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Week of 17 April, 2022
Sunday - 4/17
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 4/18
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 4/19
6:00 PMClimate Justice Working Group Virtual Information Sessions
https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/124892.html
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Location  Online / Virtual

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), will host two virtual information and educational sessions on the State’s draft disadvantaged communities (DAC) criteria. The second session will take place on Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2022 - 6:00 pm | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

The April public education sessions are an opportunity for interested stakeholders to review the CJWG's process and methodology for selecting DACs and to answer technical questions on the draft criteria and maps.

To submit public comments, please visit the Climate Act website, email DEC at DACComments@dec.ny.gov, or send via U.S. mail to: Attention: Draft DAC Comments, NYS DEC, Attn. Office of Environmental Justice, 625 Broadway, 14th Floor, Albany NY 12233.

Session 2: Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2022 - 6:00 pm | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Spanish Translation Services will be available

Attendees join link: via WebEx.

Webinar number: 2337 652 8847

Webinar password: DAC-Apr19 (32202771 from phones)

Join by phone: +1-518-549-0500 USA Toll

Enter access code: 233 765 28847

Note: Closed captioning will be available for both webinars. In addition, Spanish interpretation will be available for the April 19 webinar. Please direct requests for additional language interpretation for either the April 13 or 19 webinars by email to or telephone to 518-402-8044. Interpretation is provided free of charge and all interpretation requests must be received no later than April 5.

The sessions will be recorded and posted on DEC’s website for reference throughout the comment period.



Wednesday - 4/20
2:00 PMClimate Justice Working Group Virtual Information Session
https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/125129.html
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Location  Online / Virtual

The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 20. The meeting will not take any official action but include presentations on mapping analysis and will be conducted by teleconference. Members of the public are welcome to listen to the meeting via webcast. This meeting will also be recorded and posted on the Climate Act website within three days, or as soon as practicable.

Where: Via WebEx.

Audio: Dial 1-518-549-0500; Access code: 161 795 9891#



6:30 PMReinstein Woods - Phragmites Strike Team Training
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 this team to help monitor and remove an invasive plant threatening Reinstein Woods' wetlands. No experience needed, just a love of nature and a desire to help.

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.


7:00 PMVirtual Public Availability Session - Fulton Works Former MGP Site (Brooklyn)
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

A virtual public availability session has been scheduled on Wednesday April 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM via Webex (virtual platform) to discuss upcoming cleanup action and accept public comments regarding contamination related to the Fulton Works Former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Site #224051 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York’s Manufactured Gas Plant Program.

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



Thursday - 4/21
 Proposed Part 375 - Environmental Remediation Programs - Comment Deadline
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/101908.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed rulemaking through 8:00 p.m. on April 21, 2022. Written comments can be submitted as follows:

  • By email to derweb@dec.ny.gov. Please include "Comments on Proposed Part 375" in the subject line of the email; or
  • By mail to the NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7012, attention: Jenn Dawson

Requests for information on the proposed rulemakings may be directed to Jenn Dawson, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7012, Phone: (518) 402-8874, E-mail: derweb@dec.ny.gov.

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



6:00 PMReinstein Woods - Trail Thursday Kick-off
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 Earth Week by joining the first of our weekly Trail Thursday programs. Volunteers meet throughout the spring and summer to maintain trails, remove invasive species, monitor restoration sites, and more.

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.


Friday - 4/22
 Brownfield App. - 2112 Middle Country Road Site (Centereach) 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 2112 Middle Country Road, site ID #C152271. This site is located in the Hamlet of Centereach, in the Town of Brookhaven within the County of Suffolk, and is located at 2112 to 2150 Middle Country Road. Public comments about the application must be submitted by April 22, 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/C152271/

And at:

Middle Country Public Library
101 Eastwood Blvd.
Centereach, NY 11720



 Brownfield App. - 60 Alexander Street Site (Yonkers) 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 60 Alexander Street, site ID #C360223. This site is located in the City of Yonkers, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 60 Alexander Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by April 22, 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/C360223/

And at:

Yonkers Public Library
1 Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY 10701



 Brownfield App. - Big Red Development Project Site (Syracuse) 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 Big Red Development Project, site ID #C734157. This site is located in the City of Syracuse, within the County of Onondaga, and is located at 400 Erie Boulevard West. Public comments about the application must be submitted by April 22, 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/C734157/

And at:

Onondaga County Library
447 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202



 Brownfield App. - Curtiss Malt House Project Site (Buffalo) 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 Curtiss Malt House Project, site ID #C915382. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 1100 Niagara Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by April 22, 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/C915382/

And at:

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203



 Brownfield App. and Work Plan - 12074 Flatlands 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 and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 12074 Flatlands Avenue p/o Lot 1, site ID #C224353. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at p/o 12074 Flatlands Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by April 22, 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/C224353/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library Spring Creek Branch
12143 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207

Brooklyn Community Board 5
127 Pennsylvania Avenue, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11207



 Proposed Cleanup - 1155 Niagara Street Site (Buffalo) 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 1155 Niagara Street Site #C915367 (Buffalo, Erie County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 22, 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/C915367/

And at:

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 858-8900



 Proposed Cleanup - Hertel and Foundry Site (Buffalo) 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 Hertel and Foundry Site #C915359 (Buffalo, Erie County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 22, 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/C915359/

And at:

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, New York 14203
716-858-8900

North Park Branch Library
975 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14216
716-875-3748



Saturday - 4/23
 Proposed Cleanup - 240 Huntington Street 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 240 Huntington Street site #C224314 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 23, 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/C224314/

And at:

Carroll Gardens Branch Library
396 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: (718) 596-6972

Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 643‐3027
info@brooklyncb6.org



 Proposed Cleanup - 550 Tenth Ave. Filling Station (Manhattan) 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 550 Tenth Avenue Filling Station site #C231148 (Manhattan, New York County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through April 23, 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/C231148/

And at:

New York Public Library - Columbus Branch
742 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 586-5098
columbuslibrary@nypl.org

Manhattan Community Board No. 4
424 West 33rd Street, Suite 580
New York, NY 10001
(212) 736-4536
jbodine@cb.nyc.gov



9:00 AMFive Rivers: Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
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

EARTH DAY SCAVENGER HUNT

Stop at the visitor center to pick up a scavenger hunt sheet before you head out on the trails today. It’s a list of things to see and do as you explore (no collecting, please). Keep your eyes and ears open for all kinds of springtime surprises! When you’re done, return to the visitor center and trade in your completed scavenger hunt for a poster.   



10:00 AMReinstein Woods - Bird-Safe Windows: An Avian Behavior & Buffalonian Perspective
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

Thousands of birds are injured or killed annually when they collide with windows. Canisius College Honors Student Alex Sidare will delve into animal behaviors that cause window strikes and how this knowledge can help us create solutions.

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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