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Week of 5 September, 2021
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Wednesday - 9/8
 Comment Start Date: Proposed Part 353 Regulations - Expanded Polystyrene Foam
https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/120762.html
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
foamban@dec.ny.gov

DEC Proposes Regulations to Implement Expanded Polystyrene Foam Container and Polystyrene Loose Fill Packaging Ban

Comment Start Date: September 8, 2021
Comment Deadline: November 22, 2021

Submitting Written Comments
The public comment period begins on September 8, 2021. The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed Part 353 rulemaking through November 22, 2021.

Written comments can be submitted by:

Email to foamban@dec.ny.gov. Please include “Comments on Proposed Part 353” in the subject line of the email; or

By mail to the NYS DEC – Recycling Outreach & Education Section- Part 353, Division of Materials Management, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7253

Additional Information

https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/123704.html



10:00 AMVirtual Public Comment Hearing - 6 NYCRR Part 368 Product Stewardship & Labeling
Contact  Rebecca Vaughan
rebecca.vaughan@dec.ny.gov

Two proposed rulemaking hearings will be held on Wednesday, September 8 at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM to accept statements from the public regarding 6 NYCRR Part 368 to repeal and replace existing regulations for Recycling Emblems, develops new regulations for mercury-added consumer product labeling and develops new regulations for the existing Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (EERRA). 

Persons wishing to comment or to attend one of these virtual hearings must register in advance of the hearing no later than Tuesday, September 7, 2021. To register electronically, visit  http://www.webex.com, click "Join a meeting," input the event number listed below, click "Register," and fill in the requested information. You will be asked whether you wish to make a public statement or not. After registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation by email with information about how to join the hearing.

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 a.m., Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Event Number: 173 431 9378
Password: DMMSep810AM

To join by phone only, dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 173 431 9378

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Event Number: 173 004 2056
Password: DMMSep82PM

To join by phone only, dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 173 004 2056

Written statements may be submitted to NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7254, ATTN: Katie Kidalowski or by email to Part368Regs@dec.ny.gov. Please include the following in your subject line: "Comments on Proposed Part 368." Written statements must be submitted to the NYSDEC by midnight on September 15, 2021 and are weighted the same as oral statements. 




2:00 PMVirtual Public Comment Hearing - 6 NYCRR Part 368 Product Stewardship & Labeling
Contact  Rebecca Vaughan
rebecca.vaughan@dec.ny.gov

Two proposed rulemaking hearings will be held on Wednesday, September 8 at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM to accept statements from the public regarding 6 NYCRR Part 368 to repeal and replace existing regulations for Recycling Emblems, develops new regulations for mercury-added consumer product labeling and develops new regulations for the existing Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (EERRA). 

Persons wishing to comment or to attend one of these virtual hearings must register in advance of the hearing no later than Tuesday, September 7, 2021. To register electronically, visit  http://www.webex.com, click "Join a meeting," input the event number listed below, click "Register," and fill in the requested information. You will be asked whether you wish to make a public statement or not. After registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation by email with information about how to join the hearing.

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 a.m., Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Event Number: 173 431 9378
Password: DMMSep810AM

To join by phone only, dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 173 431 9378

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Event Number: 173 004 2056
Password: DMMSep82PM

To join by phone only, dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 173 004 2056

Written statements may be submitted to NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7254, ATTN: Katie Kidalowski or by email to Part368Regs@dec.ny.gov. Please include the following in your subject line: "Comments on Proposed Part 368." Written statements must be submitted to the NYSDEC by midnight on September 15, 2021 and are weighted the same as oral statements. 




Thursday - 9/9
7:30 AMFive Rivers: Citizen Science: Early Birds
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

Celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of the fall bird migration. Meet in front of the visitor center. After a brief introduction, we’ll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. In case of inclement weather, these programs may be canceled.

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



1:00 PMFive Rivers: Citizen Community Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)
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

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, we have collected data at Five Rivers and contributed to the University of Minnesota’s continent-wide citizen science project. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America (Canada, Mexico, and United States). Go to monarchjointventure.org/mlmp to learn more about the project.

For this program, meet at the pavilion near the main parking lot.

Please call 518-475-0291 by the Monday  before the program to register



 Five Rivers: Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring
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

For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. You can join volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in conserving monarchs and advancing understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

Space is limited and registration is required. Call 518-475-0291 by the Saturday 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.  



5:00 PMNYSDEC Pop-up Fishing Clinic - Steeplechase Pier
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Steve Wong
fwfsh2@dec.ny.gov

Learn the basics of fishing with all the equipment, bait and instructions provided, no fishing license necessary.


Friday - 9/10
 Brownfield App. - Mapes East 182 Street Site (Bronx) 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 Mapes East 182 Street Site, site ID #C203149. This site is located in the Belmont section of the Borough of Bronx within the County of Bronx, and is located at 820 East 182nd Street. Public comments about the application must be submitted by September 10, 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/C203149/

And at:

Bronx Community Board District 6
1932 Arthur Ave., Room 403-A
Bronx, NY 10457

NY Public Library-West Farms Library Branch
2085 Honeywell Ave
Bronx, NY 10460



Saturday - 9/11
9:45 AMFive Rivers: The Nature Bus Connects You with Five Rivers
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

Hop on the free Nature Bus in Albany every Saturday to enjoy scenic outdoor walks or programs at Five Rivers and other natural areas in Albany County. Stay for the day or visit multiple locations along the bus route.

Route details, including the schedule and destinations, can be found on CDTA’s website



10:00 AMReinstein Woods - The Great Reinstein Woods Treasure Hunt
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

Embark on a nature play adventure with a self-guided treasure hunt. Follow your map to find your own hidden treasure and look for animals along the way! For children ages 5-10.

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. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • 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: Guided Walk: Woodlot Trail
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 will wander out to the Woodlot Trail to look for signs of wildlife and observe their wooded habitat. This wheelchair-accessible trail shows off many types of trees and brush that provide homes for various animals, from ground dwellers to high-flyers. Let's discover them together.

 Space is limited and registration is required.

Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, September 8 to register.



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