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Week of 3 April, 2022
Sunday - 4/3
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Monday - 4/4
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Tuesday - 4/5
10:00 AMFacebook LIVE - Choosing the Right Tree
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online / Virtual

Tune in for a very special Facebook LIVE in honor of the upcoming spring planting season. Join gameshow host Birch Leaf as he helps a new homeowner interview three tree species to find out which is best for his property. Which one are you "root"ing for? 



2:00 PMVirtual Public Hearing - Proposed Part 375 - Environmental Remediation Programs
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/101908.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

The first virtual public comment hearing for Proposed 6 NYCRR Part 375 will be held on April 5, 2022 via Webex (virtual platform).

Hearing #1

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Time: 2:00 PM

Attendee Link (Leaves DEC website)

Meeting Access No: 2348 402 6653 #
Event password: Apr5-2PM
Audio Access Dial: 518-549-0500
Enter Meeting Access No: 2348 402 6653 #

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn more about the proposal.




4:00 PMNew York State Climate Action Council Public Hearing -- Bronx
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 5, 2022 4:00 PM Bronx  -- Bronx Community College
 Roscoe Brown Student Center
 Hall of Fame Play House
 2155 University Avenue
 Bronx, NY 10453

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 scopingplan@nyserda.ny.gov, 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.



11:45 PMDraft Newfield Unit Management Plan Comment Deadline
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4979.html
Contact  Region 7 Forestry
r7.ump@dec.ny.gov

DEC encourages the public to comment on the draft update to the Newfield Unit Management plan, which covers Newfield and Cliffside state forests in Tompkins and Schuyler counties. The updated plan will guide management on the 2,529 acres covered by these properties over the next 10 years. 

Comment Deadline: Sunday, June 5, 2022

To Submit Comments: 

Tim Day, Forester
NYSDEC
1285 Fisher Ave.
Cortland, NY 13045

R7. UMP@dec.ny.gov, subject line "Newfield Unit"

Visit DEC's Recreation and Unit Management Plan webpage to view the draft document. Highlights of the plan include:

  • maintaining a newly established 0.8-mile trail offering motorized access for visitors with mobility impairments;
  • partnering with a snowmobile club to provide 1.4 miles of snowmobile trails;
  • installing forest identification signs; and
  • implementing sustainable practices for forest management to maintain forest health and improve carbon sequestration


Wednesday - 4/6
4:00 PMNew York State Climate Action Council Public Hearing -- Brookhaven
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


Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4:00 PM Brookhaven  -- Brookhaven Town Hall
 

Brookhaven Town Hall

1 Independence Hill

Farmingville, New York 11738


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 scopingplan@nyserda.ny.gov, 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.



Thursday - 4/7
5:30 PMVirtual Public Hearing - Proposed Part 375 - Environmental Remediation Programs
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/101908.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

The second virtual public comment hearing for Proposed 6 NYCRR Part 375 will be held on April 7, 2022 via Webex (virtual platform).

Hearing #2

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022

Time: 5:30 PM

Attendee Link (Leaves DEC website)

Meeting Access No: 2349 146 7463 #
Event password: Apr7-530PM
Audio Access Dial: 518-549-0500
Enter Meeting Access No: 2349 146 7463 #

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn more about the proposal.




Friday - 4/8
 Brownfield App. and Work Plan - 350 Rising Site (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, Draft Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan, and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 350 Rising, site ID #C203153. This site is located in the Borough of the Bronx within the County of the Bronx, and is located at 350 Grand Concourse. Public comments about the application must be submitted by April 8, 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/C203153/

And at:

New York Public Library - Woodstock Library Branch
761 E. 160th Street
Bronx, NY 10456

Bronx Community Board District 1
3030 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455



 Proposed Cleanup - Former Just4Wheels 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 Former Just4Wheels Site #C224321 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 8, 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/C224321/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
340 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
(718) 602-1348

Brooklyn Community Board 1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 389-0009
Email: bk01@cb.nyc.gov



 Proposed Cleanup - Former Just4Wheels Site 2 (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 Former Just4Wheels Site 2, site ID #C224326 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 8, 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/C224326/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
340 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
(718) 602-1348

Brooklyn Community Board 1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 389-0009
Email: bk01@cb.nyc.gov



Saturday - 4/9
10:00 AMReinstein Woods - Bird Migration Hike
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

Review how to use binoculars, learn about helpful books and apps, and take a walk to look for migrating birds. 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

  • 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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