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Monday August 23, 2021
 
1:00 PM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20210721_not3.html
Contact  Michael Higgins, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, Bureau of Energy Project Management
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9179, E-mail: DanskammerEnergy@dec.ny.gov

Current Notice:

This Notice serves to provide the public notification that the DEC will hold public comment hearings on August 23 and 25, 2021 as described below.

Project Description

Danskammer Energy, LLC (Danskammer or Facility) is proposing to construct a new natural gas fired combined cycle power generation facility, the Danskammer Energy Center, in the Town of Newburgh, Orange County, New York, which will consist of an optimal 536 net megawatt (MW) facility located at the site of its existing Danskammer Generating Station. The proposed Facility (combustion turbine) will be primarily fueled by natural gas with ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) as a backup fuel for up to the full load equivalent of 720 hours per year.

Legislative Public Comment Hearings

Pursuant to 6 NYCRR 621.8, legislative public comment hearings for the receipt of public comments on the permit applications will be held on dates, times and at the location listed below.

Virtual Legislative Public Comment Hearings:

Virtual public comment hearing sessions will be conducted electronically before ALJ Caruso through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform. The virtual sessions will begin at 1:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. on August 23, 2021. Instructions for attending and providing oral statements at the virtual legislative public comment hearing sessions may be accessed at the DEC's website at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html. Persons who wish to receive the instructions by mail or telephone may contact the NYSDEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services by telephone at (518) 402-9003 or by email to ohms@dec.ny.gov. Please provide your first and last name, address, and telephone number and reference the Danskammer public comment hearing.

Legislative Public Comment Hearings and Written Comments

All persons, organizations, corporations, or government agencies which may be affected by the proposed project are invited to attend the public comment hearings and to submit oral or written comments. It is not necessary to speak at both the virtual and in-person hearings, as equal weight is given to statements made in each forum.

Lengthy statements should be in writing and summarized for oral presentation. Reasonable time limits may be set for each speaker to afford everyone an opportunity to be heard. Equal weight will be given to both oral and written statements. Interpreter services shall be made available to deaf persons, and translator services shall be made available to persons with limited English proficiency, at no charge for either service, upon written request to the ALJ at least 10 days prior to the hearing. Requests should be submitted to ALJ Caruso, NYSDEC, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1550 or by email to ohms@dec.ny.gov.

Written comments submitted to NYS DEC during this comment period and oral comments given at any of the legislative public comment hearings are considered part of the record. At the conclusion of the public comment period, NYS DEC staff will determine pursuant to 6 NYCRR 621.8 whether substantive or significant issues have been raised in the public comments or legislative hearing to warrant an adjudicatory hearing, or whether a final decision should be made on the applications without any further adjudication. If no issues are raised to warrant further adjudication, the NYS DEC will proceed to final decision. In case of a determination to issue the requested permits, the NYS DEC will develop a response to comments, provide public notice of the approval of the permits and issue the requested permits.

Individuals and parties may also file written comments to the NYS DEC representative listed
below. All written comments must be postmarked or submitted electronically by email no later than September 13, 2021 to the contact person listed above.

For additional information, a copy of the NYS DEC's permit hearing procedures is available on the NYS DEC web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html.


1:30 PM
https://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

Join a naturalist at this afternoon program for children in grades K–5 and their caregivers. Be prepared to get wet as we explore the Vlomankill stream to look for and examine the critters that live in the water. Please bring closed-toed shoes, such as rainboots or old sneakers. Meet at the visitor center.

Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Friday, August 20 to register.


2:00 PM
https://climate.ny.gov/Climate-Action-Council/Meetings-and-...

Postponed -- Climate Action Council Meeting


The next meeting of the Climate Action Council (Council) will be held on Monday, August 23rd at 2:00 p.m. The Council is a 22-member committee that will prepare a Scoping Plan to achieve the State’s bold clean energy and climate agenda.


WebEx Event Number: 145 169 9518


Call In: +1-415-655-0003


Access Code: 145 169 9518


The Climate Action Council meeting will include live captioning in multiple languages. To view live captioning during the meeting, attendees can join the presentation through PowerPoint Live using a computer or smartphone. A recording of the meeting will be posted on the Climate Act website within three days of the meeting, or as soon as practicable.
Please visit https://climate.ny.gov/Climate-Action-Council/Meetings-and-Materials for additional information and materials.


5:00 PM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20210721_not0.html
Contact  Leah Akins
NYS DEC - Division of Operations, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, Phone: (518) 402-9295, E-mail: Accessibility@dec.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has revised its Americans with Disabilities Act Grievance Policy (Commissioner's Policy 53). A draft of the revised policy is posted on the NYS DEC website for public comment until August 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Comments can be submitted to the contact listed above.

This policy establishes the NYS DEC grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of nonemployment related complaints, alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in NYS DEC practices and policies, or the provisions of its programs, services, and activities.

The policy states that NYS DEC, in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations that include the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of disability in NYS DEC practices and policies, or the provisions of its programs, services, and activities. In accordance with these laws, NYS DEC will make reasonable modifications to its practices and procedures to ensure that people with disabilities are afforded equitable access to its programs, services, and activities.

The policy can be found at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/78861.html




6:00 PM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20210721_not3.html
Contact  Michael Higgins, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, Bureau of Energy Project Management
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9179, E-mail: DanskammerEnergy@dec.ny.gov

Current Notice:

This Notice serves to provide the public notification that the DEC will hold public comment hearings on August 23 and 25, 2021 as described below.

Project Description

Danskammer Energy, LLC (Danskammer or Facility) is proposing to construct a new natural gas fired combined cycle power generation facility, the Danskammer Energy Center, in the Town of Newburgh, Orange County, New York, which will consist of an optimal 536 net megawatt (MW) facility located at the site of its existing Danskammer Generating Station. The proposed Facility (combustion turbine) will be primarily fueled by natural gas with ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) as a backup fuel for up to the full load equivalent of 720 hours per year.

Legislative Public Comment Hearings

Pursuant to 6 NYCRR 621.8, legislative public comment hearings for the receipt of public comments on the permit applications will be held on dates, times and at the location listed below.

Virtual Legislative Public Comment Hearings:

Virtual public comment hearing sessions will be conducted electronically before ALJ Caruso through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform. The virtual sessions will begin at 1:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. on August 23, 2021. Instructions for attending and providing oral statements at the virtual legislative public comment hearing sessions may be accessed at the DEC's website at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html. Persons who wish to receive the instructions by mail or telephone may contact the NYSDEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services by telephone at (518) 402-9003 or by email to ohms@dec.ny.gov. Please provide your first and last name, address, and telephone number and reference the Danskammer public comment hearing.

Legislative Public Comment Hearings and Written Comments

All persons, organizations, corporations, or government agencies which may be affected by the proposed project are invited to attend the public comment hearings and to submit oral or written comments. It is not necessary to speak at both the virtual and in-person hearings, as equal weight is given to statements made in each forum.

Lengthy statements should be in writing and summarized for oral presentation. Reasonable time limits may be set for each speaker to afford everyone an opportunity to be heard. Equal weight will be given to both oral and written statements. Interpreter services shall be made available to deaf persons, and translator services shall be made available to persons with limited English proficiency, at no charge for either service, upon written request to the ALJ at least 10 days prior to the hearing. Requests should be submitted to ALJ Caruso, NYSDEC, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1550 or by email to ohms@dec.ny.gov.

Written comments submitted to NYS DEC during this comment period and oral comments given at any of the legislative public comment hearings are considered part of the record. At the conclusion of the public comment period, NYS DEC staff will determine pursuant to 6 NYCRR 621.8 whether substantive or significant issues have been raised in the public comments or legislative hearing to warrant an adjudicatory hearing, or whether a final decision should be made on the applications without any further adjudication. If no issues are raised to warrant further adjudication, the NYS DEC will proceed to final decision. In case of a determination to issue the requested permits, the NYS DEC will develop a response to comments, provide public notice of the approval of the permits and issue the requested permits.

Individuals and parties may also file written comments to the NYS DEC representative listed
below. All written comments must be postmarked or submitted electronically by email no later than September 13, 2021 to the contact person listed above.

For additional information, a copy of the NYS DEC's permit hearing procedures is available on the NYS DEC web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html.


8:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Enjoy the light of the moon as we search for critters of the night.

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Pre-registration is required for ALL programs; call 716-683-5959 to register for an in-person program. For virtual programs, please register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events.
  • You must pre-register by phone; you will receive a call confirming your registration or waitlist status. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY when leaving your name and phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. *Registration for popular programs is limited to 3 people per party.
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • In case of poor weather, programs may be cancelled.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.

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