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Week of 18 March, 2018
Sunday - 3/18
 Proposed Deletion from Superfund Registry - Greer Toyota Site (Wappingers Falls)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about the proposed deletion of the Greer Toyota Site (Wappingers Falls, Dutchess Co.) from New York's Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites (State Superfund Registry). DEC has determined that this site no longer presents a threat to public health or the environment.

Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 18, 2018. Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment.



Monday - 3/19
 Proposed Cleanup - 18-46 Decatur St. Site (Ridgewood, Queens) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
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 18-46 Decatur Street Site (Ridgewood, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 19, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Queens Library at Ridgewood, 20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385; phone: 718-821-4770  --and--  Queens Community Board #5, 61-23 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, NY 11385; phone: 718-366-1834.



 Proposed Cleanup - Al Tech Specialty Steel (Watervliet) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
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 Al Tech Specialty Steel Site (Watervliet, Albany Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments will be accepted through March 19, 2018.

A public meeting also will be held: February 26, 2018 at 7:00PM at the Watervliet Senior Center, 1501 Broadway, Watervliet, NY 12189.

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: Watervliet Public Library, Attn: Librarian, 1501 Broadway, Watervliet, NY 12189; phone: 518-274-4471.



 Proposed Cleanup - Fmr. Abex Mfg. Facility (Medina) - Public Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
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 Undeveloped Portion-Former Abex Mfg. Facility (Medina, Orleans Co.), within New York's Environmental Restoration Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 19, 2018.

A public meeting about the proposal also will be held: February 21, 2018 at 6:30 PM at Ridgeway Town Hall, 401 West Avenue, Medina, NY 14103.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Lee Whedon Public Library, 620 West Avenue, Medina, NY 14103; phone: 585-798-3430.



5:00 PMPublic Presentation: Preparing New York for Climate Change
https://saratogaunitesny.org/resources/event-calendar/
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

Mark Lowery will describe anticipated effects of climate change, the level of greenhouse gas emissions reductions needed to avoid the worst effects of climate change, and New York State programs to reduce greenhouse emissions and adapt to unavoidable effects of climate change. The program will include a description of the state’s Climate Smart Communities program, which supports local climate action, and ways for individuals to be involved in the program.

Meeting location: SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Rd., Queensbury, NY



Tuesday - 3/20
6:00 PMPublic Meeting - Regional Harmful Algal Bloom Summits
http://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-re...

This summit will include an evening session that is open to the public where background information about harmful algal blooms will be provided. The sessions will include talks by experts, a panel discussion and an opportunity for local residents to share recommendations and ideas.

This summit will be on Tuesday, March 20 from 6 pm - 8 pm at the following address:

Best Western Ticonderoga
260 Burgoyne Road
Ticonderoga, NY 12883



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - No Action Proposed for 192 Ralph Ave. Off-Site (Brooklyn)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: P.S. 5 Robert McNair School - 820 Hancock St., Brooklyn, NY 11233.

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a no action remedy being proposed for the 192 Ralph Ave. Off-Site (Brooklyn), 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 28, 2018.

Click the web link above to learn about the proposal, the meeting, and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland St., Brooklyn, NY 11233; phone: 718-573-5224.



 Public Meeting - Proposed Cleanup - NFG-Hornell MGP Site (Hornell)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: VFW Post 2250, 245 Canisteo Street, Hornell, NY 14843

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the NFG-Hornell Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Site (Hornell, Steuben Co.), within New York's MGP Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 30, 2018.

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: Hornell Public Library, 64 Genesee Street, Hornell, NY 14843; phone: 607-324-1210.



 Public Meeting RE-SCHEDULED - Industrial Overall Service Site (New Rochelle)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE FOR THE PUBLIC MEETING

Public Meeting Location: New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Industrial Overall Service Corp. Site (New Rochelle), 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 29, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801; phone: 914-632-7878.



Wednesday - 3/21
10:00 AMReinstein Woods: Senior Stroll
http://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

Experience nature at your own pace, and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods. Bring a lunch if you want to eat indoors after the tour. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Thursday - 3/22
 Proposed Cleanup - Ekonol Polyester Resins (Wheatfield) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
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 Ekonol Polyester Resins Site (Wheatfield, Niagara Co.), within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 22, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: NYSDEC, Attn: Glenn May, 270 Michigan Ave., Buffalo, NY 14203; phone: 716-861-7220.



4:30 PMReinstein Woods: After School Escape
http://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

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.



6:00 PMPublic Meeting: Upper Delaware River System Trout Fishery
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/112782.html
Contact  Region 4 Fisheries Unit
fwfish4@dec.ny.gov

Location: Hancock High School, 67 Education Lane, Hancock, NY

DEC invites you to this public meeting which will outline plans for upcoming fisheries work on the Upper Delaware River system. The presentation will start promptly at 6 PM.

Click on the web link above at "Additional Information" to review the plans for the upcoming fisheries work.



 Public Meeting - Town of Spafford Planned Otisco Lake Boat Launch
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/113036.html
Contact  Stephanie Webb
315-426-7400

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the town of Spafford will host a public meeting to provide information and answer questions about DEC's planned Boat Launch Site on Otisco Lake, located in the town of Spafford, Onondaga County, on Thursday, March 22, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the following location: 

Borodino Grange Hall
1861 E. Lake Road
Skaneateles, NY 13152



6:30 PMPublic Meeting - Proposed Cleanup of Staubs Textile Site (Rochester)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

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

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a remedy being proposed to address contamination related to the Staubs Textile Services, Inc. Site (Rochester, Monroe 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 30, 2018.

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



Friday - 3/23
 Brownfield App. - Former Majestic Garment Cleaners (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Former Majestic Garment Cleaners, site ID #C224035. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 740 Pine Street. Comments about the application must be submitted no later than March 23, 2018.

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

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at: Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn 11208  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 5, 404 Pine Street, 3rd Fl, Brooklyn 11207.



 Proposed Cleanup - Amercian Cleaners Site (Middletown) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
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 American Cleaners Site (Middletown, Orange Co.), within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 23, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Middletown Thrall Library, 11-19 Depot Street, Middletown, NY 10940; phone: 845-341-5461.



Saturday - 3/24
 No Further Action Proposed - National Plating Site (Syracuse) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal for no further action related to the National Plating Company, Inc. Site (Syracuse, Onondaga Co.), within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 24, 2018.

Click the web link above at additional information to learn about the proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: NYSDEC, Attn: Michael Belveg, 615 Erie Blvd. West, Syracuse, NY 13204; phone: 315-426-7551.



9:30 AMWNY Equifest
http://www.the-fairgrounds.com/event/equifest/

Stop by DEC's booth for information on Bridle trails.

Erie County Fair
The Fairgrounds
5600 McKinley Parkway
Hamburg, NY 14075



10:00 AMReinstein Woods: Signs of Spring
http://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

Put a spring in your step as we look for signs of the new season. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



1:30 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: 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

Family Fun: MAPLE SUGAR OPEN HOUSES

Join us for an introduction to maple sugaring, from tap and sap to syrup. You’ll get to twirl a brace and bit 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 are asked to call the Center at 518-475-0291 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.



2:30 PMReinstein Woods: Birding 101 - Class #3
http://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

What bird am I? Come learn the general types of birds found in Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



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