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Tuesday July 24, 2018
Contact  Matthew Richards
Phone: (631)444-0491 E-mail: fw.marine@dec.ny.gov Please use Shellfish Regulations in the subject line
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1 East Setauket, NY 11733 - Map

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) sections 13-0307 and 13-0319, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has filed a Notice of Proposed Rule Making on May 2, 2018 with the New York State Department of State to amend 6 NYCRR Part 41, Sanitary Condition of Shellfish Lands, regulations pertaining to the classification of shellfish growing areas. This proposed rule will classify as uncertified (closed to shellfish harvest) or seasonally uncertified particular shellfishing areas that do not meet the required bacteriological water quality criteria. Areas that meet those criteria will be reclassified as certified (open to shellfish harvest).

The following areas are affected by the proposed rule: Hempstead (East) Bay, Long Island Sound (outer Hempstead Harbor), Noyack Creek, Cold Spring Pond, Napeague Bay, Northwest Harbor, Great Peconic Bay, Southold Bay, Orient Harbor, and Little Peconic Bay.

This proposed rule is necessary to protect public health. Shellfish areas that do not meet the water quality criteria must be closed to shellfish harvesting to prevent the harvest and consumption of shellfish that may be unsafe for human consumption.

This notice was published in issue 21 of the State Register on May 23, 2018. A 60-day public comment period began May 24, 2018. For more information please contact the person listed above.

10:00 AM
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

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offers outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

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