New Hearing Notices For ENB Issue of
March 9, 2005

for permit and legislative proceedings conducted by the NYSDEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services

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New Notices for ENB Issue of March 9, 2005: 2

Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P. - The project is a hydroelectric facility that consists of five vertical Francis turbines with a generating capacity of 38.8 MW and is located on the Mohawk River. The project consists of the School Street Dam, which is a gravity dam that creates an approximately 100 acre reservoir. Water is diverted from the reservoir to the power canal, which conveys water to the powerhouse. At the School Street Dam is a gatehouse that is used to control the diversion of water to the power canal. The powerhouse is at the end of the canal and houses the five turbines. After exiting the powerhouse, water is discharged to the tailrace and then back to the Mohawk River. Historically, the project has been operated as a storage-and-release pulsing facility. Applicant typically fluctuates the reservoir between 156.1 feet mean sea level ("msl") to 153.1 feet msl. Applicant is also proposing to excavate and dredge approximately 65,000 cubic yards of bedrock and sediment from the power canal, which is located within the project boundary.

A legislative hearing to receive oral comments will be held on April 13, 2005 at 7:00pm. A pre-adjudicatory hearing issues conference will be held on April 14, 2005 at 10:00am. All filings for party status must be received by 3:00pm on April 6, 2005. All parties who previously submitted a petition for full party status in this proceeding must resubmit an updated petition or must provide a written explanation why their previous petition should be considered.

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (Shandaken Tunnel) seeks a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC or Department) to discharge water from the outfall at the 18-mile long conduit, the Shandaken Tunnel in Ulster County, to the Esopus Creek a Class A(T) stream and Ashokan Reservoir - also in Ulster County. Since 1924, New York City has operated the Schoharie Dam and Reservoir as part of its water supply to the residents of the City. The City diverts water from the Schoharie Reservoir through the Shandaken Tunnel where it is released into the Esopus Creek, which empties into the Ashokan Reservoir.

A legislative hearing session to receive unsworn statements from the public will be held on April 12, 2005 at 7:00pm. A pre-adjudicatory hearing issues conference is schedule to commence on April 13, 2005 at 10:00am. All filings for party status must be received by April 5, 2005.

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