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Tuesday December 3, 2019
Contact  Mark Lanzafame, P.E.

The Department is proposing several revisions to its operating requirements for human and animal crematories. These requirements can be found in 6 NYCRR Part 219, Incinerators. The Department is also proposing to add a new Subpart 219-10 to limit oxides of nitrogen emissions from municipal waste combustion units.

Hearings for the proposed rule and attendant revisions to existing rules described above will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:

Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 11:00 am     
Location: Suffolk County Water Authority, 260 Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 11:00 am     
Location: 6274 Avon-Lima Rd. (Rtes. 5 and 20), Conference Room, Avon, NY 14414-9516

Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 11:00 am  
Location: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY  12233

The Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge.  Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by November 26,2019, to Richard McAuley, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, (518) 402-8438,

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

Outdoor Programs for Preschoolers and Their Caregivers

The Friends of Five Rivers is offering programs at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center for preschoolers (ages 2–4). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults and children will explore the natural world together for 90 minutes each week during each multi-week session. Each visit features a storybook on a nature topic, followed by an outdoor activity suggested by the book.

Late Fall Session: November and December

Find complete information, including dates, fees, and how to register here.

WHEN: Each session will take place over 3 weeks. Participants may come either on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (Both days will be identical. Please commit to either Tuesday or Wednesday.) Lessons run from 10:00 to 11:30 am. You may sign up for one or for all four seasonal sessions. Participants will receive an e-mail prior to each week's lesson on the topic that will be explored. The e-mails will be a reminder and a picture clue of that week's adventure.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Joanne Macklin, Executive Director at (518)475-0295 or email .

Register early as this program fills quickly!

10:30 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

Would you like to take a walk in nature, but would rather not go alone?

Join the "Walkers' Club" at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center on Tuesday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30 am.

Participants will gather at the Visitor Center and choose which trail they will walk that morning. This is an opportunity to walk with others and make new friends. These walks are not guided or led by staff. Walkers' Club is a free activity.

If you would like to be added to our special "Walkers Club" email list to receive updates, email us at

6:00 PM
Contact  John Schmid

This meeting will be held at:

Tupper Lake Middle-High School
131 Chaney Ave.
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

DEC and DOT are holding three public meetings to outline the proposals in the Draft UMP Amendment/SEIS and receive public comment. The Draft UMP Amendment/SEIS can be viewed and downloaded from the DEC website at

The deadline for comments is close of business Dec. 20, 2019. Comments may be provided at any of the public meetings; mailed to John Schmid, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, 12233-4254; or e-mailed to

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