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Week of 5 April, 2020
Sunday - 4/5
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 4/6
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 4/7
10:30 AMCANCELLED - Five 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

CANCELLED - In response to Covid-19 concerns, our visitor center and restrooms are closed, and all programs at Five Rivers canceled until further notice.

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.



7:30 PMCANCELLED - Reinstein Woods - Full Moon Beaver Hike
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

Celebrate International Beaver Day under the full moon with a guided walk around the wetlands of Reinstein Woods.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Wednesday - 4/8
4:30 PMCANCELLED - Reinstein 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.



Thursday - 4/9
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 4/10
 Brownfield App. & Work Plan - 355 Exterior St. Site (Bronx) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
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 355 Exterior St. Site ID #C203129. This site is located in the Borough of Bronx within the County of Bronx and is located at 355 Exterior Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by April 10, 2020.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C203129/

And at:

Mott Haven Library
321 East 140th Street
Bronx, NY 10454

and

Bronx Community Board #1
3030 Third Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455



 Brownfield App. - Former Rocket Jewelry Box Site (Bronx) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application to amend an existing Brownfield Cleanup Agreement for a site known as Former Rocket Jewelry Box Site #C203106. This site is located in the Borough of Bronx within the County of Bronx and is located at 414 and 444 Gerard Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by April 10, 2020.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C203106/

And at:

Mott Haven Library
321 East 140th Street
Bronx, NY 10454

and

Bronx Community Board #1
3024 Third Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455



 Deadline -- Buffer in a Bag (or While Supplies Last)
https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/115903.html

Buffer in a Bag - Deadline April 10 (or While Supplies Last)

Don't forget - if you're a landowner with at least 50 feet of streamside property in New York State, you may be eligible for 25 free tree and shrub seedlings through DEC's Buffer in a Bag initiative! Buffer in a Bag seedlings are intended to create riparian buffers that help prevent erosion, improve water quality, and create wildlife habitat along water.

Qualifying landowners are selected on a first-come, first-served basis until April 10, or while supplies last. Learn more and find an application on our website.


 POSTPONED - NFA Prop.-Fmr. Cleaners Products Site (Sunnyside) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

THIS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD HAS BEEN POSTPONED

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal for no further action related to the Former Cleaners Products Supply Site (Sunnyside, Queens), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 10, 2020.

A public meeting also has been scheduled: March 24, 2020 at 6:00 PM at St. Sebastian's Recreation Center, 39-60 57th St., Woodside, NY 11377.

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/241123/ and

Queens Public Library at Woodside
54-22 Skillman Avenue
Woodside, NY 11377
(718) 429-4700

and

Queens Community Board #2
43-22 50th Street
Woodside, NY 11377
(718) 533-8773



 Proposed Cleanup - 3901-3913 8th 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 proposed expedited cleanup of contamination related to the 3901-3913 8th Avenue Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 10, 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/C224267/ and at

Brooklyn Public Library
Sunset Park Library
4201 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(718) 435-3648

and

Brooklyn Community Board # 12
5910 13th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
(718) 851-0800



11:00 AMCANCELLED -- Hearing -- Revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 248 --Comment Period Extended
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/119230.html

DEC Extends Public Comment Period for 6 NYCRR Part 248, Use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel and Best Available Retrofit Technology for Heavy Duty Vehicles

DEC is cancelling the previously scheduled public hearings for the following proposed rulemakings and extending the comment period for these rulemakings for 30 days.

Notice is hereby given that the hearing for revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 248 Use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel and Best Available Retrofit Technology for Heavy Duty Vehicles, which was scheduled for April 10, 2020, at 11 a.m. at NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY 12233 is cancelled, and that the public comment period for this rulemaking is extended until Friday, May 15, 2020.

Visit DEC's website for more information on the proposed revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 248.



 CANCELLED - Proposed Subpart 225-1 and Proposed Part 248
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/26402.html
Contact  Mike Jennings (Subpart 225-1); James Bologna (Part 248)
air.regs@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY - Map

A hearing is scheduled in a place that is reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:
Date: April 10, 2020
Time:   11:00 am  
Location:  NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY  12233

The Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge.  Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by, April 3, 2020, to Richard McAuley, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, (518) 402-8438, air.regs@dec.ny.gov.

Information on Subpart 225-1 may be obtained from Mike Jennings, NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, telephone, (518) 402-8403; email, air.regs@dec.ny.gov.  Written statements may be submitted until 5 pm April 15, 2020.

Information on Part 248 may be obtained from James Bologna, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3255, telephone, (518) 402-8292; email, air.regs@dec.ny.gov.  Written statements may be submitted until 5 pm April 15, 2020.

Requests for information and comments related to the SIP revisions may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov.  Written statements may be submitted until 5 pm April 15, 2020.



Saturday - 4/11
 Proposed Cleanup - Former Dutch Masters Paint & Varnish Site (Brooklyn) Comments
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 Former Dutch Masters Paint and Varnish Co. Site, site ID #C224262 (Brooklyn, Kings), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 11, 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/C224262/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library
Leonard Branch
81 Devoe Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-6006

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board # 1
Attn: Gerald Esposito, District Manager
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 389-0009



10:00 AMPOSTPONED - Reinstein Woods - Introduction to Nature Journaling
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

Break out the paper and pencils and start your very own nature journal! Learn techniques, tips and tricks to sketching in the outdoors. For adults and children ages 6 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



2:00 PMCANCELLED - Reinstein Woods - Introduction to Forest Bathing
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

Welcome the spring with the newest health trend! This walk will focus on the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest to induce relaxation and ease stress.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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