Draft License Application for St.
Lawrence-FDR Available for Public Review
(315)764-0226, Ext. 300
January 24, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENAThe New York Power Authoritys draft application for the relicensing
of the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt
Project is available for review in the "News" section of NYPAs Web
site (www.nypa.gov) and at area
The draft application includes a Draft Preliminary Draft Environmental Impact Statement
(DPDEIS) prepared by Environmental Resources Management, an environmental consulting firm,
in cooperation with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation.
The draft application was provided at the end of last year to resource agencies, state
and local governments, the Mohawk community at Akwesasne, and active participants in the
Cooperative Consultation Process for St. Lawrence-FDRs relicensing.
St. Lawrence-FDRs current federal operating license, issued in 1953, expires on
Oct. 31, 2003. NYPA is applying for a new, 50-year license for the project, located here.
In addition to being on the NYPA Web site, the draft application can be reviewed at the
Warren Memorial Library in Massena, the Waddington Hepburn Library, the Lisbon Hepburn
Library and the Akwesasne Cultural Center in Hogansburg.
A 90-day comment period on the draft documentation ends on April 2, 2001.
A final application for a new license must be submitted to FERC, the licensing
authority for hydroelectric projects, prior to Oct. 31, 2001.