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Week of 22 January, 2023
Sunday - 1/22
 Proposed Cleanup - Atlantic Brooklyn Project 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 Atlantic Brooklyn Project site #C224305 (Brooklyn, Kings County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 22, 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/C224305/

And at:

Brooklyn Public Library - Bedford Branch
496 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Call for hours: (718) 623-0012

Brooklyn Community Board No. 3
Restoration Plaza
1360 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Phone: (718) 622-6601


Monday - 1/23
12:00 PMFive Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers Maple Sugaring at Home
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 make maple syrup at home in time for the sap run. Spend an hour with a Friends naturalist learning how to identify a maple tree, tap a spile, and collect sap. View one method for evaporating sap to syrup at home and ask questions before leaving with a spile and a smile. Preregistration is required. Visit FriendsofFiveRivers.org and look under the “Education Programs tab for more information or to register.

For: Individuals, families, friends (6 people maximum per session)

When: Mondays, January 23 or 30 or February 6 or 13 at 12:00 PM or 2:00 PM; or Fridays, January 27, February 3 or 17 at 10:00 AM or 12:00 PM

Where: Meet at Five Rivers’ Guided School Program Building

Fee:  Friends members = $15/individual or $20/family; Non-members = $20 + $5/each additional participant (fee includes spile and reference booklet) 



Tuesday - 1/24
 Proposed Parts 613 (PBS) and 596-599 (CBS) Comment Deadline
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/93063.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@dec.ny.gov

The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed Parts 613 (Petroleum Bulk Storage) and 596-599 (Chemical Bulk Storage) rulemaking through 5:00 p.m. on January 24, 2023. The proposed regulation is being re-noticed to comply with regulatory time-lines. Comments received during the 6/4/21 – 12/6/21 comment period have been recorded and will be included in the response to comments to be issued in early 2023. Written comments can be submitted as follows:

1) By email to derweb@dec.ny.gov. Please include "Comments on Proposed Part 613" or “Comments on Proposed Part 597/598” in the subject line of the email; or

2) 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 Jennifer 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 proposed rulemaking and how to comment.



12:00 PMClimate Justice Working Group to Meet
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Climate Justice Working Group to Meet

What: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) 13-member Climate Justice Working Group (CJWG), established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. The Climate Justice Working Group is tasked with establishing criteria for identifying disadvantaged communities for the purposes of co-pollutant reductions, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, regulatory impact statements, and the allocation of investments pursuant to the CLCPA.  
 
This meeting will include deliberations on the public comments received on the draft disadvantaged communities criteria. Members of the public are welcome to attend in person or listen to the meeting via webcast. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and can be done by clicking the WebEx link below. 
 
When: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 12 p.m. ET     

Where:  
 
Via WebEx and to register:
 
Webinar password: cjwg1.24.23 (25941124 from phones) 

Audio: Dial 1-518-549-0500; Access code: 2335 887 7828  
 
In-Person - Event locations, times, and partners include: 
 
Hydroelectric Boardroom, 1333 Broadway, Suite 300, New York, NY 10018 (*in the NY Green Bank space)
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) 17 Columbia Circle, Board Room, Albany, NY 12203 
DEC Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Rd., Avon, NY 14414  
 
Additional Information: This meeting will also be recorded and posted on the Climate Act website within three days, or as soon as practicable. 



4:00 PMFive Rivers: Community Science: Winter Raptor Survey
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

The Winter Raptor Survey is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Five Rivers and the wildlife that live here while helping biologists save these inspiring birds. Outdoor surveys occur every other week (weather permitting) throughout the winter. They start 30 minutes before sunset and end 30 minutes after. Volunteers meet at the visitor center and walk in teams to monitoring sites at Five Rivers. Volunteers do not need experience or to make a winter-long commitment. Study dates are subject to change due to weather conditions. 

Pre-registration is required. Call 518-475-0291 or email 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov for more information or to register.

Tentative Survey Dates:

(Weather dependent; subject to change at the last minute.)

Jan. 10 – Meet at 3:45 PM. Survey begins at 4:12 PM.
Jan. 24 – Meet at 4:00 PM. Survey begins at 4:29 PM.
Feb. 7 – Meet at 4:15 PM. Survey begins at 4:47 PM. 
Feb. 21 – Meet at 4:30 PM. Survey begins at 5:05 PM.
March 7 – Meet at 4:45 PM. Survey begins at 5:22 PM.
March 21 – Meet at 6:00 PM. Survey begins at 6:39 PM.   



6:00 PMMarine Resources Advisory Council Meeting
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/568.html
Contact  Stephanie Rekemeyer
stephanie.rekemeyer@dec.ny.gov
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 123 Kings Park Blvd. (Nissequogue River State Park) Kings Park, New York, 11754 - Map

The Marine Resources Advisory Council (MRAC) was established by state law in 1987 to review proposed regulations for management of marine fisheries and to make recommendations on plans, policies, and programs affecting marine fisheries and on other issues affecting he protection and utilization of New York's valuable finfish and shellfish resources.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 6:00 - 9:00 PM at DEC Division of Marine Resources Headquarters, 123 Kings Park Blvd, Kings Park, NY. Virtual meeting details will be available prior to the meeting on DEC's website.



 Subpart 217-5 Heavy Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program Public Meeting
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/26402.html
Contact  James Clyne
air.regs@dec.ny.gov

DEC is proposing a revision to 6 NYCRR Subpart 217-5 Heavy Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program and attendant revisions to Part 200 General Provisions.

Link to registerhttps://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?RGID=r208bf8b657cb95c3f3af1db038155a99
Webinar number: 161 882 6749
Webinar password: welcome1 (93526632 from phones)
Join by phone only: Call 518-549-0500 and enter Access code: 161 882 6749



7:00 PMReinstein Woods - Stargazing Walk
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 winter constellations on this walk under the sliver of a waxing crescent moon. 

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.


Wednesday - 1/25
10:30 AMReinstein Woods - Winter Wildflowers
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

Explore the world of winter plants and see what next summer’s wildflowers will look like. For adults only.

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 PMCommunity Meeting on Air Monitoring Initiative Progress - Brooklyn
https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/125320.html
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Location  Online / Virtual

DEC to Hold Community Meeting on Community Air Monitoring Initiative Progress -- Brooklyn

DEC announced a meeting to provide progress updates for communities participating in the 2022-23 Statewide Community Air Monitoring Initiative. This first round of meeting (Brooklyn) will help DEC gather community input to target emission sources and future strategies to reduce air pollution in these communities, including the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

At the meeting, DEC staff will provide an overview of the initiative and present a preliminary overview of the first quarter of air monitoring results specific to this community. Information presented will include how and where the air monitoring is conducted on the street level and how DEC will compile and analyze the data to identify potential contributors of emissions for each pollutant being monitored. Preliminary data collection is now underway, and results will be provided once additional information is compiled.

DEC will also provide an update on progress of establishing community advisory committees to engage with local stakeholders throughout this initiative. DEC will continue to hold regular meetings over the next year to update the community on the progress of the air monitoring and to provide a forum for input. Staff from DEC's Division of Air Resources and the Office of Environmental Justice will be available to answer questions and respond to feedback.

Brooklyn
When: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at 1 p.m.
Link to join meeting: 
Meeting Number: 161 979 6832
Meeting Password: kiVYUZNp753
Call In Number to join by phone only: 518-549-0500


Interpreter services shall be made available to deaf persons, and translator services shall be made available to persons with limited English proficiency, at no charge for either service, upon written request. Requests should be received 10 calendar days before each meeting, but DEC will make every effort to fulfill requests received closer to the meeting date. Requests can be directed to the NYSDEC Office of Communication Services, either by mail (address: NYSDEC, Office of Communication Services, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-4500), by telephone (518 402-8044) or by e-mail (language@dec.ny.gov).


1:30 PMFive Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers Talk and Trek Growths Called Galls
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 about the natural world with a Friends naturalist. Preregistration is required. For detailed information, including fees, or to register, visit FriendsofFiveRivers.org and look under the “Education Programs” tab for “Talk and Trek.”

Growths Called Galls: Search for galls to learn where and how they form, and what treasures they hold. Wednesdays, January 25, February 1 and 8 (rain date Feb. 15), from 1:30–3:00 PM   



Thursday - 1/26
10:00 AMFive Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers Talk and Trek Exploring Winter
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 about the natural world with a Friends naturalist. Preregistration is required. For detailed information, including fees, or to register, visit FriendsofFiveRivers.org and look under the “Education Programs” tab for “Talk and Trek.”

Exploring Winter: Head outdoors to discover life under, in, and above the snow, with Donald Stokes’ book, Guide to Nature in Winter, to prompt us. Thursdays, January 26, February 2, 9, and 16 from 10:00–11:30 AM   



6:00 PMCommunity Meeting on Air Monitoring Initiative Progress - Queens
https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/125320.html
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Location  Online / Virtual

DEC to Hold Community Meeting on Community Air Monitoring Initiative Progress -- 
Queens

DEC announced a meeting to provide progress updates for communities participating in the 2022-23 Statewide Community Air Monitoring Initiative. This first round of meeting (Queens) will help DEC gather community input to target emission sources and future strategies to reduce air pollution in these communities, including the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

At the meeting, DEC staff will provide an overview of the initiative and present a preliminary overview of the first quarter of air monitoring results specific to this community. Information presented will include how and where the air monitoring is conducted on the street level and how DEC will compile and analyze the data to identify potential contributors of emissions for each pollutant being monitored. Preliminary data collection is now underway, and results will be provided once additional information is compiled.

DEC will also provide an update on progress of establishing community advisory committees to engage with local stakeholders throughout this initiative. DEC will continue to hold regular meetings over the next year to update the community on the progress of the air monitoring and to provide a forum for input. Staff from DEC's Division of Air Resources and the Office of Environmental Justice will be available to answer questions and respond to feedback.

Queens
When: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at 6 p.m.
Link to join meeting: 
Meeting Number: 161 472 8134
Meeting Password: sG4Z3Dmyim4
Call In Number to join by phone only: 518-549-0500


Interpreter services shall be made available to deaf persons, and translator services shall be made available to persons with limited English proficiency, at no charge for either service, upon written request. Requests should be received 10 calendar days before each meeting, but DEC will make every effort to fulfill requests received closer to the meeting date. Requests can be directed to the NYSDEC Office of Communication Services, either by mail (address: NYSDEC, Office of Communication Services, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-4500), by telephone (518 402-8044) or by e-mail (language@dec.ny.gov).


Friday - 1/27
 Proposed Expedited Cleanup - 514 Union 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 proposed expedited cleanup of contamination related to the 514 Union Street Site #C224318 (Brooklyn, Kings County), within New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 27, 2023.

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/C224318/

And at:

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

Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 643-3027
infobkcb6@gmail.com



12:00 PMFive Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers Maple Sugaring at Home
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 make maple syrup at home in time for the sap run. Spend an hour with a Friends naturalist learning how to identify a maple tree, tap a spile, and collect sap. View one method for evaporating sap to syrup at home and ask questions before leaving with a spile and a smile. Preregistration is required. Visit FriendsofFiveRivers.org and look under the “Education Programs tab for more information or to register.

For: Individuals, families, friends (6 people maximum per session)

When: Mondays, January 23 or 30 or February 6 or 13 at 12:00 PM or 2:00 PM; or Fridays, January 27, February 3 or 17 at 10:00 AM or 12:00 PM

Where: Meet at Five Rivers’ Guided School Program Building

Fee: Friends members = $15/individual or $20/family; Non-members = $20 + $5/each additional participant (fee includes spile and reference booklet)   



Saturday - 1/28
 Proposed Cleanup - Troy Belting and Supply Company (Colonie) 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 Troy Belting and Supply Company site #C401067 (Colonie, Albany County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through January 28, 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/C401067/

And at:

William K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY
(518) 458-9274



10:00 AMFive Rivers: Calling all Trail Detectives
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

Wondering who made that line of tracks in your backyard last night? Let’s untangle the mystery together! We’ll follow tracks, investigate scat, and use our senses to explore mini mysteries on the trails. For ages 7 and up with an adult. Younger siblings are welcome. 

Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, January 25 to register.   



 Reinstein Woods - Family Nature Quest: Snowshoe Walk
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

Enjoy a guided snowshoe walk along the trails. $10/person, $7 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.


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