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ENB - Region 2 Notices 11/10/2010

Public Notice

Notice of Availability

New York County (Queens)
- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has issued a Final Scoping Document for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement to be prepared for the proposed Luyster Creek Energy Project at the Astoria Generating Station. The Final Scoping Document is available for public review at NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html and the Luyster Creek Energy Project website: www.USPowerGen.com and at the following locations:

NYS DEC Central Office - Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-1750

NYS DEC Region 2 Office - Division of Environmental Permits
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, New York 11101

Community Board 1
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106

Queens Borough Public Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432

Queens Borough Branch Public Library Astoria Branch
14-10 Astoria Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11102

The action involves two distinct components: the installation of an approximately 410 megawatt (MW) new combined cycle combustion turbine unit, and an emissions reduction strategy for the existing Astoria Generating Station (AGS). The new combustion turbine will be designed to start up and shutdown quickly, will utilize dry cooling, and have a stack height of approximately 180 feet. The project will be built on approximately 7.5 acres of the existing Fuel Oil Tank Farm (FOTF) parcel at the AGS within an area zoned for heavy manufacturing (industrial) use (M3-1). The new combustion turbine will be dual fuel-capable and burn natural gas as a primary fuel with ultra low sulfur diesel as backup fuel to be used for up to approximately 30 days annually. The use of ultra low sulfur diesel as backup fuel will require the addition of a new oil storage tank. Fuel delivery is currently via barge, and the Luyster Creek Energy Project will be electrically interconnecting into the grid via existing connections from the current units at AGS. The project is located along the East River, approximately 2,400 feet northeast of the Astoria Generating station at 18-01 20th Avenue in Astoria, Borough of Queens, New York.

Contact: Stephen Tomasik, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 486-9955.


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