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Week of 8 March, 2020
Sunday - 3/8
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Monday - 3/9
 Proposed Cleanup - Tonawanda Forge Site (Tonawanda) 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 proposal to address contamination related to the Tonawanda Forge Site #915274 (Tonawanda, Erie County) within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 9, 2020.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/915274/

And at:

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library - Central
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)858-8900

--and--

Elaine M. Panty Branch Library
820 Tonawanda Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716)875-0562



12:30 PMPublic Meeting: Proposed Rulemaking 6 NYCRR Part 494
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/119026.html
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov (518)402-8448
Location  NYSDEC Region 2 Offices, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 - Map

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) filed a Notice of Proposed Rule Making with the New York State Department of State to adopt prohibitions on hydrofluorocarbon substances previously in place at the national level by the USEPA. The goal of this proposed rule is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of hydrofluorocarbons as refrigerants, aerosol propellants, and foam-blowing agents, where safe alternatives are available.  

Public Hearing
At the public hearing, attendees will have an opportunity to make an oral statement and/or file a written statement.

Public Hearing Time and Location
Date: 03/09/2020
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: NYS DEC Region 2 Office, 8th Floor, Room 834A/834B,  47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Public Comment on the Proposed Rule Making
Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted until 5 p.m. on March 16, 2020 by mail to Suzanne Hagell, NYS DEC Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1030 or emailed to climatechange@dec.ny.gov. Include “Comments on Part 494 HFC” in the subject line of the email.



6:30 PMMeeting on Honeoye Inlet WMA Habitat Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/101157.html
Contact  Michael Palermo, Bureau of Wildlife
Phone: (585) 226-5383, email: yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on a recently completed habitat management plan for Honeoye Inlet Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located in the towns of Canadice, Naples, Richmond, and South Bristol in Ontario County, and the Town of Springwater in Livingston County. 

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plan and future habitat management at this WMA. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions. The open house will begin at 6:30 PM and the presentation at 7:00 PM.

Meeting Location:
Richmond Town Hall
8690 Main Street
Honeoye, NY 14471

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Michael Palermo at (585) 226-5383 with any specific requests for accommodations.



7:30 PMReinstein Woods - Full Moon Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Enjoy a guided walk in the woods by the light of the full moon.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Tuesday - 3/10
10:30 AMFive Rivers - Friends of Five Rivers Walking Club
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

Would you like to take a walk in nature, but would rather not go alone?

Join the "Walkers' Club" at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center on Tuesday mornings, 10:30 to 11:30 am.

Participants will gather at the Visitor Center and choose which trail they will walk that morning. This is an opportunity to walk with others and make new friends. These walks are not guided or led by staff. Walkers' Club is a free activity.

If you would like to be added to our special "Walkers Club" email list to receive updates, email us at FriendsFiveRivers@outlook.com.



6:30 PMPublic Meeting - Emerson Street Dump Site (Rochester) Proposed Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location: City Hall, 30 Church Street, Room 208A, Rochester, NY 14614

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposal to address contamination related to the Emerson Street Dump Site (Rochester, Monroe County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 26, 2020.

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 online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/826023/

And at:

Rochester Public Library
Lyell Avenue Branch
965 Lyell Avenue
Rochester, NY 14606
(585)428-7300

--and--

NYSDEC, Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414
By Appointment Only
M-F 8:30 am – 4:45 pm



 Public Meeting - Fmr. Bearoff Metallurgical Site (Colonie) - Proposed Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: Watervliet Senior Center, 1501 Broadway, Watervliet, NY 12189

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposal to address contamination related to the Former Bearoff Metallurgical Site (Colonie, Albany 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 27, 2020.

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

Project documents can be accessed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/401069/ and at:

Watervliet Public Library
1501 Broadway
Watervliet, NY 12189
(518) 274-4471



Wednesday - 3/11
10:00 AMNew York Invasive Species Advisory Committee
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/6989.html
Contact  Dave Adams
isinfo@dec.ny.gov

This meeting will be held at:

New York Farm Bureau
159 Wolf Road
Albany NY 12205



4:30 PMReinstein Woods - Wild Wednesday
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5.

No registration required.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Former Dzus Fastener Company Site (West Islip) Project Update
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Meeting Location: West Islip High School Cafeteria A and B, 1 Lions Path, West Islip, NY 11795 on March 11, 2020 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

DEC invites the public to a Public Availability Session that has been scheduled to discuss future site management to be conducted at the site and next steps for Willetts Creek and Lake Capri.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the public meeting.

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/152033/

And at:

West Islip Public Library
3 Higbie Lane
West Islip, NY 11795
(631)661-7080

--and--

Region 1 DEC Headquarters
SUNY at Stony Brook
50 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0200



Thursday - 3/12
7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Revere Smelting & Refining Site (Middletown) Proposed Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: Wallkill Town Hall, Building A, 99 Tower Drive, Middletown, NY 10941

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Revere Smelting & Refining Site (Middletown, Orange County), 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 27, 2020.

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

Project documents can be accessed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/336053/ and at:

Middletown Thrall Public Library
11-19 Depot Street
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 341-5454



Friday - 3/13
5:00 PMComment End Proposed DAR-10: Impact Analysis Modeling
https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/119571.html
Contact  Elvira Brankov
air.regs@dec.ny.gov

Written comments are accepted through 5:00 pm March 13, 2020 and should be directed to:

Elvira Brankov
NYSDEC
Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3259
Phone: (518) 402-8402
E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov



Saturday - 3/14
1:30 PMFive Rivers - Maple Sugar Open House- Enjoy the Sweeter Side of Five Rivers
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

ENJOY THE SWEETER SIDE OF FIVE RIVERS
MAPLE SUGAR OPEN HOUSES

Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21 & 28
 1:30 to 3:30 PM
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.



2:00 PMReinstein Woods - Make a Reusable Bag
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Stop in any time with an old t-shirt and we'll help you transform it into a reusable shopping bag!

No registration required; call 716-683-5959 for more information.



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