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ENB - Region 7 Notices 4/17/2013

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Cortland County - The Cortland County Legislature, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Crown City Wind Energy Project . A public hearings on the Draft EIS will be held as follows:

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Solon Sportsman Club, 4475 Sportsman Road, Solon, NY 13040

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Cortland County Office Building Auditorium, 60 Central Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045;

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hartnett Elementary School, 6337 Academy Street, Truxton, NY 13158

Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until July 26, 2013. The Draft EIS is available for review at the Cortland County Office Building, the Cortland Free Library, the Lamont Free Library, the Phillips Free Library, the Kellogg Free Library, the Truxton Senior Center, and the Town Clerk's office in the Towns of Cortlandville, Truxton, Solon, and Homer. The Draft EIS is available on line at: www.cortland-co.org.

The action involves a proposal by Air Energy TCI Inc. (TCI), to develop a wind-powered generating facility in the Towns of Cortlandville, Homer, Solon, and Truxton in Cortland County, New York. The Project includes 44 wind turbines, which will deliver up to 71 MW of electrical power to the New York state grid. In addition to the wind turbines, the Project involves construction of associated components including two permanent meteorological towers, a system of gravel access roads, buried 34.5 kilovolt (kV) electrical collector lines, an operation and maintenance (O&M) building, and a collection and transforming substation. To deliver power to the New York State power grid, the Project Sponsor proposes to construct a 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line, and a Point of Interconnection facility located adjacent to an existing 115 kV transmission line south of East River Road in Homer, NY. The transmission route will be approximately 0.5 mile in length.

The proposed Project is located on approximately 7,500 acres of leased land, or land that is currently under negotiation to lease. Project construction is anticipated to occur in a single phase, starting in the late spring of 2015, and be completed by December 31 of that year. The wind turbine currently proposed is the GE 1.6 - 100 wind turbine (or equivalent) which has a minimum cut-in wind speed of approximately 7 miles per hour required to generate electricity.

Contact: Jeremy Boylan, Cortland County, 60 Central Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607) 753-5049, E-mail: jboylan@cortland-co.org.

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