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Thursday February 9, 2023
10:00 AM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Learn about the natural world with a Friends naturalist. Preregistration is required. For detailed information, including fees, or to register, visit and look under the “Education Programs” tab for “Talk and Trek.”

Exploring Winter: Head outdoors to discover life under, in, and above the snow, with Donald Stokes’ book, Guide to Nature in Winter, to prompt us. Thursdays, January 26, February 2, 9, and 16 from 10:00–11:30 AM   

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

DEC 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 Thursday, Feb. 9, 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 continued 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. Additional meetings for the month of February will be announced soon.   

When: Thursday, Feb. 9, 12 p.m. ET     

Webinar password: cjwg2.9.23 (25942191 from phones) 
Audio: Dial 1-518-549-0500; Access code: 2341 525 0062 
In-Person: Event locations, times, and partners include:  

NY Green Bank, Alistair W.C. Clark Boardroom, 1333 Broadway, Suite 300, New York, NY 10018
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) 15 Columbia Circle, Plattsburgh Conference Room, Albany, NY 12203  
DEC Region 6 Office, 207 Genesee St. #10, Conference Room A, Utica, NY 13501
DEC Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Rd., Avon, NY 14414  
DEC Region 9 Office, 700 Delaware Ave., Conference Room 326, Buffalo, NY 14209  
Additional Information: This meeting will also be recorded and posted on the Climate Act website within three days, or as soon as practicable.

3:00 PM
Contact  Office of Climate Change
Location  Online / Virtual

Notice of Pre-Proposal Webinar

Update to Part 494 Hydrofluorocarbon Standards and Reporting

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 update to 6 NYCRR Part 494, “Hydrofluorocarbon Standards and Reporting.”  The goal of the updated regulation will be to further reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions from refrigerants, foams, and aerosol propellants per the recommendations of the climate change Scoping Plan and following the requirements of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Chapter 106 of the Laws of 2019). 

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023 
Time: 3:00 p.m.-4:00p.m. EST
Link for Attendees:

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