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Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Herkimer County - The Town of Fairfield, Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Topnotch Wind Power Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Tuesday July 11, 2006 at 6:00 pm at the Town of Fairfield Town Hall, Hardscrabble Rd, Fairfield, NY. Public comments are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until July 31, 2006. Copies of the DEIS are available for review by the public at the following locations and also on the following internet website: www.ppmenergy.com/topnotch. Atlantic Wind LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PPM Atlantic is proposing to develop a wind- powered generating facility of up to 120 megawatts (MW) in the Towns of Fairfield, Norway, and Little Falls that is anticipated to include approximately 61 wind turbines, each with a generating capacity of 1.5 megawatts., with 45 turbines in the Town of Fairfield, and 16 turbines in the Town of Norway, while the Town of Little Falls will include the interconnection substation.

Each wind turbine will include a 77 meter (253-foot) diameter, three bladed rotor mounted on an 80 meter (262 foot) tall tubular steel tower. In addition to the wind turbines, the project will involve construction of 1 permanent meteorological tower, a system of gravel access roads, buried gathering lines (electrical interconnect), a central collection station, an interconnection substation adjacent to the existing National Grid Valley to Inghams 115 kilovolt (kV) intercollection line, and an operations and maintenance facility. The project is located in Herkimer County, north of the Mohawk River and south of the Adirondack Park. The project will be on leased private land, totaling approximately 5,865 acres located approximately 2 miles north of the Village of Little Falls, 3 miles east of the Village of Middleville, 3 miles southeast of the Hamlet of Norway and 5 miles north of the Village of Salisbury ( as measured from the closest proposed turbine).

Contact: Bernard C. Melewski, 112 Spring Street, Suite 307, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, phone: (518) 587-9790.