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Week of 5 May, 2019
Sunday - 5/5
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 5/6
11:00 AMPublic Hearing on Proposed Subpart 227-3 & Part 205
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/26402.html
Contact  Ona Papageorgiou
(518) 402-8396, air.regs@dec.ny.gov

DEC is proposing the addition of Subpart 227-3, "Ozone Season Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) Emission Limits for Simple Cycle and Regenerative Combustion Turbines." The primary goal of this proposal is to lower allowable NOx emissions from simple cycle and regenerative combustion turbines during the ozone season. The lower emissions from these sources will help to address CAA requirements, ozone nonattainment and protect the health of NYS residents. This proposal is only applicable to simple cycle and regenerative combustion turbines. This is not a mandate on local governments. It applies to any entity that owns or operates a subject source. Further, DEC proposes to submit Subpart 227-3 to EPA as a revision to the SIP for NYS.

DEC is revising 6 NYCRR Part 205 "Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings," and Part 200, "General Provisions." AIM coatings, such as paint, are applied to stationary structures or their appurtenances at the site of installation, portable buildings at the site of installation, pavements, or curbs. The purpose of this rulemaking is to reduce emissions from AIM coatings by reducing the VOC content limits for some coating categories. In addition, this revision removes the quart exemption.

Hearings for the proposed rule and attendant revisions to existing rules described above will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility.

5/6/2019, 11:00 a.m.
NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY 12233

5/13/2019, 11:00 a.m.
SUNY @ Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Room B02, Stony Brook, NY 11790

5/14/2019, 11:00 a.m.
1 Hunter's Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Room 834 NYS DOT, Long Island City, NY 11101

Requests for information and comments related to the SIP revision may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, NYS DEC -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 May 20, 2019.



7:00 PMFive Rivers : HMBC Speaker Series: The Third New York Breeding Bird Atlas
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

HMBC Speaker Series: THE THIRD NEW YORK BREEDING BIRD ATLAS


Join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for their monthly speaker series. Details for this month’s program, presented by Julie Hart, are at https://hmbc.net/event-3253291.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



Tuesday - 5/7
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 5/8
4:30 PMReinstein Woods: Wild Wednesday
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
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 fun hour-long outdoor activity. For children in grades K through 5.

No registration required.



Thursday - 5/9
7:30 AMFive Rivers - Citizen Science: Early Birders
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

Citizen Science: EARLY BIRDERS

Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 7:30 AM

Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of spring bird migration. These outdoor surveys begin at 7:30 AM. Meet at the bird-viewing window in the visitor center. After a brief introduction, we’ll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled. For more information, call 518-475-0291.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



8:00 AMElectrical Hazard Awareness Training - Rochester
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Andrea Nieves
andrea.nieves@dec.ny.gov

Location:
Italian American Community Center of the Greater Rochester Area
150 Frank DiMino Way
Rochester, NY 14624.

No walk-ins.

Brochure with fees and description is available at https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html



10:30 AMCSC Webinar: Refrigerant Management- Reducing the Climate Change Impacts of HFCs
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

Please see the URL under “Additional Information” for more detail on how to register and join the Climate Smart Communities (CSC) webinar on May 9th.

Topic:  Refrigerant Management - Reducing the Climate Change Impacts of Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases

All refrigeration and air conditioning systems rely on chemical refrigerants, many of which are powerful greenhouse gases (GHGs). Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), for example, have a global warming effect up to 9,000 times greater than carbon dioxide.

This Climate Smart Communities webinar will focus on what fluorinated greenhouse gases are, where and why they are used, and the climate change impacts associated with them. Attendees will also hear about alternative refrigerants that have a lower global warming potential. Speakers will include engineers from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute. Join us to learn what communities can do to reduce impacts and what resources are available to assist in meeting local goals.



6:30 PMNYSDEC, NYSDOH, and Corning Inc. to Hold Public Availability Session
http://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/851046update0419.p...
Contact  Kelly C. Cloyd, Ph.D.
kelly.cloyd@dec.ny.gov
Location  Radisson Hotel Corning, 125 Denison Parkway East, Corning, NY 14830 - Map

NYSDEC, NYSDOH, and Corning Inc. to Hold Public Availability Session Related to State Superfund Site on Corning Boulevard, Corning

The above link (URL) opens a fact sheet that provides an update about the environmental cleanup status for the Study Area site #851046 (Corning, Steuben County), within New York's State Superfund Program.

A public availability session will take place on May 9, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the Radisson Hotel Corning, 125 Denison Parkway East, Corning, New York  14830. 

Prior to the public session, face-to-face meetings will be held with property owners, also on May 9, 2019 from 1:00 to 5:30 PM at Radisson Hotel Corning.

For project-related questions contact:  Kelly C. Cloyd, Ph.D. at the NYSDEC Region 8 Office,

Phone: (585) 226-5351



7:00 PMTioughnioga Unit Management Plan Public Meeting
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22563.html
Contact  Region 7 Lands and Forests
R7.UMP@dec.ny.gov

DEC will host a public meeting to provide information, answer questions, and accept public input for updates to the Tioughnioga Unit Management Plan (UMP), available on DEC's website. The informal information session will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Town Offices, 4085 Nelson Rd, Cazenovia, NY 13035.

Proposed management actions on Tioughnioga Unit lands include:

  • Conserve rare and endangered plants species on the unit;
  • Maintain 216 acres of early successional habitat including mowed fields and shrublands ;
  • Promote the development of late successional forest on 1,648 acres;
  • Harvest 2,155 acres of timber over the next 20 years;
  • Construct the Nelson Swamp Trail;
  • Reconstruct Stoney Pond Boat Launch to provide universal access; and
  • Install two new kiosks, one each on Morrow Mountain and DeRuyter State Forests.

The public is invited to comment on the draft UMP until Monday, July 1, 2019. There are several means to request more information and formally comment on the plan:

  • Attend a public meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. to share information, answer questions, and accept comments.
  • Call, email, or send by US Postal mail before July 1, 2019. Please contact:

NYSDEC
Gregory Owens, Senior Forester
2715 State Route 80
Sherburne, NY 13460
(607) 674-4017
r7.ump@dec.ny.gov



Friday - 5/10
7:45 AMTree Health Update - Workshop for Industry Professionals - Cheektowaga, NY
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Andrea Nieves
andrea.nieves@dec.ny.gov

Location:
Cheektowaga Emergency Services Training and Operations Center
3359 Broadway
Cheektowaga, NY 14227.

No walk-ins. 

Brochure with fees and description is available at https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html



Saturday - 5/11
 Proposed Change - Former Getty Service Station No. 00564 (Brooklyn) Comment End
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment on a change in the site remedy for the Former Getty Service Station No. 00564 Site #C224176 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program:Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 11, 2019.

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



 Proposed Cleanup - ExxonMobil Greenpoint 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 remedy to address contamination related to a portion of the ExxonMobil Greenpoint Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Petroleum Remediation Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 11, 2019.

A public meeting also will be held: April 16, 2019 at 6:30PM at PS 110 Monitor Elementary School, 124 Monitor St., Brooklyn, NY 12222 to discuss the proposed remedy and accept public comments.

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:

Greenpoint Public Library
107 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
phone: 718-349-8504

--and--

Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
phone: 718-230-2762

--and--

Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee
329 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
phone: 718-349-0150



 Proposed Cleanup - Far Rockaway Project (Far Rockaway) - 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 remedy to address contamination related to the Far Rockaway Project Site (Far Rockaway, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 11, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment (English y Español).

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Public Library - Far Rockaway Branch
1637 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
(718) 327-2549

--and--

Queens Community Board 14
1931 Mott Avenue, Room 311
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
(718) 471-7300



6:00 AMFive Rivers - I Bird NY: Birds and Breakfast
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

I Bird NY: BIRDS AND BREAKFAST

Join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club as they welcome the arrival of spring with an early morning bird walk. With the varied habitats at Five Rivers you can expect to see and hear many resident and migrant species, including warblers, thrushes, vireos, and orioles, along with a few waterfowl and herons. Typical spring survey results in about 70 species. The earliest party will meet in the parking lot at 6:00 AM. Additional groups will leave at 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM. You may join one of these groups or go out on your own as we try to find as many species as possible. We’ll rally at the new visitor center at 10:30 AM for coffee, doughnuts, bagels, fresh fruit, and a list compilation. The breakfast is free, but donations are welcomed.



10:00 AMReinstein Woods: Educator Workshop - Aquatic Wild and Great Lakes Basin Bins
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join an interactive, hSDEC and ands-on workshop by NYNY Sea Grant that provides educators with an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on Great Lakes aquatic wildlife and ecosystems.

Participants receive a curriculum guide full of activities and an introduction to the Great Lakes Educator Ecosystem Exchange (GLEEE) Basin Bins. Participants will also receive a $75 stipend for attending and lunch will be provided. Educators can earn an additional $100 for conducting stewardship activities with their students. For educators of students grades K-12.

Registration is required; call 716-683-5959.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Beginning Birding
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

BEGINNING BIRDING
Binoculars, birding apps, and books are the tools of the trade for bird watching. We will start inside the visitor center and discuss how to utilize these helpful aids in identifying birds. We will then head outside to practice our newfound knowledge by identifying local birds by sight and sound. Bring binoculars if you have them.

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: Warblers for Beginners
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join us as we learn about and look for migrating warblers, often called the butterflies of the bird world. For adults and children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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