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Week of 9 June, 2019
Sunday - 6/9
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Monday - 6/10
5:00 PMPublic Meeting - Prop. Amended Remedy-Navy Grumman Groundwater Plume (Bethpage)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Availability Session and Public Meeting Location: Bethpage High School, 10 Cherry Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714

DEC invites the public to an informal Availability Session, starting at 5:00 PM, and a Public Meeting, starting at 7:00 PM, on Monday, June 10, 2019 to discuss the Proposed Amended Remedy (known as an Amended Record of Decision or "AROD") for the Navy Grumman Groundwater Plume, Bethpage, Nassau Co.

Public comments also are welcome at the Availability Session and Public Meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through July 7, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed by clicking the web link above.



6:30 PMPublic Comment -- Eastern Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary Designation
Contact  Ellen Brody
734-741-2270 ellen.brody@noaa.gov
Location  Fair Haven Fire Hall, 14447 Fair Haven Road., Sterling, NY 13156 - Map

National Marine Sanctuary designation process for Eastern Lake Ontario includes Opportunities for Public Comments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is initiating a process to consider designating a portion of eastern Lake Ontario in New York as a national marine sanctuary. The designation will protect historically significant shipwrecks and maritime heritage resources. Local communities in the region nominated the area for designation in accordance with section 304(a) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, as amended, (NMSA), based on the area's qualities and boundaries.

The process of designating this area will follow the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and includes opportunities for public comment. Public Meetings will be held as follows:
• June 10, 2019 at Fair Haven Fire Hall at 14447 Fair Haven Rd., Sterling, NY 13156 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
• June 11, 2019 at Emergency Operations Center located at 7376 Route 31, Lyons, NY 14489, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
• June 12, 2019 at the Lake Ontario Conference Center; 26 East 1st St., Oswego, NY 13126 From 6:30 to 8:00 pm
• June 13, 2019 at Jefferson Community College 1220 Coffeen St., Jules Center, Room 6-002, Watertown, NY 13601 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Comments may also be submitted electronically via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=c001aa85-9c279d26-c00353b0-000babda0106-ab7cbda68006c073&u=http://www.regulations.gov/  and search for ``NOAA-NOS-2019-0032'', or go to https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=d02b810d-8c0db6ae-d0297838-000babda0106-a0b7cc300a59fcf1&u=http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail; D=NOAA-NOS-2019-0032 and click the ``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brody, Great Lakes Regional Coordinator, 4840 S State Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9719, or call 734-741-2270, or email ellen.brody@noaa.gov.



Tuesday - 6/11
6:30 PMPublic Comment -- Eastern Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary Designation
Contact  Ellen Brody
734-741-2270 ellen.brody@noaa.gov
Location  Emergency Operations Center, 7376 Route 31, Lyons, NY 14489 - Map

National Marine Sanctuary designation process for Eastern Lake Ontario includes Opportunities for Public Comments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is initiating a process to consider designating a portion of eastern Lake Ontario in New York as a national marine sanctuary. The designation will protect historically significant shipwrecks and maritime heritage resources. Local communities in the region nominated the area for designation in accordance with section 304(a) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, as amended, (NMSA), based on the area's qualities and boundaries.

The process of designating this area will follow the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and includes opportunities for public comment. Public Meetings will be held as follows:
• June 10, 2019 at Fair Haven Fire Hall at 14447 Fair Haven Rd., Sterling, NY 13156 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
• June 11, 2019 at Emergency Operations Center located at 7376 Route 31, Lyons, NY 14489, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
• June 12, 2019 at the Lake Ontario Conference Center; 26 East 1st St., Oswego, NY 13126 From 6:30 to 8:00 pm
• June 13, 2019 at Jefferson Community College 1220 Coffeen St., Jules Center, Room 6-002, Watertown, NY 13601 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm


Comments may also be submitted electronically via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=c001aa85-9c279d26-c00353b0-000babda0106-ab7cbda68006c073&u=http://www.regulations.gov/  and search for ``NOAA-NOS-2019-0032'', or go to https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=d02b810d-8c0db6ae-d0297838-000babda0106-a0b7cc300a59fcf1&u=http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail; D=NOAA-NOS-2019-0032 and click the ``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brody, Great Lakes Regional Coordinator, 4840 S State Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9719, or call 734-741-2270, or email ellen.brody@noaa.gov.



Wednesday - 6/12
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.



6:00 PMReinstein Woods: Yoga in The Woods
https://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

Practice yoga outdoors at a class hosted by Friends of Reinstein Woods in partnership with Soul Candy Project. $10 donation is suggested; donations support youth education programs. For adults only.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



6:30 PMPublic Comment -- Eastern Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary Designation
Contact  Ellen Brody
734-741-2270 ellen.brody@noaa.gov
Location  Lake Ontario Conference Center, 26 East 1st St., Oswego, NY 13126 - Map

National Marine Sanctuary designation process for Eastern Lake Ontario includes Opportunities for Public Comments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is initiating a process to consider designating a portion of eastern Lake Ontario in New York as a national marine sanctuary. The designation will protect historically significant shipwrecks and maritime heritage resources. Local communities in the region nominated the area for designation in accordance with section 304(a) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, as amended, (NMSA), based on the area's qualities and boundaries.

The process of designating this area will follow the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and includes opportunities for public comment. Public Meetings will be held as follows:
• June 10, 2019 at Fair Haven Fire Hall at 14447 Fair Haven Rd., Sterling, NY 13156 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
• June 11, 2019 at Emergency Operations Center located at 7376 Route 31, Lyons, NY 14489, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
 June 12, 2019 at the Lake Ontario Conference Center; 26 East 1st St., Oswego, NY 13126 From 6:30 to 8:00 pm
• June 13, 2019 at Jefferson Community College 1220 Coffeen St., Jules Center, Room 6-002, Watertown, NY 13601 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm


Comments may also be submitted electronically via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=c001aa85-9c279d26-c00353b0-000babda0106-ab7cbda68006c073&u=http://www.regulations.gov/  and search for ``NOAA-NOS-2019-0032'', or go to https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=d02b810d-8c0db6ae-d0297838-000babda0106-a0b7cc300a59fcf1&u=http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail; D=NOAA-NOS-2019-0032 and click the ``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brody, Great Lakes Regional Coordinator, 4840 S State Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9719, or call 734-741-2270, or email ellen.brody@noaa.gov.



Thursday - 6/13
6:30 PMPublic Comment -- Eastern Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary Designation
Contact  Ellen Brody
734-741-2270 ellen.brody@noaa.gov
Location  Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Jules Center, Room 6-002, Watertown, NY 13601 - Map

National Marine Sanctuary designation process for Eastern Lake Ontario includes Opportunities for Public Comments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is initiating a process to consider designating a portion of eastern Lake Ontario in New York as a national marine sanctuary. The designation will protect historically significant shipwrecks and maritime heritage resources. Local communities in the region nominated the area for designation in accordance with section 304(a) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, as amended, (NMSA), based on the area's qualities and boundaries.

The process of designating this area will follow the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and includes opportunities for public comment. Public Meetings will be held as follows:
• June 10, 2019 at Fair Haven Fire Hall at 14447 Fair Haven Rd., Sterling, NY 13156 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
• June 11, 2019 at Emergency Operations Center located at 7376 Route 31, Lyons, NY 14489, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
• June 12, 2019 at the Lake Ontario Conference Center; 26 East 1st St., Oswego, NY 13126 From 6:30 to 8:00 pm
• June 13, 2019 at Jefferson Community College 1220 Coffeen St., Jules Center, Room 6-002, Watertown, NY 13601 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Comments may also be submitted electronically via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=c001aa85-9c279d26-c00353b0-000babda0106-ab7cbda68006c073&u=http://www.regulations.gov/  and search for ``NOAA-NOS-2019-0032'', or go to https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=d02b810d-8c0db6ae-d0297838-000babda0106-a0b7cc300a59fcf1&u=http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail; D=NOAA-NOS-2019-0032 and click the ``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brody, Great Lakes Regional Coordinator, 4840 S State Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9719, or call 734-741-2270, or email ellen.brody@noaa.gov.



7:00 PMAvailability Session - Citizens MGP Site (Brooklyn) - Cleanup to Begin
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Availability Session Location: PS 372 The Children's School, Gym Entrance, 291 1st St., Brooklyn, NY 11215

The public is invited to this informal session to learn about upcoming action to address contamination related to the Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Site (5th and Smith Sts., Brooklyn).

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the availability session, the site, and the upcoming cleanup.

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 643-3027



Friday - 6/14
 Brownfield App./Work Plan - M4778 Broadway LLC Site (Manhattan) 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 M4778 Broadway LLC, site ID #C231131. This site is located in the Borough of Manhattan within the County of New York and is located at 4778 Broadway. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by June 14, 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 Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

Inwood Library
4780 Broadway
New York, NY 10034

--and--

Community Board 12
530 West 166th St, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10032



 DEC Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator Exam -- Registration Deadline
Contact  DEC Region 2 wildlife office
(718) 482-4922 R2.NaturalResources@dec.ny.gov

Exams to be Held June 21, Registration Deadline is June 14


DEC announced the Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator exam scheduled for Friday, June 21, 2019. The exam will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the DEC Region 2 office located at 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101.

The examination is for individuals seeking a general (commercial) license to provide wildlife removal services. For more information on the Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator License and links to obtain study materials please visit DEC's website.

Individuals can register for the exam by contacting the DEC Region 2 wildlife office at (718) 482-4922 or e-mail R2.NaturalResources@dec.ny.gov and provide your name, mailing address, phone number and an e-mail address. There is no fee to take the exam.



 Proposed Cleanup - Glenwood Cleaners Site (City of Yonkers) - 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 Glenwood Container Site #C360154 (Yonkers, Westchester County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup ProgramNYSDEC is accepting public comments about the proposal through June 14, 2019.

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



Saturday - 6/15
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Citizen Science: Empire State Native Pollinator Survey
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: EMPIRE STATE NATIVE POLLINATOR SURVEY


Kick off pollinator week with a training by the New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP). NYNHP is looking for people to make insect observations and/or do scientific surveys to help the Empire State Native Pollinator Survey. This will be a great chance to expand your knowledge about native bees, flies, beetles, and butterflies/moths and spend time outdoors observing them with friends and family. Check out the website: http://www.nynhp.org/pollinators.

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



10:30 AMReinstein Woods: Pond Life
https://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

Scoop and search for pond inhabitants as we discover the adaptations that allow them to survive underwater. Wear waterproof boots or old sneakers.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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