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Week of 13 March, 2022
Sunday - 3/13
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 3/14
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 3/15
5:00 PMPublic Hearing - Astoria Gas Turbine Power LLC
https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20220202_hearings.html
Contact  Daniel P. O'Connell, NYS DEC - Office of Hearings and Mediation Services
625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-1550, Phone: (518) 402-9003, E-mail: comment.nrgastoriagas@dec.ny.gov.

Astoria Gas Turbine Power, LLC - Applicant (Astoria Gas Turbine Power, LLC [Astoria]) applied to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) for an ECL Article 19 Air Title V permit for Astoria's proposed replacement of the existing turbines at its facility with a new state-of-the art simple cycle dual-fuel peaking combustion turbine generator (CTG). The new CTG would be a highly efficient, quick start, fast-ramping unit that has a nominal generating output of about 437 megawatts, and would use natural gas as the primary fuel.

NYS DEC issued a combined notice on June 30, 2021, and conducted public comment hearings on August 24 and 26, 2021. On October 27, 2021, NYS DEC issued a notice of denial of the Title V permit application pursuant to title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) 621.10(f). Under cover of letter dated November 26, 2021, Astoria filed a request for hearing from the NYS DEC's denial. The facility is located at 31-01 20th Avenue, Astoria (Queens County), New York.

A legislative public comment hearing pursuant to 6 NYCRR part 624 to hear and receive unsworn comments from the public will be held on March 15, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. The hearing is being conducted electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform.

Written comments concerning the draft permit and NYS DEC's October 27, 2021, denial must be postmarked by March 21, 2022. Written comments emailed must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 21, 2022.

All petitions requesting party status to participate at an adjudicatory hearing must be received at the NYS DEC - Office of Hearings and Mediation Services no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 22, 2022.

A statement of issues from Astoria must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 22, 2022. Responses to petitions and Astoria's statement of issues may be submitted by NYS DEC staff and Astoria no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 8, 2022.

A pre-adjudicatory issues conference will be conducted electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform. The conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. on April 13, 2022.

For instructions on providing oral statements at the legislative public comment hearing, attending the issues conference, submitting petitions for party status or submitting written comments, click on the link above.

Contact: Daniel P. O'Connell, NYS DEC - Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-1550, Phone: (518) 402-9003, E-mail: comment.nrgastoriagas@dec.ny.gov.



Wednesday - 3/16
6:00 PMASMFC Public Hearing on Atlantic Striped Bass Draft Amendment 7
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/568.html
Contact  Stephanie Rekemeyer
stephanie.rekemeyer@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 123 Kings Park Blvd. (Nissequogue River State Park) Kings Park, New York, 11754 - Map

ASMFC is accepting public comment on Draft Amendment 7 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Striped Bass (PDF) through April 15, 2022.

The Draft Amendment proposes new options to the FMP to help rebuild the stock and significantly update the management program. Two public hearings will be hosted throughout New York’s Marine and Coastal District to gain input on the Draft Amendment's development. 

Click here to join livestream of the meeting or call 518-549-0500 and enter Access Code 161 360 1131. Those joining the livestream will be limited to listening only and are encouraged to submit written comments to ASMFC. 

Public written comments will be accepted until April 15, 11:59 PM (EST) and should be sent to Emilie Franke, FMP Coordinator, at 1050 N. Highland St., Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, Virginia 22201; 703.842.0741 (fax) or at comments@asmfc.org (Subject line: Draft Amendment 7).

ASMFC is hosting additional virtual webinar hearings during March for the public to review the proposed options and provide comments. A recording of the hearing presentation is available on ASMFC’s YouTube page. For more information, visit ASMFC’s website



7:00 PMVirtual Public Meeting - Dzus Fastener Co., Inc. Site (West Islip)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

A virtual public meeting has been scheduled on Wednesday March 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM via WebEx (virtual platform) to discuss the no further action remedy proposed for the Dzus Fastener Co., Inc. site #150233 (West Islip, Suffolk County) within New York's State Superfund Program.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn more about the proposed cleanup and how to participate in the meeting.



Thursday - 3/17
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 - 3/18
 Brownfield App. - 148-26 Hillside Avenue Site (Queens) 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 148-26 Hillside Avenue, site ID #C241199. This site is located in the Borough of Queens, and is located at 148-26 Hillside Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by March 18, 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/C241199/

And at:

Queens Public Library at Richmond Hill
85-12 Hillside Avenue
Queens, NY 11418

Queens Community Board 12
9028 161st Street
Jamaica, NY 11432



 Proposed Cleanup - Former Hall Welter Site (Rochester) 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 Former Hall Welter Site #828194 (Rochester, Monroe County) within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 18, 2022.

DEC also has scheduled a virtual public meeting on Thursday March 10, 2022 at 7:00 PM via Webex (virtual platform) to discuss the proposed remedy and accept public comments.

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/828194/

And at:

Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
Business & Social Science Division
115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
585-428-8123




7:00 PMReinstein Woods - Snowy with a Chance of Salamanders
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

With the return of spring, we will explore the spring pools and search under logs for spotted salamanders. This is the time of year for them to lay their eggs and a chance for you to get a rare glimpse of these secretive creatures.

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.


Saturday - 3/19
 Brownfield App & Work Plan- Seton Brilla Charter School (Bronx) 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 Action Work Plan for a site known as Seton Brilla Charter School, site ID #C203152. This site is located in the Morris Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Bronx, and is located at 1956 Jerome Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by March 19, 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/C203152/

And at:

Bronx Library Center
310 E. Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Bronx Community Board 5, Bronx Community College
University Ave & West 181st Street
Bronx, NY 10456



 No Further Action Proposal - Bridge Cleaners Site (LIC) 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 for no further action for the Bridge Cleaners site #241127 (Long Island City, Queens County) within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 19, 2022.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the no further action proposal and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/241127/

And at:

Queens Library at Long Island City
37-44 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
718-752-3700

Queens Community Board 1
45-02 Ditmars Boulevard, LL Suite 1025
Astoria, NY 11105
Tel: 718-626-1021
Email: qn01@cb.nyc.gov




 Proposed Cleanup - Former FO Pierce Company Site (LIC) 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 Former FO Pierce Company site #C241251 (Long Island City, Queens County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 19, 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/C241251/

And at:

Queens Public Library - Central
89-11 Merrick Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 990-0700

Queens Public Library - LIC
37-44 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 752-3700

Queens Community Board 2
43-22 50th Street, Suite 2B
Woodside, NY 11377
(718) 533-8773
Qn02@cb.nyc.gov



 Proposed Cleanup - Former Mill Sanitary Wiping Cloth (Bronx) 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 Former Mill Sanitary Wiping Cloth site #C203146 (Bronx, Bronx County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 19, 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/C203146/

And at:

NYPL – Mott Haven Library
321 E 140th Street
Bronx, NY 10454
(718) 665-4878
motthaven@nypl.org

Bronx Community Board 1
3024 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
(718) 585-7117
brxcb1@optonline.net



10:00 AMReinstein Woods - Heat Pump Basics
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

If you currently heat with electricity, propane or oil, heat pumps can save you money! Learn about these systems and options to get your household off fossil fuels. Presented by PUSH Buffalo.

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.


10:30 AMReinstein Woods - Almost Spring Walk
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

Look for signs of the new season that begins tomorrow!

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: Where Does Maple Syrup Come From?
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 more about this sweet treat that is made from the official New York State tree species. 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.


1:30 PMFive Rivers: The Sweeter Side of Five Rivers
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
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

Drop in and join us for an introduction to maple sugaring, from tap and sap to syrup. You’ll get to twirl a brace and bit, pound a spile, inspect the sap flow, and enjoy the aroma of sap boiling in our evaporator. A local maple producer will be on site to answer questions and offer a variety of maple products for sale.

 Organized groups (such as Scout troops), please call 518-475-0291 to register.



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