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Week of 23 March, 2014
Sunday - 3/23
 No Further Action Proposed for Elks Plaza Site (Freeport) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about "no further action" proposed by DEC in relation to the Elks Plaza Site (Freeport, Nassau Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 23, 2014.

A public meeting about the proposal also will be held: March 5, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport, NY 11520.

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: Freeport Memorial Library, Attn: Hope Schnee, 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520; (516) 379-3274.



Monday - 3/24
 No Further Action for 1201 E. Dominick St. Site (Rome) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about "no further action" being proposed for the 1201 East Dominick Street Site (Rome), within New York's Environmental Restoration Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 24, 2014.

A public meeting also will be held: March 18, 2014 at 6:30pm at Rome City Hall, 198 N. Washington St., Common Council Chambers, Rome, NY.

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 Jervis Public Library, 613 North Washington Street, Rome, NY 13440; (315) 336-4570.



 Proposed Cleanup for Mill Neck Marina Site (Oyster Bay) 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 Mill Neck Marina Site (Oyster Bay, Nassau Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 24, 2014.

A public meeting about the proposal alaso will be held: March 3, 2014 at 7pm at the Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Road, Locust Valley, NY 11560.

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 Oyster Bay - East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 (516) 922-1212; and Locust Valley Library at the location identified above (516) 671-1837.



 Proposed Cleanup of Farmingale Plaza Cleaners (Farmingdale) 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 Farmingdale Plaza Cleaners Site (Farmingdale, Nassau Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 24, 2014.

A public meeting about the proposal also will be held: March 11, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Farmingdale Village Hall, 361 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY.

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: Farmingdale Public Library, Attn: Mr. Stuart Schaeffer, 116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735; (516) 249-9090.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for the Lubricant Packaging Site (Middletown)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Middletown City Hall, 16 James Street, Middletown, NY.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the amended remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Lubricant Packaging Co. Site (Middletown, Orange 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 29, 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: Middletown Thrall Library, Reference Desk, 11-19 Depot Street, Middletown, NY 10940; (845) 341-5461.



Tuesday - 3/25
7:00 PMPublic Meeting-No Further Action Proposed for Bartlett Tree Co. Site (Westbury)
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Westbury Community Center, 357 Rockland Street, Westbury, NY.

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the proposal for "no further action" in relation to the Bartlett Tree Company Site (Westbury, 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 28, 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: Westbury Memorial Public Library, 445 Jefferson Street, Westbury, NY 11590; (516) 333-0176.



Wednesday - 3/26
 Proposed Cleanup Activities for 300 Ohio St. Site (Buffalo) 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 300 Ohio Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 26, 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: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Attn: Mary Jean Jakubowski, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203; 716-858-8900.



 Proposed Cleanup of Former Paulsen-Holbrook (Guilderland) 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 Former Paulsen - Holbrook Site (Guilderland, Albany Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 26, 2014.

A public meeting about the proposal also will be held: March 13, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Town of Colonie Community Center (Youth Bureau), Room 8, 1653 Central Avenue, Colonie, NY.

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: William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211; (518) 458-9274.



 Proposed Cleanup of Granville Former MGP Site (Granville) 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 Granville Former MGP Site (Granville, Washington Co.), within New York's Manufactured Gas Plant Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 26, 2014.

A public meeting also will be held: March 13, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at the Granville Municipal Offices, 51 Quaker St., Granville, NY.

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: Pember Library, 33 Main St., Granville, NY 12832 (518) 642-2525.



6:30 PMFrogwatch USA Volunteer Training
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Become a citizen scientist! Participate in this training program, and volunteer to help monitor the frogs and toads here at Reinstein Woods. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



7:00 PMWorkshop - Choosing Healthier Children's Products & Toys
http://www.rit.edu/affiliate/nysp2i/environmental-education...
Contact  Timothy Kirchgraber
tckirchg@gw.dec.state.ny.us

FREE WORKSHOP for expecting parents, new parents, grandparents, and care providers.  Learn how to protect babies and young children from potential health hazards found in household and children products. 

Registration is required.  Contact Kate Winnebeck at (585) 475-5390 or via email at kmhasp@rit.edu

Location: 
Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
840 University Avenue
Rochester, NY

Sponsored by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute http://www.rit.edu/affiliate/nysp2i/



Thursday - 3/27
 Proposed Cleanup of Henderson Harbor Mariners' Marina Site 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 Henderson Harbor Mariners' Marina Site (Henderson, Jefferson Co.), within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 27, 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: NYSDEC, Attn: Peter Ouderkirk, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601; (315) 785-2614.



 Proposed Cleanup of O&R-Suffern MGP Site (Suffern) 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 O&R-Suffern MGP Site (Suffern, Rockland Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 27, 2014.

A public meeting about the proposal also will be held: March 13, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Suffern Village Hall, 61 Washington Avenue, Suffern, NY.

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: Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Ave., Suffern, NY 10901; (845) 357-1237.



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.



Friday - 3/28
 Comment Period Ends for the Kushaqua CEL Draft Recreation Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/94963.html
Contact  David Winchell
dtwinche@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has extended the public comment period for the Draft Kushaqua Tract Conservation Easement Lands Recreation Management Plan. The plan was developed to facilitate and manage public recreational use of the easement lands.



 "No Further Action" Proposal for Kingsbury Landfill (Kingsbury) Comment Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a proposal for "no further action" related to the Kingsbury Landfill Site (Kingsbury, Washington Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 28, 2014.

A public meeting also will be held about the proposal: March 18, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Kingsbury Town Hall, 210 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

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: Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839; (518) 747-6406.



 BCP Application & Workplan for The Wills Building Site (L.I. City) Comment Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140226_not2.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from The Wills Group Family Limited Partnership for a site known as The Wills Building, site ID #C241143. This site is located in Long Island City, within the County of Queens, and is located at 43-01 21st Street. Comments regarding the application must be submitted no later than March 28, 2014. Click link at "Additional Information" above to learn how to comment.

The application can be reviewed at: Queens Public Library - Long Island City Branch, 37-44 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101.



 No Further Action Proposed for Bartlett Tree Co. Site (Westbury) Comment Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about its proposal for "no further action" in relation to the Bartlett Tree Company Site (Westbury, Nassau Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 28, 2014.

A public meeting also will be held about the proposal: March 25, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Westbury Community Center, 357 Rockland Street, Westbury, NY.

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: Westbury Memorial Public Library, 445 Jefferson Street, Westbury, NY 11590; (516) 333-0176.



 Proposed Cleanup of Former Albany Laboratories Site (Albany) 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 associated with the Former Albany Laboratories Site (Albany, Albany Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 28, 2014.

A public meeting about the proposal also will be held: March 11, 2014 at 7:00pm at the DEC Headquarters Building, 625 Broadway, Room 129A, Albany, NY. (Identification required to enter the building)

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address to request a fact sheet. Project documents can be reviewed at: Albany Public Library, Main Branch, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210; (518) 427-4300.



 Proposed Cleanup of Frmr. Doro Dry Cleaners Site (Cheektowaga) Comment Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/87493.html
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 Former Doro Dry Cleaners Site (Cheektowaga, Erie Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 28, 2014.

A public meeting also will be held about the proposal: March 12, 2014 at 6:30pm at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 4125 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, click the link above at "Additional Information", which contains electronic versions of project documents.



 Proposed Cleanup of Ronhill Cleaners Site (Glen Cove) 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 Ronhill Cleaners Site (Glen Cove, Nassau Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 28, 2014.

A public meeting about the proposal also will be held: March 19, 2014 at 7:00pm at Glen Cove City Hall, 9 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY.

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: Glen Cove Public Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, NY 11542 (516) 676-2130; and Glen Cove City Hall, Attn: City Clerk, 9 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542 (516) 676-3357.



 Proposed Cleanup of Ronkonkoma Wallpaper Site Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Ronkonkoma Wallpaper Site (Ronkonkoma, Suffolk Co.), within New York's Environmental Restoration Program. Comments about the cleanup proposal may be submitted through March 28, 2014.

A public meeting about the cleanup proposal also will be held: March 10, 2014 at 7pm at the Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet. Project documents may be reviewed at the Sachem Public Library at the location identified just above, tel. (631) 588-5024.



 Proposed Investigation of Teitelbaum Cleaners Site (Astoria) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a draft workplan to investigate the Teitelbaum Cleaners Site (Astoria, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the draft work plan will be accepted through March 28, 2014.

To learn about the draft work plan and how to comment, use the email address above to request a fact sheet (available in English and Spanish). Project documents can be reviewed at: Queens Public Library, Broadway Branch, 4020 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11103; (718) 721-2462



Saturday - 3/29
 Draft Investigation Plan for Frmr. Buffalo Forge Property (Buffalo) Comment Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/95498.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a draft plan to investigate the Former Buffalo Forge Property (City of Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the draft plan will be accepted through March 29, 2014.

To learn about the proposal and how to comment, click the link above at "Additional Information". Project documents can be reviewed at: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Attn: Carol Ann Batt, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203; (716) 858-8900.



 Proposed Cleanup of Lubricant Packaging Site (Middletown) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about a proposed amended remedy to address contamination related to the Lubricant Packaging Co. Site (Middletown, Orange Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 29, 2014.

A public meeting about the proposal also will be held: March 24, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Middletown City Hall, 16 James Street, Middletown, NY.

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: Middletown Thrall Library, Reference Desk, 11-19 Depot Street, Middletown, NY 10940; (845) 341-5461.



 Proposed Cleanup of NM-Cohoes MGP Site (Cohoes) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC invites public comment about proposed activities to address contamination related to the NM-Cohoes MGP Site (Cohoes, Albany Co.), within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 29, 2014.

A public meeting also will be held: March 13, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Cohoes Senior Center, 10 Cayuga Plaza, Cohoes, NY.

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: Cohoes Public Library, 169 Mohawk Street, Cohoes, NY 12047; (518) 235-2570.



10:00 AMIncredible Insects
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ever wonder where all the butterflies, bees, and other insects go during the coldest months of the year? Join us on a guided walk to find the hidden winter homes of insects. 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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