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ENB - Region 6 Notices 5/13/2009

Public Notice

Notice for Hounsfield Wind Farm DEIS Public Hearing

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has released a draft assessment of the possible impacts of the Hounsfield Wind Farm project proposed for Galloo Island in eastern Lake Ontario. The project, proposed by Upstate New York Power Corp, would consist of 84 wind turbines to produce 252 megawatts or less of electricity, located on Galloo Island approximately 12 miles west of Sackets Harbor. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) includes detailed assessments of a number of potential impacts.

NYS DEC is inviting public comments on the DEIS. Public hearings will be held on May 18, 2009 at the Town of Hounsfield Court Building, 411 West Washington Street, Sackets Harbor, New York at both 3:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m.

The DEIS is available for public review online at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html#windfarm. It is also available for review at the Hounsfield Town Clerk's office, 18774 County Route 66, Salt Point Rd., Watertown; Hay Memorial Library, 105 Broad St., Sackets Harbor; and Henderson Free Library, 8939 State Route 178, Henderson.

Written comments will be accepted through May 29, 2009 and should be sent to Stephen Tomasik, NYS DEC, Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 486-9955, E-mail: smtomasi@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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