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Week of 10 March, 2019
Sunday - 3/10
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Monday - 3/11
1:00 PMPublic Hearing - Prop. Rulemaking 6NYCRR Part 218 and 200
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190109_not0.html
Contact  Jeff Marshall
NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3250, Phone: (518) 402-8292, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC is proposing to amend Part 218 to incorporate California's latest revisions to its low emission vehicle (LEV) III greenhouse gas (GHG) program. The proposed amendment clarifies the deemed to comply provision for model years 2021-2025, which allows vehicle manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with federal GHG standards in lieu of California's more stringent standards. The deemed to comply provision is being revised in response to the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (US EPA) stated intent to freeze and roll back existing GHG standards for model years 2021-2025. Further, NYS DEC proposes to submit the Part 218 as well as the revisions to Part 200 to US EPA as a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for New York State.

Date: March 11, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Central Office
Public Assembly Room 129A/B
625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233

NYS DEC will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by March 4, 2019, to Richard McAuley, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, Phone: (518) 402-8438, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov.

Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on March 18, 2019 to the contact listed above.

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.govWritten statements may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. March 18, 2019.



6:00 PMPublic Meeting - 75-09 Woodhaven Blvd. Site (Rego Park) - Proposed Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location: Queens Library at North Forest Park, 98-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 75-09 Woodhaven Boulevard (Home Depot Off-site) site (Rego Park, Queens), 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 29, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Public Library
98-27 Metropolitan Ave.
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Queens Community Board #5
61-23 Myrtle Ave.
Glendale, NY 11385
phone: 718-366-1834

Queens Community Board #6
104-01 Metropolitan Ave.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
phone: 718-263-9250



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Hercules Inc./Dyno-Nobel Site (Ulster Park) - Proposed Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location: Town of Esopus Town Hall, 284 Broadway, Ulster Park, NY 12487

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Hercules Inc./Dyno-Nobel Site (Ulster Park, Ulster 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, 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:

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



Tuesday - 3/12
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Spring Family Fun Program
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 .



Wednesday - 3/13
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Spring Family Fun Program
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 .



Thursday - 3/14
10:30 AMCSC Webinar: Driving Sustainability, Resilience, and Performance with LEED
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

Please see the URL under “Additional Information” for more detail on how to register and join this Climate Smart Communities (CSC) webinar on March 14, 2019.

Topic:  Driving Sustainability, Resilience, and Performance with LEED for Cities/Communities in the NY Olympic Region.

LEED for Cities/Communities is one of the newest rating systems developed by the US Green Building Council. The program provides a structure for communities that are looking to measure their performance in a rigorous and comprehensive way. It helps communities monitor progress toward greater sustainability by tracking a wide range of environmental, social, and economic metrics.

Join us for this webinar to learn more about LEED for Cities/Communities and how it relates to New York's Climate Smart Communities (CSC) program. Attendees will also hear about how LEED for Cities/Communities has been implemented in New York’s Olympic Region. Speakers will include Erik Backus, New York Upstate USGBC Board Chair and Clarkson University Professor, and Craig Randall, Mayor of the Village of Lake Placid.  



11:00 AM480-a Forest Tax Law Stakeholder Meeting at DEC Region 4 Office
Contact  Bureau of Forest Resource Management
bslmregs@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 4 Offices, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306 - Map

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 March 14th meeting will be held at:
DEC Region 4 Offices
1130 North Westcott Road
Schenectady, NY 12306



12:30 PMUniversity at Buffalo - Spring Job/Internship Fair
https://www.buffalo.edu/career/events/spring-fair.html?utm_...
Contact  region9@dec.ny.gov

University at Buffalo
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Alumni Arena Main Gym
UB North Campus
Buffalo, NY

DEC will have a booth with staff from various programs.


Friday - 3/15
 Brownfield Application - 12120 Flatlands Ave. 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 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

--and--

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



 Comment End - Draft Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Mang. Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190206_not4.html
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.



 Proposed Cleanup-Fmr. Elite Vogue Dry Cleaners Site (Rochester) 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 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 AMUrban Forestry ReLeaf Workshop: Stewardship for Sustainability (NYC)
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Gloria VanDuyne
gloria.vanduyne@dec.ny.gov

Location:
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 PMComment End - NESE Project Permit Application
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.

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.



Saturday - 3/16
 Proposed Cleanup - Former Stow Manufacturing Site (Binghamton) 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 Former Stow Manufacturing Site (Binghamton, Broome Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 16, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Broome County Public Library
185 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
phone: 607-778-6400



 Winter Weekend at Camp Santanoni
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.



1:30 PMFive Rivers - Enjoy the Sweeter Side of Five Rivers- Maple Sugar Open House
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

Join us for an introduction to maple sugaring, from tap and sap to syrup. You’ll get to twirl a brace and bit, pound a spile, inspect the sap flow, enjoy the aroma of sap boiling in our evaporator and take the maple syrup taste test challenge. A local maple producer will be on site to answer questions and offer a variety of maple products for sale. Organized groups, please call to register.

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



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