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Week of 30 December, 2018
Sunday - 12/30
 Proposed Cleanup - K-Wythe Ave. Station Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment on a proposed remedy to address contamination at a portion of the K-Wythe Ave. Station Site (Brooklyn), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 30, 2018.

A public meeting also will be held, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Bushwick Inlet Park Headquarters, Kent Ave. and N. 9th St., Brooklyn.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Williamsburgh Branch
240 Division Ave. at Marcy Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
phone: 718-302-3485

--and--

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



Monday - 12/31
 Proposed Cleanup - 1101 Prospect Ave. Site (Westbury) Comment Period EXTENDED
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Please note that the public comment period originally scheduled to end on December 15, 2018 has been extended through December 31, 2018.

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 1101 Prospect Avenue Site (Westbury, Nassau Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will now be accepted through December 31, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Westbury Memorial Public Library
445 Jefferson Street
Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: 516-330-0176



10:30 AMReinstein Woods: Fish Printing
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

Create colorful artwork using real and replica fish in the style of gyotaku, the Japanese method of fish printing. Paper will be provided but participants can also bring a white shirt or bandanna. Materials fee: $3/free for Friends members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



5:00 PMUrban Forestry: Arbor Day Artwork Submissions due
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/108006.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

To submit your photography and/or artwork please complete artist information form (PDF, 41 KB), and send it with your artwork attached to arborday@dec.ny.gov.


Tuesday - 1/1
 First Day Hikes - Various Locations
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/112174.html
Contact  adventure@dec.ny.gov

What better way to kick off the New Year than by getting a jump start torching off those holiday calories in the great outdoors. Join one of the dozens of sponsored hikes held each New Year's Day on public lands across the Empire State. Staff from DEC and State Parks, along with volunteers at many sites, lead these family-friendly walks and hikes, which range from one to five miles depending on the location and conditions. Check out the great hikes available.



11:00 AMReinstein Woods: First Day Snowshoe Hike
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

Ring in the New Year with a snowshoe hike led by a DEC Forest Ranger, who will discuss how to prepare for any outdoor adventure. We will hike even if there is no snow. Snowshoe rental: $5/$2 for Friends members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Wednesday - 1/2
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Thursday - 1/3
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 1/4
 Comment End - LTCP Mod Order on Consent on DEC Case # CO2-20110512-25
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20181205_not2.html
Contact  Edward Hampston, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Downstate Compliance Section, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3506
Phone: (518) 402-9660, Fax: (518) 402-9029, E-mail: edward.hampston@dec.ny.gov.

Notice of Public Comment Period for the 2018 Citywide LTCP Modification to Order on Consent between the City of New York and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), DEC Case # CO2-20110512-25, a.k.a. NYC CSO Order.

Counties: New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), Kings (Brooklyn), Bronx (Bronx) and Queens.

The NYC CSO Order includes various milestones and projects associated with abatement of Combined Sewer Overflows within New York City. Pursuant to Paragraphs XVI.A and D.3 of the 2005 NYC CSO Order, the NYS DEC is required to publicly notice "[i]n the event of a substantive and significant modification to the construction compliance schedules provided for in this Order." The 2018 Citywide Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP) Modification to the NYC CSO Order consists of change to the following Appendix A milestone VIII. City-Wide LTCP, A. Submit Approvable City-Wide LTCP.

Public Comment Period: The 30 day comment period commences on December 5, 2018 and concludes on January 4, 2019. Comments may be submitted to the NYS DEC Contact listed above.



 Proposed Cleanup - Greenpoint Marina (Brooklyn) - Public Comment Deadline
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 Greenpoint Marina Site (West and Oak Streets, Greenpoint, Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 4, 2019.

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

Project documents are available at:

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

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board No. 1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11101
phone: 718-389-0009



Saturday - 1/5
 Brownfield Apps. & Work Plans - Avery Ave. Sites (Queens) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) applications and Draft Remedial Action Work Plans for two nearby sites, located in the neighborhood of Flushing, within the County of Queens:

  • 131-10 Avery Avenue, site ID #C241228 (located at 131-10 to 131-18 Avery Avenue)
  • 131-24 Avery Avenue, site ID #C241229 (located at 131-24 to 131-32 Avery Avenue)

Public comments about the applications and draft work plans must be submitted by January 5, 2019.

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

Copies of the applications, Draft Remedial Action Work Plans and other relevant documents are available at:

Queens Public Library
41-17 Main St.
Flushing, NY 11355

--and--

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



9:00 AMReinstein Woods: Christmas Bird Count for Kids
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

A great way to introduce kids to birding and escape the post-holiday blahs! Teams of kids will compete to see who can find the most birds during 90-minute hikes at Reinstein Woods and other nearby sites. Binocular instruction and refreshments provided. For more information call 716-683-5959. Registration required, register online at http://reinsteinwoods.org/cbc4kids


11:00 AMReinstein Woods: Woods Walk - Nature Guide's Choice
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.



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