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BP ~ Revised PIP Case 12-F-0410: Application of Cape Vincent Wind Power, LLC,

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November
16.
2012
HonorableJaclyn
A.
Brilling
Sec
retary
New
York
State
Boardon
Ele
ct
ric
Ge
ner
at
i
on Si
tin
g
an
d
th
eEnvironment
3 Empire StatePla
za
Albany, NY
12223
HARRI
SBEACH
ATTORNE
YS
AT
LAW
677
BROADWAY,SUITe
t
lOt
ALBA
NY
,
NY
12207
(518)427.9700
JO
HN
S.
H
ARRIS
DI
RECT,
(518)701·2748
FAX'
(518)427·0235
IHARRIS@HARRlSBEAcH.coM
RE:
Case
12-F-0410:
Application
ofCape
Vincent Wind
Power
,
LLC
,
for
a
Ce
rtificate
of
En
vironmental
Compatibi
lity
and
Public
Need
to
Const
r
uct
an
Appro'imat
ely200-
285
~
'
I
egawatt
\VindElectric
GeneratingFacility
in
the Town
of
CapeVincent,
1\
-ew
York.
DearSecretaryBrilling: On September 17,2012, Cape Vincent
Wi
nd Power,LLC
("CVW
P"),asubsidimy
of
BI'WindEnergy NorthAmericaInc., submitted
it
s
Pu
b
li
cIn
vo
l
ve
ment Programplan("I'll''')for reviewpursuant io SectionI
OOOA
of the rules
of
th
e NewYorkStateBoardon Electl;cGenera
ti
onSitingandthe
En
vironment("SitingBoard"). CVWPseeksa
cen
ifi
cate
of
environmentalcompatibility andpublicneed underAr
ti
cle X
of
th
ePublic ServiceLaw
to
construct an approximately
200-285
megawatt
wi
nd
electricgeneratingfacility
in
theTown
of
Cape Vincent,JeffersonCount
y,
New
York (the"Project"). Department
of
Public Service ("DpS") professionalsreviewed
CVW
P
's
proposedPIPand, on October17,2012,providedCVW
I'
anumber
of
recommended additions
to
the
I'll'
tosatisfyrelevant requirementsinthenewArticle10 regulations. CVWPherebysubmits
it
srevised
PIP
whichaddressesand incorporates all of
th
eDPSrecommendations.CVWP'srevisedprogram providestheframeworkfor effective dissemination ofinfon11ation aboutthe Project,events,
Anicie
10
procedureand opportunitiesforpublicparticipation andcomment.Thisrevised framework allowsfora robustpublicinvolvement
pro,b'Tam
anticipat
edto
fo
ster
meaningful
and
educared
participation
by
sla
keholders
and
othe
r
intereste
dpan
ies.
CVWP
looksforward
10
work
in
g withtheSit
in
gBoard,DP
S,
stakeholders ando
lh
er
in
teresled parties
to
certify aprojectwhichw
ill
furth
erNew
Yo
r
k's
renewableenergy goalsas we
ll
asdelivermuch
n
eeded
revenue
toth
e
region
.
locallandowners,
a
nd
th
er
esidents
o
frh
e greater Cape
Vi
n
cen
t
cO
lllmunit
y.
Re
spectfully submitted.
lsi
John
S.
H
anis
cc: MichaelRiga.Esq. RichardChandler
 
ST ATE
OFNEWYORK
BOARD
ON
ELECTRIC GENERATION SITING ANDTHEE
VLRO
l1!lENTApp
li
cationofCape VincentWindPower.LLC,fora Certiticate
of
EnvironmentalCompatibility and Public eed to ConstructanApproximately200-285Megawatt Wind Electric GeneratingFacilityinthe Town
of
Cape Vincent,NewYork Case1
2-F-0410
.PU
BLI
CI
NV
OLVEMENT PROGRA
iV
l
John
S.
Han'is,Es
q.
StevenD.Wilson,Esq. Han'isBeachPLLC 677Broadwa
y,
Suite110 I Alban
y,
NY12207Tel:(518) 427-9700
Fa
x:
(5
18)427-0235
jhatTi
s@han·isbeach.com sw
il
son@ha
lTi
sbeac
h.
com
MichaelRigo,
Es
q.Richard Chandler
BP
WindEnergyN
OIth
Ame
ri
ca[nco700
louisiana
Street,
33,d
Floor Houston.
Te
xas 77002Tel:(713) 354-48
14
Fax: (713) 354-2120 michael.
ri
go@bp.com
ri
chard.chandler@bp.com
 
STA
TEOF NE
WYORK B
OA
RD
ON
ELECT
RI
C
GEN
ERA
TI
ON
SITrNG
AND
THE ENV
LR
ONMEN
TApplica
ti
on ofCape Vincent Wind P
ower
,LLC,for a Ce
lt
ificate
of
Environmental
Co
mpa
tibi
lityandPublic
Nee
dto
Co
nstructan Appro
xima
t
ely
200-285 Megawatt Wind
El
ectric
Ge
neratingFacility intheTown
of
Cape
Vincent,NewYork.
PUBLIC INVOLVEMENTPROGRAM
l.
INTROD
UC
TION
Case12-F-04
10
Acco
r
ding
totherules
of
the
ew
Yo
rk StateBoardonElectr
ic
Gene
rationSiti
ng
andtbe Envi
ro
n
me
nt("Siti
ng
Board"),applicantsproposingtosubmitanapp
li
cationtoconstruct amajorelect
ri
c
ge
nerating facilityunderAlticle10
of
thePub
li
c SericeLaw("PSL") must submit aPubl
ic
~
lVo
l
ve
m
e
nt
ProgramplanforDepartme
nt
of
Pu
bl
ic
Se
rvi
ce
C'
DPS")revi
ew
at least1
50
daysprior to filing aPreliminaryScopingStatement (16NYCRR§1000.4).The
Pu
bl
ic
Ln
volveme
nt
Program
(,
-PIP"
or
the"Plan") must includ
e:
(I)cons
ul
tationwiththe affectedagenciesandotherstakeholders; (2)pre-app
li
cation
acti
vitiestoencour
age
stakehol
ders
toparticipate at the earliest opportunit
y;
(3) activiti
es
designedto educatethepublic asto the specilicproposalandthe Article10 r
eview
process, includi
ng
th
e availability
of
fun
ding formunicipaland local parti
es
;(4)theestablishment
ofa
websiteto disseminateinfon
na
tion
to
the pu
bl
ic
;(5) notifica
ti
on
s;
and(6) activitiesdesignedtoencourage participationby st
ake
holdersin the certification and
comp
liance process (16 YC
RR
§
1000A).
Ca
pe V
in
cent WindP
owe
r,LLC C"CVWP"
or "Cape
VincentWi
nd
P
owe
r
"),
asubsi
di
aryof BP
Wi
nd Ener
gy
No
rth
Ame
ricaLnc.
("
BPWindEnergy").h
ereby
submitsits proposedPubl
ic
~
1Vo
l
ve
m
ent
P
rog
ram
pl
an toDPSfor r
ev
iew.
CVW
P proposesto construct a windelectric generating facilityin
th
eTown
of
CapeV
in
cent,Jefferson
Co
unty,ewYork thatisapproximately200-285megawatts
("MW")
insize(the"Project"). As discussedin greaterdetail inthe
fo
ll
owi
ngsections,theProjectisactua
ll
ytheproductofcombiningtwo adjacentprop
ose
dwindfarm
s.
Sin
ce
2007,BPWind Energyhas beenseek
in
g approval to con
st
ruct
th
e
Cape
VincentWind
Fa
nn
("
CVW
F
")
un
de
rthe StateEnvironmental
Qua
lity Review Act C'SE
QRA").
Con
temporan
eo
usly,Acciona WindEnergywasseeking approval, alsou
nder
SEQ
RA,to const
ru
ctthe Sl.Lawren
ce
WindFarm
("S
LWF").BP Wind En
ergy
acquiredAccion
a's
rightstot
he
SLWFproject in February 201
2.
Accordingl
y,
forapproximately fiveyears,both
CVWF
and
SLW
F h
ave
beensubjectto extensivepublic revi
ew
a
nd
participatio
n.
In fact,the SL
WFco
mpleted the SE
QRA
process wi
th
a favorableFindings Statement issue
ci
bythe
Town
of
Cape
Vincent inSeptember20 I 0,while
th
e
CVW
F
com
pl
eted asubstantialportionof
th
e SE
QRA
processhav
in
g
subm
ittedbothaDraft
En
vir
onme
nt
al
~l1p
ac
t
Statement
("
DEl
S") andSuppl
eme
nt
al Dr
all
Environm
en
tal Impact Statement("SDEI
S"
).

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