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Week of 30 May, 2021
Sunday - 5/30
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Monday - 5/31
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Tuesday - 6/1
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Wednesday - 6/2
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Thursday - 6/3
10:00 AMIssues Conference - Rockland Co Sewer District #1 Treatment Plant
Contact  ohms@dec.ny.gov

Issues Conference for Rockland County Sewer District #1 Treatment Plant. Pursuant to 6 NYCRR 624.4(b), a pre-adjudicatory issues conference will be conducted by ALJ Michael S. Caruso electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform and will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021. The purpose of the issues conference is to determine party status for any person or organization that has properly filed a petition (as indicated below), and to narrow and define those issues, if any, that will require adjudication in this matter. Participation at the issues conference shall be limited to Department staff, applicant, and those persons or organizations requesting party status. Issues proposed for adjudication must be both substantive and significant in accordance with 6 NYCRR 624.4(c).

Members of the public may observe the issues conference by attending the electronic webinar. Instructions for attending the webinar are provided below.

To join the issues conference on June 3, 2021, through the internet, visit www.webex.com and click “Join a meeting.”

Event Number: 129 942 9041

Password: June3-10am

To join by phone only:

Dial: 1-518-549-0500

Access Code: 129 942 9041

It is not necessary to pre-register to attend the issues conference.

Filing for Party Status and Proposed Issues: Persons seeking to participate at the issues conference and the subsequent adjudicatory hearing, if one is necessary, must file a written petition explaining whether their request is for full party status or amicus status. For the required contents of petitions for full party status, see 6 NYCRR 624.5(b)(1) and (2). To determine whether an issue is substantive, see 6 NYCRR 624.4(c)(2), and to determine whether an issue is significant, see 6 NYCRR 624.4(c)(3). For the required contents of a petition seeking amicus status, see 6 NYCRR 624.5(b)(1) and (3).

All petitions requesting party status to participate at the adjudicatory hearing must be received at DEC's Office of Hearings and Mediation Services no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Address all petitions to Administrative Law Judge Michael S. Caruso, DEC's Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 1st Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, 12233-1550, telephone: (518) 402-9003, email: michael.caruso@dec.ny.gov. At the same time and in the same manner that the petition is furnished to the ALJ, a copy of the petition must be furnished to applicant's attorney, Steven A. Torres, West Group Law PLLC, 81 Main Street, Suite 510, White Plains, NY 10601, telephone: (508) 922-8222, email: storres@westgrouplaw.com, and to Department staff's attorney, Ashley Johnson, Assistant Regional Attorney, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, telephone: (845) 256-3037, email: ashley.johnson@dec.ny.gov.

Filing of petitions by email is authorized provided petitions are received by all of the above parties by the 4:00 pm deadline, and a conforming hard copy is sent by first class mail and postmarked by the deadline date. Telefaxed petitions will not be accepted.

Any questions about the filing requirements or other hearing procedures may be addressed to ALJ Caruso by telephone at (518) 402-9003. DEC's permit hearing regulations may be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/2488.html, and a guide to permit hearing procedures may be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html, Hearings and Mediation Services, Guide to Permit Hearings.



4:30 PMFive Rivers: Family Fun: Outdoors After School
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

Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. We’ll meet in front of the visitor center to head out on an adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K–5 and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by the Monday prior to register.

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.  



Friday - 6/4
 Brownfield App. Amendment - 800 Hiawatha Blvd West (Syracuse) Comment Deadline
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

DEC has received an Brownfield Cleanup Program amendment application for a site known as 800 Hiawatha Boulevard West (former Roth Steel), site ID #C734083. This site is located in the City of Syracuse within the County of Onondaga, and is located at 800 Hiawatha Blvd. West. Public comments about the application to amend must be submitted by June 4, 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/C734083/

And, once reopened, at:

Robert P. Kinchen Central Library
447 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202



 Draft Investigation Plan - YMCA White Plains (White Plains) 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 related to the YMCA White Plains, site ID #C360206 (White Plains, Westchester County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through June 4, 2021.

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/C360206/

And, once reopened, at:

White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Attn: Brian J. Kenney, PhD.



 Proposed Remedy - Saint-Gobain McCaffrey St. Site (Hoosick Falls) Comment Deadli
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2...
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

Proposed Remedy - Saint-Gobain McCaffrey St. Site (Hoosick Falls) Comment Deadline

DEC invites the public to comment about a the proposed plan for a permanent water source to address perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination related to the Saint-Gobain McCaffrey St. Site #442046 (Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County) within New York's State Superfund Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 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/442046/

And, once reopened, at:

Village of Hoosick Falls Library
73 Classic Street
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
(518) 686-9401



Saturday - 6/5
 Proposed Cleanup - 28 South Division Street 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 proposal to address contamination related to the 28 South Division Street, site ID #C360198 (New Rochelle, Westchester County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through June 5, 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/C360198/

And, once reopened, at:

New Rochelle Public Library
1 Liberty Plaza
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 632-7879



9:00 AMFive Rivers: Outdoors Day: I Bird NY: Beginning Birding
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

Learn how to identify birds by sound as well as by sight. Spring is the best time to do this as the males are declaring their territory and advertising their presence to prospective female partners. Join us for a walk on our trails to identify birds along the way. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Space is limited and registration is required. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 2, to register.

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.  



 Five Rivers: Outdoors Day
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

Five Rivers will once again host DEC's annual "Outdoors Day" with a celebration of family-friendly activities and presentations. The 445-acre site has long been a destination for area families who enjoy exploring on walking trails through forests, meadows, and wetlands. Staff and volunteers have planned outdoor activities all month long for visitors to try first-hand, such as hiking, bird watching, fishing, archery, and pitching a tent. We encourage anyone interested to sign up and come try a new skill.

Space is limited and registration is required for all programs.

Follow our June schedule  to see which activities pique your interest. Call 518-475-0291 if you have any questions

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.  



2:00 PMFive Rivers: Outdoors Day - Guided Walk: Summer Flowers
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

Enjoy the returning beauty of flowers this June. This time of year, forest edges are bursting with blooms, and a stroll out along some of the trails at Five Rivers to see them is like chicken soup for the soul!

Space is limited and registration is required. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 2, to register.

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.  



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