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Week of 27 February, 2022
Sunday - 2/27
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Monday - 2/28
 Comment Deadline for Public Input on Big Moose Tract CE RMP
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/58192.html#Planning
Contact  Matthew Nowak, Environmental Program Specialist, DEC
r6.ump@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Region 6 Lowville Suboffice, 7327 St Rt 812 Lowville, NY 13367 - Map

DEC is seeking public input on the development of a draft Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Big Moose Tract Conservation Easement in the town of Webb, Herkimer County. The Big Moose Tract is approximately 23,850 acres and contains commercially managed forestland, several small ponds, portions of Birch, Fourth, Sunday, and Twitchell creeks, the Independence River, and the West Branch of the Beaver River.

The public is encouraged to provide suggestions relating to the development of the Big Moose Tract draft RMP by mail to Matthew Nowak, Environmental Program Specialist, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, 7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367, or email to r6.ump@dec.ny.gov. Suggestions should be submitted by Feb. 28, 2022.



Tuesday - 3/1
6:00 PMPublic Hearing - City of Syracuse SPDES permit for Skaneateles Lake
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20220126_hearings.html
Contact  Karyn Hanson, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that the application for an Industrial State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit is complete for the purposes of public review and comment. The draft SPDES permit would authorize the City of Syracuse to treat Skaneateles Lake with the algicide, EarthTec, to decrease the density of microcystin-producing cyanobacteria that contribute to harmful algal blooms near the City of Syracuse's drinking water intakes. The use of EarthTec would occur in the northern portion of the lake, extending 750 foot waterward from the shoreline along a 36,850 foot length of shoreline stretching from the NYS DEC Boat Launch (Fire Lane 15) on the western shoreline of the lake, along the northern shoreline to the eastern shoreline of the lake to Kingston Brook (south of the Skaneateles Sailing Club). The use of EarthTec would occur no more than twice per calendar year within this shoreline treatment area and would be limited to specifications on the product label. The City would provide pre-treatment notification 48 hours prior to an EarthTec application to the state officials, local officials, beach/resource managers, the Skaneateles Lake Association, and to riparian owners and users. The City would also provide daily post-treatment monitoring of microcystin concentration and would notify local and state health departments if the microcystin concentration were at or above the 4 microgram per liter threshold for re-opening a swimming area.

Written Comments:

All written comments concerning the draft permit must either be submitted to the NYS DEC Contact Person at the email address or mailing address indicated below by 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2022. All public comments on these permits will be reviewed by NYS DEC Staff to determine whether the comments raise substantive and significant issues that warrant further review by NYS DEC staff. Specific comments must be supported by full documentation and references should be limited to readily available information.

Public Comment Hearings:

A virtual public comment hearing will be held on March 1, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. (EST) to receive unsworn statements from the public on the draft permit. Instructions to participate in the virtual hearing session may be accessed at the NYS DEC's website a:t https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html Persons who wish to receive the instructions by mail or telephone may contact the NYS DEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services by telephone at (518) 402-9003 or by e-mail to: ohms@dec.ny.gov. Please provide your first and last name, address, and telephone number and reference the City of Syracuse SPDES permit public comment hearing.

Contact: Karyn Hanson, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750
Phone: (518) 402-9167, E-mail: Comment.Skaneateles2021@dec.ny.gov



Wednesday - 3/2
 Comment end -- Canadaway Creek WMA Draft Access and Public Use Plan
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

DEC Releases Draft Access and Public Use Plan for Canadaway Creek Wildlife Management Area

Public Comments Accepted Until March 2, 2022
 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today released draft Access and Public Use Plans (APUPs) for Canadaway Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The draft plans are available for public comment until March 2, 2022.

Canadaway Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is comprised of 2,190 acres of steeply sloped landscape in the town of Arkwright, Chautauqua County, that is covered primarily with deciduous forest interspersed with conifer plantations. The area drains to Canadaway Creek, which runs through the property.

In conjunction with WMA regulations, APUPs serve as overarching guidance for providing public access to wildlife lands and determining public use activities appropriate for each area.

The draft APUPs for Canadaway Creek WMAs complement existing Habitat Management Plans (HMP) for each site and address management objectives for wildlife-dependent recreation, access features, and facility maintenance. Together, these plans form a comprehensive management plan for the WMAs and guide management for wildlife and public access over a 10-year time period, after which DEC will assess conditions and needs and update the plans as needed.

The draft plan for Canadaway Creek are available on DEC's website. The public is encouraged to submit comments from Feb. 2, to March 2, 2022. Comments can be sent to NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife, Region 9, 182 East Union Street, Suite 3, Allegany, NY, 14706 or by email to dec.sm.Wildlife.R9@dec.ny.gov with the subject line - Canadaway Creek WMA draft APUP or Hanging Bog WMA draft APUP.



 Comment end -- Draft Access and Public Use Plan for Hanging Bog WMA
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

DEC Releases Draft Access and Public Use Plan for Hanging Bog Wildlife Management Area

Public Comments Accepted Until March 2, 2022
 
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released draft Access and Public Use Plans (APUPs) for Hanging Bog Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The draft plans are available for public comment until March 2, 2022.

Hanging Bog Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is comprised of 4,560 acres in Allegany County, north of the village of Cuba. The area contains rolling hills, forest land, fields, and marshes, and is named for the large man-made bog on the property that was created by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the late 1930s. Hanging Bog WMA has a long history of small game management and remains a focus area for ruffed grouse management in New York State.

In conjunction with WMA regulations, APUPs serve as overarching guidance for providing public access to wildlife lands and determining public use activities appropriate for each area.

The draft APUPs for Hanging Bog WMA complement existing Habitat Management Plans (HMP) for the site and address management objectives for wildlife-dependent recreation, access features, and facility maintenance. Together, these plans form a comprehensive management plan for the WMAs and guide management for wildlife and public access over a 10-year time period, after which DEC will assess conditions and needs and update the plan as needed.

The draft plan for Hanging Bog is available on DEC's website. The public is encouraged to submit comments from Feb. 2, to March 2, 2022. Comments can be sent to NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife, Region 9, 182 East Union Street, Suite 3, Allegany, NY, 14706 or by email to dec.sm.Wildlife.R9@dec.ny.gov with the subject line - Hanging Bog WMA draft APUP.



5:00 PMComment End - City of Syracuse SPDES permit for Skaneateles Lake
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20220126_hearings.html
Contact  Karyn Hanson, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that the application for an Industrial State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit is complete for the purposes of public review and comment. The draft SPDES permit would authorize the City of Syracuse to treat Skaneateles Lake with the algicide, EarthTec, to decrease the density of microcystin-producing cyanobacteria that contribute to harmful algal blooms near the City of Syracuse's drinking water intakes. The use of EarthTec would occur in the northern portion of the lake, extending 750 foot waterward from the shoreline along a 36,850 foot length of shoreline stretching from the NYS DEC Boat Launch (Fire Lane 15) on the western shoreline of the lake, along the northern shoreline to the eastern shoreline of the lake to Kingston Brook (south of the Skaneateles Sailing Club). The use of EarthTec would occur no more than twice per calendar year within this shoreline treatment area and would be limited to specifications on the product label. The City would provide pre-treatment notification 48 hours prior to an EarthTec application to the state officials, local officials, beach/resource managers, the Skaneateles Lake Association, and to riparian owners and users. The City would also provide daily post-treatment monitoring of microcystin concentration and would notify local and state health departments if the microcystin concentration were at or above the 4 microgram per liter threshold for re-opening a swimming area.

Written Comments:

All written comments concerning the draft permit must either be submitted to the NYS DEC Contact Person at the email address or mailing address indicated below by 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2022. All public comments on these permits will be reviewed by NYS DEC Staff to determine whether the comments raise substantive and significant issues that warrant further review by NYS DEC staff. Specific comments must be supported by full documentation and references should be limited to readily available information.

Public Comment Hearings:

A virtual public comment hearing will be held on March 1, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. (EST) to receive unsworn statements from the public on the draft permit. Instructions to participate in the virtual hearing session may be accessed at the NYS DEC's website a:t https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html Persons who wish to receive the instructions by mail or telephone may contact the NYS DEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services by telephone at (518) 402-9003 or by e-mail to: ohms@dec.ny.gov. Please provide your first and last name, address, and telephone number and reference the City of Syracuse SPDES permit public comment hearing.

Contact: Karyn Hanson, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750
Phone: (518) 402-9167, E-mail: Comment.Skaneateles2021@dec.ny.gov



7:00 PMVirtual Public Meeting - College Point 3 (College Point)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov
Location  Online / Virtual

A virtual public meeting has been scheduled on March 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM regarding a 'No Further Action' remedy proposed for College Point 3, site ID #241122 (College Point, Queens County). Public comments re: the proposed remedy must be submitted by March 6, 2022.

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

Site documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/241122/

And at:

Poppenhusen Queens Library 
12123 14th Ave 
College Point, NY 11356 
Tel: 718-359-1102


Thursday - 3/3
10:00 AMFacebook LIVE - Reducing Conflicts with Coyotes
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Contact  Betsy Ukeritis
r678ed@dec.ny.gov
Location  Online / Virtual

Coyotes are an integral part of our New York State ecosystems; however, they are one of the most misunderstood animals in our state. Tune in for the second installment of a two-part coyote Facebook LIVE series with Region 8 Biologist Scott Smith, and learn about reducing coyote-human conflicts.

The first installment of this series, recorded on February 17th, focused on coyote biology (if you missed it, you can watch it here). 



11:00 AMInstagram Live - Reducing Conflicts with Coyotes
https://www.instagram.com/nysdec/
Contact  Betsy Ukeritis
r678ed@dec.ny.gov
Location  Online / Virtual

Coyotes are an integral part of our New York State ecosystems; however, they are one of the most misunderstood animals in our state. Tune in for the second installment of a two-part coyote Facebook LIVE series with Region 8 Biologist Scott Smith, and learn about reducing coyote-human conflicts.

The first installment of this series, recorded on February 17th, focused on coyote biology (if you missed it, you can watch it here). 

To learn more about New York's eastern coyotes >>



12:00 PMReinstein Woods - Virtual Program: Sustainability Lunch Talks 2.0
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Delve deep into how you can curb greenhouse gases produced by your lifestyle. Topics include Sustainable Fashion and Beauty, Investing and Divesting, Becoming a Voice for Climate, and "Greening" Your Workplace and Travel.

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead (716-683-5959) to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Pre-registration is required for ALL programs. For virtual programs, please register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events.
  • Participants will be emailed a link for the presentation.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.


Friday - 3/4
 Brownfield App. & Work Plans - 210 Greenpoint Ave (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application, Draft Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 210 Greenpoint Avenue Redevelopment, site ID #C224348. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 210 Greenpoint Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plans must be submitted by March 4, 2022.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224348/

And at:

Greenpoint Library
107 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Brooklyn Community Board 1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211



 Brownfield App. & Work Plans - Third St Gowanus Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as Third Street Gowanus, site ID #C224346. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 125 3rd Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by March 4, 2022.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224346/

And at:

Carroll Gardens Branch Library
396 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201



 Brownfield App. - 318 Nevins Street Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as 318 Nevins Street, site ID #C224350. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 300-344 Nevins Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by March 4, 2022.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224350/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library Carroll Gardens Branch
396 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201



 Brownfield App. - Former Fulton Finishing Plant Site (Corning) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as the Former Fulton Finishing Plant, site ID #C851037. This site is located in the City of Corning, within the County of Steuben, and is located at 8 Museum Way. Public comments about the application must be submitted by March 4, 2022.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C851037/

And at:

Southeast Steuben County Library
300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza
Corning, NY 14830



 Brownfield App. - Steuben Glass Facility Site (Corning) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Steuben Glass Facility, site ID #C851037B. This site is located in the City of Corning, within the County of Steuben, and is located at 1 Museum Way. Public comments about the application must be submitted by March 4, 2022.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C851037B/

And at:

Southeast Steuben County Library
300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza
Corning, NY 14830



 Draft Investigation Plan - Clocktower Site (Roslyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Clocktower site #C130246 (Roslyn, Nassau County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through March 4, 2022.

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: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C130246/

And at:

Gold Coast Public Library
50 Railroad Avenue
Glen Head, NY 11545
(516) 759-8300



 Public Comment Period Ends Update to Strategic Plan for State Forest Management
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/64567.html
Contact  Ian Crisman
2021SPSFM@dec.ny.gov

The Strategic Plan for State Forest Management (SPSFM) and generic environmental impact statement (GEIS) guide the present and future management decisions of the state's more than 807,000-acre State Forests, Multiple Use Areas, Unique Areas and State Nature and Historical Preserves. The plan was originally drafted and signed by Commissioner Martens for final approval on July 15, 2011. The draft 10-year update to the plan is available for public comment from February 2, 2022 through March 4, 2022. 

Comment details and full plan available at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/64567.html



Saturday - 3/5
 Proposed Cleanup - 13-12 Beach Channel Drive (Far Rockaway) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 13-12 Beach Channel Drive Site #C241254 (Far Rockaway, Queens County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 5, 2022.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C241254/

And at:
Queens Public Library – Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 990-0700

Queens Community Board 14
1931 Mott Avenue 
Far Rockaway, NY 11691 
(718) 471-7300
Cbrock14@nyc.rr.com



 Proposed Cleanup - Gowanus Canal Northside Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the Gowanus Canal Northside Site #C224080 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 5, 2022.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224080/

And at:
Brooklyn Community Board # 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 643-3027
Infobkcb6@gmail.com

Brooklyn Public Library - Carroll Gardens Branch
386 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-586-6972



10:00 AMReinstein Woods - Learn to Cross-Country Ski
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Learn the basics of cross-country skiing before going on a short, guided ski tour. $15/person, $10 for Friends members. 

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.

PLEASE NOTE

  • 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.


1:00 PMReinstein Woods - Woods Walk: The Other Side of Migration
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join a guided walk to learn about animals that are migrating through the area in the spring. No registration required.

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.

PLEASE NOTE

  • 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.


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