Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Project: JORDANVILLE WIND ENERGY PROJECT
Lead Agency: Town of Warren, Town Board
642 Kingdom Road
Mohawk, New York
DUE TO THE STATE OF EMERGENCY RECENTLY DECLARED IN HERKIMER COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREAS, THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF WARREN, AS LEAD AGENCY UNDER THE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW ACT, HAS EXTENDED THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE PROPOSED JORDANVILLE WIND PROJECT. AN ADDITIONAL HEARING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED TO RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (DEIS) WHICH HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND ACCEPTED FOR THE PROPOSED ACTION WHICH IS DESCRIBED BELOW.
Public comments on the draft environmental impact statement are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until August 4, 2006.
An additional public hearing will be held:
Thursday July 27, 2006 at 6:30 pm at Owen D. Young School ,Van Hornesville
Description of Action:
Community Energy, Inc. as Jordanville Wind, LLC is proposing to develop a wind- powered generating facility of up to 150 megawatts (MW) in the Towns of Warren and Stark, New York that will include approximately 75 wind turbines, each with a generating capacity of 2.0 MW. Each wind turbine will include an 87- meter (285 foot) diameter, three bladed rotor mounted on a 78 - meter (256 foot) tall steel tubular tower.
The project is proposed to include two meteorological towers, 21 miles of access roads, 41 miles of electrical interconnect, a collection substation, a 0.8- mile long overhead 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line, an interconnection substation, a centrally located, temporary construction staging area(s), and an operations and maintenance (O&M) facility.
The project is located in Herkimer County, south of the Mohawk River Valley in the Towns of Warren and Stark. The project area totals approximately 6,225 acres of private land (approximately 77 separate parcels), and is located approximately 5 miles south of the Hamlet of German Flatts and Village of Herkimer, 5 miles north of the Village of Richfield Springs, and 2 miles west of the Hamlet of Starkville ( as measured to the nearest turbine).
Potential Environmental Impacts:
Potential Environmental Impacts from the proposed action include but are not limited to visual impacts, impacts on agriculture, roads, wildlife, water resources, soils, communication facilities and the socio-economic impacts of the project on the community.
Copies of the DEIS are available for review by the public at the following locations and also on this Internet Website: www.Jordanvillewind.com
Office of Anna Halkowitch
383 Hogsback Road
Richfield Springs, NY 13439
Town of Warren
315-858-1207 (call for appointment)
Office of Lynn Rogers
207 Fiery Hill Road
Fort Plains, NY 13339
Town of Stark
315-823-1697 (call for appointment)
Jordanville Public Library
189 Main Street
Jordanville, NY 13361
(M 12:00-6:30 pm, W 12:30 -8:00 pm, F12:00 - 6:30 pm)
Copies of the DEIS may be purchased at cost of production in hard copy or on compact disk by request from the contact person.
TO SUBMIT YOUR WRITTEN COMMENTS OR FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact person: Bernard C. Melewski, Esq. Special Counsel
Address: 112 Spring Street, Suite 307
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Telephone Number: 518-587-9790
Jefferson County - The Town of Watertown Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Expansion of existing Wal-Mart store may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves expansion of existing Wal-Mart store by approximately 80,000 square feet to a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The Project will be partially on the existing Wal-Mart parcel and partially on the adjacent Sam's Club parcel. The project includes an approximately 80,000 square foot addition to the existing Wal-Mart building; reconfiguring existing parking areas and driveways; modifying on-site utilities; modifying and extending the Sam's Club entrance driveway to the north property line (such new road to be offered for dedication as part of Jefferson's County proposed County Route 202); relocation of Wal-Mart and Sam's property line. The project is located at 20823 NYS Route 3 and 21341 Sam's Drive, Town of Watertown, Jefferson County, NY.
Contact: Pamela DeSormo, Town of Watertown Planning Board, 22867 Route 67 Watertown, NY 13601, phone: (315) 782 8248.
Oneida County - The Planning Board of the Town of Whitestown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sunny's Express may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves construction of a neighborhood convenience store on a 3.92 acre parcel, as part of a Master Plan for a 28 acre parcel. Extensive filling and grading operations were completed at the site in support of the project. Approximately 200,000 cubic yards of fill were imported, physically altering the entire 28 acres. The site is at the southeast corner of Judd Road and Halsey Road in the Town of Whitestown.
Contact: Cynthis Sojda, Planning Board of the Town of Whitestown, 1 Championship Way, Whitesboro, NY 13492, phone: (315) 736-4531.