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Week of 25 August, 2019
Sunday - 8/25
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Monday - 8/26
 Comment Deadline - Proposed Rulemaking to Amend 6 NYCRR Part 370 Series
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/100424.html
Contact  Michelle Ching, Bureau of Hazardous Waste and Radiation Management
Phone - (518) 402-8652 Email - HWRegs@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY - Map

NYS DEC filed a notice Proposed Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR Part 370 series, Hazardous Waste Management. The proposed rulemaking incorporates changes made within 38 federal registers, promulgated from September 30, 1999 through April 8, 2015. These changes will reduce regulatory duplication for the regulated community and improve consistency with EPA. Adoption of some provisions is necessary to incorporate improved worker safety and environmental protection. For several of the rules, significant cost savings and paperwork reductions will be recognized by the regulated community while protection of human health and the environment will be maintained. Because some of the federal provisions are more stringent, NYS DEC must adopt these provisions in order to maintain authorization for the RCRA program. Some changes to state regulation are administrative, others address corrections or clarifications to regulations.

The notice of proposed rule making was published in the State Register, dated June 12, 2019. The public comment period ends on August 26, 2019. For more information please contact the person listed above.

You may submit comments by mail or email.

Email: HWRegs@dec.ny.gov (Include "Comments on FedReg5" in the subject line of the email)

or

Mail:
Michelle Ching
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7256



9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



1:00 PMFive Rivers - Monday Funday Explorers
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

Get outside and explore Five Rivers! Meet us in front of the visitor center to head out on an adventure. Each week we will have a different theme and explore a new trail. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers, but all ages are welcome

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



Tuesday - 8/27
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



9:30 AMFive Rivers - Friends of Five Rivers Walking Club
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

Would you like to take a walk in nature, but would rather not go alone?

Join the "Walkers' Club" at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center on Tuesday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30 am.

Participants will gather at the Visitor Center and choose which trail they will walk that morning. This is an opportunity to walk with others and make new friends. These walks are not guided or led by staff. Walkers' Club is a free activity.

If you would like to be added to our special "Walkers Club" email list to receive updates, email us at FriendsFiveRivers@outlook.com.



Wednesday - 8/28
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



1:00 PMFive Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring
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. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



Thursday - 8/29
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Inspired by Five Rivers Art Exhibit
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

Many people are inspired by Five Rivers, including local artists. During July and August, members of the Bethlehem Art Association will exhibit some of their works related to the site in the visitor center.The exhibit is open during visitor center hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and state holidays.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25.



Friday - 8/30
 Brownfield App./Cleanup Plan-1200 Jefferson Ave. Site (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 and Draft Remedial Investigation/Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan for a site known as 1200 Jefferson Avenue Site, site ID #C915346. This site is located in the City of Buffalo within the County of Erie and is located at 1200 Jefferson Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by August 30, 2019.

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

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203



 Prop. Cleanup - 37-24 30th St. Redevelopment Site (L.I. City) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal for an expedited cleanup of contamination related to the 37-24 & 37-28 30th Street Redevelopment Site (Long Island City, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 30, 2019.

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 - Long Island City
37-44 21st St.
Long Island City, NY 11101
718-752-3700

--and--

Queens Community Board 1
45-02 Ditmars Boulevard, LL Suite 1025
Astoria, NY 11105
718-626-1021



 Proposed Cleanup - 14 Le Count Standard Printing (New Rochelle) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
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 14 Le Count Standard Printing, site ID #C360176 (La Court Place, City of New Rochelle), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through August 30, 2019.

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

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 632-7878



5:00 PMAnnual 40 CFR 51.1205(b) Report for SO2
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/117703.html
Contact  Robert Bielawa
dar.sips@dec.ny.gov

Notice is hereby given that DEC plans to submit the above referenced report to EPA, and is providing a 30 day period for the public to comment on the proposed 40 CFR 51.1205(b) Report; Albany, Bronx, Erie, Kings, New York, Niagara, Orange, Queens, Richmond and Suffolk Counties; 2010 SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standard.

Written comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on August 30, 2019 to:

Robert Bielawa
NYS DEC
Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3251
Email: dar.sips@dec.ny.gov

Robert Bielawa can be reached at (518) 402-8396 with any questions regarding this proposed report, including requests for a hard copy.

Notice is hereby given that DEC plans to submit the above referenced report to EPA, and is providing a 30 day period for the public to comment on the proposed 40 CFR 51.1205(b) Report; Albany, Bronx, Erie, Kings, New York, Niagara, Orange, Queens, Richmond and Suffolk Counties; 2010 SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standard.

Written comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on August 30, 2019 to:

Robert Bielawa
NYS DEC
Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3251
Email: dar.sips@dec.ny.gov

Robert Bielawa can be reached at (518) 402-8396 with any questions regarding this proposed report, including requests for a hard copy.



Saturday - 8/31
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Guided Hike: Vlomankill 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

Guided Hike: VLOMANKILL TRAIL

Take a slow stroll along the Vlomankill under the shade of hemlocks. We’ll look and listen for wildlife as we meander along the trail.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Guided Hike: Nature at Work
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

Guided Hike: NATURE AT WORK

In honor of Labor Day, this hike will explore all the hard work nature does at Five Rivers, from our forests to our ponds. We’ll check out lush wetlands, trees full of life, and active animals of all sizes to discover the ultimate laborer—Nature!

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



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