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Friday March 15, 2019
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC invites the public to comment about a Brownfield Cleanup Program application for the 12120 Flatlands Avenue Site (Flatlands Ave., Brooklyn). Public comment about the application will be accepted through March 15, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Spring Creek Branch
12143 Flatlands Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11207


Brooklyn Community Board 5
404 Pine St., 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11208

Contact  Heather Gierloff, NYSDEC, Norrie Point Environmental Center
Phone: (845) 889-4745 ext.118, E-mail: heather.gierloff@dec.ny.gov
Location  Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 - Map

The public is invited to comment on the Draft Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (Research Reserve) Management Plan. The mission of the Research Reserve is to improve the health and resilience of the Hudson River estuary by conserving estuarine habitats through integrated education, training, stewardship, restoration, monitoring and research programs. The 2019 Management Plan is an update of the 2009 plan and will guide the management of the Research Reserve for the next five years. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will consider all public comments as it finalizes the management plan.

A copy of the plan is posted on the NYS DEC's website at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4915.html.

Comments will be accepted by the contact listed above until March 15, 2019.

Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination at the Former Elite Vogue Dry Cleaners Site (Rochester, Monroe Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 15, 2019.

A public meeting about the proposal also will be held: March 6, 2019 at 6:30 PM at Rochester City Hall, Room 208A, 30 Church St., Rochester, NY 14604 to discuss the proposal and accept public comments.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Monroe County Library System
Monroe Branch Library
809 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
phone: 585-428-8202

8:30 AM
Contact  Gloria VanDuyne

New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th Street (at Central Park West)
New York, NY 10023.

New York City’s urban greenspace is as vast as it is diverse. Between community gardens, green infrastructure, street trees and parks, it takes a lot of human power to keep this city flourishing. In this workshop we will explore the importance of environmental stewardship and answer the question: Who really takes care of NYC’s urban forests?

We’ll learn about:

  • How volunteers are growing the school gardens movement.
  • OneNYC – NYC’s sustainability plan and how it affects the urban forest.
  • Nature Goals 2050 - a new initiative, involving over 50 organizations in a collaborative conservation effort to formulate a Declaration of Rights to New York City Nature.

6:00 PM
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.

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

All written filed comments and electronically submitted comments must be received no later than 5:00 pm on March 15, 2019.

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