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ENB - Region 3 Notices 05/05/2010

Negative Declaration

Sullivan County - The Sullivan County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sullivan County Materials Recovery Facility and Transfer Station will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction and operation of a 40,480 square foot Materials Recovery Facility/Transfer Station (MRF/TS) at the existing Sullivan County Landfill site, with a proposed through-put capacity of 800 tons per day of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW); Construction and Demolition Debris (C&D), and Source Separated Recyclables. Construction of an access road will impact approximately 7,620 square feet within the 100 foot adjacent area of New York State Freshwater Wetland MO-66 (Class 2). The MRF/TS will replace the Sullivan County Landfill (which reached capacity on December 31, 2009) as the primary means of waste disposal for Sullivan County. No increased truck trips are planned to the site compared to those generated by operation of the existing landfill. Trucks will be weighed going into and out of the facility to determine the volume of material loaded and unloaded. All loading and unloading will take place inside the MRF/TS building. Export trailer traffic will utilize Route 17 exits 106 and 107 to avoid the Village of Monticello. The project is located at 91 Landfill Drive in Monticello, New York.

Contact: John Kehlenbeck, Sullivan County Legislature, 91 Landfill Drive, Monticello, NY 12701, Phone: (845) 807-0294.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Dutchess County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cricket Valley Energy may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted through the close of business on June 18, 2010. Public scoping sessions will be held on June 5, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m and on June 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dover Middle School Auditorium, 2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY 12522. The action involves a proposal by the project sponsor, Cricket Valley Energy Center, LLC to construct and operate an approximately 1,000 MW electric generating facility on an approximately 131 acre site in Dover, New York. Three separate F-class technology combustion turbines, heat recovery steam generators, and steam turbines will be utilized in combined cycle mode; the stacks will be 282.5 feet tall. Clean-burning natural gas from the adjacent Iroquois pipeline will be the sole fuel for the combustion turbines. The project will use air-cooled steam condensers and process water supply is planned from new on-site bedrock wells. A zero liquid discharge process will internally reuse/recycle water. No process wastewater discharge is proposed. Sanitary discharge will be via an on-site septic system, and stormwater flows will be discharged using an on-site detention basin and other best management practices to maintain peak rates of discharge and minimize the potential for erosion and sedimentation. Construction is planned to begin in early 2012 and commercial operation is planned to begin in early 2015. The project is bounded to the east by State Route 22; to the north by the existing Consolidated Edison (ConEd) 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line right-of-way (adjacent to the existing Iroquois natural gas pipeline); to the west by the MetroNorth commuter railroad line; and to the south by industrially zoned property owned by Howland Lake Partners, LLC in the Town of Dover, New York.

Contact: Christopher M, Hogan, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9151, E-mail: cmhogan@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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