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ENB - Region 1 Notices 7/1/2009

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Nassau County - The Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Covanta Hempstead Energy from Waste Facility Expansion Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 23, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Hempstead Town Hall, Nathan Bennett Pavilion, Hempstead, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until August 10, 2009. A hard copy of the DEIS is available at the following locations:

Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency
350 Front Street
Hempstead, New York

Westbury Memorial Public Library
445 Jefferson Street
Westbury, New York 11590

Uniondale Public Library
400 Uniondale Avenue
Uniondale, New York 11553

Hempstead Public Library
115 Nichols Court
Hempstead, New York 11550

Mineola Memorial Public Library
195 Marcellus Road
Mineola, New York 11501

Hicksville Public Library
169 Jerusalem Avenue
Hicksville, New York 11801

Garden City Public Library
60 7th Street
Garden City, New York 11530

East Meadow Public Library
1886 Front Street
East Meadow, New York 11554

The online version of the DEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: http://www.tohida.org/covanta-hempstead-expansion.aspx.

The action involves a proposal from Covanta Hempstead Company to expand its existing energy-from-waste (EfW) facility through the addition of one new boiler at the facility, with a nominal capacity of 1,100 tons per day of solid waste, together with a new turbine generator expected to generate 35 MW of electricity (net to the grid). The action also involves increasing groundwater withdrawals by approximately 270 million gallons per year, constructing a new cooling tower and ancillary equipment, and upgrading the air pollution control equipment on the existing facility. The project is located at 600 Merchants Concourse in Westbury, Town of Hempstead, New York.

Contact: Frederick E. Parola, Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency, 350 Front Street, Hempstead, NY 11550, Phone: (516) 489-5000 ext. 4200.

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