with a few waterfowl and herons. Typical spring survey results in about 70 species. The earliest party will meet in the parking lot at 6:00 AM. Additional groups will leave at 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM. You may join one of these groups or go out on your own as we try to find as many species as possible. We’ll rally at the new visitor center at 10:30 AM for coffee, doughnuts, bagels, fresh fruit, and a list compilation. The breakfast is free, but donations are welcomed.

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods: Educator Workshop - Aquatic Wild and Great Lakes Basin Bins

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Join an interactive, hSDEC and ands-on workshop by NYNY Sea Grant that provides educators with an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on Great Lakes aquatic wildlife and ecosystems.

Participants receive a curriculum guide full of activities and an introduction to the Great Lakes Educator Ecosystem Exchange (GLEEE) Basin Bins. Participants will also receive a $75 stipend for attending and lunch will be provided. Educators can earn an additional $100 for conducting stewardship activities with their students. For educators of students grades K-12.

Registration is required; call 716-683-5959.

2:00 PM

Five Rivers - Beginning Birding

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

BEGINNING BIRDING
Binoculars, birding apps, and books are the tools of the trade for bird watching. We will start inside the visitor center and discuss how to utilize these helpful aids in identifying birds. We will then head outside to practice our newfound knowledge by identifying local birds by sight and sound. Bring binoculars if you have them.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

2:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Warblers for Beginners

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Join us as we learn about and look for migrating warblers, often called the butterflies of the bird world. For adults and children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

Monday, May 13th 2019

11:00 AM

Public Hearing on Proposed Subpart 227-3 & Part 205

http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/26402.html

DEC is proposing the addition of Subpart 227-3, "Ozone Season Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) Emission Limits for Simple Cycle and Regenerative Combustion Turbines." The primary goal of this proposal is to lower allowable NOx emissions from simple cycle and regenerative combustion turbines during the ozone season. The lower emissions from these sources will help to address CAA requirements, ozone nonattainment and protect the health of NYS residents. This proposal is only applicable to simple cycle and regenerative combustion turbines. This is not a mandate on local governments. It applies to any entity that owns or operates a subject source. Further, DEC proposes to submit Subpart 227-3 to EPA as a revision to the SIP for NYS.

DEC is revising 6 NYCRR Part 205 "Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings," and Part 200, "General Provisions." AIM coatings, such as paint, are applied to stationary structures or their appurtenances at the site of installation, portable buildings at the site of installation, pavements, or curbs. The purpose of this rulemaking is to reduce emissions from AIM coatings by reducing the VOC content limits for some coating categories. In addition, this revision removes the quart exemption.

Hearings for the proposed rule and attendant revisions to existing rules described above will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility.

5/6/2019, 11:00 a.m.
NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY 12233

5/13/2019, 11:00 a.m.
SUNY @ Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Room B02, Stony Brook, NY 11790

5/14/2019, 11:00 a.m.
1 Hunter's Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Room 834 NYS DOT, Long Island City, NY 11101

Requests for information and comments related to the SIP revision may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, NYS DEC -Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov. Written statements may be submitted until 5 pm May 20, 2019.

Tuesday, May 14th 2019

11:00 AM

Public Hearing on Proposed Subpart 227-3 & Part 205

http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/26402.html

DEC is proposing the addition of Subpart 227-3, "Ozone Season Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) Emission Limits for Simple Cycle and Regenerative Combustion Turbines." The primary goal of this proposal is to lower allowable NOx emissions from simple cycle and regenerative combustion turbines during the ozone season. The lower emissions from these sources will help to address CAA requirements, ozone nonattainment and protect the health of NYS residents. This proposal is only applicable to simple cycle and regenerative combustion turbines. This is not a mandate on local governments. It applies to any entity that owns or operates a subject source. Further, DEC proposes to submit Subpart 227-3 to EPA as a revision to the SIP for NYS.

DEC is revising 6 NYCRR Part 205 "Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings," and Part 200, "General Provisions." AIM coatings, such as paint, are applied to stationary structures or their appurtenances at the site of installation, portable buildings at the site of installation, pavements, or curbs. The purpose of this rulemaking is to reduce emissions from AIM coatings by reducing the VOC content limits for some coating categories. In addition, this revision removes the quart exemption.

Hearings for the proposed rule and attendant revisions to existing rules described above will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility.

5/6/2019, 11:00 a.m.
NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY 12233

5/13/2019, 11:00 a.m.
SUNY @ Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Room B02, Stony Brook, NY 11790

5/14/2019, 11:00 a.m.
1 Hunter's Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Room 834 NYS DOT, Long Island City, NY 11101

Requests for information and comments related to the SIP revision may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, NYS DEC -Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov. Written statements may be submitted until 5 pm May 20, 2019.

Wednesday, May 15th 2019

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods: Senior Stroll

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Experience nature at your own pace, and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods. For adults only.

Registration required; 716-683-5959.

6:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Birdwatching Walk

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Take a guided walk to search for seasonal birds. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Registration is required; call 716-683-5959.

Thursday, May 16th 2019

7:30 AM

Five Rivers - Citizen Science: Early Birders

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Citizen Science: EARLY BIRDERS

Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 7:30 AM

Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of spring bird migration. These outdoor surveys begin at 7:30 AM. Meet at the bird-viewing window in the visitor center. After a brief introduction, we’ll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled. For more information, call 518-475-0291.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Friday, May 17th 2019

7:30 PM

Reinstein Woods: Full Moon Walk

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Join us for a walk as we look for nocturnal wildlife and view the full moon.

Registration is required; call 716-683-5959.

Saturday, May 18th 2019

 

Brownfield App.&Draft Work Plan - Former Assi Market (Flushing) Comment Deadline

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/23a880d

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan for a site known as Former Assi Market, site ID #C241232. This site is located in the neighborhood of Flushing within the Borough of Queens and is located at 131-01 39th Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by May 18, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site and how to comment.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

Queens Library-Flushing Branch
41-17 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

--and--

Queens Community Board 7
133-32 41st Road – Suite 3B
Flushing, NY 113

11:00 AM

Brooklyn Bridge Park Free Fishing Clinic

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html

DEC's I FISH NY program will conduct a Free Fishing Clinic on: 

  • May 18th, 2019 at Pier 5 in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Free Fishing Clinics are family and first time angler friendly! Participants can fish for free and loaner fishing rods and bait will be available for those who want to participate. No freshwater fishing license or enrollment in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry is required. In addition to fishing, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics and aquatic ecology.

For a list of additional Free Fishing Clinics available throughout the state, please visit DEC’s Free Fishing Clinics webpage. To purchase a fishing license or join the free marine recreational fishing registry, please visit DEC’s Fishing License webpage.

11:00 AM

Reinstein Woods: Woods Walk - Nature Guide's Choice

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Join a guided nature walk through the woods.

No registration required.

Monday, May 20th 2019

 

Comment End - Proposed Rulemakings 6 NYCRR Subpart 227-3 & Part 205

http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/enb.html

DEC is proposing the addition of 6 NYCRR Subpart 227-3, "Ozone Season Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) Emission Limits for Simple Cycle and Regenerative Combustion Turbines." The primary goal of this proposal is to lower allowable NOx emissions from simple cycle and regenerative combustion turbines during the ozone season.

DEC is revising 6 NYCRR Part 205 "Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings," and Part 200, "General Provisions." AIM coatings, such as paint, are applied to stationary structures or their appurtenances at the site of installation, portable buildings at the site of installation, pavements, or curbs. The purpose of this rulemaking is to reduce emissions from AIM coatings by reducing the volatile organic compound (VOC) content limits for some coating categories. In addition, this revision removes the quart exemption.

Written comments on the proposed rules may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on May 20, 2019. For further information, please contact the person listed above.

Tuesday, May 21st 2019

2:00 PM

Marine Resources Advisory Council - East Setauket

http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/568.html

MRAC meets 6 to 8 times per year. The meetings are open to the public, and members of the public may address the Advisory Council on marine resources issues.

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019

1:00 PM

Public Hearing on Proposed Parts 226 and 208

http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/26402.html

DEC is revising Part 226 Solvent Metal Cleaning Processes and attendant changes to Part 201 to establish lower VOC limits to cold cleaning solvents and remove the stipulation that they only apply to the cleaning of metal. It will also be re-designated Subpart 226-1 to accommodate the addition of a new rule, Subpart 226-2 Industrial Cleaning Solvents, which establishes VOC content limits for cleaning solvents used in operations not covered by other regulations.

DEC is revising Part 208 Landfill Gas Collection and Control Systems for Certain Municipal Solid Waste Landfills, and attendant revisions to Part 200 General Provisions, to incorporate the new federal EG for MSW Landfills codified under 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Cf. The new federal EG is designed to reduce emissions of landfill gas containing non-methane organic compounds and methane by lowering the emission threshold at which a landfill must install and operate a landfill gas collection and control system. Once this proposal is adopted, DEC is required to revise its State Plan to reflect the new EG and submit the State Plan to EPA for review and approval.

Hearings for the proposed rule and attendant revisions to existing rules described above will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility.

Date: 5/22/2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: 6274 Avon-Lima Rd. (Rtes. 5 and 20), Conference Room, Avon, NY 14414-9516

Date: 5/24/2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY