Full Calendar Outdoor Recreation and Family Activities Five Rivers Environmental Education Center Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Env Ed Center Meetings, Deadlines and Training Opportunities Public Meetings and Hearings Comment and Application Deadlines Workshops and Training Calendar Criteria
Week of 20 March, 2022
Monday - 3/21
5:00 PM Comment End - Astoria Gast Turbine Power LLC https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20220202_hearings.html Contact Daniel P. O'Connell, NYS DEC - Office of Hearings and Mediation Services 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-1550, Phone: (518) 402-9003, E-mail: email@example.com.
Astoria Gas Turbine Power, LLC - Applicant (Astoria Gas Turbine Power, LLC [Astoria]) applied to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) for an ECL Article 19 Air Title V permit for Astoria's proposed replacement of the existing turbines at its facility with a new state-of-the art simple cycle dual-fuel peaking combustion turbine generator (CTG). The new CTG would be a highly efficient, quick start, fast-ramping unit that has a nominal generating output of about 437 megawatts, and would use natural gas as the primary fuel.
NYS DEC issued a combined notice on June 30, 2021, and conducted public comment hearings on August 24 and 26, 2021. On October 27, 2021, NYS DEC issued a notice of denial of the Title V permit application pursuant to title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) 621.10(f). Under cover of letter dated November 26, 2021, Astoria filed a request for hearing from the NYS DEC's denial. The facility is located at 31-01 20th Avenue, Astoria (Queens County), New York.
A legislative public comment hearing pursuant to 6 NYCRR part 624 to hear and receive unsworn comments from the public will be held on March 15, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. The hearing is being conducted electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform.
Written comments concerning the draft permit and NYS DEC's October 27, 2021, denial must be postmarked by March 21, 2022. Written comments emailed must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 21, 2022.
All petitions requesting party status to participate at an adjudicatory hearing must be received at the NYS DEC - Office of Hearings and Mediation Services no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 22, 2022.
A statement of issues from Astoria must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 22, 2022. Responses to petitions and Astoria's statement of issues may be submitted by NYS DEC staff and Astoria no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 8, 2022.
A pre-adjudicatory issues conference will be conducted electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform. The conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. on April 13, 2022.
For instructions on providing oral statements at the legislative public comment hearing, attending the issues conference, submitting petitions for party status or submitting written comments, click on the link above.
Contact: Daniel P. O'Connell, NYS DEC - Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-1550, Phone: (518) 402-9003, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday - 3/23
Proposed Cleanup - Lakeside Village Apartments Site (Lancaster) Comment Deadline https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3... Contact DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation email@example.com
DEC invites the public to comment about a proposal to address contamination related to the Lakeside Village Apartments site #C915344 (Lancaster, Erie County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the proposal will be accepted through
May 7, 2022.
Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the proposal and how to comment.
Project documents can be reviewed online at:
5466 Broadway Lancaster, NY 14086 716-683-1120
1:00 PM Hudson River Estuary Conservation and Land Use Webinar Contact Ingrid Haeckel, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation firstname.lastname@example.org Location Online / Virtual Conservation and Land Use Webinar The Hudson River Estuary Conservation and Land Use Webinar Series was developed to provide a foundation in conservation and land use planning for members of Hudson Valley conservation advisory councils/boards. In addition, environmental commissions, members of planning and zoning boards, elected officials, and interested citizens may find these programs of interest. Webinars provide background about regional biodiversity, conservation principles, best planning practices, and tools to identify and conserve important habitat and water resources.
Webinar attendees will receive an email confirming attendance, which may be submitted locally for municipal planning or zoning board training credit.
Upcoming Webinar Conservation Overlay Zoning Register via webex for Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Conservation overlay zoning is a tool used by many communities to protect sensitive local environmental features. Overlay zoning creates a special zoning district in which an additional set of regulations or incentives is added on top of the primary zoning district rules. Overlays may be applied to regulate development in stream corridors, wildlife habitats, drinking water watersheds, scenic ridgelines, and a variety of other environmentally sensitive areas. This webinar will provide an introduction to overlay zoning, discuss the process to delineating an overlay zone and defining protected features, selecting an appropriate regulatory structure to protect target resources, zoning adoption, and enforcement. We will also introduce a new guide to Creating Conservation Overlay Zoning, and an opportunity for in-depth training and assistance.
Ted Fink, AICP, GREENPLAN, Inc. Emily Svenson, Esq., Gordon and Svenson LLP
more about this webinar on the DEC website.
6:00 PM ASMFC Public Hearing on Atlantic Striped Bass Draft Amendment 7 https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/568.html Contact Stephanie Rekemeyer email@example.com Location NYSDEC Region 3 Office, 21 S Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 - Map
ASMFC is accepting public comment on
Draft Amendment 7 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Striped Bass (PDF) through April 15, 2022.
The Draft Amendment proposes new options to the FMP to help rebuild the stock and significantly update the management program. Two public hearings will be hosted throughout New York’s Marine and Coastal District to gain input on the Draft Amendment's development.
Click here to join livestream of the meeting or call 518-549-0500 and enter Access Code 161 545 7281. Those joining the livestream will be limited to listening only and are encouraged to submit written comments to ASMFC.
Public written comments will be accepted until
April 15, 11:59 PM (EST) and should be sent to Emilie Franke, FMP Coordinator, at 1050 N. Highland St., Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, Virginia 22201; 703.842.0741 (fax) or at firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: Draft Amendment 7).
ASMFC is hosting additional
virtual webinar hearings during March for the public to review the proposed options and provide comments. A recording of the hearing presentation is available on ASMFC’s YouTube page. For more information, visit ASMFC’s website.
Thursday - 3/24
12:00 PM Reinstein Woods - Virtual Program: Sustainability Lunch Talks 2.0 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
Delve deep into how you can curb greenhouse gases produced by your lifestyle. Topics include Sustainable Fashion and Beauty, Investing and Divesting, Becoming a Voice for Climate, and "Greening" Your Workplace and Travel.
We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead (716-683-5959) to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.
PLEASE NOTE Pre-registration is required for ALL programs. For virtual programs, please register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events. Participants will be emailed a link for the presentation. We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.
Friday - 3/25
Draft Investigation Plan - Old Erie Commons Site (Canastota) Comment Deadline https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3... Contact DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation email@example.com
DEC invites the public to comment about a draft plan to investigate contamination related to the Old Erie Commons site #C727015 (Canastota, Madison County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Public comments about the draft plan will be accepted through
March 25, 2022.
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:
Canastota Public Library
102 West Center Street Canastota, NY 13032
NYSDEC Region 7 Office
615 Erie Boulevard West Syracuse, New York 13204 Phone: (315)-426-7400 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 AM–4:00 PM (call for appointment)
9:00 AM NYC ReLeaf Workshop: Stewardship for Resilience https://nysufc.org/releaf-workshop-reg-r2/ Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Join NYS ReLeaf’s NYC chapter for a workshop on Stewardship Resilience at the Queens Botanical Garden on March 18
th. We will highlight stewardship efforts and provide updates on projects going on around NYC such as Forests for all NYC – The Nature Conservancy’s ongoing urban forestry program, biochar and NYC trees, East Side resilience tree plantings, fruit trees in NYC, the John Bowne High School tree nursery and their ongoing Arbor Day program, and updates on the spotted lanternfly. Speakers include Art Simpson – Senior Forester with NYC Parks, Sam Bishop – Director of urban forestry and education for Trees NY, and Matt Donham and Nave Strauss from Horticulture and natural resources for NYC Parks, and more.
Continuing education credits with ISA are pending, credits for planning and zoning boards are available.
Proof of vaccination and a photo ID required to attend and will be checked at the front desk upon entry. The Queens Botanical Garden accepts CDC Vaccination Card, the Excelsior Pass, and the NYC COVID Safe App.
Cost: $25 general public, $20 for ReLeaf and NYS Urban Forestry Council members. No refunds, but registration can be transferred to another person.
(NYS Urban Forestry Council is DEC's partner in the ReLeaf program)
Saturday - 3/26
Brownfield App and Work Plan- Fmr Gutta Percha Rubber (Brookyn) Comment Deadline https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/3... Contact DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation email@example.com
DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan for a site known as the Former Gutta Percha and Rubber Manufacturing Site, site ID #C224351. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 43 Franklin Avenue. Public comments about the application must be submitted by
March 26, 2022.
Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site and how to comment.
Project documents can be reviewed online at:
Brooklyn Public Library Williamsburg Branch
240 Division Avenue at Marcy Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211
Brooklyn Community Board 3
1360 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11216
10:30 AM Reinstein Woods - Spring Nature 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
Join a naturalist as we search for early signs of spring in the woods.
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.
1:30 PM Five Rivers: The Sweeter Side of Five Rivers https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html Contact Five Rivers Environmental Education Center 518-475-0291 or firstname.lastname@example.org Location Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map
Drop in and join us for an introduction to maple sugaring, from tap and sap to syrup. You’ll get to twirl a brace and bit, pound a spile, inspect the sap flow, and enjoy the aroma of sap boiling in our evaporator. A local maple producer will be on site to answer questions and offer a variety of maple products for sale.
Organized groups (such as Scout troops), please call 518-475-0291 to register.