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Week of 22 October, 2017
Sunday - 10/22
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 10/23
 Comment Period Extended - Air State Facilitiy Permit Modification
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170920_not9.html
Contact  Mark Passuite, NYSDEC Region 9 Office
270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7165, E-mail: DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov

In response to a number of written requests, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is hereby announcing the extension of the public review and written comment period for the Air State Facility permit No. 9-2934-00022/00233 modification application submitted by CWM Chemical Services, L.L.C (CWM) for its facility located at 1550 Balmer Road in Model City, NY. This comment period is being extended to allow the public more time to review this modification application and the Draft Permit prepared by the NYSDEC.

The written comment period which was originally to expire on September 22, 2017, is being extended an additional 30 days, and will now extend through October 23, 2017.



7:00 PMPublic Meeting - Trout Stream Management in NYS
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, 518-402-8924, fwfish@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 8 Offices, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414 - Map

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that two public meetings will be held in Region 8 this fall as part of a series of statewide meetings on trout stream management

The meetings will feature a 30-minute presentation by DEC Fisheries staff describing current management practices for trout streams and will include key findings of a statewide study completed in 2015.

Following the presentation, meeting attendees will have an opportunity to provide input and feedback regarding their preferences and expectations for the management of trout streams

The meeting will be held:

Monday, October 23
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.)
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414



Tuesday - 10/24
8:00 AMUrban Forestry: Tree Pruning, Architecture & Longevity
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/30859.html
Contact  Lands & Forests
landsforests@dec.ny.gov

The purpose of this workshop is to describe and demonstrate current structural pruning strategies to improve architecture on young, medium-aged, and older trees. Dr. Edward F. Gilman will conduct the workshop. ISA and CNLP credits pending. Early registration is due by October 13th.



Wednesday - 10/25
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 10/26
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



 Reinstein Woods - After School Escape
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.



6:00 PMRescheduled Public Comment Hearing - Mute Swans in New York
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/111378.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife - Mute Swan Plan
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754; or e-mailing Wildlife@dec.ny.gov (subject line - "Mute Swan Plan")

Please take notice that the public comment hearing originally scheduled for September 19, 2017 at the Suffolk County Water Authority located at 260 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, New York 11788 was cancelled and is rescheduled for Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the same location.

In addition, the deadline to submit public comments on the Draft Mute Swan Management Plan has been extended from December 6, 2017 to December 13, 2017.

Notice of the public hearing and public comment period for the Draft Mute Swan Management Plan was originally published in the ENB on September 13, 2017. Information on the Draft Mute Swan Management Plan, the availability of documents, the public comment hearing process, and how to submit public comments to the Department is contained in the September 13, 2017 notice.



 Public Hearing - Draft Mute Swan Revised Plan - Hauppauge
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7076.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife - Mute Swan Plan
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754; or e-mailing Wildlife@dec.ny.gov (subject line - "Mute Swan Plan")
Location  Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center, 260 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788 - Map

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has scheduled public hearings on the Mute Swan Revised plan.  Date, time and location of the last public hearing are listed below.  This hearing will give the public an opportunity to provide feedback on the revised plan.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center
260 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

The public is encouraged to provide written comments on the revised management plan in writing to the contact listed above. The public comment period will close on December 13, 2017.



6:30 PMPublic Meeting on Trout Stream Management in Oneida County - Utica
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html
Contact  Andrea Pedrick
Information.R6@dec.ny.gov

DEC is holding a public meeting on trout stream management in Oneida County at the Utica State Office Building to provide an overview of the state’s approach to trout stream management and elicit feedback from anglers regarding their preferences and expectations for the management of trout stream waters.

WHEN: Thursday, October 26, 2017
WHERE: Conference rooms A & B
Utica State Office Building, 207 Genesee St., Utica, NY  13501
TIME: 6:30 p.m.  to 9:00 p.m. (Presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.)



 Trout Stream Management in NYS - Utica
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html

Utica State Office Bldg.
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
Directions to Region 6 Utica Office



 Trout Stream Management in NYS Broome County - Whitney Point
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.

Whitney Point High School Auditorium
10 Keibel Road
Whitney Point, NY 13862



 Trout Stream Managment in New York Westchester County - Cortlandt Manor
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html

Cortlandt Town Hall (Vincent Nyberg General Meeting Room)
1 Heady Street
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567



Friday - 10/27
 BCP Application for Ex-Eaton Site (Batavia) - 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 Ex-Eaton Site, site ID #C819022. This site is located in the City of Batavia, within the County of Genesee, at 22-40 Clinton Street, Batavia NY 14020.

Comments about the application must be submitted no later than October 27, 2017.

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

The application, draft work plan and other relevant documents can be reviewed at: Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross Street, Batavia NY 14020.



 BCP Application for The Peninsula Site (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 and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as The Peninsula, site ID #C203097. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Bronx, at 1221 Spofford Avenue, Bronx NY, 10474.

Comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted no later than October 27, 2017.

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

The application, draft work plan and other relevant documents can be reviewed at: New York Public Library – Woodstock, 761 East 160th Street, Bronx, NY 10456.



 BCP Applications - 155 and 355 Food Center Drive Sites (Bronx) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) applications for two nearby sites:

  • 155 Food Center Drive, site ID #C203098. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 155 Food Center Drive, Bronx NY 10474.

  • 355 Food Center Drive, site ID #C203099. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 355 Food Center Drive, Bronx NY 10474.

Comments about the applications must be submitted no later than October 27, 2017.

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

Copies of the applications and other relevant documents are available at: New York Public Library – Woodstock Branch, 761 East 160th Street, Bronx NY 10456  --and--  Bronx Community Board #2, 1029 East 163rd Street, Bronx NY 10489.



 Comment Deadline - Five Mile and Kildare Conservation Easement RMP
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20171004_not6.html
Contact  Peter D'luhosch, NYS DEC - Region 6 Potsdam Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests
6739 US Route 11, Potsdam, NY 13676m Phone: (315) 265-3090, E-mail: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is proposing to amend both the Five Mile Conservation Easement (CE) Interim Recreation Management Plan (IRMP) and the Kildare Conservation Easement RMP portion of the Raquette Boreal Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP) to construct the 1.25 mile "Kildare Connector Road" between the Five Mile and the Kildare CE lands.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person listed above until October 27, 2017.

The Draft Amendment is posted on the DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22573.html.



 Comment Deadline - DEC Constructing Road to Open Remote Area to Public
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22573.html
Contact  Peter D'Luhosch, Conservation Easement Specialist
ump.R6@dec.ny.gov

DEC is proposing to amend both the 5 Mile Conservation Easement (CE) Interim Recreation Management Plan (IRMP) and the CE portion of the Raquette Boreal Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP) to construct a connector road between the Five Mile and the Kildare CEs in the town of Hopkinton, St. Lawrence County. 
The road will provide access to many miles of motor vehicle roads on the Kildare CE. It will also provide non-motorized recreational access to the adjacent Raquette River Wild Forest and Raquette-Jordan Boreal Primitive Area. The draft amendment plan can be found on the DEC website. 

Public comment on the draft amendment plan will be taken for 45 days beginning September 12, 2017 and ending October 27, 2017. The public can submit comments via email or in writing to Peter D’Luhosch, Conservation Easement Specialist, NYS DEC 6739 US Hwy. 11, Potsdam, NY  13676 or by calling 315-265-3090.



 Comments Deadline Exterded - Raquette Boreal Wild Forest UMP Amendment
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22573.html
Contact  Peter D'Luhosch, Conservation Easement Specialist, ump.R6@dec.ny.gov
NYS DEC 6739 US Hwy. 11 Potsdam, NY 13676

Comment Deadline for the Raquette Boreal Wild Forest UMP Amendment has been extended to November 10, 2017

DEC is proposing to amend both the Five Mile CE Interim Recreation Management Plan (IRMP) and the Kildare Recreation Management Plan portion of the 2006 Raquette Boreal Wild Forest UMP to construct the "Kildare Connector Road" between the Five Mile and the Kildare CEs in the town of Hopkinton, St. Lawrence County.

The draft amendment plan can be downloaded from the link below. The Department will accept public comment on the draft amendment through October 27, 2017.

Comments may be submitted to:
Peter D'Luhosch, Conservation Easement Specialist
NYS DEC
6739 US Hwy. 11
Potsdam, NY 13676 or via email at: ump.R6@dec.ny.gov



 Proposed Cleanup - Fmr. Damshire Cleaners Site (Albany) 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 proposal to address contamination related to the Former Damshire Cleaners Site (Albany, Albany Co.), within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through October 27, 2017.

A public meeting also will be held: Tuesday, October 17 at 6:00PM at the Crossings of Colonie, 580 Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY.

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: William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211; phone: 518-458-9274.



Saturday - 10/28
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Halloween Open House
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

Halloween Open House

Come to our Halloween Open House on Saturday, October 28, 10:00 to 11:30 AM where we will be on hand to share fun facts about bats, spiders and bones galore. Touch a skull, run your fingers over animal teeth, and make a creepy bat craft to bring home.



 Reinstein Woods - Stories in the Woods
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Enjoy hearing a nature story, followed by a guided walk in the woods. For children ages 3 to 7. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Halloween Critters
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

Halloween Critters

Join us on Saturday, October 28, 2:00 PM for games and activities focused on some of our favorite Halloween animals. Families will discover that bats, spiders, snakes and more aren’t so scary after all. We will make a craft indoors and play outdoor games in anticipation of this spooky holiday. Please dress for the weather.



 Reinstein Woods - Aliens
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Are there visitors from outer space in Reinstein Woods? No, just plants and animals introduced from other parts of the world. Join a guided tour to meet some of these alien invaders. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



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