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Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Albany - Saratoga Counties - The Green Island Power Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Cohoes Falls Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on December 13, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Green Island Municipal Center, Green Island, NY. Public comment period ends January 13, 2005. The project involves a new dam & hydroelectric powerhouse project, replacing the existing dam & powerhouse at School Street (FERC No. 2539). Included are: more efficient hydraulic design; complete fisheries protection; underground powerhouse and transmission lines; a one-mile rewatered stretch of the Mohawk River, including Cohoes Falls. The project is located on the Mohawk River at Cohoes Falls/ Towns of Cohoes, Waterford & Colonie, NY

Contact: John J. Brown, Green Island Power Authority, 69 Hudson Avenue, Green Island, NY 12183, phone: (518) 270-8182.