ENB - REGION 7 NOTICES

Negative Declaration

Westchester County and Oswego County - The New York Power Authority, as lead agency has determined that the proposed sale of the Indian Point 3 (IP3) and James A. Fitzpatrick (JAF) Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) to indirectly wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Entergy Corporation of New Orleans will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the sale of the New York Power Authority's (NYPA's) IP3 and JAF NPPS to Entergy. The term "sale" constitutes the transfer of the land, structures, equipment, personnel, and agreements on ancillary services and power supply. Entergy will purchase the NPPs subject to all existing permits and approvals. Entergy will acquire IP3 and JAF in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The NPPs, once under new ownership, will be required to continue to comply with these and any other applicable laws and regulations. The State's economic, social and environmental interests will, therefore, be safeguarded. The sale will not result in any physical change to either site. As such, there will not be a substantial adverse change to air or water quality, traffic or noise levels, solid waste production, erosion, or the sites' flora or fauna. Entergy will offer continued employment to all NYPA nuclear operations personnel, as well as those staff members directly supporting IP3 and JAF. Their salaries will be no less than they currently receive, and all other benefits will be identical to or equivalent to current benefits. Entergy will pay $636 million for the NPPs themselves, nearly $171 million for the fuel, $92 million for a guaranteed payment relating to the decommissioning arrangement, and $68 million for NYPA's commitment to additional power purchases from JAF. NYPA will purchase IP3's entire output through December 31, 2004. NYPA will also purchase sufficient JAF output to meet the needs of its customers in various economic development programs through December 31, 2004. Rates and allocations will, therefore, not be negatively affected by the sale. In summary, the New York Power Authority, as Lead Agency, has determined that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the environment and that an Environmental Impact Statement need not be prepared. The project is located at Indian Point 3 Nuclear Power Plant, Bleakley Avenue & Broadway, Buchanan, New York 10511.

Contact: William V. Slade, Director, Environmental Division, James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, 268 Lake Road East, Lycoming, New York 13093, Phone: 914-681-6405 , Fax: 914-287-3294, E-mail: Slade.W@nypa.gov

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Madison County - The Village of Canastota, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Canastota-Lenox Industrial Park Subdivision. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until April 21, 2000. The action involves the Village of Canastota proposes to subdivide approximately 150 acres of land located with the Canastota-Lenox Industrial Park along NYS Route 5 (Madison County), New York. In addition to the subdivision, the Village proposes the following actions:
- extension of infrastructure (e.g., water, sanitary sewer, natural gas, electric, telephone, fiber optics, and storm water management facilities) to support future development; and
- extensions and improvements to Madison Boulevard and Dominick Bruno Boulevard to facilitate access to and egress from the site. The project is located at the Canastota-Lenox Industrial Park along the north side of NYS Route 5 in the Village of Canastota, Madison County, NY.

Contact: Village Clerk, 205 South Peterboro Street, Canastota, NY 13032, (315) 697-7559.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Onondaga County - The Planning Board of the Town of DeWitt, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Boulder Heights Subdivision (Formerly Creekside Subdivision). A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 13, 2000 at 7:00 pm at the Town Offices, 5400 Butternut Drive, Town of DeWitt, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until April 24, 2000. The action involves the proposal by the developer for residential development of 108.3 acres for 128 single family homes. The project is located in the Town of DeWitt approximately 13 miles north of the Jamesville Road, entrance to interstate Rte. 481. It is bounded by Jamesville Road on the east, Quintard Road on the north and Nottingham Road on the south.

Contact: Richard T. Robb, Commissioner of Development and Operations, Town of DeWitt, 5400 Butternut Drive, PO Box 159, DeWitt, NY 13214-0159, (315) 446-3768.