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Week of 16 December, 2012
Sunday - 12/16
 Duck, Coot, Merganser and Sea Duck Hunting Final Day in Northeastern Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Monday - 12/17
2:00 PMLegislative Public Hearing for Parts 225, 228, 621 & State Plan Revisions
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20121031_not0.html
Contact  NYSDEC Division of Air Resources
518-402-8452 email: airregs@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Date: Monday, December 17, 2012
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: NYS DEC - Region 2 Office
1 Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Room 834
Long Island City, NY 11101

a) proposed SSI State Plan;
b) proposed amendments to the  MWC State Plan;
c) proposed amendments to Parts 225-1 and 200;
d) proposed amendments to Parts 228  Parts 200 and 201;
e) proposed amendment Part 621.

Please refer to the ENB (http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20121031_not0.html) for the complete Public Hearing Notice



Tuesday - 12/18
 Muzzleloader and Late Bowhunting Big Game Season Final Day in Southern Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

2:00 PMLegislative Public Hearing for Parts 225, 228, 621 & State Plan Revisions
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20121031_not0.html
Contact  NYSDEC Division of Air Resources
518-402-8452 email: airregs@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 8 Office Conference Room
6274 East Avon-Lima Road (Routes 5 and 20)
Avon, NY 14414

a) proposed SSI State Plan;
b) proposed amendments to the  MWC State Plan;
c) proposed amendments to Parts 225-1 and 200;
d) proposed amendments to Parts 228  Parts 200 and 201;
e) proposed amendment Part 621.

Please refer to the ENB (http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20121031_not0.html) for the complete Public Hearing Notice



Wednesday - 12/19
 Public Comment Ends for Cornell Lakes Source Cooling SPDES Permit
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20121017_reg7.html#750990000900001
Contact  Div. of Environmental Permits
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC is accepting comments on a draft SPDES permit that covers water releases from Cornell University's lake source cooling facility, which has been extended until December 19, 2012. Information is available in the ENBs on 10/17/12 and 11/21/12.


Thursday - 12/20
 Duck, Coot, Merganser and Sea Duck Hunting Final Day in Lake Champlain Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

2:00 PMLegislative Public Hearing for Parts 225, 228, 621 & State Plan Revisions
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20121031_not0.html
Contact  NYSDEC Division of Air Resources
518-402-8452 email: airregs@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Date: Thursday, December 20, 2012
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC
625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129
Albany, NY 12233

a) proposed SSI State Plan;
b) proposed amendments to the  MWC State Plan;
c) proposed amendments to Parts 225-1 and 200;
d) proposed amendments to Parts 228  Parts 200 and 201;
e) proposed amendment Part 621.

Please refer to the ENB (http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20121031_not0.html) for the complete Public Hearing Notice



4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for Former Greiner Orchards Site
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, Region 7
615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204; (315)426-7400; email: reg7info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Meeting Location: East Syracuse Minoa High School Library, 6400 Fremont Road, East Syracuse, NY

The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the remedy being proposed by DEC to address contamination related to the Former Greiner Orchards Site (East Syracuse). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through January 17, 2013.



Friday - 12/21
No Scheduled Events
Saturday - 12/22
 1501 College Avenue Brownfield Site Comment Period Ends
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/68496.html
Contact  Michael Hinton
region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Check the fact sheet for more information:



 Canada Goose Season Final Day in East Central Goose Area
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28496.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

10:00 AMThe Natural History of Christmas Trees
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Cone-bearing trees provide many creatures with food, nest sites, shelter from the weather and protection from predators. Join us on a naturalist’s “tour de forest” as we explore first-hand the ecological importance of conifers. The impact of invasive forest pest species will be discussed.



10:30 AMCross-Country Ski Tour
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy a leisurely, guided cross-country ski tour through the preserve. Ski rental = $4.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



2:00 PMFamily Fun: Not a Creature Was Stirring
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Animals have but one problem going into winter—how to come out the other side! Happily, critters have learned to cope with the season in many different ways. Join us on an outdoor study of winter survival strategies, and see how various animals get by. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, December 19.



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