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Tuesday April 12, 2022
10:00 AM
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join a naturalist as we search for signs of spring in the woods. 

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.
Contact  Daniel P. O'Connell Administrative Law Judge
OHMS, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, New York 12233-1550. Telephone: 518-402-9003. Email:

Applicant and Facility Description: CWM Chemical Services, LLC (CWM), 1550 Balmer Road, Model City, New York 14107. CWM owns and operates the Model City facility in the Towns of Porter and Lewiston, Niagara County. The Model City facility is a duly permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, disposal, and recovery facility that accepts hazardous and non-hazardous waste. CWM proposes to construct and operate a new Residuals Management Unit-Two (RMU-2) landfill occupying approximately 43.5 acres at its Balmer Road facility. For this proposal, CWM filed permit applications with the Department of Environmental Conservation, as well as an application for a Certificate of Environmental Safety and Public Necessity.

Adjudicatory Hearing: An adjudicatory hearing will be held pursuant to 6 NYCRR part 624 on April 11, 2022, and continue as necessary on April 12, 2022. The hearing will be held virtually using the WebEx audiovisual conference platform. Participation in the adjudicatory hearing is limited to the designated parties. Members of the public may attend the hearing via the internet or listen via telephone.

Instructions to attend the April 11 and 12, 2022, Adjudicatory Hearing: To join the April 11, 2022, hearing through the internet, visit the WebEx website and click "Join a meeting," input the appropriate event number for the hearing.

Event Number: 2337 445 4352
Password: April11-10AM

To join by phone only:

Dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 2337 445 4352

If necessary, the adjudicatory hearing will continue on April 12, 2022. To join the April 12, 2022, hearing through the internet, visit the WebEx website and click "Join a meeting," input the appropriate event number for the hearing.

Event Number: 2335 844 4300
Password: April12-10AM

To join by phone only:

Dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 2335 844 4300

Contact: Daniel P. O'Connell Administrative Law Judge, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, New York 12233-1550. Telephone: 518-402-9003. Email:


2:00 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) advises NYSDEC on marine resources issues including commercial and recreational fishing, proposed regulations, and the protection and utilization of New York's valuable marine resources.

Meetings are held in-person at DEC Division of Marine Resources located at 123 Kings Park Blvd., Kings Park, NY 11754.

The audio from the meeting is available through this live stream event for your convenience. Access the live stream of the meeting here. You may also listen to the meeting by calling 518-549-0500 and enter access code 161 983 6011.

Meeting attendees online or by phone will not be able to make public comment but may submit written comments to

4:00 PM
Contact  New York State Department of Envrionmental Conservation

New York State Climate Action Council Public Hearing Scheduled

April and May Public Hearings at Upstate and Downstate Locations to Provide Public Opportunities to Share Input on Draft Scoping Plan
Public Comment Period Extended through June 10, 2022

New York State's 22-member Climate Action Council, established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), will hold 10 public hearings across the State to receive public input on the Draft Scoping Plan and advance work on a Final Scoping Plan to guide the implementation of the State's nation-leading climate goals under the CLCPA.

The Council released the Draft Scoping Plan on Dec. 30, 2021, and is accepting public comments on the draft through June 10, 2022. The Council extended the comment period beyond 120 days to allow for additional public input.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Co-Chairs of the Climate Action Council, today announced eight in-person hearings in locations across the State, as well as two virtual hearings. In-person hearings will also be live-streamed to allow for remote viewing of the proceedings. All persons, organizations, corporations, and government agencies are encouraged to attend the public hearings and to submit oral or written comments.

Climate Action Council Public Hearing Scheduled

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 4:00 PM Binghamton  -- Binghamton University

Binghamton University

Symposium Hall

85 Murray Hill Road

Vestal, New York 13850

If in-person hearings cannot be held due to changing COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, hearings will shift to virtual at the same date and time. Each participant will be given two minutes to address the Climate Action Council. Lengthy statements should be submitted in writing and summarized for oral presentation. PowerPoint presentations are not allowed, but individuals may provide written supporting documents or visuals.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required for the in-person hearings. Priority in seating and speaking will be given to those who pre-register. Individuals can pre-register at the Climate Act website.

Members of the public who want to provide oral comment must attend either in-person or join a virtual hearing. Equal weight will be given to oral and written statements.

Written comments can be submitted through June 10, 2022, via the online public comment form, via email to, or via U.S. Mail to Attention: Draft Scoping Plan Comments, NYSERDA, 17 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203-6399.

For more information about the New York State Climate Action Council, visit the Climate Act website.

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