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Week of 4 April, 2021
Sunday - 4/4
 Draft Work Plans - 247 North Avenue Site (New Rochelle) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination and a proposed expedited cleanup of contamination at the 247 North Avenue Site #C360200 (New Rochelle, Westchester County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through April 4, 2021.

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

Project documents can be reviewed online at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C360200/

And, once reopened, at:

New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Attn: Tom Geoffino, Director
(914) 632-7878



 Proposed Cleanup - 33 Franklin Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
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 33 Franklin, site ID #C224303 (Brooklyn, Kings) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 4, 2021.

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/C224303/

And, once reopened, at:

Brooklyn Public Library – Leonard Branch
81 Devoe Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-6006

Brooklyn Community Board #1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 389-0009



Monday - 4/5
 Comment End -- Proposed Part 326, Registration & Classification of Pesticides
https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/121988.html
Contact  Melissa Treers
518-402-8678


Comment Period Ends: April 5, 2021 

Proposed Part 326, Registration & Classification of Pesticides

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is available in the January 27, 2021, issue of the State Register. Written public comments will be accepted by NYSDEC through April 5, 2021.

Written Comments

Comments can be submitted as follows:

By email to:  chlorpyrifosregs@dec.ny.gov Please include "Comments on Proposed Part 326" in the subject line of the email;  or

By mail to the Pesticide Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Section, NYSDEC, Division of Materials Management, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7254






11:00 AMReinstein Woods - Spring Reptile 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

Hike around the ponds at Reinstein Woods and learn about the reptiles that are waking up for the season.

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

  • Pre-registration is required for ALL programs; call 716-683-5959 to register for an in-person program. For virtual programs, please register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events.
  • You must pre-register by phone; 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 for popular programs is limited to 3 people per party.
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • 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.


Tuesday - 4/6
6:30 PMVirtual Public Information Session - Bay Park Conveyance Project, Nassau County
https://zoom.us/j/95070368174?pwd=K29iekt2VzNLTyttejN2Mmhue...
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Nassau County Department of Public Works
Location  Virtual Public Information Session via Zoom

Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan (LINAP) -- Special Announcement

The Bay Park Conveyance Project -- Public Information Session

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the Nassau County Department of Public Works (NCDPW) are hosting a virtual public information session via Zoom. The Project Team will describe the Bay Park Conveyance Project and introduce Western Bays Constructors (WBC) (the Design-Build contractor) who will provide information on upcoming construction activities. The Project Team will be available to address questions.

Date: April 6, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Platform: Zoom

Join by computer: via this link to zoom.

Join by phone: +1 646 876 9923

Webinar ID: 950 7036 8174
Password: 754449

Please visit The Bay Park Conveyance Project website to learn more about the Project.


Wednesday - 4/7
10:00 AMReinstein Woods - Family Nature Quest: Woodpeckers
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

Explore the woods on a quest to find signs and sightings of the many woodpeckers that call Reinstein Woods their home.

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

  • Pre-registration is required for ALL programs; call 716-683-5959 to register for an in-person program. For virtual programs, please register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events.
  • You must pre-register by phone; 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 for popular programs is limited to 3 people per party.
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • 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 - Wild Wednesday
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

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a fun hour-long outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5.

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

  • Pre-registration is required for ALL programs; call 716-683-5959 to register for an in-person program. For virtual programs, please register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events.
  • You must pre-register by phone; 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 for popular programs is limited to 3 people per party.
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • 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.


 Virtual Public Hearing on DEC Proposed Part 350 Regulations
https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/122245.html
Location  virtual hearing

Virtual Public Hearings on April 7; Public Comments Accepted until April 27

DEC Proposes Regulations for Food Donation & Food Scraps Recycling

Public Comment Hearings:  Persons wishing to comment on the proposed regulations will have the opportunity to make a statement at one of two public comment hearing webinars. A cumulative record will be developed. Therefore, speakers can offer comments at either session, and all comments will be considered equally.

Date: April 7, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: via webinar, see registration instructions below

Registration

Any person wishing to provide a public statement must register in advance of the hearing no later than 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. DEC asks that each speaker register only for one session of the hearing. Any person who wishes only to observe the webinars online must also register. Any person may listen to the hearings by phone without pre-registering.

Register electronically for April 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm 

To register by telephone

Any person who is not able to login electronically may participate by telephone. Call-in participants must register to speak in advance by calling the Department at 518-402-9003 no later than 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Please reference the Part 350 public comment hearing and provide your first and last name, address, email address if any, telephone number, and identify the session (1 pm or 6 pm) during which you would like to comment. Any person may listen to the hearings by phone without pre-registering.

To join by phone only, April 7, 2021 1:00 pm

Dial: 1-518-549-0500

Access Code: 179 933 1069

Questions

Submit to FoodScrapsLaw@dec.ny.gov



6:00 PMVirtual Public Hearing on DEC Proposed Part 350 Regulations
https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/122245.html
Location  virtual hearing

Virtual Public Hearings on April 7; Public Comments Accepted until April 27

DEC Proposes Regulations for Food Donation & Food Scraps Recycling

Public Comment Hearings:  Persons wishing to comment on the proposed regulations will have the opportunity to make a statement at one of two public comment hearing webinars. A cumulative record will be developed. Therefore, speakers can offer comments at either session, and all comments will be considered equally.

Date: April 7, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: via webinar, see registration instructions below

Registration

Any person wishing to provide a public statement must register in advance of the hearing no later than 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. DEC asks that each speaker register only for one session of the hearing. Any person who wishes only to observe the webinars online must also register. Any person may listen to the hearings by phone without pre-registering.

Register electronically for April 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm

To register by telephone

Any person who is not able to login electronically may participate by telephone. Call-in participants must register to speak in advance by calling the Department at 518-402-9003 no later than 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Please reference the Part 350 public comment hearing and provide your first and last name, address, email address if any, telephone number, and identify the session (1 pm or 6 pm) during which you would like to comment. Any person may listen to the hearings by phone without pre-registering.

To join by phone only, April 7, 2021 6:00 pm

Dial: 1-518-549-0500

Access Code: 179 165 8173

Questions

Submit to FoodScrapsLaw@dec.ny.gov



7:30 PMReinstein Woods - Virtual Program: Busy Beavers
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

Celebrate International Beaver Day by learning about these amazing rodents, which are also New York State’s official mammal.

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.


Thursday - 4/8
10:00 AMReinstein Woods - Silly 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

Make sure to stretch before you join us for this silly walk as we discover--and practice--how different animals move.

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

  • Pre-registration is required for ALL programs; call 716-683-5959 to register for an in-person program. For virtual programs, please register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events.
  • You must pre-register by phone; 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 for popular programs is limited to 3 people per party.
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • 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.


12:00 PMReinstein Woods - Virtual Program: Sustainability Lunch Talks
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

As Earth Day approaches, are you looking for ways to live more sustainably? Want to cut back on your use of fossil fuels? Join these lunchtime sessions to help you get started.  You can register for one or all of the sessions.

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.


1:00 PMPublic Information & Comment Meeting on Adaptation & Resilience Recommendations
https://climate.ny.gov/
Contact  Mark Lowery, Office of Climate Change - NYS DEC
625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1030
Location  Virtual Public Information and Comment Meeting

New York State Climate Action Council Land Use & Local Government Advisory Panel

Public Information & Comment Meeting on Adaptation & Resilience Recommendations --

Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Climate Action Council has assigned the development of adaptation and resilience recommendations to the Land Use and Local Government Advisory Panel. The panel's Adaptation and Resilience Group has developed 11 initiatives for recommendation to the Council for potential inclusion in the Council's draft scoping plan. Detailed information on the proposed initiatives and a summary of the initiatives will be available.

During this meeting, staff will provide an overview of the proposed initiatives. Members of the public will then be provided the opportunity to ask questions and make brief comments regarding the proposed initiatives.

Click here to join the meeting on April 8 at 1 p.m.

Meeting Number: 185 288 5164

Comments may also be submitted via email to LULG@dos.ny.gov or via the United States Postal Service at the address below.

Adaptation and Resilience Recommendations

C/O Mark Lowery, Office of Climate Change

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

625 Broadway

Albany, New York 12233-1030



Friday - 4/9
 Brownfield App. & Work Plan - 210 Douglass St. Site (Brooklyn) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan for a site known as 210 Douglass Street, site ID #C224316. This site is located in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 210 Douglass Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by April 9, 2021.

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/C224316/

And, once reopened, at:

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

Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201



 Brownfield App. & Work Plan - 46-70 McLean Ave Auto (Yonkers) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan, and Draft Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan for a site known as 46-70 McLean Avenue Auto Repair Laundry Site, site ID #C360211. This site is located in the City of Yonkers, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 46-70 McLean Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plans must be submitted by April 9, 2021.

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/C360211/

And, once reopened, at:

Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront Library
1 Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY 10701



 Brownfield App. - 389 Manhattan Avenue Site (Buffalo) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as 389 Manhattan Avenue, site ID #C915369. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 389 Manhattan Avenue. Public comments about the application and draft work plans must be submitted by April 9, 2021.

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/C915369/

And, once reopened, at:

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
975 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216



 Brownfield App. - Old Troy Municipal Incinerator (Brunswick) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Old Troy Municipal Incinerator Site, site ID #C442001. This site is located in the Town of Brunswick, within the County of Rensselaer, and is located at the East Side of Oakwood Avenue (North of Farrell Road). Public comments about the application must be submitted by April 9, 2021.

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/C442001/

And, once reopened, at:

Brunswick Community Library
4118 Route 2
Troy, NY 12180



 Proposed Cleanup - 2 Ingraham Street Site (East Williamsburg) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
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 2 Ingraham Street, site ID #C224036 (East Williamsburg, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 9, 2021.

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/C224036/

And, once reopened, at:

Brooklyn Public Library
Central Branch
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 230-2100

Brooklyn Community Board 1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 389-0009



 Proposed Deletion from Registry - Holbrook Property Site (Parish) Comment Deadli
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC invites the public to comment about its proposal to delist the Holbrook Property, site ID #738011 (Parish, Oswego County) from New York's Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites (State Superfund Registry). Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 9, 2021.

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



5:00 PMFacebook LIVE - Virtual River "Eel Story" reading (in English & Spanish)
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online

It's story time: Hear about the incredible life of the American eel in both Spanish and English—Eels y Anguilas! Jesenia Laureano and Chris Bowser from the DEC Hudson River Estuary Program and National Estuarine Research Reserve will share a picture book about eels and their journey. Great for younger viewers! 



Saturday - 4/10
2:00 PMFive Rivers: Family Fun: Wake up, World
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

We’ll head out for a walk on Old Field Trail to look for signs that the outdoor world is waking up from a long winter’s rest. We’ll search for turtles sunning at the ponds and tree buds opening up. Maybe we’ll spot some birds building nests along the way!

Space is limited and registration is required. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, April 7, to register.

In the event of severe weather, this program may be canceled.

For the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, and in compliance with guidance from New York State, the New York State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social distancing practices must be followed. Masks must be worn throughout guided programs, while at a roving program, and on the trails whenever a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained between individuals or households.  



9:00 PMReinstein Woods - Owl Prowl
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 about the owls that live at Reinstein Woods during a nocturnal adventure in search of them. For adults and children ages 8 and older.

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

  • Pre-registration is required for ALL programs; call 716-683-5959 to register for an in-person program. For virtual programs, please register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events.
  • You must pre-register by phone; 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 for popular programs is limited to 3 people per party.
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • 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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