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Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Caithness Long Island Energy Center (formerly named the Caithness Bellport Energy Center) to be located in the Town of Brookhaven’s Empire Development Zone in Suffolk County, Long Island. A public hearing on the DEIS will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Yaphank Fire Department, 451 Main Street, Yaphank, New York 11980. The public comment period ends May 4, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. The proposed facility would consist of an approximately 350 megawatts, dual-fueled combined-cycle power plant, 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 the 96-acre parcel via a new 138 kV switchyard to be constructed on site and adjacent to the existing LIPA 138 kV Holbrook-to-Brookhaven transmission line right-of-way. The proposed 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 facility and a copy of the DEIS 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; and South Country Library, 22 Station Road, Bellport, NY 11713, (631) 286-0818. Written comments should be sent to the following address by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2005:

Long Island Power Authority
Attention: Caithness Long Island Public Comments
333 Earle Ovington Boulevard, Suite 403
Uniondale, New York 11553

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