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News Advisory and Calendar Listing: NYPA to Hold Hearing on Tri-Lakes Reliability Project

December 30, 2005

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold a State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Tri-Lakes Reliability Project on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 from 2-5pm and 6-9pm.  A snow date, if needed due to inclement weather, is scheduled for Thursday, January 12, at the same times. 

The SEQRA hearing is open to the general public.  It will be held at the Ivy Terrace Room, 38 Boyer Ave, Tupper Lake NY 12986.  This location is handicapped-accessible.  The format for the hearing will be announced at the start of the hearing so as to accommodate the number of participants who wish to comment.  

Copies of the DEIS are available for public view at Town and Village municipal offices in the Tri-Lakes Region and also at libraries in the Region.  A copy of the exact locations follows this News Advisory.  Also on view is a copy of the Adirondack Park Agency Application for a permit for the Tri-Lakes Reliability Project which is a new power line needed to improve the reliability of electric service in the Tri-Lakes Region.  Both documents are available on the Internet at, at the Home Page please click on the link for the Tri-Lakes Reliability Project.  If you would like a copy or CD, at cost, of the documents, please contact Steve Ramsey, NYPA, 1-800-724-0309

If you can not attend the SEQRA hearing, your comments can be mailed or emailed to Steve Ramsey, New York Power Authority, Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30, North Blenheim NY 12131 or  Comments will be accepted until January 31, 2006.  Comments received at the SEQRA hearing, or by mail or email by January 31, 2006, are all considered equal in the process.  Legal notices of this SEQRA hearing appeared in several regional newspapers.

WHAT:            NYPA SEQRA Hearing on DEIS for Tri-Lakes Reliability Project

WHEN:          Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 @ 2-5pm & 6-9pm
                      (Snow Date, if needed:  Thursday Jan 12, same times)

WHERE:        Ivy Terrace Room
                     38 Boyer Ave
                     Tupper Lake NY 12986
                     (For Directions:  518-359-9220)

CONTACT:      Steve Ramsey, New York Power Authority,  1-800-724-0309



List of Locations for Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Application:


Town of Colton
94 Main Street
Colton, NY  13625

Town of Piercefield
P.O. Box 155
Piercefield, NY 12973

Town of Parishville
P.O. Box 155
Parishville, NY  13672

Town of Clifton
P.O. Box 684
7171 State Highway 3
Cranberry Lake NY  12927

Village of Tupper Lake
53 Park Street
Tupper Lake, NY  12986

Town of Tupper Lake
120 Demars Blvd.
Tupper Lake, NY  12986

Village of Saranac Lake
3 Main Street,  Suite 1
Saranac Lake, NY  12983

Town of Harrietstown
30 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY  12983

Town of Saint Armand
P.O. Box 338
2703 NYS Route 3
Bloomingdale, NY 12913

Town of North Elba
301 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY  12946

Village of Lake Placid
301 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY  12946


Cranberry Lake Public Library
7171 State Highway 3
Cranberry Lake, NY 12927

Colton Public Library
P.O. Box 7
84 Main Street
Colton, NY 13625

Saranac Lake Free Library
100 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY  12983

Lake Placid Public Library
67 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY  12946

Goff Nelson Library
41 Lake Street
Tupper Lake, NY  12986