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Wednesday February 13, 2019
 
10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Experience nature at your own pace, and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


4:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

This program provides early childhood educators with an activity guide featuring 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature-based activities for indoor and outdoor fun. Activities incorporate art, music, reading, math and more. For educators of students ages 3 to 7. Three CTLE hours provided. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


4:30 PM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov

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.


Friday February 15, 2019
 
3:00 PM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/115742.html
Contact  Dave Adams
isinfo@dec.ny.gov

The newly consolidated Invasive Species Grant Program will combine previous opportunities, such as the Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention and the Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species Early Detection/Rapid Response grants, to create a single grant program designed to support projects that target both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. In addition, the Invasive Species Grant program will allow applications for two new categories: Lake Management Planning and Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species Research.

Approximately $3,000,000 in grant funding from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) is available for eligible projects. For more detailed information, see the Invasive Species Grant page.


Saturday February 16, 2019
 
 
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries - 625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233 - 518-402-8890

As part of Governor Cuomo's NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative February 16-17, 2019, has been designated as a free fishing weekend.

The requirement for a fishing license is waived during this period. This is a great opportunity to try ice fishing for the first time or for experienced anglers to take friends ice fishing for the first time.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) encouraged anglers to put safety first when ice fishing. Four inches of solid ice is usually safe for anglers accessing ice on foot. However, ice thickness can vary on waterbodies and even within the same waterbody. Anglers should be particularly wary of areas of moving water and around boat docks and houses where bubblers may be installed to reduce ice buildup.

More info on ice fishing and ice safety >>


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/94034.html
Contact  David Winchell
Ray Brook Press Office | R5.Info@dec.ny.gov | (518) 897-1200

Winter Weekend events will be held for the sixth consecutive year at Camp Santanoni in the Adirondacks.

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will have access to the historic camp properties located in the town of Newcomb in Essex County to rest, tour the buildings, and view interpretative displays. Visitors can enjoy the wilderness surroundings while being immersed in the rich cultural history of the Adirondacks.

Reservations are not required. Contact AARCH at 518-834-9328 for more information on the Winter Weekends.


9:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Educator Workshop: GETTING LITTLE FEET WET
Developed specifically for teachers working with young children (ages 3–6), and in coordination with early childhood experts and educators, Getting Little Feet Wet is Project WET’s early childhood curriculum. The book, provided to workshop participants for free, contains 11 interactive, hands-on activities for young learners to explore different aspects of water—from water properties to water sounds. During the workshop we’ll try out some of the activities and discuss how they can be used to build understanding about water in our lives. Space is limited; call to register by Wednesday, February 13. This workshop may be canceled if there is insufficient registration.

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
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Look for winter birds on a snowshoe walk and learn about the Great Backyard Bird Count. We will walk even if there is no snow. Snowshoe rental: $5/$2 for Friends members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


11:00 AM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join a guided nature walk through the woods, and learn about animals’ winter survival adaptations. No registration required.


Sunday February 17, 2019
 
 
 
 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Former Klink Cosmo Cleaners Site (Richardson St., Brooklyn), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 17, 2019.

A public meeting also will be held about the proposal: February 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Cooper Park Community Center, 76 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211.

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:

Brooklyn Public Library - Leonard Branch
81 Devoe Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
phone: 718-486-6006

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board #1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
phone: 718-389-0009


Monday February 18, 2019
 
 
Tuesday February 19, 2019
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190116_not0.html
Contact  Edward Anna, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Resource Management
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany NY 12233-3508, E-mail: waterlog@dec.ny.gov

This notice announces the availability of a DRAFT Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) document proposed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to address the following waterbody:

Conesus Lake, Livingston County
Conesus Lake is impaired for phosphorus.

States are required by Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (US EPA) implementing regulations (40CFR Part 130) to develop TMDL plans for waterbodies and pollutants where water quality standards are not being met.

Conesus Lake is one of the Governor's 12 Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Priority Lakes. The HABs Action Plan and the TMDL are aligned. As part of the strategy to alleviate HABs in the Lake, NYS DEC has retained a contractor to develop Aeration and Nutrient Inactivation Plans to be implemented in the Lake.

TMDL Comments can be mailed or e-mailed to the contact listed above by the close of business February 19, 2019.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190116_not0.html
Contact  Robert M. Capowski, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Resource Management
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany NY 12233-3508, E-mail: waterlog@dec.ny.gov.

This notice announces the availability of a DRAFT Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) document proposed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to address the following waterbody:

Honeoye Lake, Ontario County
Honeoye Lake is impaired for phosphorus. 

States are required by Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (US EPA) implementing regulations (40CFR Part 130) to develop TMDL plans for waterbodies and pollutants where water quality standards are not being met.

Honeoye Lake is one of the New York State Governor's 12 Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Priority Lakes. The HABs Action Plan and the TMDL are aligned. As part of the strategy to alleviate HABs in the Lake, NYS DEC has retained a contractor to develop Aeration and Nutrient Inactivation Plans to be implemented in the Lake.

TMDL Comments can be mailed or e-mailed to the contact listed above by the close of business February 19, 2019.


10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Family Fun: CARDBOARD CARPENTRY 
Cardboard is an incredibly useful material that can be used to build some pretty cool things. Join our center staff to learn about building your own things out of cardboard and help us build a cardboard playhouse for the center! Space is limited; call to register by Saturday, February 16.

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


7:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join a guided snowshoe walk along the trails by the light of the full moon. Snowshoe rental: $5/$2 for Friends members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


7:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Outdoor Fun: MOONLIT GUIDED WALK
Experience Five Rivers’ trails by moonlight. Dress for the weather and meet at the visitor center for this winter adventure. Space is limited call to register by noon, Tuesday, February 19. This program will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

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


Wednesday February 20, 2019
 
10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Learn the basics of cross-country skiing before going on a short guided ski tour. Ski rental: $8/$5 for Friends members Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


1:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Denali National Park: SCIENCE OF SLED DOGS 
Denali sled dogs are specially adapted to survive and thrive in the subarctic. They are not wild animals, but they are not house pets either. Sled dogs and rangers are a team that work together. Join us as we explore the adaptations that make Denali's sled dogs well-suited to living and working in subarctic winter conditions through an interactive lesson with park rangers from Denali National Park. This program is designed for children in grades 3–5, but all 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.


7:00 PM
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: Troy City Hall, 433 River Street, Troy, NY 12180.

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Chevron Former Asphalt Facility Site (Troy, Rensselaer Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 2, 2019.

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:

Troy Public Library
100 2nd St.
Troy, NY 12180
phone: 518-274-7071


Thursday February 21, 2019
 
10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

WHO ARE YOU? ANIMAL INTERVIEWS 
Have you ever wondered about our critters here at the education center? Come join us in learning more about these native and non-native non-releasable creatures.

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
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Guided Hike: THE WELL TRAVELED PATH 
Looking to learn a new trail at Five Rivers? Join a center naturalist as we explore one of our eight major trails on this guided hike. Consensus from the group chooses the trail we walk.

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


6:00 PM
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: City Hall of Gloversville, Court Chamber Room, 3 Frontage Rd., Gloversville, NY 12078

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the NM-Hill St. Gloversville MGP Site (Gloversville, Fulton Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through February 21, 2019.

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:

Gloversville Public Library
58 East Fulton Street
Gloversville, NY 12078
phone: 518-725-2819


Friday February 22, 2019
 
9:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Winter Wonderland at Five Rivers
 9:30 to 4:00 PM
Drop in throughout the day to enjoy some games, winter crafts, and movies (10:00 AM and 3:30 PM), or come to one of our scheduled programs.

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
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24442.html
Contact  Heidi Kennedy, Bureau of Wildlife
Phone - (585) 948-5182, email - heidi.kennedy@dec.ny.gov

PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUOTES TONAWANDA WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA AGRICULTURAL OPPORTUNITY ON 128 ACRES

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is inviting quotes on 128 acres available for crop production at Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area, located within Niagara, Genesee, and Orleans Counties. Anyone interested in submitting a quote is required to attend a pre-bid meeting to be held February 22nd at 10 A.M. at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, 1101 Casey Road, Basom, NY. All relevant materials will be distributed at the pre-bid meeting, and a site-walk through will follow the meeting. Anyone unable to attend the pre-bid meeting must contact Biologist Heidi Kennedy via email at heidi.kennedy@dec.ny.gov, at (585) 948-5182, or in writing at the address given below to make alternate meeting arrangements as soon as possible.

Please also reply to the above email or phone number if you do plan to attend the pre-bid meeting. Sealed bids will be received by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at the Region 8 Iroquois Field Office, 1101 Casey Road, Box B, Basom, NY 14013 until 1:00 P.M. local time on March 14, 2019 at which time they will be opened and read and the contract awarded as soon as possible for a three-year lease, with two possible one-year extensions, of 128 crop acres on 4 (four) fields recently in agriculture located within the Wildlife Management Area, owned by the State of New York. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope marked "Tonawanda WMA". Each bid must contain the full name of every person or company interested in same. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after being opened and read.


10:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

12/28/18, Winter Wildlife - Look for signs of who is out and about in the winter woods, and discover how animals survive the cold. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

2/22/19, Snowshoe Walk - Join us for a morning snowshoe walk along the trails as we look for signs of wildlife. Snowshoe rental: $5/$2 for Friends members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


2:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

WHERE DO THEY GO?
In the winter we can put on more layers, have some hot chocolate, and sit by a nice fire to stay warm. But what about wildlife? How do they stay warm and make it through the toughest part of the year? Join our naturalists around a campfire to learn about the amazing ways wildlife survives in the harsh winter months.

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


5:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

TALES AND HOT DOGS
Join us by the fire for tantalizing tales as you roast a hot dog and sip hot chocolate. There is a small fee for the food.

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


Saturday February 23, 2019
 
10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Sorry for the inconvenience program canceled due to staff illness. Visitor Center will be open 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. Trails will be open dawn until dusk.

Guided Walk: WINTER WALK 
Join us for this short walk on some of Five Rivers’ flat trails. Along the way we will look for birds that stay during the colder months and discuss some of their strategies for surviving winter. We will look for tracks and trails of other animals and find out who has been there and what they were doing. 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.


2:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Sorry for the inconvenience program canceled due to staff illness. Visitor Center will be open 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. Trails will be open dawn until dusk.

FASCINATING FISHERS
These amazing members of the weasel family are secretive and rarely observed. Find out why they are becoming increasingly common in our local suburbs. Discover what these predators eat and how they live at this indoor presentation. If weather permits, we will head outdoors to discuss what habitat these animals live in and what signs they leave behind.

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
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

1/26/19, CLASS #1
Join us for a bird identification adventure! Learn how to identify common birds and how to properly use binoculars. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

2/23/19, CLASS #2
Join us for a bird identification adventure. This is a continuation of class #1 in January, but new participants are welcome. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


Tuesday February 26, 2019
 
10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

WHO: Programs are for adults and pre-school children.

WHAT: Adults (parent, grandparent, or guardian) and children (ages 2-4) together will take part in exploring the natural world during different seasons of the year. Each 1 ½ hour session will begin with the sharing of a story book on a nature topic. Participants will take part in an outdoor activity that is suggested by the book. After their guided walk, they will return indoors to take part in a craft or take-home project.

WHEN: Each session will take place over a 4 week period. Participants may come either on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (Both days will be identical. Please commit to either Tuesday or Wednesday.) Sessions run from 10:00 to 11:30 am. You may sign up for as many sessions as you like.

EXTRA: Participants will keep an age-appropriate record of their nature adventures and will be sent an e-mail before each meeting day. The e-mails will be a reminder and a picture clue of what that week's adventure will be.

COST: 4 week Session: Basic session fee = $25.00 + Material fee per child per session of $10.00

If you have questions or for an application to register please contact Joanne Macklin, Executive Director at (518)475-0295 or email friendsfiverivers@outlook.com .


2:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190130_not2.html
Contact  Karen Gaidasz, Division of Environmental Permits
NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9167, Fax: (518) 402-9168

The Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE Project) is a 26-inch diameter pipeline proposed by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company LLC (Transco) that would transport natural gas from Pennsylvania through New Jersey, travelling underwater in the Raritan Bay and Lower New York Bay to approximately three miles offshore of the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens Borough. Approximately 23.5 miles of underwater pipeline will be installed, of which approximately 17.4 miles would be in New York State waters.

Public Comment Hearing:

Pursuant to 6 NYCRR 621.8, a public comment hearing for the receipt of public comments on the permit applications will be held on Tuesday February 26, 2019 at the following location:

Bay Ridge Manor House
476 76th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 748-8855

There will be two sessions for comment, one session will begin at 2:00 p.m. and the second session will begin at 6:00 p.m.

All persons, organizations, corporations, or government agencies which may be affected by the proposed project are invited to attend the hearing and to submit oral or written comments. It is not necessary to notify NYS DEC in advance to speak at the public comment hearing. Equal weight will be afforded to both oral and written statements. Lengthy statements should be in writing and summarized for oral presentation. The presiding Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) may set reasonable time limits for each speaker to afford everyone an opportunity to be heard. The hearings are fully accessible to persons with a mobility impairment. Interpreter services will be made available to the hearing impaired at no charge upon written request to Molly T. McBride, ALJ, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-9003 no less than one week prior to the hearing.

Individuals and parties may file written comments to the NYS DEC representative listed above or may submit comments electronically at NESEproject@dec.ny.gov.


6:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190130_not2.html
Contact  Karen Gaidasz, Division of Environmental Permits
NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9167, Fax: (518) 402-9168

The Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE Project) is a 26-inch diameter pipeline proposed by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company LLC (Transco) that would transport natural gas from Pennsylvania through New Jersey, travelling underwater in the Raritan Bay and Lower New York Bay to approximately three miles offshore of the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens Borough. Approximately 23.5 miles of underwater pipeline will be installed, of which approximately 17.4 miles would be in New York State waters.

Public Comment Hearing:

Pursuant to 6 NYCRR 621.8, a public comment hearing for the receipt of public comments on the permit applications will be held on Tuesday February 26, 2019 at the following location:

Bay Ridge Manor House
476 76th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 748-8855

There will be two sessions for comment, one session will begin at 2:00 p.m. and the second session will begin at 6:00 p.m.

All persons, organizations, corporations, or government agencies which may be affected by the proposed project are invited to attend the hearing and to submit oral or written comments. It is not necessary to notify NYS DEC in advance to speak at the public comment hearing. Equal weight will be afforded to both oral and written statements. Lengthy statements should be in writing and summarized for oral presentation. The presiding Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) may set reasonable time limits for each speaker to afford everyone an opportunity to be heard. The hearings are fully accessible to persons with a mobility impairment. Interpreter services will be made available to the hearing impaired at no charge upon written request to Molly T. McBride, ALJ, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-9003 no less than one week prior to the hearing.

Individuals and parties may file written comments to the NYS DEC representative listed above or may submit comments electronically at NESEproject@dec.ny.gov.


 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location: De Veaux Woods State Park Office Building, Room 104, 3180 De Veaux Woods Drive East, Niagara Falls, NY 14305

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposal to address contamination related to the Robert Moses Parkway South Site (Niagara Falls, Niagara Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 8, 2019.

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:

De Veaux Woods State Park
3180 De Veaux Woods Drive East
Niagara Falls, NY 14305


7:00 PM
Contact  Bureau of Forest Resource Management
bslmregs@dec.ny.gov

DEC Lands and Forests staff will be meeting with stakeholders to discuss proposed regulation changes to the 480-a Forest Tax Law in several events across the state. These events are open to the public. 

The February 26th meeting will be held at:
Finger Lakes Community College
Room 2185, Stage 14
3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424

 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location: Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed remedy to address contaminated groundwater related to the Former Aluminum Louvre Corp. Site (Old Bethpage, Nassau Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 18, 2019.

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:

Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
999 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY 11803
phone: 516-938-0077

--and--

Farmingdale Public Library (Proposed Remedy document only)
116 Merritts Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
phone: 516-249-9090


Wednesday February 27, 2019
 
10:00 AM
5:30 PM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/51342.html
Contact  Matt Nowak, NYS DEC, Division of Lands and Forests
Phone: (315) 376-3521, E-mail: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 6 Lowville Suboffice, 7327 St Rt 812 Lowville, NY 13367 - Map

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is asking the public for input prior to developing a revision to the Pepperbox Wilderness Unit Management Plan (UMP). The wilderness is comprised of approximately 22,560 acres in in the western Adirondack foothills in the Town of Watson in Lewis County, New York, and the Town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York. The area is scattered with numerous small ponds, streams and wetland systems. 

An informational meeting will be held to solicit public feedback on the development of the UMP on February 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the following location:

NYS DEC
Region 6 Lowville Sub Office
7327 State Route 812
Lowville, NY 13367.

Written comments are also welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed above from February 27, 2019 through April 11, 2019. Additionally, an online survey is available for the public to provide input.


6:00 PM
Contact  Bureau of Forest Resource Management
bslmregs@dec.ny.gov

DEC Lands and Forests staff will be meeting with stakeholders to discuss proposed regulation changes to the 480-a Forest Tax Law in several events across the state. These events are open to the public.

This February 27th meeting will be held at:
Concord Town Hall
86 Franklin Street
Springville, NY 14141


Thursday February 28, 2019
 
 
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Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Former Wollensack Optical Site (Rochester, Monroe Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through February 28, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Phillis Wheatley Library
33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way
Rochester, NY 14608
phone: 585-428-8212


 
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Contact  Steve LaPan, Great Lakes Fisheries Section Head
regulations.fish@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is seeking angler feedback on proposed fishing regulation changes for New York’s Great Lakes. The proposed changes are designed to safeguard and expand certain fish populations while also enhancing anglers’ continued enjoyment of one of the state’s premier fisheries.

Potential regulation changes include:

  • extending the open season for lake trout and decreasing the daily creel limit for rainbow trout/steelhead on Lake Ontario and the Lower Niagara River;
  • decreasing the brown trout daily creel limit and increasing the minimum size limit for rainbow trout/steelhead on Lake Ontario tributaries; and
  • eliminating a special Lake Erie tributary regulation now deemed unnecessary in a continuing effort to simplify New York fishing regulations.

Following a review of public comments received and further evaluation this winter, DEC may advance these proposals for formal adoption in 2020. DEC welcomes and encourages feedback on the regulation changes currently under consideration.


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