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The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 323 PM EDT Tue Jul 28 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Wednesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester...Rockland ...Nassau...Suffolk. ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Wednesday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 323 PM EDT Tue Jul 28 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Wednesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester...Rockland ...Nassau...Suffolk. ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Wednesday. 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State Parks Reminds Young Boaters of New Boater Education Requirements

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Law requires next generation of boaters born after May 1, 1996 to obtain Boating Safety Certificate.

Albany, NY - May 1, 2014 - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) reminded boaters that a new law that will take effect May 1 requires the next generation of boaters to obtain an approved Boating Safety Certificate to operate a motorboat in New York State.
 
"Recreational boating is a fun family activity and a great way to explore New York's outdoors. With summer fast approaching, I encourage boaters to make sure their young friends and family members can join in on the fun by staying up to date with new boater education requirements," State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey said. "Whether they plan to go boating this summer or sometime in the future, anyone born on or after May 1, 1996 now needs to obtain a Boating Safety Certificate to operate a power boat in New York."
 
To make New York waterways safer, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law requiring anyone born on or after May 1, 1996 who wants to operate a motorboat to obtain a Boating Safety Certificate by completing an approved eight-hour course. Courses may be completed and certificates obtained through the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, U.S. Power Squadron, or the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. A list of approved courses is available on the State Parks website at nysparks.com/recreation/boating/safety-courses.aspx. Regardless of age, all personal watercraft (PWC) operators still need a Boating Safety Certificate.
 
Additionally, the new state law supersedes a 2012 Suffolk County boater education requirement that applied to all motorboat operators in Suffolk County. Now, only those born after May 1, 1996 are legally required to possess a Boating Safety Certificate to operate a motorboat. However, State Parks encourages everyone, regardless of age, to consider taking a boater education class to sharpen their nautical knowledge.
 
For New Yorkers who have earned a Boating Safety Certificate, keeping track of it is even easier thanks to New York's new Adventure License. New Yorkers who have taken an approved safe boating course and received a Boating Safety Certificate, with just a few easy steps, can have the certification reflected as an anchor icon on their NYS Driver License, Non-Driver ID or Learner Permit. The personalized Adventure License eliminates the need to carry a separate certificate. For more information on the other benefits of getting an Adventure License, visit licensecenter.ny.gov.
 
The State Parks Marine Service Unit is responsible for the general coordination of boating safety programs and supports marine law enforcement efforts across the state, including patrols, training and funding for local marine enforcement activities. For more information about boating safety – including listings of boating safety courses – and marine recreation in New York State, visit here.
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