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Week of 25 March, 2018
Sunday - 3/25
 WNY 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



Monday - 3/26
 No Further Action Proposed-Fmr. Ogilvie Foods Site (Watertown) 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 Former Ogilvie Foods Company Site (Watertown, Jefferson Co.), within New York's Brownfields Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 26, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: City Hall, 245 Washington Avenue, Watertown, NY 13601; phone: 315-785-7730.



 Proposed Cleanup - Former IBM Endicott Facility (Endicott) 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 at a portion of the Former IBM Endicott Facility (Endicott, Broome Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 26, 2018.

A public meeting also will be held: March 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM at Union-Endicott High School, Lecture Hall, 1200 East Main St., Endicott, NY 13760.

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: George F. Johnson Memorial Library, Attn: Reference Librarian, 1001 Park St., Endicott, NY 13760; phone: 607-757-5350.



 Proposed Cleanup - Noss Industrial Park Site (Cortland) 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 Noss Industrial Park Site (Cortland, Cortland Co.), within New York's Environmental Restoration Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 26, 2018.

A public meeting also will be held about the proposal: March 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM at City Hall, 25 Court Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Cortland, NY 13045.

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: Cortland Free Library, Attn: Periodicals Room, 32 Church Street, Cortland, NY 13405; phone: 607-753-1042.



1:00 PMEnvironmental Information Data Integrity Webinar
https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m9b08a0d8024e1b2...
Contact  Division of Water
518-402-8179

Data integrity is fundamental to any water monitoring project so that the data can be used with confidence.
This DEC webinar will focus on two critical elements that support data integrity: quality assurance and the NYS Department of Health (DOH) Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP).

Topics to be covered include:
  • An overview of ELAP
  • The process to become an ELAP certified lab
  • The steps to maintaining ELAP accreditation
  • The components of the planning, implementation and evaluation process that will safeguard data quality (called the “Quality System”)
  • What you need to know about Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPP) to ensure that your project objectives will be met
To view the webinar, visit the above link at the webinar start time. Pre-registration is not required.


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 Monday, March 26 from 6 pm - 8 pm at the following address:

R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, SUNY Monroe Community College, the Forum
1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, New York 14623

Free parking in campus lots N and M



Tuesday - 3/27
3:00 PMAvailability Sessions: Cleanup of Properties - Fmr. Geneva Foundry Site (Geneva)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Availability Sessions Location: Our Lady of Peace Parish Center, 110 Exchange Street, Geneva, NY. (Parking and entrance on Center Street.)

DEC invites property owners and residents to attend one of two availability sessions (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM or 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM) to discuss the continuation of cleanup of properties in neighborhoods adjacent to the Former Geneva Foundry Site (Geneva, Ontario Co.). Representatives from DEC and the New York State Department of Health will be on hand to discuss the upcoming activities.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the upcoming continued cleanup and the availability sessions.

Project documents are available for review at: Geneva Public Library, 244 Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456; phone: 315-789-5303.



6:30 PMPublic Meeting - Recreational Black Sea Bass Regulations
Contact  John Maniscalco
john.maniscalco@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources will be hosting a public meeting regarding the proposed 2018 New York Recreational Black Sea Bass Regulations.

The meeting will take place at The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), SUNY Stony Brook, in Endeavor Hall, Room 120.

Directions to SoMAS: Long Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) to exit 62 (Nicolls Road/County Route 97). North on Nicolls Road for about 9 miles, crossing Route 347 to 2nd traffic light north of 347. Make a left at light (South Entrance) onto South Drive. At the next light, make a right turn onto Marburger Drive. Less than 500' turn right into Marine Sciences entrance, and immediately bear right. Follow the road to the School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences and Endeavour Hall.

Anglers and other interested groups are encouraged to attend and provide input regarding the proposed recreational regulations. Input gathered at this meeting will be considered by NYSDEC Marine Resources and New York’s Marine Resource Advisory Council when setting regulations for 2018.



Wednesday - 3/28
 No Action Proposed - 192 Ralph Ave. Off-Site (Brooklyn) 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 action related to the off-site investigation of the 192 Ralph Ave. Site (Brooklyn), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 28, 2018.

A public meeting also will be held: March 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM at P.S. 5 Robert McNair School - 820 Hancock St., Brooklyn, NY 11233.

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

Project documents are available for review at: Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland St., Brooklyn, NY 11233; phone: 718-573-5224.



Thursday - 3/29
 Proposed Cleanup - Industrial Overall Site (New Rochelle) 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 Industrial Overall Service Corp. Site (New Rochelle, Westchester Co.) within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 29, 2018.

A public meeting about the proposal also will be held: March 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM at New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY.

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: New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801; phone: 914-632-7878.



8:30 AMSalmon River Fish Hatchery Opens for the Season
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/21663.html
Contact  Salmon River Fish Hatchery
315-298-5051

The Salmon River Fish Hatchery is located on County Route 22, one mile northeast of the Village of Altmar, Oswego County.

2018 Steelhead spring egg take schedule:

  • Thursday, March 29, 9:00-12:00
  • Friday, March 30, 9:00-12:00
  • Monday, April 2, 9:00-12:00
  • Tuesday, April 3, 9:00-12:00
  • Wednesday, April 4, tentative


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.



Friday - 3/30
 BCP App. and Work Plan - 546 Locust St. Site (Mt. Vernon) 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 and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 546 Locust Street, site ID #C360162. This site is located in the City of Mount Vernon, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 546 Locust Street. Comments about the application and work plan must be submitted no later than March 30, 2018.

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

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at: Mount Vernon Public Library, 28 South First Street, Mount Vernon 10050.



 Prop. Cleanup - NYSEG-Saranac St. MGP Site (Plattsburgh) 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 NYSEG - Plattsburg Saranac St. Manufactured Gas Plant Site (Plattsburgh, Clinton Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 30, 2018.

A public meeting also will be held: March 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Plattsburgh City Hall, 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.

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: Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2810; phone: 518-563-0921.



 Proposed Cleanup - CE-W. 42nd St. Gas Works Site (Manhattan) 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 CE-W. 42nd St. Gas Works Site (Manhattan), within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 30, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Manhattan Borough President, Attn: Gail Brewer, 1 Centre St., 19th Floor, New York, NY 10007; phone: 212-669-8300  --and--  Manhattan Community Board 4, Attn: Jesse Bodine, 330 W. 42nd St., Suite 2618, New York, NY 10036; phone: 212-736-4536  --and--  Columbus Library, 742 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019; phone: 212-586-5098.



 Proposed Cleanup - Federal-Mogul/Huck Site (Kingston) 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 Federal-Mogul/Huck Site (Kingston, Ulster Co.), within New York's Voluntary Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 30, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Kingston Library, Attn: Margie Menard, 55 Franklin St., Kinston, NY 12401-0507; phone: 845-331-0507.



 Proposed Cleanup - GTE Products Corp. (Seneca Falls) 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 GTE Products Corporation (Seneca Falls, Seneca Co.), within New York's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Corrective Action Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 30, 2018.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the facility, the proposed remedy, and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Seneca Falls Public Library, 47 Cayuga Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148; phone: 315-568-8265.



 Proposed Cleanup - NFG-Hornell MGP Site (Hornell) 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 NFG - Hornell (Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Site (Hornell, Steuben Co.), within New York's MGP Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 30, 2018.

A public meeting also will be held: March 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM at VFW Post 2250, 245 Canisteo Street, Hornell, NY 14843.

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.



 Proposed Cleanup - Staubs Textile Site (Rochester) 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 Staubs Textile Services, Inc. Site (Rochester, Monroe Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 30, 2018.

A public meeting also will be held: March 22, 2018 at 6:30 PM at Rochester City Hall, 30 Church St., Room 208A, Rochester, NY.

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.



 Proposed Cleanup - Temco Uniforms Site (West Haverstraw) 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 Temco Uniforms Site (West Haverstraw, Rockland Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 30, 2018.

A public meeting also will be held: March 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Village Hall, 130 Samsondale Avenue, West Haverstraw, NY.

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: Haverstraw Library, Attn: Reference Desk, 85 Main Street, Haverstraw, NY; phone: 845-429-3445  --and--  Village Hall and Community Center, 130 Samsondale Avenue, West Haverstraw, NY; phone: 845-947-2800.



2:00 PMDeadline: Restoration of Watershed Connectivity RFP
http://neiwpcc.org/
Contact  Hudson River Estuary Program
hrep@dec.ny.gov

Saturday - 3/31
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Amphibians
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

Amphibians

Come discover the unique lives of amphibians, spent in the water and on land. The Northeast is rich in these unique creatures. Learn more about some of the interesting amphibians around the world and in your own backyard. We will begin indoors and then venture outside to discuss the different places these creatures inhabit if weather permits

NOTE: We are unable to accommodate organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) at our public programs. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to schedule a separate program for your group.



10:30 AMReinstein Woods: Red Wiggler Worm Composting - Class #1
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

Learn the initial set up of worm composting for indoors and/or outdoors. Cost for starter kit is $4.00, Friends members $2.00. Please call to register for all three classes. (May 12 - Class #2, June 30 - Class #3). Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Signs of Spring
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

SIGNS OF SPRING

Plants and animals are preparing for the season of rebirth. It may seem as though it is too early to sense these signs but, they are all around us. Join us for this mile-long walk on relatively flat terrain to look and listen for these early indicators of life returning to the landscape.

NOTE: We are unable to accommodate organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) at our public programs. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to schedule a separate program for your group.



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