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Document #20-120 BP- CVWF- Correspondence 11/16/12

Document #20-120 BP- CVWF- Correspondence 11/16/12

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CVWP submits its revised PIP in response to DPS staff recommendations.
11/16/12
CVWP submits its revised PIP in response to DPS staff recommendations.
11/16/12

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 November 16, 2012Honorable Jaclyn A. BrillingSecretary New York State Board on Electric Generation Sitingand the Environment3 Empire State PlazaAlbany, NY 12223
RE: Case 12-F-
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a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to Construct an Approximately 200-285 Megawatt Wind Electric Generating Facility in the Town of Cape Vincent, NewYork.
Dear Secretary Brilling:On September 17, 2012, Cape Vincent Wind Power, LLC (“CVWP”), a subsidiary of BP WindEnergy North America Inc., submitted its Public Involvement Program plan (“PIP”) for review pursuantto Section 1000.4 of the rules of the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and theEnvironment (“Siting Board”). CVWP seeks a certificate of environmental compatibility and public needunder Article X of the Public Service Law to construct an approximately 200-285 megawatt wind electricgenerating facility in the Town of Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York (the “Project”).Department of Public Service (“DPS”) professionals reviewed CVWP’s proposed PIP and, onOctober 17, 2012, provided CVWP a number of recommended additions to the PIP to satisfy relevantrequirements in the new Article 10 regulations. CVWP hereby submits its revised PIP which addressesand incorporates all of the DPS recommendations. CVWP’s revised program provides the framework for effective dissemination of information about the Project, events, Article 10 procedure and opportunitiesfor public participation and comment. This revised framework allows for a robust public involvement program anticipated to foster meaningful and educated participation by stakeholders and other interested parties.CVWP looks forward to working with the Siting Board, DPS, stakeholders and other interested parties to certify a project which will further New York’s renewable energy goals as well as deliver muchneeded revenue to the region, local landowners, and the residents of the greater Cape Vincent community.Respectfully submitted,/s/John S. Harriscc: Michael Rigo, Esq.Richard Chandle
 
STATE OF NEW YORK BOARD ON ELECTRIC GENERATION SITING AND THE ENVIRONMENT
______________________________________________________________________
Application of Cape Vincent Wind Power, LLC, for aCertificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need toConstruct an Approximately 200-285 Megawatt Wind ElectricGenerating Facility in the Town of Cape Vincent, New York.
______________________________________________________________________Case 12-F-0410
PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM
John S. Harris, Esq.Steven D. Wilson, Esq.Harris Beach PLLC677 Broadway, Suite 1101Albany, NY 12207Tel: (518) 427-9700Fax: (518) 427-0235 jharris@harrisbeach.comswilson@harrisbeach.comMichael Rigo, Esq.Richard Chandler BP Wind Energy North America Inc.700 Louisiana Street, 33
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Floor Houston, Texas 77002Tel: (713) 354-4814Fax: (713) 354-2120michael.rigo@bp.comrichard.chandler@bp.com
 
1STATE OF NEW YORK BOARD ON ELECTRIC GENERATION SITING AND THE ENVIRONMENT
______________________________________________________________________
Application of Cape Vincent Wind Power, LLC, for aCertificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need toConstruct an Approximately 200-285 Megawatt Wind ElectricGenerating Facility in the Town of Cape Vincent, New York.
______________________________________________________________________Case 12-F-0410
PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PROGRAMI. INTRODUCTION
According to the rules of the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting andthe Environment (“Siting Board”), applicants proposing to submit an application to constructa major electric generating facility under Article 10 of the Public Service Law (“PSL”) mustsubmit a Public Involvement Program plan for Department of Public Service (“DPS”) reviewat least 150 days prior to filing a Preliminary Scoping Statement (16 NYCRR § 1000.4). ThePublic Involvement Program (“PIP” or the “Plan”) must include:(1) consultation with the affected agencies and other stakeholders;(2) pre-application activities to encourage stakeholders to participate at the earliestopportunity;(3) activities designed to educate the public as to the specific proposal and the Article 10review process, including the availability of funding for municipal and local parties;(4) the establishment of a website to disseminate information to the public;(5) notifications; and(6) activities designed to encourage participation by stakeholders in the certification andcompliance process (16 NYCRR § 1000.4).Cape Vincent Wind Power, LLC (“CVWP” or “Cape Vincent Wind Power”), asubsidiary of BP Wind Energy North America Inc. (“BP Wind Energy”), hereby submits its proposed Public Involvement Program plan to DPS for review. CVWP proposes to constructa wind electric generating facility in the Town of Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York that is approximately 200-285 megawatts (“MW”) in size (the “Project”). As discussed ingreater detail in the following sections, the Project is actually the product of combining twoadjacent proposed wind farms. Since 2007, BP Wind Energy has been seeking approval toconstruct the Cape Vincent Wind Farm (“CVWF”) under the State Environmental QualityReview Act (“SEQRA”). Contemporaneously, Acciona Wind Energy was seeking approval,also under SEQRA, to construct the St. Lawrence Wind Farm (“SLWF”). BP Wind Energyacquired Acciona’s rights to the SLWF project in February 2012. Accordingly, for approximately five years, both CVWF and SLWF have been subject to extensive publicreview and participation. In fact, the SLWF completed the SEQRA process with a favorableFindings Statement issued by the Town of Cape Vincent in September 2010, while theCVWF completed a substantial portion of the SEQRA process having submitted both a DraftEnvironmental Impact Statement (“DEIS”) and Supplemental Draft Environmental ImpactStatement (“SDEIS”).

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