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Friday September 15, 2023
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC invites the public to comment about an amended proposal to address contamination related to the Essex; Hope Site #907015 (Jamestown, Chautauqua County) within New York’s State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through September 15, 2023.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at:

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James Prendergast Library
509 Cherry Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
(716) 484-7135
Contact  New York State Department of Environment Conservation

Comment End
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is encouraging public comment on the draft Adirondack Foothills Unit Management Plan (UMP). The draft UMP includes six State forests -- Hogsback, Popple Pond, Woodhull, Punkeyville, Black Creek, and Hinckley -- as well as 24 separate parcels of detached Forest Preserve in Oneida and Herkimer counties and will guide management of these properties over the next 10 years. DEC is accepting comments on the draft plan until Sept. 15, 2023.

The draft Adirondack Foothills UMP and a presentation on the draft plan are available on DEC's website. Copies of the draft plan are also available in electronic format on compact disc and may be requested by calling (315) 866-6330. DEC will accept public comments on these documents through Sept. 15, 2023. Submit comments through mail to Herkimer DEC Sub-Office, 225 North Main St., Herkimer, NY 13350, Attention: Scott Healy; or by email to

12:30 PM
Contact  New York State Department of Environment Conservation

Labor Stakeholder Roundtable on Cap-And-Invest Program to Reduce Climate Pollution
Roundtable Advances New York State's Efforts to Meet Just Transition Targets under Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act
DEC and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced a roundtable with labor stakeholders to advance the development of the State's Cap-and-Invest Program to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change. The Cap-and-Invest Program was recommended in the Climate Action Council's final Scoping Plan and proposed in Governor Kathy Hochul's 2023 State of the State Address. DEC and NYSERDA are developing the program to ensure emission reductions are achieved in an equitable manner.
The stakeholder roundtable scheduled for Sept. 15, 2023, will offer engagement with various stakeholders regarding the development of the program around labor and the clean energy workforce of the future. This is an opportunity for participants to provide feedback on program design features and areas of interest to help support existing workers and communities, create job pathways, and identify opportunities for New York’s future workforce. 
This upcoming discussion demonstrates the importance of labor in building the workforce of the clean energy transition and will build off of the labor provisions featured in the Enacted FY 2023-24 State Budget, the Climate Action Council’s Scoping Plan recommendations, and the Council’s Just Transition Working Group. The Working Group issued a Jobs Study (PDF) that found that job increases are anticipated in every corner of the State, totaling more than 200,000 by 2030.
An overview presentation by DEC, NYSERDA, and DOL experts will be followed by a panel discussion with State officials and labor stakeholders and a question-and-answer session, will be part of the roundtable. All stakeholder input will be considered by State staff as part of the development of the Cap-and-Invest Program. A second round of pre-proposal stakeholder outreach will be held later this year.
The Labor Roundtable is scheduled from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, and will be live-streamed, with the recording posted online as soon as practicable. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available at

For more information about New York's climate efforts, visit the Climate Act website

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