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Week of 22 July, 2018
Sunday - 7/22
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Monday - 7/23
 Comment Deadline - Notice of Prop Rulemaking 6 NYCRR 190.36
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180523_not4.html
Contact  Peter Frank
NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: peter.frank@dec.ny.gov

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Addition of a New Section 190.36 to 6 NYCRR, Northern Catskill Riparian Areas

The proposed regulation will ensure public safety and protect natural resources on the Northern Catskill Riparian Areas.

This notice will be published in the May 23 issue of the State Register. There will be a 60 day public comment period on the proposed rule beginning May 23 and ending on July 23, 2018. Please submit comments to the contact listed above.



Tuesday - 7/24
 Comment Deadline - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 6 NYCRR Part 41
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20180530_not0.html
Contact  Matthew Richards
Phone: (631)444-0491 E-mail: fw.marine@dec.ny.gov Please use Shellfish Regulations in the subject line
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) sections 13-0307 and 13-0319, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has filed a Notice of Proposed Rule Making on May 2, 2018 with the New York State Department of State to amend 6 NYCRR Part 41, Sanitary Condition of Shellfish Lands, regulations pertaining to the classification of shellfish growing areas. This proposed rule will classify as uncertified (closed to shellfish harvest) or seasonally uncertified particular shellfishing areas that do not meet the required bacteriological water quality criteria. Areas that meet those criteria will be reclassified as certified (open to shellfish harvest).

The following areas are affected by the proposed rule: Hempstead (East) Bay, Long Island Sound (outer Hempstead Harbor), Noyack Creek, Cold Spring Pond, Napeague Bay, Northwest Harbor, Great Peconic Bay, Southold Bay, Orient Harbor, and Little Peconic Bay.

This proposed rule is necessary to protect public health. Shellfish areas that do not meet the water quality criteria must be closed to shellfish harvesting to prevent the harvest and consumption of shellfish that may be unsafe for human consumption.

This notice was published in issue 21 of the State Register on May 23, 2018. A 60-day public comment period began May 24, 2018. For more information please contact the person listed above.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Summer Family Fun Program
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

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offers outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.



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.



Wednesday - 7/25
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Summer Family Fun Program
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

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offers outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.



 Trees for Tribs Grant Program - Webinar
https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/113412.html
Contact  Mary Hegarty
treesfortribs@dec.ny.gov

The Trees for Tribs Grant Program will support efforts to reforest New York's tributaries, or small creeks and streams, which flow into and feed larger rivers and lakes. The goal of the program is to support communities in planting young trees and shrubs along stream corridors, also known as riparian areas, to prevent erosion, increase flood water retention, improve wildlife and stream habitat, as well as protect water quality. Applications are due on September 7, 2018.

We are offering a webinar on the grant program on Wednesday, July 25th from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. During the webinar, staff from NYSDEC's Trees for Tribs program will describe grant program requirements, eligible project types, application evaluation and scoring. Staff from Grants Reform will also demonstrate how to apply for the grant using the Grants Gateway.

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Topic: Trees for Tribs Grant Program
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time: 10:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Meeting Number: 649 182 564
Meeting Password: T4T2018

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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  Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center, 260 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788 - 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 25, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center
260 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, 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: Birdwatching Walk
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

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

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



 Reinstein Woods: Family Nature Hour
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

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



Thursday - 7/26
 Proposed Cleanup - Fmr. Cibro Petroleum (Island Park) 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 amended decision document, which describes a proposed modification to the cleanup remedy for the Former Cibro Petroleum Terminal Site (Island Park, Nassau Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 26, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:
Island Park Public Library
176 Long Beach Road
Island Park, NY 11558

Phone: 516-432-0122



 Proposed Cleanup - Former Buffalo Forge 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 Former Buffalo Forge Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 26, 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 and Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-858-8900.



 Proposed Cleanup - South Island Apartments Site (Green Island) 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 expedited cleanup of contamination related to the South Island Apartments Site (Green Island, Albany Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 26, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:
Village of Green Island Offices
20 Clinton Street
Green Island, NY 12183

Phone: 518-273-2201



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Summer Family Fun Program
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

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offers outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.



8:00 PMReinstein Woods: Full “Buck” Moon Walk
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

Enjoy a walk during the full moon as we look for deer in velvet.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Friday - 7/27
 Draft Investigation Plan - Cohoes/Saratoga Rd. Site (Cohoes) 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 draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Cohoes/Saratoga Road Site (Cohoes, Albany Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through July 27, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:
Cohoes Public Library
169 Mohawk Street
Cohoes, NY 12047

Phone: 518-235-2570



 Draft Investigation Plan - Fmr. Stow Mftg. Site (Binghamton) 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 draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Former Stow Manufacturing Site (Binghamton, Broome Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through July 27, 2018.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:
Broome County Public Library
185 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

Phone: 607-778-6400



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Summer Family Fun Program
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

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offers outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.



4:00 PMApplication Deadline: Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant
https://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/81196.html
Contact  Division of Water
cfawater@dec.ny.gov

DEC, in conjunction with the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC), is offering grants to municipalities to help pay for the initial planning of eligible Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) water quality projects. Grant funds can be used to pay for engineering services for the production of an engineering report.

Municipalities can apply for the funding through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) by July 27, 2018 at 4:00 PM.



 Application Deadline: Water Quality Improvement Project Grants
https://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/4774.html
Contact  Division of Water
user.water@dec.ny.gov

The Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program is a competitive, reimbursement grant program that funds projects that directly address documented water quality impairments.

Applications are accepted through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) (leaving DEC's website) before 4:00 PM on July 27, 2018.



Saturday - 7/28
10:00 AMFive Rivers - MINERALS, MINERALS, EVERYWHERE
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

MINERALS, MINERALS, EVERYWHERE

Minerals sustain us as well as plants and animals. This indoor talk will focus on our dependence on minerals and how life on our planet is recorded in some of the fossils you see at Five Rivers. Guest speaker Richard Hartnett has studied geology and paleontology for many years and has collected fossils and minerals from all over the world. He is a former member of the Boston Mineral Club, a past president of the Capital District Mineral Club, and a current member of the Southwest Vermont Mineral Club. He has also led field collecting trips throughout the region.

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: Summer Wildflowers
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 seasonal wildflowers, and learn their uses and folklore. For adults and children ages 10 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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