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N.Y. Power Authority Makes Available Final Environmental Impact Statement

Steve Ramsey

February 17, 2006


ALBANY—New York State requires all state and local government agencies to consider environmental impacts equally with social and economic factors when deciding to approve or undertake an action such as the Tri-Lakes Reliability Project.  If an action is determined to have potentially significant adverse environmental impacts, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required.

The New York Power Authority ( NYPA) has undertaken all the steps required, under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), to prepare an EIS including identifying issues, collecting information, conducting studies, preparing a Draft EIS, receiving public comments and preparing a Final EIS.  In addition, NYPA held a public hearing in Tupper Lake on the EIS, during this time, as part of its outreach efforts to further inform residents in the Tri-Lakes Region and surrounding communities about the Project. 

NYPA is in the process of completing the final steps and is making the Final EIS available today at municipal offices and public libraries in the Tri-Lakes Region and surrounding communities.

About NYPA:

n NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and earns revenue from proceeds of its operations, which stems largely from the sale of electricity. n NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives. n The New York Power Authority is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating plants in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. 


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