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Week of 23 February, 2020
Sunday - 2/23
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 2/24
1:00 PMPublic Meeting on Household Cleansing Product Regulations (6 NYCRR Part 659)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/109021.html
Contact  Emily Dominiak
productdisclosure@dec.ny.gov, 518-402-8706

DEC is holding a public meeting to discuss amendments to the household cleansing product rules that are being considered for adoption. 

Amendments include:

  • specifying what information must be reported about covered products and their ingredients;
  • how information should be shared with DEC for the public record;
  • the type of studies that must be reported;
  • and, how confidential business information should be handled

During this meeting, DEC is looking for input on disclosure of nonfunctional ingredients, issues around confidential information, and how to disclose when a product’s formulation temporarily changes, as well as other regulatory concerns.

You must register to attend the meeting.

DEC will hold a formal public comment period at a later date once it officially proposes the regulations.



Tuesday - 2/25
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, 10:30 to 11:30 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.



 Public Workshop - Hazardous Waste Revisions Being Considered: Generator Rule
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/117115.html
Contact  HWRegs@dec.ny.gov

DEC is holding public workshops on the hazardous waste revisions that DEC is considering, including the Generator Improvements Rule, state-initiated changes regarding secondary containment requirements and the creation of uniform LQG requirements, and the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. 

During this workshop staff will talk about the revisions to the hazardous waste regulations that DEC is considering, including an in-depth discussion of EPA's Generator Improvements Rule. This discussion will also focus on state-initiated changes including expanded secondary containment requirements for the storage of liquid hazardous waste and the creation of uniform large quantity generator (LQG) requirements that would apply statewide. DEC would like to encourage stakeholders to attend and provide feedback about these revisions.

This event is being held at:
Yonkers Riverfront Library - Community Room A
1 Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY 10701

Those who wish to attend an event need to register using the link below. Each attendee needs to register separately.

Register for this event >>



1:00 PMPublic Workshop - Hazardous Waste Revisions Being Considered: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/117115.html
Contact  HWRegs@dec.ny.gov

DEC is holding public workshops on the hazardous waste revisions that DEC is considering, including the Generator Improvements Rule, state-initiated changes regarding secondary containment requirements and the creation of uniform LQG requirements, and the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule.

During this workshop staff will talk about the revisions to the hazardous waste regulations that DEC is considering, including an in-depth discussion of EPA's Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. DEC would like to encourage stakeholders to attend and provide feedback about these revisions.

This event is being held at:
Yonkers Riverfront Library - Community Room A
1 Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY 10701

Those who wish to attend an event need to register using the link below. Each attendee needs to register separately.

Register for this event >>



6:00 PMPublic Meeting on Climate and Transportation
Contact  Pam Hadad Hurst, or Jason Pandich
climateandtransportation@dec.ny.gov, 518-402-2794

Please join us for a public meeting on climate and transportation on February 25 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at NYS DOT located at 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, New York. 

Please register here with your email address to attend.

At this meeting, we will provide an update on the Transportation and Climate Initiative Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to implement a regional cap and invest program to transition to a more sustainable, resilient, low carbon transportation sector. We hope to engage New Yorkers in dialogue around New York's potential participation in the program, including how auction proceeds might be invested and how to ensure that benefits of emission reductions programs would be realized by frontline/environmental justice communities.

Questions can be directed to climateandtransportation@dec.ny.gov or to Pam Hadad-Hurst or Jason Pandich at 518-402-2794.



Wednesday - 2/26
9:30 AMPublic Workshop - Hazardous Waste Revisions Being Considered: Generator Rule
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/117115.html
Contact  HWRegs@dec.ny.gov

DEC is holding public workshops on the hazardous waste revisions that DEC is considering, including the Generator Improvements Rule, state-initiated changes regarding secondary containment requirements and the creation of uniform LQG requirements, and the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. 

During this workshop staff will talk about the revisions to the hazardous waste regulations that DEC is considering, including an in-depth discussion of EPA's Generator Improvements Rule. This discussion will also focus on state-initiated changes including expanded secondary containment requirements for the storage of liquid hazardous waste and the creation of uniform large quantity generator (LQG) requirements that would apply statewide. DEC would like to encourage stakeholders to attend and provide feedback about these revisions.

This event is being held at:
Suffolk County Water Authority
260 Motor Pkwy
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Those who wish to attend an event need to register using the link below. Each attendee needs to register separately.

Register for this event >>



11:30 AMPublic Workshop - Hazardous Waste Revisions Being Considered: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/117115.html
Contact  HWRegs@dec.ny.gov

DEC is holding public workshops on the hazardous waste revisions that DEC is considering, including the Generator Improvements Rule, state-initiated changes regarding secondary containment requirements and the creation of uniform LQG requirements, and the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. 

During this workshop staff will talk about the revisions to the hazardous waste regulations that DEC is considering, including an in-depth discussion of EPA's Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. DEC would like to encourage stakeholders to attend and provide feedback about these revisions.

This event is being held at:
Suffolk County Water Authority
260 Motor Pkwy
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Those who wish to attend an event need to register using the link below. Each attendee needs to register separately.

Register for this event >>



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

Meeting Location: Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road, Tonawanda, NY 14217

DEC invites the public to the meeting to learn about a proposal to address contamination related to the Tonawanda Forge Site (Tonawanda, Erie County). Public comments also are welcome at the meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 9, 2020.

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 online at: https://gisservices-dev.dec.ny.gov/gis/dil/index.html?rs=915274

And at:

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)858-8900

--and--

Elaine M. Panty Branch Library
820 Tonawanda Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716)875-0562



Thursday - 2/27
5:30 PMPublic Availability Session for Dunn Mine and C&D Debris Landfill
https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/117071.html
Contact  r4info@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) will hold a public availability session on February 27, 2020 to discuss the ongoing operations of the Dunn Mine and C&D (construction and demolition) Debris Disposal Facility on Partition Street Extension. At the availability session, individual stations on various aspects of DEC’s roles in the oversight and monitoring of the Dunn facility will be staffed by experts from DEC and DOH to provide opportunities for interested residents and community members to have specific questions answered. Community members can arrive at any time throughout the evening.

DEC and DOH representatives will be available to answer questions. We encourage community members to attend at their convenience.

Location:
Rensselaer City School Cafeteria
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.



6:00 PMPublic hearings for fluke, scup, black sea bass and bluefish mgt amendments
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7903.html
Contact  Interstate Fisheries Management
fwmarine@dec.ny.gov

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) are developing an amendment to the fishery management plan to potentially revise the commercial and recreational sector allocations in the summer flounder (fluke), scup (porgy), and black sea bass fisheries. The ASMFC and MAFMC are also seeking to possibly revise the allocation of Atlantic bluefish between the commercial and recreational fisheries and the commercial allocations to the states and develop a rebuild plan for the overfished bluefish stock.

Public hearings for these actions are scheduled on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at
Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS)
Endeavor Hall, Room 120
Stony Brook, New York 11794

Meeting Schedule:
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Allocation Amendment
Please note that this amendment will not address recreational bag, size, or season limits for any species.

7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment
Please note that this amendment will not address recreational bluefish management measures, including the three-fish private/shore bag limit and five-fish for-hire bag limit recommended for 2020.


Friday - 2/28
 No Further Action Prop. - 441 Elmwood Ave. 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 441 Elmwood Avenue Site #C915334(Buffalo) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 28, 2020.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online through the DECinfo Locator at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C915334/

--and--

Buffalo & Erie County Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, New York 14203
(716) 858-8900



 Proposed Cleanup - Church-Division Street Tower A(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 Church-Division Street, Tower A Site ID #C360187 (New Rochelle, Westchester County), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through February 28, 2020.

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/C360187/

And at:


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



11:30 AMPre-Proposal Webinar on Statewide Greenhouse Gas Emission Limit Rulemaking
http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/99223.html
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov (518)402-8448

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will host an informational webinar to provide the public the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the rulemaking to establish statewide greenhouse gas emission limits per Article 75 of the Environmental Conservation Law, as amended by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Chapter 106 of the Laws of 2019).

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Time: 11:30a.m.–12:30p.m.

Instructions and Information: Log-in instructions for this webinar as well as the pre-proposal draft terms for 6 NYCRR Part 496 will be available on DEC’s Climate Change Mitigation website. http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/99223.html

Written comments: The public is invited to submit written comments on the potential rulemaking as follows:

  • By email to: climatechange@dec.ny.gov ; please include "Part 496 Emission Limit" in the subject line of the email.
  • By mail to NYS DEC, Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1030.
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Contact: Suzanne Hagell, NYS DEC – Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, Phone: (518) 402-8448, Email: climatechange@dec.ny.gov 



 Pre-Proposal Webinar on Statewide Greenhouse Gas Emission Limit Rulemaking
https://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/99223.html
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@dec.ny.gov or (518) 402-8448

Notice of Pre-Proposal Webinar on Statewide Greenhouse Gas Emission Limit Rulemaking

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will host an informational webinar to provide the public the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the rulemaking to establish statewide greenhouse gas emission limits per Article 75 of the Environmental Conservation Law, as amended by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Chapter 106 of the Laws of 2019). Draft terms for 6 NYCRR Part 496 are available for review at https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/administration_pdf/draftpart496.pdf
 
Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Log-in Instructions: To join webinar, click on this link: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e80bae4136280846aeb85e0a18097bad4

  
Written comments: The public is invited to submit written comments on the potential rulemaking as follows:
• By email to: climatechange@dec.ny.gov. Please include "Part 496 Emission Limit" in the subject line of the email.
• By mail to NYS DEC, Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1030.
 
Contact: Suzanne Hagell, NYS DEC – Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, Phone: (518) 402-8448, Email: climatechange@dec.ny.gov 


 



Saturday - 2/29
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Dr. Seuss Read-a-Thon
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: DR. SEUSS READ-A-THON
It’s time for our annual celebration of all creatures strange and silly! Join us as we mark Read Across America Day with selections of favorite books by Dr. Seuss. Create a Seuss-themed craft and watch for an appearance by The Cat in the Hat himself.

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: Family Nature Quest - Snowshoe Walk
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 us for a morning snowshoe walk along the trails as we look for signs of wildlife. Snowshoe rental: $5/$2 for Friends members.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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