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Week of 12 May, 2019
Sunday - 5/12
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 5/13
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.



Tuesday - 5/14
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.



Wednesday - 5/15
 Comment Deadline - Sand Land Corp/Wainscott Sand and Gravel
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190501_not1.html
Contact  Mark Carrara, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 1 Office, Division of Environmental Per
Phone: (631) 444-0365, E-mail: R1DEP@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 1 Offices, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, New York 11790 - Map

The opportunity for Public Comment for the Applicant Sand Land Corp., Facility known as Wainscott Sand and Gravel, Application ID 1-4736-00851/00001, project published in the March 20th ENB , has been extended until May 15, 2019. The Complete Application notice may be viewed at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190320_reg1.html

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing no later than May 15, 2019, and sent to the contact listed above.



10:00 AMReinstein Woods: Senior Stroll
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

Experience nature at your own pace, and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods. For adults only.

Registration required; 716-683-5959.



6:30 PMReinstein Woods: Birdwatching Walk
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

Take a guided walk to search for seasonal birds. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Registration is required; call 716-683-5959.



Thursday - 5/16
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.



9:00 AMPublic Health Live! Webcast: CSC - Connections with Public Health
https://www.albany.edu/sph/cphce/phl_0519.shtml
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

Please see the URL under “Additional Information” for more detail on how to register.

Topic:  Public Health Live! Webcast: Climate Smart Communities - Connections with Public Health

Public Health Live! (PHL) is a monthly webcast providing free continuing education credits on current public health issues. The guest speakers are DEC’s Dazzle Ekblad and Neil Muscatiello from the NYS Department of Health. The webcast will feature short videos about the public health benefits of climate-smart projects in several municipalities, including Complete Streets in Saratoga Springs and farmers markets in Sullivan County.



Friday - 5/17
 Brownfield App. & Work Plan - 159 Boerum St. Site (Brooklyn) 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 from SPG Boerum LLC for a site known as 159 Boerum Street, site ID #C224291. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 159 Boerum Street. All comments must be submitted by May 17, 2019.

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:

Brooklyn Public Library Bushwick Branch
340 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Brooklyn Community Board 1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211.



 Brownfield App.- Church-Division Street, Tower A Site (New Rochelle) Comment End
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 from RXR Church-Division Tower A Holdings LLC for a site known as Church-Division Street, Tower A, site ID #C360187. This site is located in the City of New Rochelle, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 26 South Division Street. All comments must be submitted by May 17, 2019.

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:

New Rochelle Public Library
One Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY 10801.



 Comment End - Proposed Approval of the Intense® Dry Cleaning Solvent
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190417_not0.html
Contact  Thomas Gentile, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3259, Phone: (518) 402-8402 email: DAR.Web@dec.ny.gov

DEC proposes to approve the Intense® solvent for use in alternative solvent dry cleaning machines regulated under 6 NYCRR Part 232, Dry Cleaning Facilities. Unless significant adverse comments are received by NYS DEC by May 17, 2019, the Intense® solvent will be approved for use after publication on NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/72273.html. After September 6, 2018, only approved alternative solvents may be used in alternative solvent dry cleaning machines which operate in New York State.

Comments on the proposed approval of the Intense® alternative dry cleaning solvent should be emailed to DAR.Web@dec.ny.gov by May 17, 2019.



7:30 PMReinstein Woods: Full Moon Walk
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 for a walk as we look for nocturnal wildlife and view the full moon.

Registration is required; call 716-683-5959.



Saturday - 5/18
 Brownfield App.&Draft Work Plan - Former Assi Market (Flushing) 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 Action Work Plan for a site known as Former Assi Market, site ID #C241232. This site is located in the neighborhood of Flushing within the Borough of Queens and is located at 131-01 39th Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by May 18, 2019.

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

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

Queens Library-Flushing Branch
41-17 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

--and--

Queens Community Board 7
133-32 41st Road – Suite 3B
Flushing, NY 113



 Proposed Cleanup - 168 8th Street (Brooklyn) - Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

invites the public to comment on a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 168 8th Street Site #C224266 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program: Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through May 18, 2019.

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



11:00 AMBrooklyn Bridge Park Free Fishing Clinic
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Melissa Cohen
718-482-4022

DEC's I FISH NY program will conduct a Free Fishing Clinic on: 

  • May 18th, 2019 at Pier 5 in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Free Fishing Clinics are family and first time angler friendly! Participants can fish for free and loaner fishing rods and bait will be available for those who want to participate. No freshwater fishing license or enrollment in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry is required. In addition to fishing, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics and aquatic ecology.

For a list of additional Free Fishing Clinics available throughout the state, please visit DEC’s Free Fishing Clinics webpage. To purchase a fishing license or join the free marine recreational fishing registry, please visit DEC’s Fishing License webpage.



 Reinstein Woods: Woods Walk - Nature Guide's Choice
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 a guided nature walk through the woods.

No registration required.



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