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Week of 26 May, 2019
Sunday - 5/26
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Wednesday - 5/29
 Comment End - Prop. Rule making 6 NYCRR 208, and 200
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190320_not0.html
Contact  Dan Brinsko, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3250, Phone (518) 402-8403, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC proposes to revise 6 NYCRR Subpart 208, and attendant revisions to Part 200, to incorporate the new federal Emission Guideline (EG) for MSW Landfills codified under 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Cf. The new federal EG is designed to reduce emissions of landfill gas containing non-methane organic compounds and methane by lowering the emission threshold at which a landfill must install and operate a landfill gas collection and control system. Once this proposal is adopted, NYS DEC is required to revise its State Plan to reflect the new EG and submit the State Plan to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) for review and approval.

Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on May 29, 2019 to the contact listed above.

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:

Date: 5/22/2019
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 8 Office
6274 Avon-Lima Road (Rtes. 5 and 20), Conference Room
Avon, NY 14414-9516

Date: 5/24/2019
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC
625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B
Albany, NY 12233

NYS DEC will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by May 15, 2019, to: Richard McAuley, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, Phone: (518) 402-8438, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov.



1:00 PMFive Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring
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

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

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



Thursday - 5/30
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.



Friday - 5/31
 Brownfield App. & Work Plan -36-08 Review Avenue Site (Long Island) -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 and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from The Rabenstein Family LLC for a site known as 36-08 Review Avenue, site ID #C241218. This site is located in Long Island City within the Borough of Queens and is located at 36-08 Review Avenue. All comments must be submitted by June 7, 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:

Queens Library at Court Square
25-01 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Community Board #2 Queens
43-22 50th Street, Room 2B
Woodside, NY 11377



 Comment Deadline - Annual Review of Ambient Air Monitoring Network
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190501_not0.html
Contact  Brian Lay, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, Bureau of Air Quality Surveillance
625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3256.

DEC Division of Air Resources operates an ambient air monitoring network for various air contaminants within New York State. As required by federal regulations, NYS DEC prepares an annual monitoring network plan, which describes in detail the specifics of the monitoring network. This plan includes an annual review of the existing monitoring network to determine the adequacy of the network and to propose any network modifications. The proposed annual monitoring network plan must be available for public review for a 30 day period prior to submittal to Unite State Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). This notice is intended to afford interested parties the opportunity to comment on the proposed plan.

Written comments on this plan should be forwarded to DEC by May 31st, 2019 and addressed to the contact listed above.




 Comment End - County Line Stone Co., Inc. Akron Quarry Expansion
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190501_not9.html
Contact  Mark Passuite, NYSDEC Division of Environmental Permits
Phone: (716) 851-7165, E-mail: DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 9 Offices, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203 - Map

The proposed action involves the expansion of the Akron Quarry, including mining of new areas of land (which is approximately 90.3 acres of excavation) and overburden storage areas (approximately 20.9 acres) adjacent to the existing approved mining area. The total acreage included in this application but not previously approved is 111.2 acres. The new excavation areas will be along Crittenden and Schurr Roads (15.4 acres) in the Town of Newstead and along the east side of the quarry (74.9 acres) in the Town of Pembroke. In addition, the overburden will be stockpiled on either side of Scribner Road (20.9 acres) in the Town of Pembroke. The modification request also includes the realignment of Cohocton and Scribner Roads in the Town of Pembroke to allow the quarry expansion. The proposed reclamation plan is the creation of lakes with perimeter green space and is similar to the existing reclamation plan. The proposed quarry expansion would extend the life of mine for an estimated 25 years.

All written filed comments and electronically submitted comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2019 to the contact listed above.

The Draft EIS, draft permit, permit application and supporting documents are available for review at the following locations during normal business hours:

Pembroke Town Hall
5 Clarence Center Road
P.O. Box 227
Akron, NY 14001

Newstead Town Hall
1145 Main Road
Corfu, NY 14036

NYS DEC - Region 8 Office
6274 Avon-Lima Road (Routes 5 and 20)
Avon, New York 14414-9516

NYS DEC - Region 9 Office
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14203-2915

The Draft EIS can also be accessed through the following website: www.continentalplacer.com (click on Publications to access)



 Proposed Cleanup - 990 Niagara Street Site (City of Buffalo) -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 proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 990 Niagara Street Site #C915313 (Buffalo, Erie County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program: All comments must be submitted by May 31, 2019

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




 Proposed Cleanup - BH Aircraft Site (East Farmingdale) - 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 proposed remedy to address contamination related to the BH Aircraft Site #C152247 (East Farmingdale, Suffolk County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program: All comments must be submitted by May 31, 2019

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




Saturday - 6/1
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Watchable Wildlife: Wonderful World of Weevils
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

Watchable Wildlife: WONDERFUL WORLD OF WEEVILS
Join us for an indoor and outdoor information session on weevils. Learn about their life cycle and variety. After the indoor portion, weather permitting,  we will go exploring to see what kinds of weevils we have here at Five Rivers. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

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



 Reinstein Woods: Dare to Repair Cafe
http://www.thetoollibrary.org/daretorepair/
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Bring your broken items (lamps, furniture, clothes etc.) to the repair cafe and have volunteer “fixers” try to repair the item for free. This event is designed to reduce waste going into landfills and build community.

For more information, call (716) 683-5959 or visit the Reinstein Woods website.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - National Trails Day: Hike the North Loop Trail
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

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY:  HIKE THE NORTH LOOP 

 
Let’s celebrate National Trails Day by hiking North Loop Trail at Five Rivers. This 2-mile trail traverses forests, fields, and wetlands. We’ll look for rabbits, waterfowl, insects, and flowers as we explore. Trail can be uneven, sturdy shoes recommended.

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



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