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Week of 7 November, 2021
Sunday - 11/7
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 11/8
 No Further Action Proposal - Frmr Hampshire Chemical (Waterloo) 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 for no further action related to the Former Hampshire Chemical Corp., site ID #850001A (Waterloo, Seneca County) within New York's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through November 8, 2021.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the no further action proposal and how to comment.



Tuesday - 11/9
2:00 PMProposed Part 218 Emissions Standards for Motor Vehicles & Motor Vehicle Engines
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/26402.html
Contact  Jeff Marshall
air.regs@dec.ny.gov

Public comment hearing via electronic webinar for the proposed rule will be held before Administrative Law Judge Michele M. Stefanucci as follows:

To join through the internet, visit www.webex.com and click "Join a meeting." 

Event Number: 179 226 5743

Password: Nov9-2PM

To join by phone only, dial: 1-518-549-0500

Access Code: 179 226 5743

Persons wishing to comment on the proposed rule will have the opportunity to make a statement at the public comment hearing webinars. Any person wishing to provide a public statement must register in advance of the hearings no later than 10:00 a.m. November 8, 2021.

Any person who wishes only to observe the webinars online must also register. Any person may listen to the hearings by phone without pre-registration.

To register electronically: Persons who will login to the hearings electronically must register. To register, visit http://www.webex.com, click “Join a meeting,” input the event number listed above, 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.

On the appropriate date and time of the hearing, participants should visit https://www.webex.com, click “Join a meeting” at the top right-hand corner of the screen, and input the appropriate event number for the hearing. Participants will be asked to “select audio system.” It is recommended that participants choose to have the system “call me” or “call using computer.” The “call me” option will require participants to enter their phone numbers.

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., November 8, 2021. Please provide your first and last name, address, email address if any, and telephone number and reference the Part 218 public comment hearing.

On the day and time of the hearing, use the phone access phone number, (518) 549-0500, and the appropriate access code listed above to join the hearing.

All participants will be muted upon entry into the hearing. The ALJ will call each person who has requested to provide a statement to speak. The ALJ will continue the hearing until everyone wishing to speak has been heard or other reasonable arrangements have been made to include their comments in the record. Reasonable time limits may be set for each speaker as necessary to afford all participants an opportunity to be heard. We also recommend that lengthy comments be summarized for oral presentation and submitted in writing as provided below. The hearings will be recorded for inclusion in the record.

The Department will provide interpreter services for hearing impaired persons, and language interpreter services for individuals with difficulty understanding or reading English, at no charge upon written request submitted no later than October 19, 2021. The written request must be addressed to ALJ Michele M. Stefanucci, NYS DEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1550 or emailed to ALJ Stefanucci at ohms@dec.ny.gov.



Wednesday - 11/10
1:00 PMFive Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers: Geocaching at 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

Calling all treasure hunters!  Let’s learn to Geocache and find out what has been hidden at Five Rivers. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.  GPS devices are provided. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and bring along water and a snack. Please meet at Five Rivers’ Guided School Program Building.

Who: Adults individuals    Maximum Participants:  5 Adults
Time & Dates: Wednesday, 1:00–2:30 PM, November 3, 10, and 17 (Rain Date: November 24)
Where: In person at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
Fee: $35 for members, $50 for non-members for all three weeks
Registration or Questions: Contact Nancy Conway at gsp5rivers@outlook.com  or FriendsofFiveRivers.org.



4:30 PMReinstein Woods - Wild Wednesday
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

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a fun hour-long outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5. 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. 
  • 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.


Thursday - 11/11
 Free Fishing Day in New York State
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html
Contact  fwfish@dec.ny.gov

During Free Fishing Days, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required! 

All other freshwater fishing regulations still apply.

Use NYS Free Fishing Days to:

  • Try fishing for the first time.
  • Haven't fished in a while? Remember the joy of catching a fish again for free!
  • Become an ambassador to the sport; take a friend fishing for the first time.
  • Invite a friend to New York to fish.
  • Take a spouse or significant other fishing.
  • Take the family fishing...and don't forget the grandparents!


Friday - 11/12
 Brownfield App. & Work Plan - 332 Fayette Manlius (Manlius) 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 and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for a site known as 332 Fayette Manlius, site ID C734153. This site is located in the Village of Manlius, Town of Manlius, within the County of Onondaga, and is located at 332 Fayette Street. Public comments about the application and draft work plan must be submitted by November 12, 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/C734153/

And at:

Manlius Library
One Arkie Albanese Ave
Manlius, NY 13104



 Brownfield App. Amendment - Master Cleaners Site (Guilderland) 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 Master Cleaners, site ID #C401072. This site is located in the Town of Guilderland, within the County of Albany, and is located at 2312-2316 Western Avenue. Public comments about the application to amend must be submitted by November 12, 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/C401072/

And, once reopened, at:

Guilderland Public Library
2228 Western Avenue
Guilderland, NY 12084



Saturday - 11/13
 Draft Investigation Plan - 46-70 McLean Ave Auto (Yonkers) 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 46-70 McLean Avenue Auto Repair Laundry Site #C360211 (Yonkers, Westchester County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through November 13, 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/C360211/

And at:

Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront Library
1 Larkin Plaza
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 375-7940



 Proposed Expedited Cleanup - 46-70 McLean Ave Auto (Yonkers) 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 46-70 McLean Avenue Auto Repair Laundry Site #C360211 (Yonkers, Westchester County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through November 13, 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/C360211/

And at:

Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront Library
1 Larkin Plaza
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 375-7940



10:00 AMFive Rivers: Microplastics and Me
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

Discover the mystery and mayhem of microplastics and their effect on our planet’s ecosystems. Learn what they are and ways you can make a difference at home while you gain a new perspective.

Recommended for Ages 10+.

Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, November 10 to register.



7:00 PMReinstein Woods - Owl Prowl
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 about the owls that live at Reinstein Woods during a nocturnal adventure in search of them. For adults and children ages 8 and older.

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.


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