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PUBLIC
 
INVOLVEMENT
 
PROGRAM
 
PLAN
 
Galloo
 
Island
 
Wind
 
Farm
 
Hounsfield,
 
NY
 
June
 
2015
 
Contacts:
 
Neil
 
Habig
 
Hudson
 
North
 
Country
 
Wind
 
1,
 
LLC
 
330
 
Province
 
Line
 
Road
 
Skillman,
 
NJ
 
08558
 
Tel:
 
609
933
4293
 
nhabig@hudsonenergydev.com
 
Jim
 
Muscato
 
Young
 
/
 
Sommer
 
LLC
 
Executive
 
Woods
 
5
 
Palisades
 
Drive,
 
Suite
 
300
 
Albany,
 
New
 
York
 
12205
 
Tel:
 
518
438
9907
 
Fax:
 
518
438
9914
 
 jmuscato@youngsommer.com
 
 
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Contents
 
1
 
INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................. 1
 
2
 
THE PROJECT AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING THE PROJECT AREA ................. 2
 
2.1
 
Company Profile .............................................................................................................. 2
 
2.2
 
Project Summary .............................................................................................................. 2
 
2.3
 
Wind Project Study Area .................................................
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2.4
 
Comparison to Previous Galloo Island Wind Farm Proposal (Hounsfield Wind) ........... 4
 
2.5
 
Project Purpose, Need and Benefit ................................................................................... 5
 
3
 
Identification of Stakeholders ................................................................................................. 6
 
3.1
 
Affected State and Federal Agencies ............................................................................... 7
 
3.2
 
Local Agencies ................................................................................................................. 8
 
3.3
 
Host Municipalities and School Districts for Article 10 Facilities .................................. 8
 
3.4
 
Adjacent Municipalities and School Districts for Article 10 Facilities ........................... 8
 
3.5
 
Additional Stakeholders – Broader Area ......................................................................... 9
 
3.6
 
Host and Adjacent Landowners ....................................................................................... 9
 
3.7
 
Public Interest Groups ...................................................................................................... 9
 
3.8
 
Additional Stakeholders for Article VII Facilities ........................................................... 9
 
3.9
 
Environmental Justice Communities that will be affected by the Proposal ................... 10
 
4
 
LANGUAGE ACCESS ........................................................................................................ 10
 
5
 
PROPOSED PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM ........................................................ 11
 
5.1
 
PIP Contact Point and Information Access .................................................................... 11
 
5.2
 
Consultation with the Affected Agencies and Stakeholders .......................................... 12
 
5.3
 
Pre-Application Activities to Encourage Stakeholder Participation .............................. 13
 
5.4
 
Activities to Educate the Public on the Proposal, Process, and Funding ....................... 14
 
5.4.1
 
Public Meetings ...................................................................................................... 14
 
5.4.2
 
Educational Materials ............................................................................................. 14
 
5.5
 
Website ........................................................................................................................... 14
 
5.6
 
 Notifications ................................................................................................................... 15
 
5.7
 
Activities to Encourage Stakeholder Participation in the Certification Process ............ 15
 
6
 
REQUIRED AIRPORT/HELIPORT PRE-APPLICATION CONSULTATION ................ 16
 
 
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1
 
INTRODUCTION
 
Pursuant
 
to
 
the
 
rules
 
of 
 
the
 
New
 
York
 
State
 
Board
 
on
 
Electric
 
Generation
 
Siting
 
and
 
the
 
Environment
 
(“Siting
 
Board”),
 
applicants
 
proposing
 
to
 
submit
 
an
 
application
 
to
 
construct
 
a
 
major
 
electric
 
generating
 
facility
 
under
 
Article
 
10
 
of 
 
the
 
Public
 
Service
 
Law
 
(“PSL”)
 
must
 
submit
 
a
 
Public
 
Involvement
 
Program
 
Plan
 
(“PIP”
 
or
 
“Plan”).
 
Under
 
16
 
NYCRR
 
§
 
1000.4,
 
the
 
PIP
 
must
 
be
 
submitted
 
to
 
the
 
Department
 
of 
 
Public
 
Service
 
(“DPS”)
 
for
 
review
 
at
 
least
 
150
 
days
 
prior
 
to
 
filing
 
a
 
Preliminary
 
Scoping
 
Statement.
 
This
 
document
 
is
 
intended
 
to
 
be
 
the
 
PIP
 
for
 
the
 
Galloo
 
Island
 
Wind
 
Farm
 
Project
 
(“Project”).
 
The
 
Project
 
is
 
an
 
approximately
 
102.3
 
megawatt
 
(MW)
 
wind
 
powered
 
electric
 
generating
 
facility
 
and
 
transmission
 
line
 
proposed
 
by
 
Hudson
 
North
 
Country
 
Wind
 
1
 
LLC
 
(“HNCW”),
 
to
 
be
 
located
 
in
 
the
 
Town
 
of 
 
Hounsfield,
 
Jefferson
 
County,
 
New
 
York.
 
In
 
compliance
 
with
 
16
 
NYCRR
 
§
 
1000.4
 
this
 
PIP
 
includes
 
the
 
following
 
components:
 
1)
 
Consultation
 
with
 
the
 
affected
 
agencies
 
and
 
other
 
stakeholders;
 
2)
 
Pre
application
 
activities
 
to
 
encourage
 
stakeholders
 
to
 
participate
 
at
 
the
 
earliest
 
opportunity;
 
3)
 
Activities
 
designed
 
to
 
educate
 
the
 
public
 
as
 
to
 
the
 
specific
 
proposal
 
and
 
the
 
Article
 
10
 
review
 
process,
 
including
 
the
 
availability
 
of 
 
funding
 
for
 
municipal
 
and
 
local
 
parties;
 
4)
 
The
 
establishment
 
of 
 
a
 
website
 
to
 
disseminate
 
information
 
to
 
the
 
public
 
and
 
updates
 
regarding
 
the
 
Project
 
and
 
the
 
Article
 
10
 
process;
 
5)
 
Notifications
 
to
 
affected
 
agencies
 
and
 
other
 
stakeholders;
 
and
 
6)
 
Activities
 
designed
 
to
 
encourage
 
participation
 
by
 
stakeholders
 
in
 
the
 
certification
 
and
 
compliance
 
process.
 
Prior
 
to
 
the
 
promulgation
 
of 
 
the
 
Article
 
10
 
rules
 
and
 
regulations,
 
a
 
previous
 
developer
 
submitted
 
an
 
application
 
to
 
the
 
NY
 
DEC
 
for
 
a
 
Special
 
Use
 
Permit
 
for
 
a
 
similar
 
but
 
significantly
 
larger
 
wind
 
project
 
on
 
Galloo
 
Island.
 
The
 
DEC
 
acted
 
as
 
the
 
lead
 
agency
 
for
 
purposes
 
of 
 
the
 
State
 
Environmental
 
Quality
 
Review
 
Act
 
(“SEQRA”)
 
review
 
and
 
ultimately
 
granted
 
a
 
permit
 
for
 
this
 
earlier
 
project.
 
As
 
a
 
result,
 
during
 
the
 
DECs
 
review,
 
the
 
former
 
project
 
had
 
undergone
 
extensive
 
site
 
evaluation
 
and
 
significant
 
public
 
outreach
 
through
 
public
 
meetings
 
and
 
community
 
involvement
 
in
 
the
 
SEQRA
 
process.
 
As
 
described
 
below,
 
HNCW
 
anticipates
 
building
 
on
 
this
 
project
 
history
 
using
 
the
 
information
 
gained
 
through
 
the
 
SEQRA
 
process
 
to
 
implement
 
the
 
PIP
 
required
 
under
 
Article
 
10.
 
As
 
the
 
HNCW
 
Project
 
differs
 
from
 
the
 
project
 
reviewed
 
under
 
SEQRA
 
review,
 
an
 
initial
 
focus
 
of 
 
the
 
PIP
 
will
 
be
 
to
 
update
 
the
 
public
 
on
 
the
 
Project
 
and
 
describe,
 
in
 
detail,
 
the
 
outreach
 
steps
 
that
 
will
 
inform
 
stakeholders
 
about
 
the
 
Project
 
scope,
 
Project
 
revisions
 
and
 
its
 
current
 
status
 
in
 
the
 
Article
 
10
 
process.
 
A
 
component
 
of 
 
the
 
PIP
 
and
 
public
 
outreach
 
is
 
intended
 
to
 
inform
 
municipal
 
and
 
public
 
stakeholders
 
about
 
the
 
Article
 
10
 
process,
 
and
 
particularly
 
the
 
intervener
 
funding
 
component,
 
which
 
HNCW
 
believes
 
will
 
help
 
facilitate
 
municipal
 
and
 
local
 
parties
 
participating
 
in
 
Article
 
10
 
activities
 
in
 
both
 
the
 
scoping
 
and
 
application
 
phases
 
of 
 
the
 
process.
 
Through
 
this
 
Plan,
 
HNCW
 
will
 
implement
 
a
 
robust
 
public
 
involvement
 
program
 
and
 
provide
 
a
 
process
 
for
 
soliciting
 
meaningful
 
public
 
input.
 

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