Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Availability Of Final Scope Of Work

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), as lead agency, intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Caithness Bellport Energy Center to be located in the Town of Brookhaven’s North Bellport Empire Development Zone in Suffolk County, Long Island. The proposed facility would consist of a dual-fueled combined-cycle power plant with a maximum output of approximately 350 megawatts, consisting of a Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation 501F turbine, a heat recovery steam generator and a single steam turbine. The heat recovery steam generator would be equipped with natural gas-fired duct burners. Air-cooled condensing would be employed to minimize water usage, reduce water treatment costs and eliminate a cooling tower plume. Selective catalytic reduction technology and an oxidation catalyst would be utilized to reduce air emissions. The facility would interconnect to the 138 kilovolt (kV) LIPA system within a 96-acre parcel via a new 138 kV substation to be constructed on site and adjacent to the existing LIPA 138 kV Holbrook to Brookhaven transmission line right-of-way.

The facility would be located on a 15-acre site within an approximately 96-acre parcel located south of the Sills Road interchange (Exit 66) of the Long Island Expressway within the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, Long Island. The property is east of Old Dock Road and north of Horseblock Road and bounded on the north by the Long Island Railroad.

Information regarding the Proposed Action and a copy of the Final Scope of Work, which includes a response to comments document that responds to public comments on the Draft Scope of Work received by LIPA through January 12, 2005, is available on the LIPA website at www.lipower.org (under the “About LIPA, Powering LI” tab) and at the following locations: Brookhaven Free Library, 273 Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven, NY 11719, (631) 286-1923; Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953, (631) 924-6400; South Country Library, 22 Station Road, Bellport, NY 11713, (631) 286-0818.

Contact: Edward J. Grilli, Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, Long Island Power Authority, 333 Earle Ovington Boulevard, Suite 403, Uniondale, NY 11553, Telephone Number (516) 719-9877, E-mail: egrilli@lipower.org.