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ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 01/09/2019

Orange County

Applicant:

Wawayanda Solar, LLC
Attn: Palmer Moore
101 Summer St Fl 2
Boston, MA 02110

Facility:

Nexamp - Wawayanda Solar
Mt Orange Rd - W Side between Kirbytown & I84
Middletown, NY 10940

Application ID:

3-3356-00157/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Wawayanda, Orange County

Project Description:

The project sponsor proposes approximately 2,000 square feet of disturbance to NYS Freshwater Wetland OT-23 (Class IV) and 55,000 square feet of disturbance to its state regulated 100 foot adjacent area for the purpose of installing a 1 Megawatt solar array and upgrading the access driveway. Activities include filling narrower areas of the driveway, installing culverts and a turnaround area, and placing 5 acres of solar panels. Only a small portion of solar panels are within the wetland adjacent area.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: Wawayanda Town Planning Board

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jan 24, 2019.

Contact:

Michael V Grosso
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 S Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
DEP.R3@dec.ny.gov


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