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Week of 27 August, 2017
Sunday - 8/27
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Monday - 8/28
 Comment Deadline - Proposed changes to 6NYCRR Parts 44, 50 - Crabs and Whelks
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/106216.html#Whelk
Contact  Kim McKown
fw.marine@dec.ny.gov

On June 26, 2017 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation filed a Notice of Proposed Rule Making with the Department of State to amend 6 NYCRR Parts 44 and 50 and modify the regulations concerning terrapin exclusion devices on crab traps, commercial horseshoe crab harvests, and the reporting of commercial whelk harvests. 

This notice was published in issue 28 of the State Register on July 12, 2017. There will be a 45-day public comment period on the proposed rule beginning July 13, 2017 and ending August 28, 2017.



 Comment Deadline - SIP Revisions to Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170719_not0.html
Contact  Scott Wajda-Griffin, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, or by e-mail to: dar.sips@dec.ny.gov.

Revisions to the New York State Implementation Plan for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards pertaining to the New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT Nonattainment Area

Written comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on August 28, 2017 to the contact listed above. 



Tuesday - 8/29
5:30 PMTown of Riverhead Family Snapper Fishing Clinic
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  I FISH NY
phone: 631-444-0280 or 631-444-0283

The Town of Riverhead is co-sponsoring this saltwater fishing clinic with DEC. Wind the summer down with a summer event of snapper fishing. Loner rods and free fishing bait will be provided. This clinic will focus on both snapper fishing, recreational fishing regulations, fish biology and stewardship.

Anglers may certainly bring their own saltwater fishing gear. 

Location: Peconic Riverfront Park, Riverhead, NY

Directions: I-495 (LIE) to exit 71. Make a right onto NY 24. Drive 4.5 miles to the traffic circle and take the forth exit (3/4 around circle) onto Peconic Avenue. Make the first right into the Town of Riverhead parking lot at Peconic Riverfront Park.

No Saltwater Fishing Registry is needed during the hours of this event.


Wednesday - 8/30
 Comment Deadline - Draft Unit Management Plan / Ontario Plains Unit
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170712_not6.html
Contact  Andrea Mercurio, NYS DEC - Region 6 Lowville Sub Office
7327 State Route 812, Lowville, New York 13367, Phone: (315) 376-3521, E-mail: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov

The public is invited to attend a public meeting and comment on the Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) which will guide management of the Ontario Plains Unit for the next ten years.

The meeting will be held Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, New York.

Written comments will be accepted until August 30, 2017. Those unable to attend the meeting may submit comments by mail to the contact listed above or by e-mail to the address listed above.



 Draft 2017 Specs on Batteries and Single Use Food Containers - Comment Deadline
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170517_not0.html
Contact  Elizabeth Meer, NYS DEC - Executive Division
14th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1010, or by phone at (518) 402-2796, GreenEO4@ogs.ny.gov

This notice announces the availability of two draft tentatively approved specifications on Batteries (new) and Single Use Food Containers (amended). The two specifications were tentatively approved by the Interagency Committee on Sustainability and Green Procurement (Committee) co-chaired by the Commissioners of the New York State Office of General Services (NYS OGS) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) on April 28, 2017.

Public comment on the draft specifications will be accepted at least through August 30, 2017.  Comments should be submitted to the name and contact information listed above.



Thursday - 8/31
 2016-2017 Annual Hunting and Trapping License Year Final Day
http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/365.html
Contact  Division of Fish and Wildlife
FW.Information@dec.ny.gov

2016-2017 Annual Hunting and Trapping License Year Final Day - permits are valid from September 1, 2016 thru August 31, 2017.



 Proposed Cleanup - 11 Spencer St. Site (Brooklyn) 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 an investigation report and proposed cleanup measures to address contamination related to the 11 Spencer Street Site (Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 31, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Public Library - Clinton Hill Library, Attn: Tracey Mantrone, 380 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238; phone: 718-398-8713  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 3, Attn: Charlene Phillips, 1360 Fulton St., Room 202, Brooklyn, NY 11216; phone: 718-622-6601.



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.



Friday - 9/1
 BCP Application - 71 New Street Project (Huntington) 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 for a site known as 71 New Street Project, site ID #C152248. This site is located in the Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, at 71 New Street. Comments about the application must be submitted no later than September 1, 2017.

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

The application can be reviewed at: Huntington Public Library, 383 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743.



 BCP Application - Former Globe Woolen Mills (Utica) 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 for a site known as Former Globe Woolen Mills, site ID #C633084. This site is located in the City of Utica, Oneida County, at 811-827 Court Street, 933 Stark Street, and 814 Warren Street. Comments about the application must be submitted no later than September 1, 2017.

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

The application can be reviewed at: Utica Public Library, 303 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501.



Saturday - 9/2
 BCP Apps. & Work Plans-Concourse Village W. Apt. Sites (Bronx) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) applications, Draft Remedial Action Work Plans, and Final Investigation Reports for the following two nearby sites:

  • Concourse Village West Apartments - North, site ID #C203091. This site is located in the Bronx, at 180 East 156th Street
  • Concourse Village West Apartments - South, site ID #C203092. This site is located in the Bronx, at 741 Concourse Village and 702 Grand Concourse.

Public comments about the applications and draft work plans will be accepted through September 2, 2017.

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

The applications and work plans can be reviewed at: NY Public Library - Melrose Branch, 910 Morris Ave., Bronx, NY 10451  --and--  Bronx Community Board 4, 1650 Selwyn Ave., Suite 11A, Bronx, NY 10457



 Proposed Cleanup - Cottage Place Gardens Site (Yonkers) 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 Cottage Place Gardens Phase 3 Site (Yonkers, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 2, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Yonkers Public Library, Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701; phone: 914-337-1500.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Guided Walk: Beaver Tree Trail
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: Saturday, September 2, 10:00 AM

Guided Walk: BEAVER TREE TRAIL

There’s a reason the Beaver Tree Trail is a favorite of families visiting Five Rivers. There’s always something exciting to see! Join us as explore for recent beaver activity, watch for the Great Blue Heron, and keep our eyes open for turtles.



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