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Week of 15 July, 2018
Sunday - 7/15
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Monday - 7/16
 Comment Deadline - Prop Reg Part 44 Lobster
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/106216.html
Contact  Kim McKown
fw.marine@dec.ny.gov

This rule making is necessary to reduce the economic burden on New York State licensed lobster harvesters who are unable to take lobsters for four months each year due to the closed seasons in Lobster Management Areas (LMA) 4 and 6.



 No Further Action Proposed - Ciba Geigy (Queensbury) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed "no further action" remedy related to the Ciba Geigy Main Plant/Pretreatment Plant (Queensbury, Warren Co.). Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 16, 2018.

A public meeting also will be held to discuss the proposal: June 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Queensbury Town Hall -- Senior Center, 742 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY.

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: Crandall Public Library, Attn: Andrea Herman, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801; phone: 518-792-6508.



11:00 AMPublic Hearing - Notice of Prop. Rulemaking 6 NYCRR Part 200, 243, 244, 245
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180516_not0.html
Contact  Marie Barnes, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC proposes to repeal 6 NYCRR Part 243, Transport Rule NOx Ozone Season Trading Program, 6 NYCRR Part 244, Transport Rule NOx Annual Trading Program, and 6 NYCRR Part 245, Transport Rule SO2 Trading Program, and replace the rules with 6 NYCRR Part 243, CSAPR NOx Ozone Season Group 2 Trading Program, 6 NYCRR Part 244, CSAPR NOx Annual Trading Program, and 6 NYCRR Part 245, CSAPR SO2 Group 1 Trading Program. NYS DEC is proposing the new rules in order to allocate emission allowances under the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (US EPA) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) to regulated entities in New York as well as to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). In addition, NYS DEC proposes to make the attendant changes to Part 200, General Provisions. Further, NYS DEC proposes to submit the new Parts 243, 244 and 245 as well as the revisions to Part 200 to US EPA as a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for New York State.

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: 7/16/2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC
625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B
Albany, NY 12233

Date: 7/18/2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 2 Office
1 Hunter's Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street, Room 834 NYSDOT
Long Island City, NY 11101

Date: 7/24/2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 8 Office
6274 Avon-Lima Road (Rtes. 5 and 20), Conference Room
Avon, NY 14414-9516

Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on July 29, 2018 to the contact listed above 

Requests for information and comments related to the SIP revision may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, 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 5:00 p.m. July 29, 2018.



 Public Hearing - Notice of Prop. Rulemaking 6 NYCRR Part 251, 6 NYCRR Part 200
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180516_not0.html
Contact  Laura Stevens, NYSDEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3250, Phone (518) 402-8396, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC is proposing to revise 6 NYCRR Part 251, CO2 Performance Standards for Major Electric Generating Facilities and 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions. The proposed revisions will establish carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions standards for non-modified existing major electric generating facilities, while leaving unchanged the existing CO2 emission standards for new and modified major electric generating facilities. The proposed revisions to Part 200 will updated incorporated references to federal rules. 

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: 7/16/2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC
625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B
Albany, NY 12233

Date: 7/18/2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 2 Office
1 Hunter's Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street, Room 834 NYSDOT
Long Island City, NY 11101

Date: 7/24/2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 8 Office
6274 Avon-Lima Road (Rtes. 5 and 20), Conference Room, Avon, NY 14414-9516

Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on July 29, 2018 to the contact listed above.



Tuesday - 7/17
8:00 PMReinstein Woods: Going Batty!
http://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

Bats are amazing animals but are often misunderstood. Separate fact from fiction, and learn about the only true flying mammals. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Wednesday - 7/18
10:00 AMReinstein Woods: Senior Stroll
http://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; call 716-683-5959.



11:00 AMPublic Hearing - Notice of Prop. Rulemaking 6 NYCRR Part 200, 243, 244, 245
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180516_not0.html
Contact  Marie Barnes, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC proposes to repeal 6 NYCRR Part 243, Transport Rule NOx Ozone Season Trading Program, 6 NYCRR Part 244, Transport Rule NOx Annual Trading Program, and 6 NYCRR Part 245, Transport Rule SO2 Trading Program, and replace the rules with 6 NYCRR Part 243, CSAPR NOx Ozone Season Group 2 Trading Program, 6 NYCRR Part 244, CSAPR NOx Annual Trading Program, and 6 NYCRR Part 245, CSAPR SO2 Group 1 Trading Program. NYS DEC is proposing the new rules in order to allocate emission allowances under the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (US EPA) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) to regulated entities in New York as well as to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). In addition, NYS DEC proposes to make the attendant changes to Part 200, General Provisions. Further, NYS DEC proposes to submit the new Parts 243, 244 and 245 as well as the revisions to Part 200 to US EPA as a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for New York State.

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: 7/16/2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC
625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B
Albany, NY 12233

Date: 7/18/2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 2 Office
1 Hunter's Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street, Room 834 NYSDOT
Long Island City, NY 11101

Date: 7/24/2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 8 Office
6274 Avon-Lima Road (Rtes. 5 and 20), Conference Room
Avon, NY 14414-9516

Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on July 29, 2018 to the contact listed above 

Requests for information and comments related to the SIP revision may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, 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 5:00 p.m. July 29, 2018.



 Public Hearing - Notice of Prop. Rulemaking 6 NYCRR Part 251, 6 NYCRR Part 200
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180516_not0.html
Contact  Laura Stevens, NYSDEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3250, Phone (518) 402-8396, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC is proposing to revise 6 NYCRR Part 251, CO2 Performance Standards for Major Electric Generating Facilities and 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions. The proposed revisions will establish carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions standards for non-modified existing major electric generating facilities, while leaving unchanged the existing CO2 emission standards for new and modified major electric generating facilities. The proposed revisions to Part 200 will updated incorporated references to federal rules.

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: 7/16/2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC
625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B
Albany, NY 12233

Date: 7/18/2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 2 Office
1 Hunter's Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street, Room 834 NYSDOT
Long Island City, NY 11101

Date: 7/24/2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 8 Office
6274 Avon-Lima Road (Rtes. 5 and 20), Conference Room, Avon, NY 14414-9516

Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on July 29, 2018 to the contact listed above.



1:00 PMFive Rivers - Citizen Science- Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
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. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.




 Public Meeting - Notice of Draft State Flood Risk Management Guidance
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180620_not0.html
Contact  Mark Lowery
NYS DEC, Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1030, Phone: (518) 402-8448, E-mail climatechange@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 8 Offices, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414 - Map

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) announces the availability for public review and comment, pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) § 3-0301(2)(z), of two guidance documents prepared pursuant to the Community Risk and Resiliency Act (CRRA).

NYS DEC is hosting three public information and comment meetings to provide the public opportunities to learn about and comment on these guidance documents:

Date: Wednesday July 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 8 Office,
6274 East Avon -Lima Road
Avon, NY

Written comments: The public is invited to submit written comments on the draft New York State Flood Risk Management Guidance and Guidance for Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Assessment through August 20, 2018 as follows:

  • By email to: climatechange@dec.ny.gov; please include "CRRA Comments" in the subject line of the email.
  • By mail to NYS DEC, Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1030.

Additional information on CRRA is available on DEC's website



6:30 PMReinstein Woods: Family Nature Hour
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov

Hands-on activities enable families to investigate a different nature topic each session.

Note: This program will be held at the:
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library
1030 Losson Road
Cheektowaga, NY

Contact the library at 716-668-4991 to register.



Thursday - 7/19
10:30 AMReinstein Woods: Creek Critters at Amherst State Park
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Amherst State Park, Amherst State Park, 390 Mill St, Buffalo, NY 14221 - Map

Discover what amazing animals are lurking underwater on this hike along Ellicott Creek.

Note: This program takes place at Amherst State Park.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



2:00 PMPublic Meeting - Notice of Draft State Flood Risk Management Guidance
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180620_not0.html
Contact  Mark Lowery
NYS DEC, Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1030, Phone: (518) 402-8448, E-mail climatechange@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY - Map

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) announces the availability for public review and comment, pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) § 3-0301(2)(z), of two guidance documents prepared pursuant to the Community Risk and Resiliency Act (CRRA).

NYS DEC is hosting three public information and comment meetings to provide the public opportunities to learn about and comment on these guidance documents:

Date: Wednesday July 19, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m.
LocationNYS DEC Headquarters
625 Broadway Room 919
Albany, NY

Written comments: The public is invited to submit written comments on the draft New York State Flood Risk Management Guidance and Guidance for Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Assessment through August 20, 2018 as follows:

  • By email to: climatechange@dec.ny.gov; please include "CRRA Comments" in the subject line of the email.
  • By mail to NYS DEC, Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1030.

Additional information on CRRA is available on DEC's website



6:00 PMMeeting on Happy Valley WMA Habitat Management Plan
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/68691.html
Contact  Adam Perry, Bureau of Wildlife
Phone - 607-753-3095 x240, email - yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on a recently completed habitat management plan for Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in the towns of Albion, Williamstown, Parish, and Amboy, Oswego County.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plan and future management at this WMA. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions. An open house will begin at 6:00 and a formal presentation at 6:30.

Meeting Location:
Salmon River Hatchery
2133 County Rte 22
Altmar, NY 13302

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Adam Perry at 607-753-3095 x240 with any specific requests for accommodations.



Friday - 7/20
 BCP Application-37-24 & 37-28 30th St. Redev. Site (L.I. City) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as 37-24 & 37-28 30th Street Redevelopment Site, site ID #C241214. This site is located in Long Island City, within the County of Queens, and is located at 37-24 through 37-28 30th Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by July 20, 2018.

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 Long Island City, 37-44 21st Street, Long Island City 11101  --and--  Queens Community Board 1, 45-02 Ditmars Boulevard, LL Suite 1025, Astoria 11105.



 BCP Application-Hawkeye Trade Ctr. & Residences 1B (Rochester) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Hawkeye Trade Center and Residences – 1B, site ID #C828208. This site is located in the City of Rochester, within the County of Monroe, and is located at 1447 St Paul St. Public comments about the application must be submitted by July 20, 2018.

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:
Lincoln Branch Library
851 Joseph Ave
Rochester, NY 14621.



 Comment Deadline - GM Tarrytown North Draft Restoration Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180620_not3.html
Contact  Jared Reed
NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233; Phone: (518) 402-4890, E-mail: jared.reed@dec.ny.gov

The Restoration Plan is the result of a settlement of the natural resource damages claim for injury related to the Former GM Tarrytown North site. This plan details guidelines for restoration projects to be done in the surrounding area, affecting the Hudson River and the Pocantico River. The plan will be finalized after a 30 day comment period.

The project is located in the Town of Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York

The Draft Restoration Plan is available on line at DEC's website.

Comments on the Draft Plan will be accepted by the contact listed above until July 20th, 2018.




 Proposed Cleanup - 68 Tonawanda St. Site (Buffalo) Public Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
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 68 Tonawanda Street Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 20, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Riverside Branch, 820 Tonawanda Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
Phone: 716-875-0562.



Saturday - 7/21
 Proposed Cleanup - Main and Hertel Site (Buffalo) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
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 Main and Hertel Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 21, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:
Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library
1324 Jefferson Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14208
Phone: 716-883-4418.



8:00 AMChestnut Ridge Park: Tacklin' the Basics Free Fishing Clinic
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Megan McCulloch
region9@dec.ny.gov

For more information please call:
Megan McCulloch
EMPact America of New York
716-435-7873

Event Location:
Chestnut Ridge Park
6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Orchard Park, NY 14127



10:30 AMReinstein Woods: Family Nature Quest: Caterpillar Crawl
http://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

Discover the hiding spots of caterpillars in the forest and fields of Reinstein Woods.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



11:00 AMReinstein Woods: Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice
http://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.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Guided Walk: VLOMANKILL TRAIL SOUNDSCAPE
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

Guided Walk: VLOMANKILL TRAIL SOUNDSCAPE

We’ll take a relaxed ramble along the edges of the Vlomankill, enjoying the many sounds of nature: water spilling over rocks, insects and birds calling, the breeze in the branches. We’ll follow the Vlomankill and Fordham’s Crossing trails as they meander in concert with the stream.

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: Birding 101: Class #7
http://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

Search for sparrows in the woods, and learn about the eight species that visit here. For adults and children ages 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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