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Week of 15 January, 2023
Sunday - 1/15
 Camp Santanoni Winter Weekends
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/94034.html
Contact  Region 5 Headquarters
518-897-1200

Enjoy winter recreation and exclusive winter access to the preserved buildings of Camp Santanoni. Embark on a 9.8-mile round trip cross-country ski or snowshoe along Newcomb Lake Road from the Gate Lodge Complex to the lakeside Main Camp Complex. Visit both the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of Camp Santanoni, take interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) volunteers, and warm up in the Artist's Studio. The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's (SUNY ESF) Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) provides snowshoes free of charge to visitors at the Gate Lodge. These events are hosted by DEC, AARCH, the town of Newcomb, and the SUNY ESF AIC.

Camp Santanoni Historic Area: 58 Newcomb Lake Rd, Newcomb, NY 12852



Monday - 1/16
 Camp Santanoni Winter Weekends
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/94034.html
Contact  Region 5 Headquarters
518-897-1200

Enjoy winter recreation and exclusive winter access to the preserved buildings of Camp Santanoni. Embark on a 9.8-mile round trip cross-country ski or snowshoe along Newcomb Lake Road from the Gate Lodge Complex to the lakeside Main Camp Complex. Visit both the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of Camp Santanoni, take interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) volunteers, and warm up in the Artist's Studio. The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's (SUNY ESF) Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) provides snowshoes free of charge to visitors at the Gate Lodge. These events are hosted by DEC, AARCH, the town of Newcomb, and the SUNY ESF AIC.

Camp Santanoni Historic Area: 58 Newcomb Lake Rd, Newcomb, NY 12852



Tuesday - 1/17
 Comment Deadline Proposed Parts 370 371 373 374 and 376 Universal Waste Rule
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/117108.html
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
hwregs@dec.ny.gov

Comment Deadline Proposed Parts 370, 371, 373, 374 and 376 Universal Waste Rule

Date: January 17, 2023


Description: DEC Proposes Regulations to incorporate provisions of the Federal universal waste regulations relating to aerosol cans into the State’s universal waste regulations. This rulemaking will also amend DEC’s universal waste regulations to include provisions to allow hazardous waste paint, including postconsumer paint, to be managed as a universal waste in the State.

Comment Deadline: January 17, 2023

Submitting Written Comments
The public comment period begins on November 9, 2022. The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed Part 360 rulemaking through January 17, 2023. Written comments can be submitted by:

• email to hwregs@dec.ny.gov. Please include "Comments on Proposed Part 6 NYCRR Part 370, Part 371, Part 373, Part 374 and Part 376 Universal Waste Rule" in the subject line of the email; or
• By mail to the NYS DEC, Division of Materials Management, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7256




4:00 PMVirtual Public Meeting - Shellfish Restoration Council
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/112236.html

Shellfish Restoration Council Virtual Public Meeting

The New York State Shellfish Restoration Council will hold a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET. To join the meeting online, click the link below to launch the Zoom call and select "Open Zoom Meetings" when prompted by your web browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4217492771

You may also dial into the meeting via voice call using this phone number: +1-929-436-2866 and Meeting ID: 421 749 2771.

The New York State Shellfish Restoration Council (SRC) meeting will cover 1) the progress made to develop the state's first marine shellfish restoration plan and 2) updates on ongoing shellfish restoration projects throughout the state. The primary purpose of this meeting is for council members to deliberate on:

There will be opportunities for public questions and comments during the meeting. Since the last SRC meeting (June 7, 2022), the plan's Steering Committee, Mapping Committee, Communications Committee, and four topic-specific workgroups have developed the foundational elements of the plan and several related decision support tools. This process has been facilitated by The Pew Charitable Trusts (link leaves DEC website) and Due East Partners (link leaves DEC website).



Wednesday - 1/18
9:30 AMInvasive Species Council Meeting
https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/6989.html
Contact  isinfo@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY - Map

The next Invasive Species Council meeting will be held at the Department of Environmental Conservation in Public Assembly Room 129 at 625 Broadway, Albany, NY on January 18, 2023 from 9:30am - 1:30pm. 

View the meeting agenda (PDF).



12:00 PMReinstein Woods - Virtual Program: 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, a heat pump can save you money! Heat pumps are an energy- efficient, fossil fuel-free system that can heat AND cool your home. Get your questions answered at this session. Presented by PUSH Buffalo. Registration required; register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events.

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.


3:00 PMProposed Parts 613 (Petroleum Bulk Storage) and 596-599 (Chemical Bulk Storage)
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/93063.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

A virtual public comment hearing for 6 NYCRR Parts 613 and 596-599 will be held on January 18, 2023 via Webex (virtual platform).

Date: January 18, 2023

Time: 3:00 PM


For Audio Connection - Dial: 518-549-0500
Enter Event number (access code): 161 275 7194
Password: DER-Jan183pm (33705261 from phones)



Thursday - 1/19
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 1/20
 Brownfield App. - Consumers Park Brewery Site (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 for a site known as Consumers Park Brewery Site, site ID #C224381. This site is located in the City of New York, within Kings County, in the Borough of Brooklyn, and is located at 122A, 124, and 130 Montgomery Street a/k/a 960 Franklin Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by January 20, 2023.

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/C224381/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Central Branch
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Brooklyn Community Board #9
890 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225


 Brownfield App. - Former Barnet Mills Site (Rensselaer) 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 Former Barnet Mills, site ID #C442065. This site is located in the City of Rensselaer, within the County of Rensselaer, and is located at 20 Forbes Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by January 20, 2023.

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/C442065/

And at:

Rensselaer Public Library
676 East Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144


 Proposed Cleanup - 1885 Atlantic Ave Redevelopment (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 1885 Atlantic Avenue Redevelopment site #C224347(Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 20, 2023.

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/C224347/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Brownsville Branch
61 Glenmore Avenue at Watkins Street
Brooklyn, New York 11212
Tel.: (718) 498-9721

Brooklyn Community Board 3
Restoration Plaza
1360 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11216
Tel.: (718) 622-6601


 Proposed Cleanup - AMN Site (New Rochelle) 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 AMN Site #C360201 (New Rochelle, Westchester County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 20, 2023.

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/C360201/

And at:

New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 632-7878



 Proposed Cleanup - City DPW Yard Site (New Rochelle) 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 City DPW Yard site #C360101 (New Rochelle, Westchester County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 20, 2023.

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/C360101/

And at:

New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 632-7878


 Proposed Cleanup - Rego Park Center III Site (Rego Park) 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 Rego Park Center III site #C241259 (Rego Park, Queens County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 20, 2023.

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/C241259/

And at:

Queens Public Library at Rego Park
91-41 63rd Drive
Rego Park, NY, 11374
(718) 459-5140

Queens Community Board 6
104-01 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 263-9250


Saturday - 1/21
10:00 AMFive Rivers: How to do it: Learn to Snowshoe
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 the basics of snowshoeing: how to put snowshoes on (and take them off), walk, and turn. Then we'll go outside to put our new skills to work on a short walk. Snowshoe rental fees are waived. 

Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, January 18, to register. 

The trail walk will be conducted without snowshoes if there is insufficient snow.   



 Reinstein Woods - Learn To Cross-Country Ski
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 the basics of cross-country skiing before going on a short, guided ski tour. $15/person, $10 for Friends members. 

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: Coping with the Cold
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 a guided walk to learn how animals survive the winter season. 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.


2:00 PMFive Rivers: How to do it: Learn to Snowshoe
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 the basics of snowshoeing: how to put snowshoes on (and take them off), walk, and turn. Then we'll go outside to put our new skills to work on a short walk. Snowshoe rental fees are waived. 

Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, January 18, to register. 

The trail walk will be conducted without snowshoes if there is insufficient snow.   



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