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Tuesday January 24, 2023
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed Parts 613 (Petroleum Bulk Storage) and 596-599 (Chemical Bulk Storage) rulemaking through 5:00 p.m. on January 24, 2023. The proposed regulation is being re-noticed to comply with regulatory time-lines. Comments received during the 6/4/21 – 12/6/21 comment period have been recorded and will be included in the response to comments to be issued in early 2023. Written comments can be submitted as follows:

1) By email to Please include "Comments on Proposed Part 613" or “Comments on Proposed Part 597/598” in the subject line of the email; or

2) By mail to the NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway,

Albany, NY 12233-7012, attention: Jenn Dawson

Requests for information on the proposed rulemakings may be directed to Jennifer Dawson, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7012, Phone: (518) 402-8874, E-mail:

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

12:00 PM
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Climate Justice Working Group to Meet

What: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) 13-member Climate Justice Working Group (CJWG), established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. The Climate Justice Working Group is tasked with establishing criteria for identifying disadvantaged communities for the purposes of co-pollutant reductions, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, regulatory impact statements, and the allocation of investments pursuant to the CLCPA.  
This meeting will include deliberations on the public comments received on the draft disadvantaged communities criteria. Members of the public are welcome to attend in person or listen to the meeting via webcast. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and can be done by clicking the WebEx link below. 
When: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 12 p.m. ET     

Via WebEx and to register:
Webinar password: cjwg1.24.23 (25941124 from phones) 

Audio: Dial 1-518-549-0500; Access code: 2335 887 7828  
In-Person - Event locations, times, and partners include: 
Hydroelectric Boardroom, 1333 Broadway, Suite 300, New York, NY 10018 (*in the NY Green Bank space)
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) 17 Columbia Circle, Board Room, Albany, NY 12203 
DEC Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Rd., Avon, NY 14414  
Additional Information: This meeting will also be recorded and posted on the Climate Act website within three days, or as soon as practicable. 

4:00 PM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

The Winter Raptor Survey is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Five Rivers and the wildlife that live here while helping biologists save these inspiring birds. Outdoor surveys occur every other week (weather permitting) throughout the winter. They start 30 minutes before sunset and end 30 minutes after. Volunteers meet at the visitor center and walk in teams to monitoring sites at Five Rivers. Volunteers do not need experience or to make a winter-long commitment. Study dates are subject to change due to weather conditions. 

Pre-registration is required. Call 518-475-0291 or email for more information or to register.

Tentative Survey Dates:

(Weather dependent; subject to change at the last minute.)

Jan. 10 – Meet at 3:45 PM. Survey begins at 4:12 PM.
Jan. 24 – Meet at 4:00 PM. Survey begins at 4:29 PM.
Feb. 7 – Meet at 4:15 PM. Survey begins at 4:47 PM. 
Feb. 21 – Meet at 4:30 PM. Survey begins at 5:05 PM.
March 7 – Meet at 4:45 PM. Survey begins at 5:22 PM.
March 21 – Meet at 6:00 PM. Survey begins at 6:39 PM.   

6:00 PM
Contact  Stephanie Rekemeyer
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 123 Kings Park Blvd. (Nissequogue River State Park) Kings Park, New York, 11754 - Map

The Marine Resources Advisory Council (MRAC) was established by state law in 1987 to review proposed regulations for management of marine fisheries and to make recommendations on plans, policies, and programs affecting marine fisheries and on other issues affecting he protection and utilization of New York's valuable finfish and shellfish resources.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 6:00 - 9:00 PM at DEC Division of Marine Resources Headquarters, 123 Kings Park Blvd, Kings Park, NY. Virtual meeting details will be available prior to the meeting on DEC's website.
Contact  James Clyne

DEC is proposing a revision to 6 NYCRR Subpart 217-5 Heavy Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program and attendant revisions to Part 200 General Provisions.

Link to register
Webinar number: 161 882 6749
Webinar password: welcome1 (93526632 from phones)
Join by phone only: Call 518-549-0500 and enter Access code: 161 882 6749

7:00 PM
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Learn the winter constellations on this walk under the sliver of a waxing crescent moon. 

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.


  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, 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 is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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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