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ENB - Region 6 Notices 6/26/2013

Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The Town Board of the Town of Clayton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Clayton Zoning Ordinance Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the housekeeping amendments to the Town of Clayton Zoning Ordinance in the nature of orientation, punctuation and spelling. The project is located throughout the Town of Clayton, New York.

Contact: Justin A. Taylor, Town of Clayton, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY 13624.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Jefferson and Lewis Counties - The Town of Denmark Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Copenhagen Wind Farm. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the gymnasium of the Copenhagen Central School. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until July 23, 2013. The Draft EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: http://www.townofdenmarkny.com/.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant to develop the Copenhagen Wind Farm with a maximum generating capacity of up to 102 megawatts (MW). The project will be located on 63 parcels of leased private land totaling approximately 6,600 acres in the Town of Denmark, New York. The current project design consists of up to 63 GE 1.62 MW wind turbines (or similar) with a 100 meter (328 foot) rotor diameter mounted on an 80 meter (262 foot) or 96 meter (315 foot) tall tubular steel towers. The project will also involve the upgrade or construction of an approximately 16.1 mile system of gravel access roads, installation of approximately 23 miles of buried and / or overhead electrical collection lines and up to three permanent, free-standing 100 meter tall meteorological towers. To deliver power to the New York State power grid, the Applicant proposes to construct a substation / switchyard facility that connects to the power grid via a newly constructed 115kV electrical interconnection line connecting to the National Grid East Watertown substation located in the Town of Watertown. The interconnection route will be comprised of approximately 9 miles of overhead line on wooden or steel pole structures and located within the interconnection corridor located in the Towns of Rutland, Champion and Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

Contact: Kevin Gaines, Town of Denmark, 3707 Roberts Road, Carthage, NY 13619, Phone: (315) 493-3846.

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