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The New York Power Authority (NYPA) as lead agency has determined that the proposed Tri-Lakes Reliability Project may have a significant impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been prepared. Comments are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until January 31, 2006. A NYPA State Environmental Quality Review Act Public Hearing on the DEIS will be held on Wednesday January 11, 2006 from 2-5 pm and 6-9 pm at the Ivy Terrace Room, 38 Boyer Avenue in Tupper Lake, NY 12986. The snow date is Thursday, January 12th, also from 2-5 pm and 6-9 pm.

A series of outreach meetings, from spring to fall 2005, were held with interested parties (including local municipal governments and non-governmental organizations) during the development of the DEIS. An outreach meeting open to the general public was held on June 10, 2005 with residents invited to express their concerns and issues with the Project. Non-governmental organizations and municipal governments were also invited to the outreach meeting for the general public. A section of the Project webpage was established for those who wanted to submit comments on the Project after the outreach meeting.

Description of Action: The proposal involves the installation of a new 46 kV line to help upgrade the existing electric system in the Tri-Lakes Region. The proposed Project is to be located in the Adirondack Park in St. Lawrence County, New York. The Project is being developed as a cooperative effort between the Villages of Tupper Lake and Lake Placid, NYPA and National Grid to help alleviate long-standing power problems in the region.

Preferred Route: The route begins near the Stark Reservoir in the Town of Parishville heading south along the shoulder of State Route 56 until reaching forest preserve lands near Sevey Bog. It would then travel west, and circle south around the Forest Preserve parcel, before heading east to again follow State Route 56 south to Sevey Corners in the Town of Colton. The line then travels east along State Route 3 to connect with an existing substation in Piercefield. An existing transmission line will bring the power from the Piercefield substation to the Tupper Lake substation.

Alternate Route: The route begins in Newton Falls in the Town of Clifton heading east through Cook Corners east along an existing snowmobile trail to State Route 3 and proceeding easterly to Sevey Corners in the Town of Colton. It would then continue east along State Route 3 to connect with an existing substation in Piercefield. An existing transmission line will bring the power from the Piercefield substation to the Tupper Lake substation.

Contact: Stephen Ramsey, Community Relations, New York Power Authority, Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30, North Blenheim, NY 12131, phone: 1-800-724-0309, e-mail:steve.ramsey@nypa.gov.