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Week of 25 August, 2013
Sunday - 8/25
 Wetlands open for recreation on 3 Wildlife Management Areas
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife, Watertown Headquarters Office
r6info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The public will have a special opportunity to visit restricted portions of three Wildlife Management Areas in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties starting Saturday, Aug. 17 and continuing through Friday, Aug. 30. Perch River WMA in Jefferson County and Upper and Lower Lakes and Wilson Hill WMAs in St. Lawrence County, including their wetland restricted areas, will be open to visitors.


10:00 AMThe Great New York State Fair
Contact  Region 7
reg7info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will participate in the New York State Fair, which opens August 22, 2013 and runs through Labor Day, September 2. DEC will have exhibits at both the Aquarium Building and the Log Cabin Building from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. In addition, a major exhibit that will show New Yorkers how coordinated remediation efforts between state and local partners at Onondaga Lake is changing the region and providing for future economic vitality will be on display at the Center of Progress Building. At the Aquarium Building, various species of live fish will be on display in large tanks. Environmental Conservation Officers will also be on hand to talk to the public about their work and answer questions pertaining to environmental law. DEC’s Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources will sell hunting and fishing licenses every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Aquarium Building. A biologist will be on duty to answer hunting and fishing questions as well. In addition, Sportsmen’s Education will be located next to license sales during the entire fair, as will the New York Conservation Officers Association. At the Log Cabin, the Division of Lands and Forests will have daily free tree giveaways starting at 10:00 a.m. The Big Buck Club will have a display and members available to answer questions.


Monday - 8/26
 Wetlands open for recreation on 3 Wildlife Management Areas
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife, Watertown Headquarters Office
r6info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The public will have a special opportunity to visit restricted portions of three Wildlife Management Areas in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties starting Saturday, Aug. 17 and continuing through Friday, Aug. 30. Perch River WMA in Jefferson County and Upper and Lower Lakes and Wilson Hill WMAs in St. Lawrence County, including their wetland restricted areas, will be open to visitors.


10:00 AMThe Great New York State Fair
Contact  Region 7
reg7info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will participate in the New York State Fair, which opens August 22, 2013 and runs through Labor Day, September 2. DEC will have exhibits at both the Aquarium Building and the Log Cabin Building from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. In addition, a major exhibit that will show New Yorkers how coordinated remediation efforts between state and local partners at Onondaga Lake is changing the region and providing for future economic vitality will be on display at the Center of Progress Building. At the Aquarium Building, various species of live fish will be on display in large tanks. Environmental Conservation Officers will also be on hand to talk to the public about their work and answer questions pertaining to environmental law. DEC’s Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources will sell hunting and fishing licenses every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Aquarium Building. A biologist will be on duty to answer hunting and fishing questions as well. In addition, Sportsmen’s Education will be located next to license sales during the entire fair, as will the New York Conservation Officers Association. At the Log Cabin, the Division of Lands and Forests will have daily free tree giveaways starting at 10:00 a.m. The Big Buck Club will have a display and members available to answer questions.


2:00 PMLegislative Public Hearing for Parts 242 and 200
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130710_not0.html
Contact  NYSDEC Division of Air Resources
518-402-8401 airregs@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Proposed revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 242, CO2 Budget Trading Program, revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions and Acceptance of the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS)

Please refer to the ENB (http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130710_not0.html) for the complete Public Hearing Notice.

A Public Hearing will be held for the proposed rulemaking and the acceptance of the Draft SGEIS at the following locations and times:

Date: Monday, August 26, 2013
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Location: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A, Albany, NY 12233

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Location: NYSDEC Region 8 Office Conference Room, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road (Rts. 5 and 20), Avon, NY 14414

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Location: NYSDEC Region 2 Office, 1 Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Room 834, Long Island City, NY 11101



Tuesday - 8/27
 Wetlands open for recreation on 3 Wildlife Management Areas
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife, Watertown Headquarters Office
r6info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The public will have a special opportunity to visit restricted portions of three Wildlife Management Areas in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties starting Saturday, Aug. 17 and continuing through Friday, Aug. 30. Perch River WMA in Jefferson County and Upper and Lower Lakes and Wilson Hill WMAs in St. Lawrence County, including their wetland restricted areas, will be open to visitors.


10:00 AMThe Great New York State Fair
Contact  Region 7
reg7info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will participate in the New York State Fair, which opens August 22, 2013 and runs through Labor Day, September 2. DEC will have exhibits at both the Aquarium Building and the Log Cabin Building from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. In addition, a major exhibit that will show New Yorkers how coordinated remediation efforts between state and local partners at Onondaga Lake is changing the region and providing for future economic vitality will be on display at the Center of Progress Building. At the Aquarium Building, various species of live fish will be on display in large tanks. Environmental Conservation Officers will also be on hand to talk to the public about their work and answer questions pertaining to environmental law. DEC’s Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources will sell hunting and fishing licenses every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Aquarium Building. A biologist will be on duty to answer hunting and fishing questions as well. In addition, Sportsmen’s Education will be located next to license sales during the entire fair, as will the New York Conservation Officers Association. At the Log Cabin, the Division of Lands and Forests will have daily free tree giveaways starting at 10:00 a.m. The Big Buck Club will have a display and members available to answer questions.


2:00 PMLegislative Public Hearing for Parts 242 and 200
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130710_not0.html
Contact  NYSDEC Division of Air Resources
518-402-8401 airregs@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Proposed revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 242, CO2 Budget Trading Program, revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions and Acceptance of the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS)

Please refer to the ENB (http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130710_not0.html) for the complete Public Hearing Notice.

A Public Hearing will be held for the proposed rulemaking and the acceptance of the Draft SGEIS at the following locations and times:

Date: Monday, August 26, 2013
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Location: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A, Albany, NY 12233

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Location: NYSDEC Region 8 Office Conference Room, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road (Rts. 5 and 20), Avon, NY 14414

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Location: NYSDEC Region 2 Office, 1 Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Room 834, Long Island City, NY 11101



6:30 PMTrail Tuesdays
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with! Refreshments provided. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Wednesday - 8/28
 Wetlands open for recreation on 3 Wildlife Management Areas
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife, Watertown Headquarters Office
r6info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The public will have a special opportunity to visit restricted portions of three Wildlife Management Areas in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties starting Saturday, Aug. 17 and continuing through Friday, Aug. 30. Perch River WMA in Jefferson County and Upper and Lower Lakes and Wilson Hill WMAs in St. Lawrence County, including their wetland restricted areas, will be open to visitors.


10:00 AMThe Great New York State Fair
Contact  Region 7
reg7info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will participate in the New York State Fair, which opens August 22, 2013 and runs through Labor Day, September 2. DEC will have exhibits at both the Aquarium Building and the Log Cabin Building from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. In addition, a major exhibit that will show New Yorkers how coordinated remediation efforts between state and local partners at Onondaga Lake is changing the region and providing for future economic vitality will be on display at the Center of Progress Building. At the Aquarium Building, various species of live fish will be on display in large tanks. Environmental Conservation Officers will also be on hand to talk to the public about their work and answer questions pertaining to environmental law. DEC’s Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources will sell hunting and fishing licenses every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Aquarium Building. A biologist will be on duty to answer hunting and fishing questions as well. In addition, Sportsmen’s Education will be located next to license sales during the entire fair, as will the New York Conservation Officers Association. At the Log Cabin, the Division of Lands and Forests will have daily free tree giveaways starting at 10:00 a.m. The Big Buck Club will have a display and members available to answer questions.


Thursday - 8/29
 Wetlands open for recreation on 3 Wildlife Management Areas
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife, Watertown Headquarters Office
r6info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The public will have a special opportunity to visit restricted portions of three Wildlife Management Areas in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties starting Saturday, Aug. 17 and continuing through Friday, Aug. 30. Perch River WMA in Jefferson County and Upper and Lower Lakes and Wilson Hill WMAs in St. Lawrence County, including their wetland restricted areas, will be open to visitors.


10:00 AMThe Great New York State Fair
Contact  Region 7
reg7info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will participate in the New York State Fair, which opens August 22, 2013 and runs through Labor Day, September 2. DEC will have exhibits at both the Aquarium Building and the Log Cabin Building from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. In addition, a major exhibit that will show New Yorkers how coordinated remediation efforts between state and local partners at Onondaga Lake is changing the region and providing for future economic vitality will be on display at the Center of Progress Building. At the Aquarium Building, various species of live fish will be on display in large tanks. Environmental Conservation Officers will also be on hand to talk to the public about their work and answer questions pertaining to environmental law. DEC’s Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources will sell hunting and fishing licenses every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Aquarium Building. A biologist will be on duty to answer hunting and fishing questions as well. In addition, Sportsmen’s Education will be located next to license sales during the entire fair, as will the New York Conservation Officers Association. At the Log Cabin, the Division of Lands and Forests will have daily free tree giveaways starting at 10:00 a.m. The Big Buck Club will have a display and members available to answer questions.


2:00 PMLegislative Public Hearing for Parts 242 and 200
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130710_not0.html
Contact  NYSDEC Division of Air Resources
518-402-8401 airregs@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Proposed revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 242, CO2 Budget Trading Program, revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions and Acceptance of the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS)

Please refer to the ENB (http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130710_not0.html) for the complete Public Hearing Notice.

A Public Hearing will be held for the proposed rulemaking and the acceptance of the Draft SGEIS at the following locations and times:

Date: Monday, August 26, 2013
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Location: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A, Albany, NY 12233

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Location: NYSDEC Region 8 Office Conference Room, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road (Rts. 5 and 20), Avon, NY 14414

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Location: NYSDEC Region 2 Office, 1 Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Room 834, Long Island City, NY 11101



7:00 PMWaterfowl Hunter Informational Meetings
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/92927.html
Contact  Region 8 Headquarters
585-226-5411

DEC announced two upcoming waterfowl hunter informational meetings: Thursday, August 29, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Headquarters located on Casey Road in Alabama, Genesee County; and September 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, Wayne County. These meetings will focus on topics of interest to waterfowl hunters in Western New York and the Iroquois and Montezuma NWR region.

Topics of interest will include:

  • Highlights of waterfowl management and research programs at Iroquois NWR, Tonawanda and Oak Orchard Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), Montezuma NWR and Northern Montezuma WMA;
  • Regional and statewide waterfowl news and updates;
  • Atlantic Flyway news;
  • Waterfowl population status survey results;
  • The New York waterfowl hunting season-setting process; and,
  • Tentative 2013-14 duck and goose hunting seasons.

Directions:

Iroquois NWR, 1101 Casey Road, Basom - from the NYS Thruway, take Exit 48A (Pembroke) and travel north on Rte. 77 to Alabama Center. Continue north on Rte. 63 for approximately 1 mile, turn left on Casey Rd. The office is about a mile down the road on the right.

Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 St. Rt. 89, Savannah - from the west, take the New York State Thruway to exit 42. Turn north onto Route 14 and follow for approximately 12 miles until you reach the intersection with Route 31. Turn right and follow Route 31 heading east into Savannah, about 15 miles. Turn left heading north at the blinking light onto State Route 89. The Center will be on your left approximately 2 miles from the intersection of Routes 31 and 89. From the east: take the New York State Thruway to exit 40 in Weedsport, turn south onto Route 34. Turn right on to Route 31 heading west. Follow Route 31 for approximately 12 miles to the intersection with Route 89 in Savannah. Turn right at the blinking light onto State Route 89. The Center is on your left, 2 miles north of the intersection of Routes 31 and 89.



Friday - 8/30
 Wetlands open for recreation on 3 Wildlife Management Areas
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife, Watertown Headquarters Office
r6info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The public will have a special opportunity to visit restricted portions of three Wildlife Management Areas in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties starting Saturday, Aug. 17 and continuing through Friday, Aug. 30. Perch River WMA in Jefferson County and Upper and Lower Lakes and Wilson Hill WMAs in St. Lawrence County, including their wetland restricted areas, will be open to visitors.


10:00 AMThe Great New York State Fair
Contact  Region 7
reg7info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will participate in the New York State Fair, which opens August 22, 2013 and runs through Labor Day, September 2. DEC will have exhibits at both the Aquarium Building and the Log Cabin Building from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. In addition, a major exhibit that will show New Yorkers how coordinated remediation efforts between state and local partners at Onondaga Lake is changing the region and providing for future economic vitality will be on display at the Center of Progress Building. At the Aquarium Building, various species of live fish will be on display in large tanks. Environmental Conservation Officers will also be on hand to talk to the public about their work and answer questions pertaining to environmental law. DEC’s Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources will sell hunting and fishing licenses every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Aquarium Building. A biologist will be on duty to answer hunting and fishing questions as well. In addition, Sportsmen’s Education will be located next to license sales during the entire fair, as will the New York Conservation Officers Association. At the Log Cabin, the Division of Lands and Forests will have daily free tree giveaways starting at 10:00 a.m. The Big Buck Club will have a display and members available to answer questions.


5:00 PMBCP application for Kensington Heights Apartments in the city of Buffalo
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130731_not9.html
Contact  Gene Melnyk
NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2999, (716) 851-7220 ewmelnyk@gw.dec.state.ny.

site ID #C915279 located at 1827 Fillmore Avenue.


 BCP application for New Windsor River Road Site in the town of New Windsor
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130731_not3.html
Contact  Matthew Hubicki
NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau C, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7014, Phone: (518) 402-9564

site ID #C336086

This site is located in the Town of New Windsor, within the County of Orange, and is located at 1220 River Road.


 BCP application for site located at 23-01 42nd Road in Long Island City
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130731_not2.html
Contact  Ronnie Lee
NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau B, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016

site ID #C241152

Information regarding the site, the application, and how to submit comments.


 BCP application for the Former Buffalo Forge Property in the city of Buffalo
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130731_not9.html
Contact  Anthony Lopes
NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, (716) 851-7220, allopes@

site ID #C915280 located at 490 Broadway.


 Comment Period ends - Draft SGEIS Proposed Lake George Deltas Sediment Project
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130731_not5.html
Contact  Marc S. Migliore
DEC Region 5, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, (518) 623-1285, r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Please refer to the July 3, 2013 publication of the Environmental Notice Bulletin to view the Notice of NYS DEC Regional, and sub-regional offices (Regions 5 only) or by calling (518) 623-1285. An electronic copy can also be downloaded.


Saturday - 8/31
10:00 AMLate Bloomers
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

While April showers may bring May flowers, the summer sun brings fields of goldenrods and a colorful palette of asters. Some folks associate the appearance of goldenrods with the return to school.  Ancient Greeks looked across fields and saw stars in the flower heads, hence the name asters. Extend your wildflower watching well into fall by learning to identify some common species of goldenrods and asters. We also will discuss their value to humans and wildlife.  This program is free and open to the public.


 The Great New York State Fair
Contact  Region 7
reg7info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will participate in the New York State Fair, which opens August 22, 2013 and runs through Labor Day, September 2. DEC will have exhibits at both the Aquarium Building and the Log Cabin Building from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. In addition, a major exhibit that will show New Yorkers how coordinated remediation efforts between state and local partners at Onondaga Lake is changing the region and providing for future economic vitality will be on display at the Center of Progress Building. At the Aquarium Building, various species of live fish will be on display in large tanks. Environmental Conservation Officers will also be on hand to talk to the public about their work and answer questions pertaining to environmental law. DEC’s Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources will sell hunting and fishing licenses every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Aquarium Building. A biologist will be on duty to answer hunting and fishing questions as well. In addition, Sportsmen’s Education will be located next to license sales during the entire fair, as will the New York Conservation Officers Association. At the Log Cabin, the Division of Lands and Forests will have daily free tree giveaways starting at 10:00 a.m. The Big Buck Club will have a display and members available to answer questions.


10:30 AMGrowing Garden Summer Series for Kids: Fork to Fork (Part 3 of 3)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

We have used our garden forks to take care of our plants; now we will make some delicious treats to eat with our table forks. Participants will be able to take more vegetables home and recipes, too. Participants are encouraged but not required to register for all three sessions. For children ages 6 to 8. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


2:00 PMWatchable Wildlife: Fall Hawk Migration
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Woodland hawks can be very secretive. Even our common red-tailed hawks are generally viewed only one or two at a time. But from late August into December, hundreds of thousands of hawks will leave their northern breeding territories to wing their way to their southern wintering grounds. This indoor program will help you identify hawks in flight, suggest places to view hawk migration, and prepare you to enjoy this spectacular seasonal phenomenon. This program is free and open to the public.


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