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Week of 19 November, 2017
Sunday - 11/19
 Draft Investigation Plan - Vacuum Oil Refinery Site (Rochester) Comment Deadline
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Vacuum Oil Refinery Site (Rochester, Monroe Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through November 19, 2017.

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

Project documents can be reviewed at: Phillis Wheatley Community Library, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way, Rochester, NY 14608; phone: 585-428-8212  --and--  Plymouth-Exchange (PLEX) Neighborhood Assoc., Attn: Dorothy Hall, Carlson Commons, 70 Coretta Scott Crossing, Rochester, NY 14608; phone: 585-328-6916.

Monday - 11/20
 Comment Deadline-Hazardous Waste Mgmt Permit for Momentive Performance Materials
Contact  Marc Migliore, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, Division of Environmental Permits
232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, E-mail: Info.R5@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC has made a tentative determination to issue MPM the requested Part 373 permit modification, to increase the secondary containment capacity for interconnected hazardous waste tanks 539A and 539B by approximately 2,000 gallons.

Public Involvement In The Permit Modification Process:

State regulations provide the public with the opportunity to become involved in the major modification permit process through a minimum forty-five (45) day comment period.

The comment period for this specific permit modification begins on October 4, 2017 and ends on November 20, 2017.

All persons interested in commenting on the State Part 373 Permit Modification should submit their comments in writing to the contact listed above.

NYS DEC will consider all comments received during the public comment period, and subsequently determine whether to hold a legislative public hearing or issue the permit modification. When the NYS DEC makes a final permit decision to either issue, deny or modify this permit, notice will be given to the applicant and each person who has submitted written comments or requested notice of the final decision.



Tuesday - 11/21
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 11/22
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 11/23
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 11/24
No Scheduled Events
Saturday - 11/25
 Comment Deadline - Lake Sturgeon Recovery Plan
Contact  Lisa Holst, NYS DEC - Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Fisheries
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, email - rarefish@dec.ny.gov

The purpose of this recovery plan is to ensure perpetuation of the species in this State, restore self-sustaining populations, and remove the species from the Threatened Species list in New York.

The plan may be accessed here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111557.html.

NYS DEC will accept public comments on the draft plan until November 25, 2017. To comment on the plan, send an e-mail with the subject line "Lake Sturgeon" to rarefish@dec.ny.gov or send written comments to the contact listed above.

10:00 AMFive Rivers - Watchable Wildlife: Wild Turkeys
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

Watchable Wildlife: Wild Turkeys

The wild turkey was absent from New York State for about 100 years. During this indoor presentation on Saturday, November 25th @ 10:00 am come and learn about these remarkable animals and their amazing comeback. Then join us for an outdoor walk to learn more about the part that Five Rivers played in the recovery of this species.

2:00 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Talkin' Turkey
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: Talkin’ Turkey

Come learn about wild turkeys at this family-friendly program on Saturday, November 25th at 2:00 pm. You’ll learn the natural history of these fascinating animals through an indoor presentation, games, crafts and a short outdoor walk. This program is best suited for children 5-10 years old. Adults must accompany children. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call the Center at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, November 22.

2:30 PMReinstein Woods - Family Nature Quest: Turkeys
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Discover the secret world of turkeys as we search for wild birds and make turkey calls. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

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