N.Y. Power Authority Makes Available Final Environmental
February 17, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
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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