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Week of 2 March, 2014
Sunday - 3/2
 Proposed Deletion of Suffolk Co. A.N.G. Base Septic from Registry Comment Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140129_not1.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a proposal to delist the  Suffolk County A.N.G. Base Septic Systems Site #152148 (Southampton, Suffolk Co.) from New York's Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. Comments about the proposal to delete the site from the Registry may be submitted until March 2, 2014.

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



Monday - 3/3
 Draft UMP for Vienna Woods Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/90760.html
Contact  Herkimer, Lands and Forests Office
r6ump@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Please submit comments to the DEC by mail to: NYSDEC, Division of Lands and Forests, Attn: Mary Kay Allen, 225 North Main St, Herkimer, NY, 13350 or alternatively by e-mail to r6ump@gw.dec.state.ny.us .



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposed for the Mill Neck Marina Site (Oyster Bay)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Road, Locust Valley, NY 11560.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Mill Neck Marina Site (Oyster Bay, 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 24, 2014.

To learn more about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at the Locust Valley Library identified above, and at the Oyster Bay - East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 (516) 922-1212.



Tuesday - 3/4
6:00 PMPublic Meeting - Amended Cleanup Proposed for LAPP Insulator Site (LeRoy)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Village of LeRoy Village Hall, 3 West Main St., LeRoy, NY 14482

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the amended remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the LAPP Insulator Company Site (LeRoy, Wayne 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 12, 2014.

To learn more about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents  can be reviewed at the Woodward Library, 7 Wolcott St., LeRoy, NY 14482; (585) 768-8300.



 Workshop - Green Homes for Cleaner Lakes
http://www.rit.edu/affiliate/nysp2i/green-homes-cleaner-lak...
Contact  Timothy Kirchgraber
tckirchg@gw.dec.state.ny.us

FREE WORKSHOP

Increase your awareness about the dangers of everyday household products on human health and the environment.  Make smart choices to protect your family while saving money. 

Free product samples and refreshments provided.

Location:
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA
444 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Registration is required.  Email greenhomes@rit.edu or call 585-475-2512

Sponsored by NYS Pollution Prevention Institute.  Funding provided by EPA and DEC.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposed for RG&E MGP Site (Brockport)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Brockport Village Hall, 49 State Street, Brockport, NY 14420.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the RG&E-Brockport MGP Site (Brockport), within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Public comments are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 10, 2014.

Note: the snow date for the public meeting is March 5, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at the following locations: Brockport-Seymour Library, 161 East Avenue, Brockport, NY 14420; Drake Memorial Library, SUNY Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420; Brockport Village Hall, 49 State Street, Brockport, NY 14420.



Wednesday - 3/5
 Proposed Cleanup of Tarkett Site (Hamlet of Vails Gate) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about remedies proposed to address contamination related to the Tarkett Site (Former Vails Gate Manufacturing), located in the Hamlet of Vails Gate, Town of New Windsor. Comments regarding the cleanup proposal may be submitted until March 5, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at the Cornwall Public Library, 395 Hudson Street, Cornwall, NY 12518; (845) 534-8282.



7:30 PMPublic Meeting - No Further Action Proposed for Elks Plaza Site (Freeport)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the "no further action" remedy being proposed by DEC in relation to the Elks Plaza Site (Freeport, 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 23, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at the Freeport Library location identified above, attention: Hope Schnee.



Thursday - 3/6
 Proposed Cleanup of Dennison Monarch Facility (New Windsor) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about proposed cleanup activities to address contamination related to the Dennison Monarch Systems Facility (New Windsor, Orange County), within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 6, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550; (845) 563-3600.



12:00 PMDEC Booth at the Western NY Sport and Travel Expo
http://www.sportandtravelexpo.com/WNY/Default.aspx
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Hamburg Fairgrounds Agricenter

Thursday & Friday 12-8 p.m.
Saturday 10-8 p.m.
Sunday 11-5 p.m.

Stop by DEC's booth at the WNY Sport and Travel Expo!



4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Proposed Contamination Cleanup at C and F Plating Site (Albany)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: DEC Headquarters, Room 129A, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the C and F Plating Site (Albany, Albany Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a comment period that runs through March 20, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: Albany Public Library - North Albany Branch, 616 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12204; (518) 463-1581.



7:30 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposed for Yaphank (LIRR) Site (Yaphank)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Dowling College's Brookhaven Campus, 1300 William Floyd Parkway, Building B, Room 201, Shirley, NY 11967.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Yaphank (LIRR) Site (Yaphank, Suffolk Co.), within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that has been extended through March 14, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley-Community Library, Attn: Reference Librarian, 407 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY 11967-3492; tel. (631) 399-1511.



Friday - 3/7
 BCP Application for 94 N. 13th Street Site (Brooklyn) Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140205_not2.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application with Remedial Investigation Work Plan (RIWP) from Wythe Berry LLC for a site known as 94 N. 13th Street, site ID #C224186. This site is located in the City of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings. Comments regarding the application and RIWP must be submitted no later than March 7, 2014. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Public Library - Greenpoint Branch, 107 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222.



 BCP Applications for 202 and 211 Franklin St. Sites (Olean) Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140205_not9.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received two Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) applications, each with a Remedial Investigation Work Plan (RIWP) from Silence Dogood LLC for one site known as 202 Franklin Street and the second site known as 211 Franklin Street, site ID #C905043 and #C905038, respectively. These sites are located in the City of Olean, within the County of Cattaraugus. Comments regarding the applications and RIWPs must be submitted no later than March 7, 2014. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The applications can be reviewed at: Olean Public Library, 134 North 2nd Street, Olean, NY 14760.



 DEC Booth at the Western NY Sport and Travel Expo
http://www.sportandtravelexpo.com/WNY/Default.aspx
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Hamburg Fairgrounds Agricenter

Thursday & Friday 12-8 p.m.
Saturday 10-8 p.m.
Sunday 11-5 p.m.

Stop by DEC's booth at the WNY Sport and Travel Expo!



8:30 AMUrban Forestry Right Tree Right Care Workshop
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Divisions of Lands and Forests
lflands@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This workshop will focus on the Urban Forest after Super Storm Sandy, sessions will include where to plant new trees and how to prune. Registration is due by March 3, 2014.



Saturday - 3/8
10:00 AMSigns of Spring
Contact  James Herrington
845-889-4745 x109

On this easy two mile ramble we will use our senses to witness the awakening of the Norrie Point uplands. Spicebush, skunk cabbage, spring peepers, and maybe a mourning cloak butterfly are just a sampling of the signs of spring that we will see, hear, or even smell.

Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg, Dutchess County



 DEC Booth at the Western NY Sport and Travel Expo
http://www.sportandtravelexpo.com/WNY/Default.aspx
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Hamburg Fairgrounds Agricenter

Thursday & Friday 12-8 p.m.
Saturday 10-8 p.m.
Sunday 11-5 p.m.

Stop by DEC's booth at the WNY Sport and Travel Expo!



10:30 AMKnee-High Naturalists
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy a variety of nature-themed activities with your young child, such as stories, games, crafts and snacks. For children ages 3 to 5. Materials fee = $4.00 per child; $2.00 per child for Friends of Reinstein members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



1:30 PMFamily Fun: Maple Sugar Open House
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar

Join us each Saturday afternoon in March for an introduction to maple sugaring, from sap to syrup. You’ll get to twirl a brace drill, pound a spile, inspect the sap flow in our sugarbush, enjoy the aroma of sap boiling down in our evaporator and take the maple taste test. A local maple producer will be on site to answer questions and offer a variety of maple products for sale. Organized groups are welcome but should call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



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