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Week of 24 September, 2017
Sunday - 9/24
 Proposed Cleanup - Fmr. Universal Scrap Metal Site (Brooklyn) 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 plan to address contamination related to the Former Universal Scrap Metal Processors Corp. Site (Flushing Ave., Brooklyn), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 24, 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 - Bushwick Branch, 340 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206; phone: 718-602-1348  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211; phone: 718-389-0009.



Monday - 9/25
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 9/26
6:00 PMMeeting on Wilson Hill WMA Habitat Management Plan
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9324.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
yfwildlife@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on a recently finalized habitat management plan for Wilson Hill WMA located in the town of Louisville, St. Lawrence County.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plan and future management at this WMA. 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.

Meeting Location:
Wilson Hill Field Office
1003 County Route 39
Chase Mills, NY 13621

For more information, contact Erik Latremore at 315-785-6457.



6:30 PMTrout Stream Management Meeting - Plattsburgh
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html

Town of Plattsburgh Office
151 Banker Rd.
Plattsburgh, NY 12901



Wednesday - 9/27
12:00 PMPublic Availability Session -Haz Waste Mgmt Facility Permit App Submitted by FMC
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170816_not9.html
Contact  Michelle Woznick, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Permits
270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915, E-mail: DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has reviewed the Hazardous Waste Management Facility permit application submitted by FMC (FMC Corporation, 100 Niagara Street, Middleport, NY 14105.  NYSDEC Hazardous Waste Management Facility Permit Application No. 9-2936-00017/02004; EPA ID No. NYD002126845) pertaining to their Middleport Hazardous Waste Management Facility located in the Village of Middleport, Niagara County.

Two legislative/public comment hearings will be held pursuant to 6 NYCRR part 624 to hear and receive unsworn statements from the public concerning NYS DEC's SEQRA determination, the permit application, and the conditions and terms of the draft permit.

The hearings will be conducted by Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Michael S. Caruso at the Middleport Fire Department, 28 Main Street, Middleport, New York on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

In addition, the hearings will be preceded by public availability sessions at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on September 27, 2017 at the same location as the hearings. The purpose of the public availability session will be for NYS DEC staff to answer questions that the public may have on the technical, environmental, and procedural aspects of the draft permit.



1:00 PMPublic Hearing -Hazardous Waste Mgmt Facility Permit App Submitted by FMC
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170816_not9.html
Contact  Michelle Woznick, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Permits
270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915, E-mail: DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has reviewed the Hazardous Waste Management Facility permit application submitted by FMC (FMC Corporation, 100 Niagara Street, Middleport, NY 14105.  NYSDEC Hazardous Waste Management Facility Permit Application No. 9-2936-00017/02004; EPA ID No. NYD002126845) pertaining to their Middleport Hazardous Waste Management Facility located in the Village of Middleport, Niagara County.

Two legislative/public comment hearings will be held pursuant to 6 NYCRR part 624 to hear and receive unsworn statements from the public concerning NYS DEC's SEQRA determination, the permit application, and the conditions and terms of the draft permit.

The hearings will be conducted by Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Michael S. Caruso at the Middleport Fire Department, 28 Main Street, Middleport, New York on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Written comments will be considered equally with oral statements delivered at the legislative/public comment hearing, provided they are received by October 20, 2017.



1:30 PMFive Rivers - Talk 'n' Trek: Hunting for Nature
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

Talk ‘n’ Trek Hunting for Nature (and perhaps a geocache or two!)

Each week a vessel containing natural materials such as furs, skulls, or feathers will be hidden for us to find using hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) units. Once found, we’ll investigate the item(s) using reference materials to determine who/what it belongs to and how it fits into Five Rivers’ ecosystem. GPS units will be provided. No previous experience is needed. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and bring along water and a snack. Please meet at Five Rivers’ Guided School Program Building.

Time & Dates: Series of five Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 PM, September 20, 27 and October 4, 11, 18, (rain date October 25)

Fee: $50 (Proceeds support the Guided School Program Scholarship Fund)

Registration: Contact Nancy Conway at gsp5rivers@outlook.com or 518-475-0297



6:00 PMPublic Availability Session -Haz Waste Mgmt Facility Permit App Submitted by FMC
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170816_not9.html
Contact  Michelle Woznick, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Permits
270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915, E-mail: DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has reviewed the Hazardous Waste Management Facility permit application submitted by FMC (FMC Corporation, 100 Niagara Street, Middleport, NY 14105.  NYSDEC Hazardous Waste Management Facility Permit Application No. 9-2936-00017/02004; EPA ID No. NYD002126845) pertaining to their Middleport Hazardous Waste Management Facility located in the Village of Middleport, Niagara County.

Two legislative/public comment hearings will be held pursuant to 6 NYCRR part 624 to hear and receive unsworn statements from the public concerning NYS DEC's SEQRA determination, the permit application, and the conditions and terms of the draft permit.

The hearings will be conducted by Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Michael S. Caruso at the Middleport Fire Department, 28 Main Street, Middleport, New York on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

In addition, the hearings will be preceded by public availability sessions at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on September 27, 2017 at the same location as the hearings. The purpose of the public availability session will be for NYS DEC staff to answer questions that the public may have on the technical, environmental, and procedural aspects of the draft permit.



7:00 PMPublic Hearing -Hazardous Waste Mgmt Facility Permit App Submitted by FMC
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170816_not9.html
Contact  Michelle Woznick, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Permits
270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915, E-mail: DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has reviewed the Hazardous Waste Management Facility permit application submitted by FMC (FMC Corporation, 100 Niagara Street, Middleport, NY 14105.  NYSDEC Hazardous Waste Management Facility Permit Application No. 9-2936-00017/02004; EPA ID No. NYD002126845) pertaining to their Middleport Hazardous Waste Management Facility located in the Village of Middleport, Niagara County.

Two legislative/public comment hearings will be held pursuant to 6 NYCRR part 624 to hear and receive unsworn statements from the public concerning NYS DEC's SEQRA determination, the permit application, and the conditions and terms of the draft permit.

The hearings will be conducted by Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Michael S. Caruso at the Middleport Fire Department, 28 Main Street, Middleport, New York on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Written comments will be considered equally with oral statements delivered at the legislative/public comment hearing, provided they are received by October 20, 2017.



Thursday - 9/28
 Draft Investigation Plan - MOD-PAC CORP. Site (Buffalo) 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 draft work plan to investigate contamination related to the MOD-PAC CORP. Site (Buffalo, Erie Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the draft plan will be accepted through September 28, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: North Park Library, Attn: Paul Guminski, 975 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216; phone: 716-875-3748.



7:30 AMFive Rivers - I Bird NY: Early Birder
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

I Bird NY

Citizen Science: Early Birders

Celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of fall bird migration. These outdoor surveys begin at 7:30 AM. Meet at the bird-viewing window in the visitor center. After a brief introduction, we’ll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled. For more information, call 518-475-0291.

Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28 at 7:30 AM



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.



4:30 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Outdoors After School
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

Family Fun: Outdoors After School

Are you tired of sitting at a desk all day? It's time to get your wiggles out!  Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. Meet at the visitor center to begin our adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore outdoors. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.

Date/Time: Thursdays, September 14 through October 26, 4:30 to 5:30 PM



6:00 PMPublic Hearing -Draft EIS on the proposed Generic Travel Corridor UMP
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170913_not5.html
Contact  Edward Frantz, NYS DOT
50 Wolf Road, Albany NY 12232, Phone: (315) 793-2421, E-mail: ed.frantz@dot.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 5 Offices, 1115 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977 - Map

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as co-lead agencies, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Generic Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan.

Public hearings on the Draft EIS will be as follows:

Date: September 28, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Adirondack Park Agency
Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

Date: October 3, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Town of Webb Town Hall
3140 State Route 28
Old Forge, NY 13420

Date: October 4, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC Warrensburg Office
232 Golf Course Road
Warrensburg, NY 12885

Written comments on the Draft EIS will accepted through November 27, 2017 and can be submitted to the contact listed above.



Friday - 9/29
 BCP Application & Inv. Plan - 1827 Fillmore Ave. Site (Buffalo) 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 Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 1827 Fillmore Avenue, site ID #C915279. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 1827 Fillmore Avenue. Comments regarding the application and work plan must be submitted no later than September 29, 2017.

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

The application can be reviewed at: Buffalo & Erie County Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203.



 BCP Application - 3500 Park Ave. Apartments (Bronx) 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 3500 Park Avenue Apartments, site ID #C203096. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 3500 Park Avenue, Bronx NY 10456. Comments regarding the application must be submitted no later than September 29, 2017.

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

The application can be reviewed at: New York Public Library, Morrisania Branch, 610 East 169th Street, Bronx, NY 10456  --and--  Bronx Community Board District 3, 1426 Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10456.



 BCP Application - 6200-6390 Niagara Falls Blvd. (Niagara Falls) 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 6200-6390 Niagara Falls Boulevard Site, ID #C932170. This site is located in the City of Niagara Falls within the County of Niagara, and is located at 6200-6390 Niagara Falls Boulevard. Comments regarding the application must be submitted no later than September 29, 2017.

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

The application can be reviewed at: Niagara Falls Public Library, Earl W. Brydges Bldg – 1425 Main St, Niagara Falls, 14305



 BCP Application - Fmr. Dutch Masters Paint Site (Brooklyn) 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 Dutch Masters Paint and Varnish Co., site ID #C224262. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Kings, and is located at 29-41 Wythe Avenue and 180 N. 14th Street, Brooklyn NY 11249. Comments regarding the application must be submitted no later than September 29, 2017.

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

The application can be reviewed at: Brooklyn Public Library – Greenpoint Branch, 107 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11222  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211.



 BCP Application - Hunts Point Parcel E-2 (Bronx) 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 Hunts Point Parcel E-2, site ID #C203095. This site is located in the Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at the SE Intersection of Food Center Dr. and Halleck St. Comments regarding the application must be submitted no later than September 29, 2017.

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

The application can be reviewed at: Woodstock Library, 761 East 160th St, Bronx, 10456  --and--  Bronx Community Board #2, 1029 East 163rd St – Rm 202, Bronx, 10459.



 BCP Application - Kings Plaza Shopping Center (Brooklyn) 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 Kings Plaza Shopping Center, site ID #C224263. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 5120 Avenue U. Comments regarding the application muste be submitted no later than September 29, 2017.

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

The application can be reviewed at: Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue at Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY 11234  --and--  Brooklyn Community Board 18, 1097 Bergen Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234



 Comment Deadline- Draft Guidance of Single-Track Bike Trails on Forest Preserves
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170816_not0.html
Contact  Kathy Regan, Adirondack Park Agency (APA)
PO Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 891-4050, Email: SLMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov

Draft Guidance for the Siting, Construction, and Maintenance of Single-Track Bike Trails on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks (Management Guidance).

The Draft Guidance will cover the Counties of Clinton, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Herkimer, Hamilton, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren and Washington.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until September 29, 2017. The draft Management Guidance is posted on the web at: www.apa.ny.gov.



 Comment Period - 2017 Bergen Basin Sewer Lateral Modification
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170830_not2.html
Contact  Gary Kline, NYS DEC - Division of Water
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3506, Phone: (518) 402-9655, Fax: 518) 402-9029E-mail: gary.kline@dec.ny.gov

The NYC CSO Order was executed between the NYS DEC and the NYC DEP in 2005 and was modified in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2017. The NYC CSO Order includes various milestones and projects associated with abatement of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO) within New York City. Pursuant to Paragraphs XVI.A and D.3 of the 2005 CSO Order, the NYS DEC is required to publicly notice "[i]n the event of a substantive and significant modification to the construction compliance schedules provided for in this Order."

Public Comment Period: The 30 day comment period commences on August 30, 2017 and concludes on, September 29, 2017.

Questions & comments regarding the 2017 Bergen Basin Sewer Lateral Modification can be directed to the contact listed above.  



 DEC Extending Public Comment Period on St. Lawrence Foothills Draft UMP
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/111118.html
Contact  Tony Sparacino, Forester
6739 US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676, Email: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is extending the public comment period on a draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for St. Lawrence Foothills. This unit consists of 13 State Forests located in the Towns of Colton, Hopkinton, Parishville, Potsdam, Pierrepont, and Russell, in St. Lawrence County.

All comments must be received by September 29, 2017.  Public comments can be submitted by mail or email to the contact listed above.



Saturday - 9/30
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

Guided Walk: Beaver Tree Trail

Join us on Saturday, September 30 @ 10:00 am while we take a walk along the Beaver Tree Trail to see what the beaver are up to. We’ll watch for turtles, ducks and other critters that share this habitat as we check the status of the beavers’ dam and lodge.



10:30 AMReinstein Woods - Family Nature Quest: Turtles
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Explore the world of turtles at Reinstein Woods, and meet our captive wood and painted turtles. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Watchable Wildlife: Mini-beasts
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

Watchable Wildlife: Mini-Beasts

They can be colorful, camouflaged, noisy or quiet. Some we love, and some we prefer to keep our distance from. What are they? Insects! On Saturday, September 30th @ 2:00 pm we’ll sweep-net for these small critters and learn how they are adapted to survive, from finding food to avoiding predators, and how they prepare for the coming winter.



2:30 PMReinstein Woods - Birding 101: Class #9
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Learn how to identify the different raptors (birds of prey) found in Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



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