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Week of 9 August, 2020
Sunday - 8/9
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 8/10
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 8/11
2:00 PMGreat Lakes Webinar Series - Education & Research Initiatives
https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/NYSDEC/2020/06/...
Contact  Shannon Dougherty or Emily Sheridan
greatlakes@dec.ny.gov

DEC's Great Lakes Program invites you to "sign on" this summer to learn about partners & projects working to protect, restore and enhance our Great Lakes lands and waters, and funding opportunities to advance additional projects, in support of NY's Great Lakes Action Agenda (GLAA).

This webinar series is being held in place of our regular spring GLAA work group meetings. We hope it will be a valuable opportunity to learn about what's happening in other parts of the watershed, and inspire us to continue this important work with renewed energy and reinvigorated ideas.

CLICK ON THE DATE BELOW TO REGISTER:
August 11, 2 - 3PM - Education & Research Initiatives.  Learn how NY Sea Grant is equitably engaging K-12 students through the Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange program and others. Dr. Gregory Boyer will discuss his work to better understand harmful algal blooms and their functions, and the role of the Great Lakes Research Consortium.

Presenters: Dr. Monica Miles, New York Sea Grant, Dr. Gregory Boyer, SUNY-ESF & GLRC



Wednesday - 8/12
6:00 PMWebinar: Harmful Algal Bloom Project on Lake Neatahwanta
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nysdec-webinar-harmful-algal-b...
Contact  HABSinfo@dec.ny.gov
Location  Virtual Public Outreach

DEC invites the public to attend a Webinar to hear details that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced regarding the technologies that will be deployed from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and Clarkson University to combat harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Neatahwanta.

To attend this webinar, registration is required. Please register with Eventbrite. Prior to the event on August 12, you will receive an e-mail from DEC on how to join the Webex meeting.

Register using Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nysdec-webinar-harmful-algal-bloom-project-on-lake-neatahwanta-tickets-115367176330



Thursday - 8/13
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 8/14
 Brownfield App. - Fmr. Pilgrim Vill. Senior Apts. (Buffalo) 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 for a site known as Former Pilgrim Village Senior Apartments, site ID #C915363. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 951 Ellicott Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by August 14, 2020.

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



 Brownfield Application - 130 Midland Ave. Site (Port Chester) 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 for a site known as 130 Midland Avenue, site ID #C360195. This site is located in the Village of Port Chester, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 130 Midland Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by August 14, 2020.

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



 Brownfield Application - Pilgrim Village Family Apts. (Buffalo) 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 for a site known as Former Pilgrim Village Family Apartments, site ID #C915362. This site is located in the City of Buffalo within the County of Erie, and is located at 1100 Michigan Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by August 14, 2020.

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



 DEC Exams for Falconry, Wildlife Rehabilitator, and Leashed Tracking Dog License
https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/359.html
Contact  NYSDEC Special Licenses Unit
518-402-8985; SpecialLicenses@dec.ny.gov
Location  Most DEC Regional Offices

DEC exams for Falconry, Wildlife Rehabilitator, and Leashed Tracking Dog Licenses -- which were originally to be held on April 3 -- have been rescheduled. The exams now are scheduled for August 14, 2020.

The exams are to practice the sport of falconry, become a wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals. 

DEC will offer these examinations on August 14, 2020, at most DEC Regional Offices. Individuals who previously registered for the April 3 examinations can register for the August examinations by contacting the Special Licenses Unit at 518-402-8985 or SpecialLicenses@dec.ny.gov and request to have their names included for the August exams.

All others who wish to apply for the August exams can visit the DEC Special Licenses Unit website and complete an exam registration form. Applicants can mail, fax, or email the completed form to NYSDEC Special Licenses Unit, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4752; fax 518-402-8925; email: SpecialLicenses@dec.ny.gov.  For phone inquiries contact 518-402-8985.



5:00 PMComment End Draft Ozone (2015 8-Hour NAAQS) RACT Demonstration for NYS
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/120814.html
Contact  Scott Wajda-Griffin
dar.sips@dec.ny.gov or 518-402-8396

Pursuant to Clean Air Act Sections 182 and 184, NYS must submit a RACT demonstration for the 2015 ozone NAAQS. This submission must demonstrate that DEC has properly applied RACT throughout the state for the purposes of attaining the NAAQS. In this submission DEC is committing to adopting the requirements of the Control Techniques Guidelines for the oil and natural gas industry. DEC has otherwise concluded that the current application of RACT – comprised of a number of regulations covering various source categories, many of which have been updated within the last few years – satisfies the RACT requirements for the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS.

Written comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on August 14, 2020 to:

Scott Wajda-Griffin
NYSDEC
625 Broadway – 11th Floor
Albany, New York, 12233-3251
E-mail: dar.sips@dec.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 402-8396



Saturday - 8/15
10:00 AMReinstein Woods - Forest Bathing
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

This walk will focus on the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest to induce relaxation and ease stress. 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • You must call 716-683-5959 to pre-register; each program is limited to 9 participants.
  • All participants over age 2 are required to wear a mask. 
  • Social distancing of 6’ or more between households will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • Reinstein Woods’ restrooms will not be available.


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