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Week of 30 July, 2017
Sunday - 7/30
 Clean-up Requirements Met/TNT Red Star Express - Comment Deadline
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170628_not7.html
Contact  John Durnin, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) -402-9768, E-mail: john.durnin@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that the cleanup requirements to address contamination related to the TNT Red Star Express site (site), ID # 704028, located at 215 Industrial Park Drive, Kirkwood, Broome County, under New York's State Superfund Program have been or will be met.

NYS DEC has approved a Final Engineering Report, issued a Certificate of Completion for the site, and intends to delete the site from the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites (Registry).

Comments regarding this action must be submitted no later than July 30, 2017.



 Proposed Cleanup - 1888 Bathgate Ave. Site (Bronx) 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 1888 Bathgate Avenue Site (3rd Ave., Bronx), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 30, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: New York Public Library - Tremont Branch, 1866 Washington Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457; phone: 718-299-5177  --and--  Bronx Community Board District 6, 1932 Arthur Avenue, Room 709, Bronx, NY 10457; phone: 718-579-6990.



 Proposed Delist - TNT Red Star Express Site (Kirkwood) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC is proposing to delist the TNT Red Star Express Site (Kirkwood, Broome County) from New York's Registry of State Superfund Sites. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through July 30, 2017.

To learn why DEC is proposing to delist the site, and how to comment, click the web link above at "Additional Information".

Project documents can be reviewed at: Kirkwood Town Clerk's Office, Attn: Gayle Diffendorf, 70 Crescent Drive, Kirkwood, NY 13795-9654; phone: 607-775-1966.



Monday - 7/31
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 8/1
10:00 AMFive Rivers: Summer Family Fun
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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer 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. 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.



2:00 PMPublic Input on Management of Protected Lands in Salmon River Corridor
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/110754.html
Contact  Erin Jennings
(315) 298-7467, email: R7Forestry@dec.ny.gov

Pulaski High School Auditorium
4624 Salina Street
Pulaski, New York



6:00 PMPublic Meeting on Cranberry Creek and Indian River Habitat Management Plans
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/46424.html and http://www.dec...
Contact  Erik Latremore, Bureau of Wildlife
Phone: 315-785-2263 email: yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on two recently finalized habitat management plans - Cranberry Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in the Town of Alexandria, Jefferson County and Indian River WMA located in the Town of Theresa, Jefferson County.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plans and future management of these WMAs. 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.

The Cranberry Creek plan can be viewed at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/46424.html and the Indian River plan at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/49637.html.

Meeting Location:
Indian River Lakes Conservancy’s Redwood Hill Preserve
44010 Stine Road
Redwood, NY  13679.

For more information, use the contact listed above. 



Wednesday - 8/2
10:00 AMFive Rivers: Summer Family Fun
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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer 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. 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.



6:00 PMPublic Hearing - Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC (Valley Lateral Project)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/110569.html
Contact  Karen Gaidasz, Project Manager, Major Projects Management, NYSDEC - Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9167, Fax: (518) 402-9168

The Valley Lateral Project is proposed by Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC (Millennium) and is located in the Towns of Wawayanda and Minisink, Orange County, New York. Millennium proposes to construct a new 7.8 mile, 16-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that will extend from Millennium's existing main line pipeline north to the new 650 megawatt gas-powered Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) Valley Energy Center being constructed by CPV Valley, LLC in the Town of Wawayanda. The planned pipeline lateral would provide about 130 million cubic feet per day of natural gas to the CPV Valley Energy Center. Approximately 31% of the pipeline lateral will be co-located with existing cleared right-of-ways and approximately 39% of the pipeline will be installed via trenchless methods.

A Public Comment Hearing is scheduled for August 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the:

Paramount Theatre
17 South St.
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 346-4195

Written comments may be submitted and must be received by no later than 5:00pm on August 4, 2017.



Thursday - 8/3
10:00 AMFive Rivers: Summer Family Fun
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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer 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. 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.



1:00 PMFive Rivers: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)
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

Date/Time: Thursdays, June 1 through October 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

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.



6:00 PMPublic Input on Management of Protected Lands in Salmon River Corridor
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/110754.html
Contact  Erin Jennings
(315) 298-7467, email: R7Forestry@dec.ny.gov

Pulaski High School Auditorium
4624 Salina Street
Pulaski, New York



Friday - 8/4
 BCP App. & Work Plan - 1111 Elmwood Ave. Site (Buffalo) Public 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 and draft investigation/interim remedial measures work plan for a site known as 1111 Elmwood Avenue, site ID #C915319. This site is located in Buffalo, Erie County, at 1111 Elmwood Avenue and 605 Forest Avenue.

Public comments about the application and work plan must be submitted by August 4, 2017.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn how to comment, and how to see more site information.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Crane Branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 633 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222.



 Comment Deadline - Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC (Valley Lateral Project)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/110569.html
Contact  Karen Gaidasz, Project Manager, Major Projects Management, NYSDEC - Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9167, Fax: (518) 402-9168

The Valley Lateral Project is proposed by Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC (Millennium) and is located in the Towns of Wawayanda and Minisink, Orange County, New York. Millennium proposes to construct a new 7.8 mile, 16-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that will extend from Millennium's existing main line pipeline north to the new 650 megawatt gas-powered Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) Valley Energy Center being constructed by CPV Valley, LLC in the Town of Wawayanda. The planned pipeline lateral would provide about 130 million cubic feet per day of natural gas to the CPV Valley Energy Center. Approximately 31% of the pipeline lateral will be co-located with existing cleared right-of-ways and approximately 39% of the pipeline will be installed via trenchless methods.

Written comments may be submitted to the contact above and must be received by no later than 5:00pm on August 4, 2017.



 Comment Deadline SPDES Gen Permit-Stormwater Discharges Assoc w/Ind Activities
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170705_not0.html
Contact  Steven McCague, NYS DEC - Division of Water
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is making the draft renewal of the SPDES Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (GP-0-17-004) and fact sheet available for public review.

This permit is intended to provide SPDES Permit coverage to facilities with stormwater discharges to surface waters of the State from a point source or outlet that conduct industrial activities.

Written comments on the draft general permit must be submitted to the contact listed above by close of business on August 4, 2017.

Or by e-mail to Stormwater_info@dec.ny.gov. If submitting comments by e-mail, please include "Comments on the Draft Renewal of the 2017 MSGP" in the subject line.



 Comment Deadline-Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC/Eastern System Upgrade Project
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/110570.html
Contact  Karen Gaidasz, Project Manager, Major Projects Management, NYSDEC - Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9167, Fax: (518) 402-9168

The Eastern System Upgrade Project is an approximately 7.8 mile pipeline loop with a new compressor station and a compressor station upgrade. The Project would provide approximately 223,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of firm transportation service from Millennium's existing Corning Compressor Station to an interconnect with Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC in Ramapo, New York. 91 percent of the Project capacity is subscribed under long-term, firm contracts with local distribution companies and municipalities. All of the proposed pipeline loop would be co-located along the existing Millennium Pipeline right-of-way (ROW).

Written comments may be submitted and must be received by no later than 5:00pm on August 4, 2017.



10:00 AMFive Rivers: Summer Family Fun
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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer 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. 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.



Saturday - 8/5
 Proposed Cleanup - 21-25 31st Street Site (Astoria) - 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 21-25 31st Street Site (Astoria, Queens) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 5, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Queens Library - Steinway Branch, Attn: Laurel Hicklin, 21-45 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105; phone: 718-728-1965  --and--  Queens Community Board 1, 45-02 Ditmar Boulevard - LL Suite 125, Astoria, NY 11105, Attn: District Manager - Florence Koulouris; phone: 718-626-1021.



8:00 AMGreat Hudson River Estuary Fish Count
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/97891.html
Contact  Rebecca Houser
hrep@dec.ny.gov; 845-256-3877

The sixth annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count will take place at multiple sites along the banks and piers of the Hudson on August 5, 2017.

The public is invited to join naturalists from the Capital Region to New York City to explore the amazing variety of slippery, wriggly, and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the river’s surface. During the Fish Count, participating organizations encourage visitors to help collect fish using seine nets, minnow traps, or rods and reels. The fish are released after everyone has a chance to see them up close.

For more information, visit the Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count page on DEC’s website . While there, watch a clip about seining in the Hudson River on DEC’s YouTube Channel.

While the Fish Count programs are free of charge, some parks may charge entrance or parking fees.



10:00 AMReinstein Woods: Ribbit, Slither, Croak!
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Discover snakes, turtles, frogs and salamanders as we explore the ponds and forests at Reinstein Woods. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



 Hempstead Lake Summer Fishing Clinic
Location  Hempstead Lake State Park, Eagle Avenue / Lakeside Drive, West Hempstead, NY - Map

Location of Event:  Hempstead Lake State Park, Eagle Avenue / Lakeside Drive, West Hempstead

This event is arranged by the I FISH NY program of the DEC in cooperation with the Hempstead Lake State Park. Attendees will learn fish identification, local aquatic ecology, casting safety and techniques and fishing regulations. Following an educational introduction about fishing on Long Island, I FISH NY will conduct basic fishing instruction, ecology and stewardship of local aquatic habitats, fish identification, regulations and casting safety and techniques. The I FISH NY program of the DEC will provide instruction, rods and bait free of charge.

Contact: Robert McCormack, email: robert.mccormack@dec.ny.gov



11:00 AMReinstein Woods: Woods Walk: Nature Guide's Choice
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
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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