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Week of 1 December, 2019
Sunday - 12/1
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Monday - 12/2
 No Further Action Prop. - 690 Saint Paul St. Site (Rochester) 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 no further action proposal related to the 690 Saint Paul Street - Off Site Portion (Rochester, Monroe County), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 2, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at locations identified in the fact sheet you can access through the link above.



 No Further Action Proposed - 1155 Main St. Site (Buffalo) 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 no further action related to the 1155 Main Street Site (Buffalo, Erie County), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 2, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Buffalo & Erie County Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
716-858-8900



Tuesday - 12/3
 6 NYCRR Part 219, Incinerators
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/26402.html
Contact  Mark Lanzafame, P.E.
air.regs@dec.ny.gov

The Department is proposing several revisions to its operating requirements for human and animal crematories. These requirements can be found in 6 NYCRR Part 219, Incinerators. The Department is also proposing to add a new Subpart 219-10 to limit oxides of nitrogen emissions from municipal waste combustion units.

Hearings for the proposed rule and attendant revisions to existing rules described above will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:

Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 11:00 am     
Location: Suffolk County Water Authority, 260 Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 11:00 am     
Location: 6274 Avon-Lima Rd. (Rtes. 5 and 20), Conference Room, Avon, NY 14414-9516

Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 11:00 am  
Location: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY  12233

The Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge.  Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by November 26,2019, to Richard McAuley, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, (518) 402-8438, air.regs@dec.ny.gov.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Friends of Five Rivers Early Winter Family Fun Program
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

Outdoor Programs for Preschoolers and Their Caregivers

The Friends of Five Rivers is offering programs at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center for preschoolers (ages 2–4). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults and children will explore the natural world together for 90 minutes each week during each multi-week session. Each visit features a storybook on a nature topic, followed by an outdoor activity suggested by the book.

Late Fall Session: November and December

Find complete information, including dates, fees, and how to register here.

WHEN: Each session will take place over 3 weeks. Participants may come either on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (Both days will be identical. Please commit to either Tuesday or Wednesday.) Lessons run from 10:00 to 11:30 am. You may sign up for one or for all four seasonal sessions. Participants will receive an e-mail prior to each week's lesson on the topic that will be explored. The e-mails will be a reminder and a picture clue of that week's adventure.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Joanne Macklin, Executive Director at (518)475-0295 or email friendsfiverivers@outlook.com .

Register early as this program fills quickly!



10:30 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.



6:00 PMRemsen-Lake Placid Draft UMP Public Meeting
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/62816.html
Contact  John Schmid
adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov

This meeting will be held at:

Tupper Lake Middle-High School
131 Chaney Ave.
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

DEC and DOT are holding three public meetings to outline the proposals in the Draft UMP Amendment/SEIS and receive public comment. The Draft UMP Amendment/SEIS can be viewed and downloaded from the DEC website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/62816.html.

The deadline for comments is close of business Dec. 20, 2019. Comments may be provided at any of the public meetings; mailed to John Schmid, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, 12233-4254; or e-mailed to adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.



Wednesday - 12/4
 6 NYCRR Part 219, Incinerators
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/26402.html
Contact  Mark Lanzafame, P.E.
air.regs@dec.ny.gov

The Department is proposing several revisions to its operating requirements for human and animal crematories. These requirements can be found in 6 NYCRR Part 219, Incinerators. The Department is also proposing to add a new Subpart 219-10 to limit oxides of nitrogen emissions from municipal waste combustion units.

Hearings for the proposed rule and attendant revisions to existing rules described above will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:

Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 11:00 am     
Location: Suffolk County Water Authority, 260 Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 11:00 am     
Location: 6274 Avon-Lima Rd. (Rtes. 5 and 20), Conference Room, Avon, NY 14414-9516

Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 11:00 am  
Location: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY  12233

The Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge.  Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by November 26,2019, to Richard McAuley, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, (518) 402-8438, air.regs@dec.ny.gov.



8:15 AMPlant appraisal and planting training workshop
Contact  Lands and Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

ReLeaf Workshop - Buffalo
Location: Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew NY 14043
Topics and speakers:Introduction to Tree and Plant Appraisal - Glenn Gentske, ASCA, Certified Arborist;
Native tree and shrub planting - Tim Richlee, Draves Tree Service

Credits: Applying for ISA, CNLP, and Landscape Architect credits
Cost:$25, payable to NYS Urban and Community Forestry Council

Space is limited! You must register to attend. Check-in starts at 8:15 AM. Workshop ends at noon
To Register complete the registration form found on the Urban Forestry Activity Page: https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Friends of Five Rivers Early Winter Family Fun Program
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

Outdoor Programs for Preschoolers and Their Caregivers

The Friends of Five Rivers is offering programs at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center for preschoolers (ages 2–4). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults and children will explore the natural world together for 90 minutes each week during each multi-week session. Each visit features a storybook on a nature topic, followed by an outdoor activity suggested by the book.

Late Fall Session: November and December

Find complete information, including dates, fees, and how to register here.

WHEN: Each session will take place over 3 weeks. Participants may come either on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (Both days will be identical. Please commit to either Tuesday or Wednesday.) Lessons run from 10:00 to 11:30 am. You may sign up for one or for all four seasonal sessions. Participants will receive an e-mail prior to each week's lesson on the topic that will be explored. The e-mails will be a reminder and a picture clue of that week's adventure.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Joanne Macklin, Executive Director at (518)475-0295 or email friendsfiverivers@outlook.com .

Register early as this program fills quickly!



2:00 PMUrban and Community Forestry Grant Application Deadline
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5285.html
Contact  Lands and Forests
Landsforests@dec.ny.gov

Urban and Community Forestry grant applications are due by 2pm on Wednesday December 4th.

Please visit our webpage for the RFA and application instructions.



6:00 PMRemsen-Lake Placid Draft UMP Public Meeting
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/62816.html
Contact  John Schmid
adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov

This meeting will be held at:

Lake Placid Conference Center
2608 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946

DEC and DOT are holding three public meetings to outline the proposals in the Draft UMP Amendment/SEIS and receive public comment. The Draft UMP Amendment/SEIS can be viewed and downloaded from the DEC website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/62816.html.

The deadline for comments is close of business Dec. 20, 2019. Comments may be provided at any of the public meetings; mailed to John Schmid, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, 12233-4254; or e-mailed to adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.



Thursday - 12/5
5:30 PMCommercial Quota Distribution Meeting
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/26821.html
Contact  Gina Fanelli
gina.fanelli@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map

NYSDEC will be holding a meeting to discuss 2020 commercial quota distribution options. The meeting will be held at Marine Resources Headquarters in East Setauket. This meeting is your best opportunity to participate in the development of the 2020 commercial quota distribution plans.

The commercial horseshoe crab meeting will be 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Due to declines in NY horseshoe crab population, additional management measures will be discussed.

The quota distribution meeting for bluefish, scup, fluke and black sea bass will be 6:30 to 9:00 pm.


6:00 PMRemsen-Lake Placid Draft UMP Public Meeting
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/62816.html
Contact  John Schmid
adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov

This meeting will be held at:

View Arts Center
3256 Route 28
Old Forge, NY 13420

DEC and DOT are holding three public meetings to outline the proposals in the Draft UMP Amendment/SEIS and receive public comment. The Draft UMP Amendment/SEIS can be viewed and downloaded from the DEC website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/62816.html.

The deadline for comments is close of business Dec. 20, 2019. Comments may be provided at any of the public meetings; mailed to John Schmid, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, 12233-4254; or e-mailed to adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.



Friday - 12/6
 6 NYCRR Part 219, Incinerators
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/26402.html
Contact  Mark Lanzafame, P.E.
air.regs@dec.ny.gov

The Department is proposing several revisions to its operating requirements for human and animal crematories. These requirements can be found in 6 NYCRR Part 219, Incinerators. The Department is also proposing to add a new Subpart 219-10 to limit oxides of nitrogen emissions from municipal waste combustion units.

Hearings for the proposed rule and attendant revisions to existing rules described above will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:

Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 11:00 am     
Location: Suffolk County Water Authority, 260 Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 11:00 am     
Location: 6274 Avon-Lima Rd. (Rtes. 5 and 20), Conference Room, Avon, NY 14414-9516

Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 11:00 am  
Location: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY  12233

The Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge.  Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by November 26,2019, to Richard McAuley, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, (518) 402-8438, air.regs@dec.ny.gov.



 Brownfield App./Work Plan - 225 Louisiana Street 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 Work Plan for a site known as 225 Louisiana Street Site, site ID #C915350. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 175, 177, 225, 245 Louisiana Street & 96 Kentucky Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by December 6, 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



 Brownfield App./Work Plan - Buffalo RiverWorks 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 Work Plan for a site known as Buffalo RiverWorks, site ID #C915352. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 323, 339, and 395 Ganson Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by December 6, 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



 Brownfield Application - 3077 Union Road Site (Orchard Park) 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 3077 Union Road Site, site ID #C915349. This site is located in the Town of Orchard Park, within the County of Erie, and is located at 3077 Union Road. Public comments about the application must be submitted by December 6, 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:

West Seneca Branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
1300 Union Road
West Seneca, NY 14224



 Brownfield Application - 57 Alexander Street 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 for a site known as 57 Alexander Street, site ID #C360194. This site is located in the City of Yonkers, within Westchester County, and is located at 47-71 Alexander Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by December 6, 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:

Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront Library Branch
1 Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY 10701



 Draft Investigation -Former Accurate Die Casting (Fayetteville) 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 draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Former Accurate Die Casting Site #C734052 (Fayetteville, Onondaga County), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through December 6, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C734052/

And at:

Fayetteville Free Library
300 Orchard Street
Fayetteville, NY 13066
315-637-6374



 Proposed Cleanup - Cedar Street Former MGP Site (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 proposal to address contamination related to the Cedar Street Former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP), site ID #360173 (New Rochelle, Westchester County), within New York's Manufactured Gas Plant Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 6, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/360173/

And at:

New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: (914) 632-7878
Monday 9AM – 8PM
Tuesday 9AM – 8PM
Wednesday 10AM – 6PM
Thursday 9AM – 8PM
Friday 9AM – 5PM
Saturday 9AM – 5PM
Sunday 1PM – 5PM



Saturday - 12/7
 Prop. Cleanup-Former Hygrade Polishing&Plating 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 to address contamination related to the Former Hygrade Polishing and Plating Co. Site (Long Island City, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through December 7, 2019.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment (information available in English, Espanol, Hindi, and Bengali).

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Queens Library, Long Island City Branch
37-44 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
718-752-3700

--and--

Queens Community Board 1
45-02 Ditmars Boulevard, LL Suite 125
Astoria, NY 11105
718-626-1021



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Guided Walk: Preparing for Winter
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: PREPARING FOR WINTER

A walk on the Beaver Tree Trail will present opportunities to observe how Five Rivers’ wildlife is preparing for winter. We’ll look for signs of beaver activity and the last of the ducks on the pond as ice starts to creep over the water’s surface.

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



11:00 AMReinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Trees in Winter
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join a guided nature walk and learn how trees survive the winter season.  No registration required.


1:00 PMReinstein Woods - Friends of Reinstein Woods Holiday Party
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Friends of Reinstein Woods members will celebrate the beauty of winter at their annual holiday gathering.  Enjoy a live animal presentation by Aquarium of Niagara.  New members are welcome.  Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


2:00 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Soil ! Soil! Soil!
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: SOIL! SOIL! SOIL!

It’s more than just dirt. Celebrate World Soil Day at Five Rivers by joining us for a presentation about the wonders of soils. Learn what makes up soil, how it differs from dirt, the important roles that soils play in our environment, and ecological problems related to soil.

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



4:00 PMFive Rivers - Citizen Science: Owl Prowl
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

Citizen Science: OWL PROWL

Join center staff and bird experts from the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club as we survey owls at Five Rivers. Field parties will visit likely owl roosts, then gather to compare findings.

 Space is limited. Please call to register by Wednesday, November 28.

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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