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Week of 3 February, 2019
Sunday - 2/3
 Comment End - Notice of Prop. Rulemaking Amendment of Section 190.36 to 6 NYCRR
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20181205_not4.html
Contact  Peter Innes
625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-4250, Phone: (518) 402-9405, E-mail: Peter.Innes@dec.ny.gov

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 1-0101(3)(b), 3-0301(1)(b), 3-0301(1)(d), 3-0301(2)(m), 9-0105(1) and 9-0105(3), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

The proposed regulation is to correct a mistake in the description of the Kaaterskill Falls Riparian Area.

There will be a 60 day public comment period on the proposed rule beginning December 5, 2018 and ending February 3, 2019. For further information please contact the person listed above.



Monday - 2/4
 Proposed Cleanup - Jackson Heights Shopping Ctr. Site (Queens) 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 remedy proposed to address contamination related to the Jackson Heights Shopping Center Site (31st Ave., Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 4, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Office of State Assemblyman Michael DenDekker
75-35 31st Avenue, Suite 206B (2nd Floor)
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
phone: 718-457-0384

--and--

Langston Hughes Queens Library
100-01 Northern Boulevard
Corona, NY 11368
phone: 718-651-1100

--and--

Queens Community Board #3
82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 606
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
phone: 718-458-2707



7:00 PMFive Rivers -HMBC Speaker Series: URBAN BIRDING
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

HMBC Speaker Series: URBAN BIRDING
Join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for their monthly speaker series. Details for this month’s program, presented by Tristan Lowery, are at https://hmbc.net/content/urban-birding

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



 Public Meeting - Draft TMDL for Honeoye Lake, Ontario County
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190116_not0.html
Contact  Robert M. Capowski, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Resource Management
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany NY 12233-3508, E-mail: waterlog@dec.ny.gov.

This notice announces the availability of a DRAFT Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) document proposed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to address the following waterbody:

Honeoye Lake, Ontario County
Honeoye Lake is impaired for phosphorus. 

States are required by Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (US EPA) implementing regulations (40CFR Part 130) to develop TMDL plans for waterbodies and pollutants where water quality standards are not being met.

Honeoye Lake is one of the New York State Governor's 12 Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Priority Lakes. The HABs Action Plan and the TMDL are aligned. As part of the strategy to alleviate HABs in the Lake, NYS DEC has retained a contractor to develop Aeration and Nutrient Inactivation Plans to be implemented in the Lake.

A Public Meeting to discuss the findings of the TMDL and to answer questions will be held as follows:

Date: February 4, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Honeoye Central School Auditorium
8528 Main Street
Honeoye, NY 14471

TMDL Comments can be mailed or e-mailed to the contact listed above by the close of business February 19, 2019.



Tuesday - 2/5
10:00 AMFive Rivers - 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

WHO: Programs are for adults and pre-school children.

WHAT: Adults (parent, grandparent, or guardian) and children (ages 2-4) together will take part in exploring the natural world during different seasons of the year. Each 1 ½ hour session will begin with the sharing of a story book on a nature topic. Participants will take part in an outdoor activity that is suggested by the book. After their guided walk, they will return indoors to take part in a craft or take-home project.

WHEN: Each session will take place over a 4 week period. Participants may come either on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (Both days will be identical. Please commit to either Tuesday or Wednesday.) Sessions run from 10:00 to 11:30 am. You may sign up for as many sessions as you like.

EXTRA: Participants will keep an age-appropriate record of their nature adventures and will be sent an e-mail before each meeting day. The e-mails will be a reminder and a picture clue of what that week's adventure will be.

SNOW DATES: Feb 12 or Feb 13

COST: 4 week Session: Basic session fee = $25.00 + Material fee per child per session of $10.00

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



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Draft TMDL for Conesus Lake, Livingston County
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20190116_not0.html
Contact  Edward Anna, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Resource Management
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany NY 12233-3508, E-mail: waterlog@dec.ny.gov

This notice announces the availability of a DRAFT Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) document proposed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to address the following waterbody:

Conesus Lake, Livingston County
Conesus Lake is impaired for phosphorus.

States are required by Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (US EPA) implementing regulations (40CFR Part 130) to develop TMDL plans for waterbodies and pollutants where water quality standards are not being met.

Conesus Lake is one of the Governor's 12 Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Priority Lakes. The HABs Action Plan and the TMDL are aligned. As part of the strategy to alleviate HABs in the Lake, NYS DEC has retained a contractor to develop Aeration and Nutrient Inactivation Plans to be implemented in the Lake.

A Public Meeting to discuss the findings of the TMDL and to answer questions will be held as follows:

Date: February 5, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Livonia Central School District Connell Building Auditorium
40 Spring Street
Livonia, NY

TMDL Comments can be mailed or e-mailed to the contact listed above by the close of business February 19, 2019.



Wednesday - 2/6
10:00 AMFive Rivers - 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

WHO: Programs are for adults and pre-school children.

WHAT: Adults (parent, grandparent, or guardian) and children (ages 2-4) together will take part in exploring the natural world during different seasons of the year. Each 1 ½ hour session will begin with the sharing of a story book on a nature topic. Participants will take part in an outdoor activity that is suggested by the book. After their guided walk, they will return indoors to take part in a craft or take-home project.

WHEN: Each session will take place over a 4 week period. Participants may come either on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (Both days will be identical. Please commit to either Tuesday or Wednesday.) Sessions run from 10:00 to 11:30 am. You may sign up for as many sessions as you like.

EXTRA: Participants will keep an age-appropriate record of their nature adventures and will be sent an e-mail before each meeting day. The e-mails will be a reminder and a picture clue of what that week's adventure will be.

SNOW DATES: Feb 12 or Feb 13

COST: 4 week Session: Basic session fee = $25.00 + Material fee per child per session of $10.00

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



10:30 AMCSC Webinar: Advancing Food Scraps Recycling in NYS
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov

Please see the URL under “Additional information” for more detail on how to register and join this Climate Smart Communities (CSC) webinar on February 6th.

Topic: Advancing Food Scraps Recycling in NYS - State Funding for Community Initiatives
(Please note that the date of this webinar has changed from February 14 to February 6.)
This webinar will provide an overview of two state grant programs that are available to local governments to support the recycling of food waste. The source for both of these grant programs is the NYS Environmental Protection Fund.

In addition, the speakers will discuss why it is important to prevent food waste from entering landfills and the resources that are available for communities to learn more about improving the sustainability of the food system.



Thursday - 2/7
6:00 PMFive Rivers - Making Local Conservation Happen
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

Making Local Conservation Happen
Join us in learning about conservation success stories from area landowners and partners while warming up with hot apples cider and local food samples. At 8:15 PM, after the indoor discussion, there will be an optional guided walk as we listen for owls and other creatures of the night. Organized by the Town of Bethlehem.

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



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Former Klink Cosmo Site (Brooklyn) - Proposed Cleanup
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting Location: Cooper Park Community Center, 76 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Former Klink Cosmo Cleaners Site (Richardson St., Brooklyn), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through February 17, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Leonard Branch
81 Devoe St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
phone: 718-486-6006

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board #1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
phone: 718-389-0009



Friday - 2/8
 Brownfield App./Inv. Plan-3678 Southwestern 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 and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 3678 Southwestern, site ID #C915342. This site is located in the Town of Orchard Park, within the County of Erie, and is located at 3678 Southwestern Boulevard. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by February 8, 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:

Orchard Park Public Library
4570 S. Buffalo Street
Orchard Park, 14127



 Brownfield App/Inv. Plan-Sendero Verde Redev. Proj. (Manhattan) 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 Sendero Verde Redevelopment Project - Parcel B, site ID #C231128. This site is located in the City of New York, within the Borough of Manhattan, and is located at 75 East 111th Street and 60 East 112th Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by February 8, 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:

Aguilar Public Library
174 East 110th Street
New York, NY 10029

--and--

Manhattan Community Board 11
1664 Park Avenue, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10035



 Brownfield Application - Former Pfizer Site C (Brooklyn) 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 Former Pfizer Site C, site ID #C224288. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 334 Wallabout Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by February 8, 2019.

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

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at:

Brooklyn Public Library – Bushwick Branch
340 Bushwick Avenue at Seigel Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

--and--

Brooklyn Community Board 1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211



Saturday - 2/9
 Draft Inv. Plan - Hamilton Hill II-Target Area 1 (Schenectady) 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 Hamilton Hill II - Target Area 1 Site (Schenectady, Schenectady Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through February 9, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
phone: 518-388-4500



 Proposed Cleanup - Former Globe Woolen Mills Site (Utica) 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 Former Globe Woolen Mills Site (Utica, Oneida Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 9, 2019.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at:

Utica Public Library
303 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502
phone: 315-735-2279



 Proposed Cleanup - JS Rochdale Cleaners Site (Jamaica) 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 JS Rochdale Cleaners Site (Baisley Blvd., Jamaica, Queens), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 9, 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 - Rochdale Village
169-09 137th Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11434
phone: 718-723-4440



12:00 PMReinstein Woods: Winter Wonderland in the Woods
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Discover the woods in winter! Try snowshoes or cross-country skis for free and make snow art. Enjoy ice-fishing demonstrations, winter crafts for kids, and more! Refreshments for sale. For more information, visit the Reinstein Woods website or call 716-683-5959. No registration required.



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