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Position 6 – Triple A Farm, Hell St. Monitor located on a silo support behind several barns. Area not subject to a significant amount of local noise due to farm operations.

Figure 2.2.11 Position 6 Looking West

Figure 2.2.12 Position 6 Looking Northeast

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INSTRUMENTATION AND SURVEY DURATION
Rion NL-32 and NL-22 sound level meters (ANSI Type 1 and 2, respectively) were used at 5 of the 6 positions. A Norsonic 118, ANSI Type 1, 1/3 octave band analyzer was used at Position 6 to record the frequency spectrum of the sound as well as the overall A-weighted levels measured by the other instruments. The meters were all enclosed in watertight boxes with the microphones supported away from the cases to minimize any local reflections. The 5 Rion microphones were protected from wind-induced self-noise by extra-large 180 mm (7”) diameter foam windscreens (ACO Model WS7-80T). The Norsonic meter had a special environmental microphone housing (Norsonic Type 1212) where the microphone tip is protected from wind by mesh covered slots and an external foam windscreen. In each case, the microphones were situated at a fairly low elevation of approximately 1 m so that they were exposed to relatively low wind speeds. Figure 2.3.1 illustrates a typical wind speed profile based on IEC 61400-111.
Typical Wind Speed Profile at a Wind Speed of 6 m/s per IEC 61400-11 90 80 70 Height Above Ground Level, m 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Wind Speed, m/s Anemometer Height = 60 m Background Sound Measurement Microphone Height = 1 m Standard IEC Height = 10 m Typ. Hub Height = 80 m

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Wind speed normally diminishes rapidly close to the ground, theoretically going to zero at the surface; consequently, at a 1 m height the microphones were typically exposed to inconsequential wind speeds of about 3 or 4 m/s during the wind conditions of greatest interest (6 to 8 m/s at 10
1 International Electromechanical Commission (IEC) 61400-11:2002(E) Wind Turbine Generator Systems – Part 11: Acoustic Noise Measurement Techniques, Second Edition 2002-12.

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m). In any event, self-generated wind noise affects only the extreme lower frequencies and, except in very high wind conditions, has little or no influence on the measured A-weighted level (the quantity sought in the survey) since the lower frequencies are heavily suppressed before the spectrum is summed to give an overall A-weighted level. As a result the measured values are considered valid and reasonably free of any meaningful or significant self-generated contamination. All equipment was field calibrated at the beginning of the survey and again at the end of the survey. The observed calibration drift of all the instruments was between +0.2 / -0.5 dB with most in the +/-0.2 dB range. The summertime survey was carried out over an 17 day period from August 22 to September 8, 2007. Because of an AC power interruption the frequency recording monitor at Position 6 ran only for the first several days while all other meters operated for the full period. The wintertime survey ran from December 14, 2007 to January 4, 2008. The monitor at Position 1 operated for the entire 20 day period but the others typically ran for about 15 days before losing battery power in the extremely cold conditions. The Norsonic meter only ran a few hours on internal batteries before cutting out due to a problem with the AC power adapter. In general, the Norsonic 118 meter is not intended for long-term outdoor service as an environmental monitor, particularly in harshly inclement weather. As a final note on winter survey, the windscreen on Monitor 2 blew off during a period of very high winds on the afternoon of December 23 - so the data beyond that point has been neglected.

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SURVEY RESULTS - SUMMERTIME SURVEY WEATHER CONDITIONS
Although the amount of cloud cover varied from clear to overcast at various times, the weather conditions during the survey period were generally fair with no significant precipitation after the second day when a very strong thunderstorm passed over the area. Winds during the survey were fairly light, although two periods of moderate winds (Aug. 24 – 26 and Sep. 7 – 8) were captured. The general conditions of temperature, barometric pressure and wind for the survey period are shown in the chart below (Figure 3.1.1) as observed at Watertown, NY, some 20 miles southeast of the site. It is important to note that the survey was carried out during summertime conditions with the leaves on the trees. Leaf rustle, even in relatively light winds, normally generates significantly higher sound levels than might be observed at the same location when the trees are bare. In addition, normal summertime noise from insects, such as cicadas and crickets, was present at the time of the survey resulting in elevated sound levels on most evenings and at other times of day.

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Figure 3.1.1 General Weather Data for the Summer Survey Period as Observed in Watertown, NY

The wind speed at the site itself was measured by an 80 m met tower. The figure below, Figure 3.1.2, shows the average 10 minute wind speed measured by the anemometer at an elevation of 40 m and the wind speed normalized to a standard elevation of 10 m per IEC Standard 61400-11, Equation 7. A roughness length of 0.05 was used, which is associated with “farmland with some vegetation”. The 10 m wind speed is important because turbine sound levels are expressed as a function of the wind speed at this standardized elevation.

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Wind Speed Measured by On-site Met Tower at 40 m and Normalized to 10 m - Summertime Conditions
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Figure 3.1.2 Measured Wind Speed at Site during the Summer Sound Survey Period

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OVERALL SURVEY RESULTS
As discussed above in Section 2.1 the L90, or residual, sound level is a conservative measure of background sound levels in the sense that it filters out short-duration, sporadic noise events that cannot be relied upon to provide consistent and continual masking noise to obscure potential turbine noise. This level represents the quiet, momentary lulls between all relatively short duration events, such as cars passing by or tractor activity in a neighboring field. As such, it is the near “worst-case” background level with regard to evaluating potential impacts from a new source. The L90 sound levels over consecutive 10 minute periods for all 6 positions are plotted below for the summer survey period.

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Residual (L90) Sound Levels vs Time at All Positions Summertime Conditions
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Figure 3.2.1 10 minute L90 Sound Levels at All Monitoring Positions

This plot shows that, despite the varied settings, sound levels over the site area roughly follow the same temporal trends except at Position 4 (turquoise trace), where the levels are consistently higher than at all other locations. The reason for this anomalous behavior is not clear but may be associated with the slightly elevated nature of the position on the crest of a rise (locally increasing wind-induced sounds) or with local noise from farming operations. Although there is some inevitable local variation, the sound levels at the remaining positions generally intertwine and have similar, though certainly not identical values, most of the time. Consequently, the average of these 5 positions (omitting Position 4) is considered a reasonably good representation of the L90 sound level anywhere within the site area (Figure 3.2.2). A daily trend is evident in Figure 3.2.2 where the average site-wide sound level reaches a minimum in the early morning hours (on some days more than others) and then rapidly increases. These minima are generally associated with a temporary reduction in insect noise followed by a sudden resumption of insect noise in the morning - possibly augmented by an increase in manmade and other natural sounds. Except for occasional nighttime lulls, it can be seen that sound levels typically range between about 40 and 50 dBA.

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Site-wide Residual (L90) Sound Level vs Time - Summertime Conditions Design L90 Background Level (Average of All Positions Except 4)
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3.2.2 Average L90 Background Level at All Positions Except 4

The average L90 design sound level is plotted along with the average wind speed at 10 m in Figure 3.2.3 below.

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Figure 3.2.3 Background L90 Sound Levels and Wind Speed

This plot shows that, for summertime conditions at least, background sound levels over the site area are not predominantly driven by wind-induced natural sounds. The two traces would generally parallel each other if this were the case, rising and falling at the same times. This lack of correlation indicates that sounds from such sources as crickets, distant farm equipment and local roads dominate the sound level observed at any given location and that wind-induced sounds are very secondary. This is shown quantitatively in Figure 3.2.4, which is a regression analysis of sound levels as a function of wind speed. As shown by the trend line there is only a very slight tendency towards louder sound levels during windier conditions. In essence, the likely background sound level from the point where the turbines would begin to operate (at a wind speed of around 3 to 4 m/s) to the point where they reach maximum sound output (roughly 8 to 9 m/s) varies only slightly from about 43 to 46 dBA. In many cases, the critical wind speed where turbine noise is generally the greatest relative to the amount of available masking noise is about 6 m/s. The survey data indicate that a sound level of about 44 dBA is likely to exist at this wind speed under summertime conditions.

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Regression Analysis of Site-wide L90 Sound Level vs. Normalized Wind Speed Summertime Conditions
60 55 50 45 Sound Pressure Level, dB A 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Wind Speed at 10 m above Ground Level, m/s y = 0.7185x + 40.085 R2 = 0.0647

Figure 3.2.4 Regression Analysis of L90 Sound Levels vs. Wind Speed

All of the sound levels discussed so far have been the L90 statistical levels that represent the nearminimum sound level that occurs only a small percentage of the time. The measured average, or Leq, sound levels, representing “typical” conditions are reported below. Figure 3.2.5 shows the Leq sound level measured at all positions over the survey period.

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Figure 3.2.5 Leq(10 min) Sound Levels at All Positions

As with the L90 levels, most of the positions have generally similar values at any given time with the exception of Position 4, which is typically higher. The average of the remaining 5 positions (except 4) is considered a reasonable representation of the site-wide average, or “typical”, sound level. This design value is plotted in Figure 3.2.6.

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Figure 3.2.6 Design Leq Site-wide Sound Level

A regression analysis of this Leq design level vs. wind speed is shown in Figure 3.2.7. Again, as with the L90 data, there is no clear correlation; however, it can be seen that the “typical” sound level during the wind speed range of interest (3 to 9 m/s) is in the 45 to 50 dBA range.

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Regression Analysis of Site-w ide Leq Sound Level vs. Norm alized Wind Speed Sum m ertim e Conditions

60 55 50 45 Sound Pressure Level, dBA 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Wind Speed at 10 m above Ground Level, m /s y = 0.7175x + 43.333 R2 = 0.0908

Figure 3.2.7 Regression Analysis of Leq Summer Sound Levels vs. Wind Speed

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FREQUENCY CONTENT OF BACKGROUND LEVELS
The frequency content of the background levels was recorded by a 1/3 octave band analyzer at Position 6 for the first few days (only) of the summer survey. Figure 3.3.1 below is a plot of the A-weighted sound levels measured vs. time at this position for the first several days of the survey. The site-wide average sound level is also shown indicating that the levels at this position, while slightly higher, are similar to and reasonably representative of those measured at the other locations. Five spectra, designated as A through E, are marked at various minimum and maximum points. These spectra are plotted in Figure 3.3.2.

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Selected Maximum and Minimum Frequency Spectra at Position 6 Spectrum A 70 60 Sound Pressure Level, dB 50 40 30 20 10 0
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Figure 3.3.2 Frequency Spectra at Selected Minima and Maxima

Figure 3.3.2 clearly shows that insect noise peaking at 5000 Hz strongly affected the overall sound levels when they were at a maximum and, significantly, also when they were at a minimum. This generally implies that site-wide sound levels are driven by high frequency and relatively high amplitude insect sounds essentially all the time during this season. This continual dominance by insect noise, which is clearly unrelated to wind or atmospheric conditions, explains why the site sound levels – during the summer at least - do not exhibit any real dependence on wind speed. The temporary spike in sound levels designated as Spectrum C is evidently associated with some local noise event.

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SURVEY RESULTS - WINTERTIME SURVEY WEATHER CONDITIONS
The weather conditions during most of the winter survey, which was carried out between December 14, 2007 and January 4, 2008, were overcast with almost continuous periods of light snow or rain. Temperatures were generally at or near the freezing point much of the time dipping down to as cold as -13 deg. F on one occasion. Several periods of high wind were captured. The general conditions of temperature, barometric pressure and wind for the survey period are shown in the chart below (Figure 4.1.1) as observed at Watertown, NY.

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Figure 4.1.1 General Weather Data for the WinterSurvey Period as Observed in Watertown, NY

The wind speed at the site itself was measured by an 80 m met tower. The figure below, Figure 4.1.2, shows the average 10 minute wind speed measured by the anemometer at an elevation of 40 m and the wind speed normalized to a standard elevation of 10 m.

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Wind Speed Measured by On-site Met Tower at 40 m and Normalized to 10 m - Wintertime Conditions

Figure 4.1.2 Measured Wind Speed at Site during the Winter Sound Survey Period

The L90 sound levels over consecutive 10 minute periods at all positions are plotted below in Figure 4.2.1 for the survey period.

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Residual (L90) Sound Levels vs Time at All Positions Wintertime Conditions
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Figure 4.2.1 10 minute L90 Sound Levels at All Monitoring Positions

As with the summer measurements, it can be seen that the sound levels at Position 4 are generally higher than the mean level at all other locations. Consequently, the site-wide L90 design level, plotted in Figure 4.2.2, has been taken as the average of all positions except 4. In contrast to the summer results where the levels were range-bound largely between about 40 and 50 dBA, the sound levels measured in the winter vary significantly with time from lows around 20 dBA to peak levels above 50 dBA.

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Site-wide Residual (L90) Sound Level vs Time - Wintertime Conditions Design L90 Background Level (Average of All Positions Except 4)

4.2.2 Average L90 Background Level at All Positions Except 4

The average L90 design sound level is plotted along with the average wind speed at 10 m in Figure 4.2.3 below.

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This plot shows that the temporal variance observed in the sound levels is almost wholly attributable to the wind; i.e. sound levels rise and fall in direct proportion with the wind speed and wind-induced sounds in the environment. This close correlation strongly suggests that all other possible sources of environmental sound - such as from road traffic, farm machinery, planes flying over, etc. – are very secondary if not completely inconsequential. A regression analysis of the L90 background sound level vs. wind speed is shown below in Figure 4.2.4. Although there is still some inevitable scatter, the R2 correlation between the dataset and the linear trend line is many orders of magnitude higher (0.64) than the summer correlation (0.06). This analysis shows that a sound level of about 37 dBA is likely to exist at the normally critical wind speed of 6 m/s, when the turbine sound power level is often maximum relative to the amount of background masking noise available.

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Regression Analysis of Site-wide L90 Sound Level vs. Normalized Wind Speed Wintertime Conditions
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Figure 4.2.4 Regression Analysis of L90 Winter Sound Levels vs. Wind Speed

All of the sound levels discussed so far have been the L90 statistical levels that represent the nearminimum sound level that occurs only a small percentage of the time. The measured average, or Leq, sound levels, representing “typical” conditions are reported below. Figure 4.2.5 shows the Leq sound level measured at all positions over the winter survey period.

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As with the L90 levels, most of the positions have generally similar values at any given time with the exception of Position 4, which is typically a bit higher. The average of the remaining positions (except 4) is considered a reasonable representation of the site-wide average, or “typical”, sound level. This design value is plotted in Figure 4.2.6.

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Site-wide Average (Leq) Sound Level vs Time - Wintertime Conditions Design Leq Background Level (Average of All Positions Except 4)

A regression analysis of this Leq design level vs. wind speed is shown in Figure 4.2.7. It can be seen that the “typical” sound level at the likely critical wind speed of 6 m/s is about 43 dBA.

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Regression Analysis of Site-wide Leq Sound Level vs. Normalized Wind Speed Wintertime Conditions
70 65 60 55 Sound Pressure Level, dB A 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Wind Speed at 10 m above Ground Level, m/s y = 2.1529x + 29.758 R2 = 0.5057

Figure 4.2 7 Regression Analysis of Leq Sound Levels vs. Wind Speed - Winter

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CONCLUSIONS
A field survey of existing sound levels during leaf-on, summertime conditions was carried out at the St. Lawrence Wind Farm site in late August and early September of 2007 followed by a similar survey during leaf-off, wintertime conditions from mid-December 2007 to early January 2008. The objective of the surveys was to determine how much natural background masking sound there is at the site to potentially obscure project noise during the warm weather months when people are likely to be outside and when windows are likely to be open and also during cold weather months when people are much less apt to be outside. The survey results indicate that, except for Position 4 in both surveys, sound levels over the site area are reasonably consistent and follow the same temporal trends. Design values for site-wide sound levels have been taken as the average of all positions except 4, where somewhat higher sound levels were consistently observed. In the summertime survey it was found that environmental sound levels have virtually no dependence on wind speed and are driven essentially at all times by high amplitude insect noise generally concentrated in the 5 kHz region of the frequency spectrum. This noise varies inconsistently on a diurnal basis, often reaching a maximum in the evening hours and a minimum during the early morning hours. However, even the during quietest periods overall A-weighted sound levels are dominated by noise at 5 kHz (insect noise).

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In the winter, on the other hand, and in the total absence of insect activity, sound levels are completely dependent on wind speed and on wind-induced sounds. Regression analyses relating sound level to wind speed have been carried out for both the “worstcase” L90 sound level, which is the near-minimum sound level that occurs only a small percentage of the time, and for the “typical” average (Leq) sound level for both seasons. The results of these regressions are summarized in the following table showing the nominal sound level associated with integer wind speeds in the range of interest.
Table 5.0.1 Measured Mean Background Sound Levels as a Function of Wind Speed

Type of Sound Level Worst-case, L90 Summertime, dBA Typical, Leq Summertime, dBA Worst-case, L90 Wintertime, dBA Typical, Leq Wintertime, dBA

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REPORT NO. 1829-082108-A
REV: A DATE OF ISSUE: OCTOBER 22, 2008

NOISE IMPACT ASSESSMENT
ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT
TOWN OF CAPE VINCENT JEFFERSON COUNTY, NY

PREPARED FOR: St. Lawrence Windpower, LLC

Prepared by:

David M. Hessler, P.E., INCE Principal Consultant Hessler Associates, Inc.
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CONTENTS
1.0 2.0 INTRODUCTION SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS FIELD SURVEY RESULTS 2.1 2.2 3.0 OBJECTIVE AND MEASUREMENT QUANTITIES BACKGROUND SOUND LEVELS
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PROJECT NOISE MODELING AND IMPACT ASSESSMENT 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 ASSESSMENT CRITERION TURBINE SOUND LEVELS CRITICAL DESIGN LEVELS NOISE MODELING METHODOLOGY MODEL RESULTS AND IMPACT ASSESSMENT LOW FREQUENCY SOUND LEVELS CUMULATIVE SOUND LEVELS FROM ADJACENT BP PROJECT CONSTRUCTION SOUND LEVELS

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Plot 1A Plot 1B Plot 2

Predicted Project Sound Contours to NYSDEC 6 dBA Criterion – West End Predicted Project Sound Contours to NYSDEC 6 dBA Criterion – Main Project Area Predicted Project Sound Contours - Cumulative Sound Level Assessment

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1.0

INTRODUCTION
Hessler Associates, Inc. has been retained by St. Lawrence Windpower, LLC to evaluate potential sound impacts from the proposed St. Lawrence Wind Farm (the Project) located in the Town of Cape Vincent (Jefferson Co.), New York. Current plans call for the installation of 53 Acciona AW 82/1500 (1.5 MW) wind turbines in largely open farm country to the east of the town. Each unit has a three-bladed rotor, 82 m in diameter, and is mounted on an 80 m tubular tower. Field surveys of background sound levels during both summer and winter conditions were carried out in August and December of 2007 (Hessler Associates, Inc., Report 1804-011908-0, 1/21/08 [Ref. 1]) to determine how much natural masking sound there might be - as a function of wind speed - at the nearest residences to the Project. The relevance of this is that high levels of background noise due to wind-induced natural sounds, such as tree rustle, would tend to reduce the audibility of the turbines while low levels of natural sound would permit operational sound emissions from the turbines to be more readily perceptible. For a broadband, atonal sound source the audibility of, and potential impact from, the new sound is a function of how much, if at all, it exceeds the pre-existing background level. Using the existing background sound levels reported in the January 2008 study as a baseline, an analytical noise model of the Project was developed to predict the sound level contours associated with the Project over the site area and thereby determine if Project sound levels are likely to exceed the background level at any off-site, or non-participating residences and, if so, what the likelihood of an adverse impact might be. The primary basis for evaluating potential Project noise is the Program Policy Assessing and Mitigating Noise Impacts issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Feb. 2001. This assessment procedure is incremental in the sense that a simplified “first level noise impact evaluation” is initially carried out to determine if any residential receptors may experience a noticeable increase in sound level followed by a more in depth “second level noise impact evaluation” if any sensitive receptors are identified as being possibly affected. The procedure essentially defines a cumulative increase in overall sound level of 6 dBA as the threshold between no significant impact and a potentially adverse impact.

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SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS FIELD SURVEY RESULTS
Field surveys of pre-existing background sound levels within the Project area were carried out during summertime and wintertime conditions to document natural sound levels as a function of wind speed and season. Six sound level monitors distributed over the site area continuously recorded sound levels day and night in 10 minute increments for periods of 17 to 21 days. The leaf-on, summertime conditions survey was carried out in late August and early September of 2007 followed by a similar survey during leaf-off, wintertime conditions from mid-December 2007 to early January 2008. The complete results of these surveys are reported in Ref. 1. The key results are summarized below.

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OBJECTIVE AND MEASUREMENT QUANTITIES
The purpose of the survey was to determine what minimum environmental sound levels are consistently present and available at the nearest potentially sensitive receptors to mask or obscure potential noise from the Project. A number of statistical sound levels were measured in

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consecutive 10 minute intervals over each survey period. Of these, the average (Leq) and residual (L90) levels are the most meaningful. The average, or equivalent energy sound level (Leq), is literally the average sound level over each measurement interval. While useful and informative, this measure needs to be viewed with some caution when the survey objective is to quantify the mean minimum background level - since it can be, and often is, influenced by noise events that are relatively loud in magnitude but short in duration, such as a car passing close by the monitoring position. For example, one such event can significantly elevate the average level over a short to moderate integration period and yield a result that may well be unrepresentative of the quieter times during the sample. In order to avoid this pitfall, the residual, or L90, statistical sound level is commonly used to conservatively quantify background sound levels. The L90 is the sound level exceeded during 90% of the measurement interval and has the quality of filtering out sporadic, short-duration noise events thereby capturing the quiet lulls between such events. It is this consistently present “background” level that forms a conservative basis for evaluating the audibility of a new source. These levels are graphically illustrated in the following example.
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BACKGROUND SOUND LEVELS AS A FUNCTION OF WIND SPEED
From the data collected during the surveys it is possible to determine the A-weighted residual (L90) and Leq sound levels that are likely to occur over all wind speeds up to about 10 m/s (as measured at the reference height of 10 m). The wind speed range of interest with respect to wind turbine noise is generally from the cut in speed of about 3 m/s at 10 m, when the turbines just begin to operate, up to about 7 m/s at 10 m when the noise level essentially levels off at a constant, maximum value. The survey results indicate that sound levels over the site area are reasonably consistent and follow the same temporal trends. In the summertime survey it was found that environmental sound levels have virtually no dependence on wind speed and are driven essentially at all times by

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high amplitude insect noise generally concentrated in the 5 kHz region of the frequency spectrum. This noise varies inconsistently on a diurnal basis, often reaching a maximum in the evening hours and a minimum during the early morning hours. However, even during quietest periods the overall A-weighted sound levels are dominated by noise at 5 kHz (insect noise). In the winter, on the other hand, and in the total absence of insect activity, sound levels are highly dependent on wind speed, or, more specifically, on wind-induced sounds. Regression analyses relating sound level to wind speed have been carried out for both the “worstcase” L90 sound level, which is the near-minimum sound level that occurs only a small percentage of the time, and for the “typical”, or average (Leq) sound level for both seasons. The plot below quantifies the relationship between wind speed (normalized to the reference height of 10 m) and the measured 10 minute L90 sound levels for wintertime conditions.
Regression Analysis of Site-wide L90 Sound Level vs. Normalized Wind Speed Wintertime Conditions
60 55 50 45 Sound Pressure Level, dBA 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Wind Speed at 10 m above Ground Level, m/s y = 2.6355x + 20.776 R2 = 0.6451

Figure 2.2.1 Wind Speed vs. L90 Residual Sound Level Regression – Wintertime Conditions Fundamentally, this plot illustrates a clear trend of increasing background sound level with wind speed. A mean value for the L90 background level can be predicted with reasonable accuracy from the trend line shown at any wind speed up to about 12 m/s. The following plot correlates the Leq(10 min) background level to wind speed for wintertime conditions.

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Regression Analysis of Site-wide Leq Sound Level vs. Normalized Wind Speed Wintertime Conditions
70 65 60 55 Sound Pressure Level, dBA 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Wind Speed at 10 m above Ground Level, m/s y = 2.1529x + 29.758 R 2 = 0.5057

Figure 2.2.2 Wind Speed vs. Leq Sound Level Regression – Wintertime Conditions As mentioned above, summertime sound levels were found to show little dependence on wind speed. The relationship between the L90 background level and wind speed for summertime conditions is given below in Figure 2.2.3. There is considerable scatter to the data and only a mild increase with wind speed is apparent. In general, these data indicate that sound levels during the summer are heavily influenced by natural sounds, primarily insects and crickets, that have nothing to do with wind speed, meaning that sound levels are relatively high and consistent even during low wind conditions. For example, the mean sound level in a light 3 m/s wind was found to be about 29 dBA, which is extremely quiet, during the winter and roughly 42 dBA in the summer.

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Regression Analysis of Site-wide L90 Sound Level vs. Normalized Wind Speed Summertime Conditions
60 55 50 45 Sound Pressure Level, dBA 40 35 30 25 y = 0.7185x + 40.085 20 15 10 5 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Wind Speed at 10 m above Ground Level, m/s R2 = 0.0647

Figure 2.2.3 Wind Speed vs. L90 Residual Sound Level Regression – Summertime Conditions In summary, the summer and winter background sound level over the range of relevant wind speeds are tabulated below. Table 2.2.1 Measured Mean Background Sound Levels as a Function of Wind Speed Type of Sound Level Worst-case, L90 Summertime, dBA Typical, Leq Summertime, dBA Worst-case, L90 Wintertime, dBA Typical, Leq Wintertime, dBA 3 42.2 45.5 28.7 36.2 4 43.0 46.2 31.3 38.4 Integer Wind Speed at 10 m above grade, m/s 5 6 7 8 43.7 46.9 34.0 40.5 44.4 47.6 36.6 42.7 45.1 48.4 39.2 44.8 45.8 49.1 41.9 47.0 9 46.6 49.8 44.5 49.1 10 47.3 50.5 47.1 51.3

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PROJECT NOISE MODELING AND IMPACT ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT CRITERION
Since there are no local ordinances or regulations that would specifically apply to project sound emissions, the primary basis for evaluating potential impacts is the Program Policy Assessing and Mitigating Noise Impacts published by the New York State Department of Environmental

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Conservation (2001). This guideline is fundamentally based on the perceptibility of the new source above the existing background sound level at the nearest residences, or other potentially sensitive receptor locations, such as schools or churches. It is a well-established fact for a new broadband, atonal sound source that a cumulative increase in the total sound level of about 5 or 6 dBA at a given point of interest is required before the new sound begins to be clearly perceptible or noticeable to most people. Cumulative increases of between 3 and 5 dBA are generally regarded as negligible or hardly audible. Lower sound levels from the new source are completely “buried” in the existing background sound level and are totally inaudible. The specific language relating to these perceptibility thresholds in the NYSDEC program policy (Section V B(7)c) is a follows: Increases ranging from 0-3 dB should have no appreciable effect on receptors. Increases from 3-6 dB may have potential for adverse noise impact only in cases where the most sensitive receptors are present. Sound pressure increases of more than 6 dB may require closer analysis of impact potential depending on existing SPL’s [sound pressure levels] and the character of surrounding land use and receptors. What this essentially says is that an increase in the total ambient sound level of 6 dBA or less is unlikely to constitute an adverse community impact. While this could be interpreted that a project sound level that is 6 dBA higher than the background is nominally acceptable, it is more conservative to treat the 6 dBA increase as a cumulative total; i.e. when the background and project sound levels are added together the new total level is 6 dBA higher than the background level alone. From a technical standpoint, because decibels add logarithmically1, a 6 dBA cumulative threshold is taken to mean that the sound level from the Project could exceed the existing background level by up to 5 dBA before there is a need for closer analysis. For example, a background sound level of 37 dBA plus a Project-only level of 42 dBA would yield a new total level of 43 dBA, or 6 dBA above the original level. The program policy outlines an incremental approach towards evaluating sound level increases and potential impacts. Once the background sound level is established by means of a field survey a First Level Noise Impact Evaluation is carried out where sound from the future Project is modeled in an extremely simple and conservative manner considering only the reduction in sound level with distance in accordance with the inverse square law. All other natural forms of sound propagation loss, such as from intervening terrain, vegetation, etc., are ignored and the ground surface is assumed to be completely reflective - as though it were the surface of a large, placid lake. The purpose of this first level analysis is to simply identify the area, defined by the 6 dBA cumulative increase contour line, that needs to be looked at in greater detail to see if any sensitive receptors are present. If any residences or other potentially sensitive receptors are identified as being within the area of potential concern a Second Level Noise Impact Evaluation sound modeling study is carried out realistically considering all normal sound propagation loss mechanisms (in addition to pure
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distance losses). In this case, any receptors outside the 6 dBA cumulative increase contour are considered to have a low probability of disturbance while any receptors inside the contour might be adversely impacted and some form of mitigation should be investigated. Preliminary noise modeling carried out on this Project indicates that a First Level evaluation would reveal that a potential for adverse impact exists at some residences in the site area. Consequently, the modeling analysis discussed below begins with a Second Level Impact analysis.

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TURBINE SOUND LEVELS
The sound emissions of the Acciona AW 82/1500 wind turbine as a function of wind speed are known from field tests carried out for Acciona by independent acoustical engineers, WINDTEST Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog GmbH, in accordance with IEC 61400-11 [Ref. 2]. The values are reported in a document entitled “WT 5489/06 Summary of results of noise emission measurement” [Ref. 4]. The following sound power levels are published as a function of wind speed at the standardized measurement height of 10 m. Table 3.2.1 Acciona WT 82/1500 Sound Power Levels vs. Wind Speed Wind Speed at 10 m Height, m/s 6 7 8 9 10 Sound Power Level, dBA re 1 pW 101.7 102.5 102.2 101.8 101.5

The octave band frequency spectrum for the maximum noise wind speed of 7 m/s is given below. Table 3.2.2 Acciona AW 82/1500 Sound Power Level Spectrum during a 7 m/s Wind Octave Band Center 63 125 250 500 1k 2k 4k 8k Frequency, Hz Sound Power Level, dB re 1 pW 105.1 104.6 103.6 101.2 97.6 91.0 83.6 73.5

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In general, the ostensible magnitude of a sound power level is always considerably higher than the sound pressure level near a source because of the area term. For example, the sound pressure level at 100 m from a typical wind turbine might be about 53 dBA and the area term might be on the order of 51 dBA with a resulting total power level of 104 dBA re 1 pW (the units of power levels are always denoted as decibels with reference to 1 picoWatt, 10-12 W). The fundamental advantage of a power level is that the sound pressure level of the source can be calculated at any distance; hence its importance to noise modeling. The limited frequency resolution of the octave band power level spectrum shown in Table 3.2.2 does not provide any significant information as to whether the noise is tonal or not. A finer 1/3 octave band, or better, spectrum is needed to see if any prominent discrete tones exist. Figure 3.2.1 below is a plot of the 1/3 octave frequency spectrum for this model turbine during a 7 m/s wind. This chart shows that the noise is distinctly broadband in nature; i.e. evenly and smoothly distributed over the audible frequency spectrum. Any significant tones would appear as single bands protruding significantly above the adjacent bands.
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Figure 3.2.1 1/3 Octave Band Sound Power Level Spectrum of Acciona AW 82/1500 Wind Turbine Operating in a 7 m/s Wind Although Figure 3.2.1 does not indicate the presence of any tones at all, the test report [Ref. 4] indicates that a moderate tone around 1100 Hz does occur to varying degrees at varying wind speeds. Because the primary source of wind turbine noise is broadband (atonal) aerodynamic sound due to blade rotation and wind interaction, it is highly likely that this tone is associated with a mechanical source in the nacelle, such as the gearbox, generator or cooling fans. This type of sound is normally perceptible close to the unit but rapidly fades out with distance. The test measurements detecting this tone were made at a fairly short distance of 113 m (350 ft.), which is only a fraction of the minimum setback distance to any residences at the Project site, so the likelihood that any tone would be significant at any potentially sensitive receptors is considered low.

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CRITICAL DESIGN LEVELS
From the field surveys it was determined that the background sound level varies with wind speed, at least during wintertime conditions when insect sounds are not present. From Table 3.2.1 in the preceding section it can be seen that the turbine sound level also varies with wind speed. In order to carry out the ambient-based NYSDEC assessment procedure some specific background level must be established against which to compare Project sound and calculate cumulative increases. In terms of potential noise impact and perceptibility the worst-case combination of background and turbine sound levels would occur at the wind speed where the background level was lowest relative to the turbine sound level – or, in other words, where the differential between the background level and turbine sound power level is greatest. The following charts show that this worst-case situation does not occur at the highest wind speeds (>= 7 m/s) when this model turbine produces the maximum sound levels but rather at a slightly lower wind speed of 6 m/s. Table 3.3.1 Comparison of Conservative Wintertime L90 Background and Turbine Sound Levels to Determine Critical Design Level (at Maximum Differential) Integer Wind Speed at 7 8 9 10 Standardized Hgt. of 6 10 m, m/s Wintertime 39 42 44 47 Background Sound 37 Level, L90, dBA Turbine Sound Power 102.5 102.2 101.8 101.5 101.7 Level, dBA re 1 pW Differential, dB 65 63 60 58 54

The maximum differential of 65 dB during a 6 m/s wind means that sound from the project would have the greatest probability of being audible under these conditions in the wintertime. At higher wind speeds turbine sound level increase, but only negligibly, while the masking background sound level increases significantly. This same relation holds during the summertime despite the very low dependence of environmental sound levels on wind speed. In the following table it can be seen, turbine noise is still most likely to be perceptible at a wind speed of 6 or 7 m/s. Table 3.3.2 Comparison of Conservative Summertime L90 Background and Turbine Sound Levels to Determine Critical Design Level (at Maximum Differential) Integer Wind Speed at 7 8 9 10 Standardized Hgt. of 6 10 m, m/s Summertime 45 46 47 47 Background Sound 44 Level, L90, dBA Turbine Sound Power 102.5 102.2 101.8 101.5 101.7 Level, dBA re 1 pW Differential, dB 57 57 56 55 54

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Consequently, for design purposes a wintertime background level of 37 dBA and a turbine sound power level of 101.7 dBA re 1 pW will be used as the critical design values in the sound modeling assessment. This approach is conservative in that turbine noise will be less audible at all other wind speeds. Because the frequency content of the turbine sound power level at 6 m/s is not given in the test report, the octave bands have been estimated by subtracting 0.8 dB from the 7 m/s data. The resulting spectrum below will be used in the modeling study. Note that a power level value has also been estimated for the 31.5 Hz octave band (not reported in the test report). Table 3.3.3 Acciona AW 82/1500 Sound Power Level Spectrum during a 7 m/s Wind and Estimated Design Level Spectrum at 6 m/s Octave Band Center 31.5 63 125 250 500 1k 2k 4k 8k Frequency, Hz Sound Power Level at 7 m/s, dB re 1 pW Adjustment Factor, dB Estimated Lw at 6 m/s, dB re 1 pW – Design Level 105.1 -0.8 104.6 -0.8 103.6 -0.8 101.2 -0.8 97.6 -0.8 91.0 -0.8 83.6 -0.8 73.5 -0.8

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In terms of the NYSDEC 6 dBA increase criterion, a design background sound level of 37 dBA means that Project noise impacts may occur wherever a Project-only sound level of 42 dBA or more exists. Recall that a background level of 37 dBA plus a Project sound level of 42 dBA would result in a 6 dBA cumulative increase: 37 + 42 = 43 dBA. This critical design assumption using a background sound level of 37 dBA as a baseline value is also conservative in the following ways: No Leaves on the Trees – the background sound level was measured under relatively quiet wintertime conditions when the wind causes less noise from tree rustle; during the summer a much higher background level was found to exist making the turbines significantly less perceptible Observer Outside – the predicted sound levels occur outside; sound levels inside of any dwelling will be 10 to 20 dBA lower Environmental Noise Temporarily at a Minimum – the design background level of 37 dBA is an L90 value that occurs only during intermittent lulls in environmental noise during the quieter winter season; higher background levels due to any natural or manmade cause would make Project noise less perceptible. The measured Leq (average) background level, for example, for winter conditions during a 6 m/s wind was 43 dBA, or a very significant 6 dBA higher.

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NOISE MODELING METHODOLOGY
Using the design sound power level spectrum in Table 3.3.3 above, a worst-case sound level contour plot for the site was calculated using the “Cadna/A”, ver. 3.6.115 noise modeling program developed by DataKustik, GmbH (Munich). This software is essentially an automated version of ISO 9613-2 Acoustics – Attenuation of sound during propagation outdoors [Ref. 11] (the most common and accepted methodology for calculating sound propagation worldwide) and enables the Project and its surroundings, including terrain features, to be realistically modeled in threedimensions. Each turbine is represented as a point sound source at a height of 80 m above the local ground surface (design hub height). The site plan used in the analysis was current as of October 1, 2008. Field tests of operational wind projects indicate that the mean sound level at any location due to a complex arrangement of wind turbines can be very accurately predicted using ISO 9613 with the following two assumptions: An omni-directional wind A moderate ground absorption coefficient of 0.5 The sound level from each turbine is assumed to be the nominally maximum downwind sound level in all directions simultaneously. In other words, although physically impossible, an omnidirectional 6 m/s wind is assumed. The ISO ground absorption coefficient ranges from 0 for water or hard concrete surfaces to 1 for absorptive surfaces such as farm fields, dirt or sand. It has been found that a middle value of 0.5 is appropriate for rural farming country in the sense that predicted sound levels agree very well with measurements of turbine-only sound levels over a variety of wind speeds.

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MODEL RESULTS RELATIVE TO NYSDEC CRITERION AND IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Preliminary modeling indicated that a potential for community noise impacts exists with this Project. This early modeling work essentially performed the function of the First Level Noise Impact Assessment in the NYSDEC assessment procedure and made it clear that a Second Level assessment was necessary because nominal increases of 6 dBA or more were evident at some residences. A Second Level model considers the actual circumstances of the site including any attenuation that might be afforded by such factors as terrain, vegetation or man-made barriers. In practice, however, the only modification made to the model for this site for the Second Level analysis was the addition of ground absorption to the calculation. The terrain is flat and all other potential losses, such as from wooded areas, have been neglected. The NYSDEC criterion is essentially the same as the Town’s 6 dBA increase limit at nonparticipating residences, which is, in fact, based on the State guideline. The only difference in this assessment is that the State guideline is conservatively interpreted as a cumulative increase (background plus project noise equaling a new total) rather than as an additive limit where the allowable project level is determined by adding 6 dBA to the background level. What this means is that the State threshold for a potential impact is interpreted to be 42 dBA rather than 43 dBA. A cumulative increase of 6 dBA would occur if a Project level of 42 dBA is combined with the design background of 37 dBA to yield a total, cumulative level of 43 dBA. The overall results of the Second Level model evaluating compliance with the State guideline are shown in Plots 1A and 1B. The area inside of the 42 dBA sound contour line (shown in blue) represents the region where sound from the Project may result in an adverse impact. This plot

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indicates that the overwhelming majority of non-participating residences will be subject to sound level increases of less than 6 dBA, and in most cases, much less than 6 dBA. There are only four houses just inside of the nominal 42 dBA threshold: One house at the intersection of Rt. 12E and Deerlick Road (Plot 3A) Three non-participating houses on CR 8 (between Rt. 12E and McKeever Road) (Plot 3B) All other Off-Site residences are beyond the 42 dBA threshold. A handful of participating residences are also located within the area where the Project sound level is likely to be between 42 and 44 dBA. A predicted project-only sound level of 42 dBA or higher means that under normal day-to-day circumstances of wind and weather operational sounds from the nearest turbines are likely to be clearly audible much of the time - at least when it is windy; the Project is silent during calm or low wind conditions. Experience indicates that sound levels of this nominal or mean magnitude may be regarded as objectionable by some people some of the time largely because wind turbine noise is highly variable with time. The wind doesn’t always blow in a perfectly steady or continuous manner but rather occurs in the form of gusts and relative lulls and is subject to sudden shifts in direction that can lead to short-term changes in sound emissions making the sound more noticeable than it would be if it were perfectly constant. In general, the Project sound level – much like the background sound level - under normal circumstances is likely to have a variance of +/- 5 dBA from the mean predicted level. Additionally, on rare occasions (1 to 2% of the time) when a passing storm, frontal system or otherwise disturbed airflow passes through the Project sound level may substantially increase above the mean for brief periods (on the order of 5 to 20 minutes). Atmospheric phenomena, such as temperature inversions, can also temporarily elevate or enhance the Project sound level at a given location. In short, wind and weather conditions will develop from time to time causing Project sound levels to increase, sometimes substantially, over the nominally predicted level but, based on field measurements of similar projects, these unavoidable and inevitable excursions are infrequent, short-lived and the vast majority of the time sound levels will be close to the mean predicted value. It should also be noted that Project audibility does not cease at the 6 dBA threshold but extends further out for some distance depending on wind, weather and atmospheric conditions. Beyond the threshold, however, the typical prominence of Project sound emissions above the background is significantly lower and much less likely to be regarded as objectionable. However, disturbance beyond the nominal impact threshold certainly cannot be ruled out.

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LOW FREQUENCY SOUND LEVELS
Modern wind turbines of the type proposed for this project do not generate low frequency or infrasonic noise to any significant extent and no impact of any kind is expected from this. Early wind turbines with the blades downwind of the support tower were prone to producing a periodic thumping sound each time a blade passed the tower wake - but this effect no longer exists with the upwind blade arrangement used today. Concerns about excessive low frequency noise from proposed wind farms are commonly voiced but they have apparently grown out of misinformation or anecdote (possibly stemming from early downwind turbine designs). A likely explanation for this widely-held belief is that the extreme low end of the frequency spectrum (only) is easily excited by wind blowing over a microphone, even with a windscreen in place, and, almost by definition, wind turbines are measured during

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windy conditions. Taken at face value any casual measurement of a wind turbine is likely to falsely indicate high levels of low frequency noise. The fact of the matter is that if the measurement were repeated without the turbine in operation essentially identical levels of low frequency noise would be measured. A study has been recently completed by Sondergaard [Ref. 12] with the specific objective of determining whether large wind turbines produce significant low frequency noise. Extremely careful measurements were made based on the IEC 61400 measurement procedure using multiple elaborate wind screens over a microphone placed on a reflective ground plate (where the wind velocity is theoretically zero) to minimize self-noise contamination. The results of this testing show that for a typical 1.5 MW turbine its sound levels taper down steadily in magnitude towards the low end of the frequency spectrum and that the sound energy below about 40 Hz is actually comparable to the sound energy in the natural rural environment where the measurements were made (as shown in Figure 3.6.1).

Figure 3.6.1 Measured Turbine Sound Level down to 10 Hz Relative to Background Sound Level (Sondergaard) Another measure of low frequency sound is the “C-weighted sound level”, which does not substantially suppress the lower frequencies to the extent A-weighting does. Because of this characteristic, C-weighted sound levels are most commonly used to measure and evaluate sound sources that produce significant amounts of low frequency noise - like combustion turbines. In ANSI Standard B133.8 Gas Turbine Installation Sound Emissions [Ref. 6] a threshold level of 75 to 80 dBC is given as the approximate on-set point for complaints and the perception of vibrations due to airborne sound. The maximum predicted C-weighted sound level for any residence, whether participating or not, in the site area is about 58 dBC, which is well below the threshold of perception; therefore no adverse impact is expected at any receptors specifically due to low frequency sound. Although field tests consistently show that wind turbines do not produce any more low frequency sound than already exists in most natural environments, a potential for adverse health effects, such as sleeplessness, irritability or odd sensations, still appears to exist among people living in close

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proximity to wind projects despite the lack of any clear cause. Research [Ref. 14] showing that these symptoms and complaints cease once the subjects leave the project area seems credible, so there should be an awareness that adverse physical impacts may occur that are thought to be associated with noise but, in fact, are of unknown origin.

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CUMULATIVE SOUND LEVELS FROM THE ADJACENT WIND PROJECT
A number of the turbines in the proposed BP Cape Vincent Wind Project to the southeast of the Project are close enough that the sound levels at some residences between the two projects are likely to experience slightly higher sound levels than they would if the St. Lawrence Wind Farm existed in isolation. Plot 2 shows the mean sound level contours that can be expected with both projects operating together (based on a preliminary/proposed site arrangement obtained from BP). While the BP turbines would clearly reshape the 42 dBA impact threshold in many places, a comparison with Plots 1A and 1B shows that only a few non-participating residences that were formerly close to but outside of the 42 dBA contour would be inside of the threshold if the BP project were added. These residences or groups of residences (marked A through D in Plot 2) are properties that are primarily affected by the St. Lawrence Project and where the sound from the adjacent project would be secondary. Other homes to the southeast of the St. Lawrence site area would be predominately impacted by the BP project. The actual change in sound exposure at Locations A through D would be fairly small due to this cumulative affect. The following table summarizes the predicted sound levels with the St. Lawrence Wind Farm alone and with both projects. Table 3.7.1 Potential Cumulative Sound Impacts Expected Sound Level Potential Sound Level with Only the St. with Both Projects in Lawrence Project, dBA Operation, dBA 40.6 42.5 41.2 42.2 41.4 42.2 40.4 42.4

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In general, a change of at least 3 dBA is normally required before any real difference in sound level begins to be perceptible, so these cumulative increases of 2 dBA or less at some residences in the Project area is fairly minor and does not represent a substantial, or particularly tangible, change in the potential impact from the Project when combined with the adjacent project. Essentially, whatever the reaction to sound might have been in response the St. Lawrence Project alone would probably occur to the same degree and extent if both projects were constructed.

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CONSTRUCTION SOUND LEVELS
Noise from construction activities associated with the Project may temporarily constitute a moderate, unavoidable impact at some homes in the Project area. Assessing and quantifying these impacts is difficult because construction activities will constantly be moving from place to place around the site leading to highly variable impacts with time at any given point. In general, the maximum potential noise impact at any single residence might be analogous to a few days to a few weeks of repair or repaving work occurring on a nearby road or to the sound of machinery operating on a nearby farm. More commonly (at houses that are some distance away),

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the sounds from Project construction are likely to be faintly perceived as the far off sound of diesel-powered earthmoving equipment characterized by such things as irregular engine revs, back up alarms, gravel dumping and the clanking of metal tracks. Construction of the Project is anticipated to consist of several principal activities: Access road construction and electrical tie-in line trenching Site preparation and foundation installation at each turbine site Material and subassembly delivery Erection The individual pieces of equipment likely to be used for each of these phases and their typical sound levels as reported in the Power Plant Construction Noise Guide (Empire State Electric Energy Research Corp., [Ref. 7]) are shown below in Table 3.8.1. It should be noted that the reference used for equipment sound levels is quite old, dating back to 1977, and that the levels in it are roughly 5 dBA higher than the values that can be found in more recent references, such as from the FHWA [Ref. 13] for modern construction equipment. These older, higher values have been deliberately used purely to be conservative. Also shown in the table below are the maximum total sound levels that might temporarily occur at the closest non-participating residences (at least 1000 ft. away) and the distance from a specific construction site at which its sound would drop to 40 dBA. A bland, steady sound of level of 40 dBA is generally considered so quiet (about the sound level in a library) that it is not usually viewed as objectionable even when the background, or masking, sound level is low. Unlike for the operational Project, wind speed is irrelevant to the background level during the construction phase because there will be times when construction is occurring during calm and quiet periods. Table 3.8.1 Construction Equipment Sound Levels by Phase Est. Max. Sound Maximum Level at a Total Level Setback at 50 ft. per Distance of Phase, dBA* 1000 ft., dBA Road Construction and Electrical Line Trenching Dozer, 250-700 hp 88 Front End Loader, 88 300-750 hp 92 63 Grader, 13-16 ft. blade 85 Excavator 86 Piling Auger Concrete Pump, 150 cu yd/hr Off Hwy Hauler, 115 ton Flatbed Truck Mobile Crane, 75 ton Foundation Work, Concrete Pouring 88 88 84 Material and Subassembly Delivery 90 90 87 85 Erection 85 Equipment Description Typ. Sound Level at 50 ft., dBA [Ref. 7] Distance until Sound Level Decreases to 40 dBA, ft.

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What the values in this table generally indicate is that, depending on the particular activity, sounds from construction equipment are likely to be significant at distances of up to 5500 feet – which means that construction will occur close enough to many homes within the Project that it will be clearly audible. At the very worst, however, sound levels ranging from 56 to 63 dBA might temporarily occur over several weeks at homes 1000 ft. from turbine construction sites. Such levels would not generally be considered acceptable on a permanent basis or outside of normal daytime working hours (when all Project construction is planned), but as a temporary, daytime occurrence construction noise of this magnitude may go unnoticed by many in the Project Area. For others, Project construction noise may be an unavoidable but temporary impact. The estimated sound levels at 50 ft. in Table 3.8.1 also demonstrate that a maximum allowable sound level of 80 dBA recommended in the NYSDOT construction noise guidelines is only likely to occur at, or within 200 ft. of any specific construction site (a 12 dB reduction from the maximum level of 92 dBA at 50 ft. down to 80 dBA would occur at a distance of about 200 feet). Consequently, construction activities at the site of each turbine will result in sound levels that are substantially below 80 dBA at any homes due to the setback distance of at least 1000 feet. There may be some cases; however, where road construction or trenching operations occur closer to homes. A short-term sound level of 80 dBA or more is theoretically possible where this distance is less than about 200 feet, but such instances are considered unlikely because there aren't many instances where construction activities are required that close to homes and also because conservative values from a somewhat antiquated 1977 reference [Ref. 7] have been deliberately used for the equipment. Noise from the very small amount of daily vehicular traffic to and from the current site of construction should be negligible in magnitude relative to normal traffic levels and temporary in duration at any given location.

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CONCLUSIONS
Two fairly extensive field surveys were completed to measure the background sound levels that exist in the Project area under both winter and summer conditions and over a range of wind conditions. These surveys (summarized in Hessler Associates, Inc., Report 1804-011908-0, 1/21/08) showed that the sound levels at six monitoring stations distributed over the site area were consistent and had similar magnitudes at any given moment, meaning that the background sound level anywhere within the Project area is, for all practical purposes, uniform. A regression analysis of the near-minimum (L90) sound levels vs. wind speed shows that during the winter the background sound level is closely related to wind speed and ranges from about 29 to 47 dBA over the range of wind speeds where turbine sound emissions are variable; i.e. from about 3 m/s (measured at a standard elevation of 10 m) at cut in to 10 m/s. In the summertime, sound levels are dominated by insects and birds making them almost completely independent of wind speed. Much higher (6 to 8 dBA) sound levels exist during the summer, at least when winds are light and sound levels comparable to those measured during the winter occur at higher wind speeds. A comparison of the background sound level and the variable sound power level of Acciona AW 82/1500 turbine proposed for the Project indicates that the maximum potential for an adverse impact from Project sound occurs at a wind speed of 6 m/s. At this wind speed the greatest differential exists between the turbine sound level and the amount of masking background noise available to potentially obscure Project sound emissions. This analysis shows that the lowest, L90

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wintertime background sound level that is likely to exist under these conditions is 37 dBA. The L90 level during the summer under these same wind conditions is about 44 dBA. For conservative design purposes a sound level of 37 dBA has been taken to represent the background, year-round level during a critical 6 m/s wind. In the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Program Policy Assessing and Mitigating Noise Impacts an increase in total sound level up to 6 dBA is characterized as having “potential for adverse noise impact only in cases where the most sensitive of receptors are present” and is suggested as a threshold for determining what areas might be adversely impacted by a new noise source and what areas should see “no appreciable effect”. For this site a 6 dBA cumulative increase is associated with a Project-only sound level of 42 dBA (37 + 42 = 43 dBA, or 6 dBA above the background level). A Second Level modeling study carried out per the NYSDEC guideline showed that the 6 dBA increase limit, which conservatively equates to a Project-only sound level of 42 dBA, is expected to occur well short of nearly all non-participating residences. Only three residences on CR 8 and one at the intersection of Rt. 12E and Deerlick Rd. were found to have a nominal Project sound level that was slightly above the potential impact threshold. All remaining homes in the Project area, and particularly the numerous houses along the St. Lawrence River shoreline, are well outside of the region where Project noise may be significant. A predicted Project-only sound level of 42 dBA or higher means that under normal day-to-day circumstances of wind and weather operational noise from the nearest turbines is likely to be clearly audible much of the time, except during calm or near calm conditions. Turbulent airflow sometimes leads to short-term increases in sound emissions that make the sound more noticeable than it would be if it were perfectly constant. In general, Project sound emissions under normal circumstances is likely to have a variance of +/- 5 dBA from the mean predicted level. On rare occasions when a passing storm, frontal system or otherwise disturbed airflow moves over the site sound levels can substantially increase above the mean for brief periods (on the order of 5 to 20 minutes). In addition, atmospheric phenomena, such as temperature inversions, can temporarily elevate or enhance the Project sound level at a given location. In short, wind and weather conditions will develop from time to time causing Project sound levels to increase over the nominally predicted level but field experience indicates that these unavoidable and inevitable excursions are infrequent, short-lived and the vast majority of the time sound levels will be close to the mean predicted value. It should also be noted that Project audibility does not cease at the 6 dBA threshold but extends further out for some distance. Beyond the threshold, however, the normal prominence of Project sound is significantly lower and much less likely to be regarded as objectionable. A modeling analysis of the potential for cumulative sound level impacts from the proposed BP Cape Vincent Wind Farm Project to the southeast of the St. Lawrence Project was carried out and it was found that a number of turbines in this adjacent project are close enough that some residences between the projects are likely to experience slightly higher sound levels than they otherwise would if the St. Lawrence Project existed in isolation. Sound levels at a small number of homes on the eastern and southern edges of the project area would theoretically increase by 1 or 2 dBA if both projects were constructed, meaning that instead of being just outside the nominal impact threshold of 42 dBA they would be just inside the threshold. In general, a change of at least 3 dBA is normally required before any real difference in sound level begins to be perceptible, so a cumulative effect on the order of 1 to 2 dBA is small and does not represent a substantial, or particularly tangible, change in the potential impact from the Project at these homes. Essentially, whatever the reaction to operational sound levels might have been in response the St. Lawrence Project alone will probably occur to the same degree and extent if both projects are constructed.
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Although concerns are often raised with respect to low frequency noise emissions from wind turbines, no adverse impact of any kind related to low frequency noise is expected from this Project. The results of a carefully controlled field study are discussed demonstrating that a typical 1.5 MW wind turbine produces no significant noise below about 40 Hz. In addition, the maximum (conservatively) predicted C-weighted sound level at any receptor is at least 17 dBC below the 75 dBC minimum threshold of perception per ANSI B133.8. Unavoidable but mild noise impacts may occur during the construction phase of the Project. Construction noise, sounding similar to that of distant farming equipment is anticipated to be sporadically audible at many homes within the immediate Project vicinity on a temporary basis. The maximum magnitude of construction sound levels at the nearest homes to individual turbine locations is not expected to exceed 56 to 63 dBA depending on the particular activity. Higher levels are possible where homes are relatively close to trenching and road building activities. END OF REPORT TEXT

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1. 2. Hessler Associates, Inc., Report No. 1804-011908-0, Environmental Sound Level Survey Results – Summer and Wintertime Conditions, St. Lawrence Wind Farm, Jan. 21, 2008. International Electromechanical Commission (IEC) 61400-11:2002(E) Wind Turbine Generator Systems – Part 11: Acoustic Noise Measurement Techniques, Second Edition 2002-12. American National Standards Institute (ANSI) S12.36-1990, Survey Methods for the Determination of Sound Power Levels of Noise Sources, 1990. WINDTEST Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog GmbH, WT 5489/06 Summary of results of the noise emission measurement, in accordance with IEC 61400-11 and MEASNET, of a WTGS type Acciona AW 82/1500 IEC IIIb T80A LM40.3P, October 31, 2006 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) S1.13-1995, Measurement of Sound Pressure Levels in Air, 1995. American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B133.8-1977 Gas Turbine Installation Sound Emissions, Appendix B, 1989. Empire State Electric Energy Research Corporation, Power Plant Construction Noise Guide, Bolt Beranek and Newman Report 3321, May 1977. Pedersen, E. and Persson Waye, K., Human Response to Wind Turbine Noise – Annoyance and Moderating Factors, Proceedings from Wind Turbine Noise: Perspectives for Control, Berlin, October 2005. van den Berg, G.P., Mitigation Measures for Nighttime Wind Turbine Noise, Proceedings from Wind Turbine Noise: Perspectives for Control, Berlin, October 2005.

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St. Lawrence Windpower, LLC Community Relations and Complaint Resolution Plan
Community Relations We believe that many complaints can be pro-actively avoided by communicating widely and often with the community. If the community is made aware ahead of time of activities that could cause disruption, such as construction noise or slow vehicles – and therefore can make plans to avoid the disruption – the number of surprise disturbances will likely be lessened.

Construction During development and engineering, and immediately prior to construction in any one area, SLW will meet with landowners, neighbors and Town officials, including Highway Superintendents, to discuss the details of the siting of improvements, transportation and construction plans and the schedule as it impacts town roads, neighbors or Landowners. SLW will provide a Community Relations employee who is familiar with the locality and whose primary function is to communicate planned activities and act as a liaison with Landowners and the Towns, so as to minimize disruption to neighboring residents, Landowners and the community at large. The Community Relations employee will also post regular alerts to the general community on Project construction activities and roads that will be affected. At mobilization of the construction crews upon receipt of all permits and approvals, SLW will hold briefing meetings with the management and supervision staff of all major contractors. Presentations will be given during these briefings to advise the contractors of the sensitive nature of wind farm construction and what is expected of them during construction. Key permitting agencies will be invited to make presentations at these briefings. Safety and environmental compliance will be critical elements of these briefings. Daily planning and safety meetings will be held each morning with the management and supervisory staff of all major on-site contractors. Operations SLW intends to comply fully with Town laws and all conditions of the authorizing permits during the operation of the project, including all noise requirements. SLW will carry out project operations from an Operation & Maintenance building sited off of Swamp Road. The building will be fully staffed during office hours and a Manager will be on-call on a twenty-four-hour basis. Each Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS) will be maintained in operational condition at times, subject to reasonable maintenance and outage conditions. Each WECS will be equipped with manual and automatic controls to limit the speed of the rotor blade to within design limits. Appropriate warning signs of high voltage or electrical shock will be posted at the base of each tower. SLW will work with the Towns, the Landowners to ensure that anyone in the area is aware of the relevant safety information. Complaint Resolution Plan Prior to construction, SLW will communicate to neighboring residents, the Towns and permitting agencies, the contact name and address of our Community Relations staff and our Construction Manager (and, prior to the end of construction, our Operations Manager). SLW will also publish a 1-800 number to the community that will be accessed within 24 hours by construction or operations personnel.

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Complaints by community residents or others may be made through the following channels: 1. By calling the local or 800 number (during construction) and the local O&M Building phone number (operations) and speaking directly with construction and operations personnel. When the log is filled out SLW will seek the person making the complaint to sign the Log to ensure accuracy; 2. By writing to SLW at its local address or its principal place of business; and/or 3. By making the complaint in person at SLW’s construction or operations building. Complaint will be entered into the Log and the person making the complaint will sign the log to ensure accuracy. In the event that the Town receives complaints directly about unanticipated effects of operations of the wind facility following completion of the environmental review and securing of all permits, the Town shall notify SLW within 5 days in writing of the details of such complaint. A log will be kept locally of the name and contact details of the complainant and the actions taken to resolve the complaint. This log will be available to the Town Board for inspection upon request. In the event of a major complaint, SLW will inform the Town Clerk and Town Supervisor within 48 hours of the nature of the complaint and planned actions to resolve the complaint. In the event that SLW receives complaints either from neighboring residents, Landowners or local businesses operations, SLW will promptly work directly with the complainant and the Town, if necessary, in the manner outlined above, to investigate and resolve the issue to the satisfaction of both parties. In the event that the complaint is not resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant, or that an agreed upon solution is not under development within 30 days of receipt of the complaint, the complainant may refer the matter to the Complaint Resolution Board, as set forth below. SLW will make every reasonable effort to resolve all complaints. Complaint Appeal Procedure In the event that SLW is unable to resolve a complaint after completion of the complaint resolution procedures described above, the complainant may appear before a Complaint Resolution Board. The Complaint Resolution Board shall not hear any complaints for which the procedures described above have not been completed without producing an agreed-upon resolution. The Complaint Resolution Board will consist of three members: an SLW designee, a Town Officer or Employee appointed to the position annually, and an independent third party expert. The independent third party expert member of the Complaint Resolution Board shall be mutually agreed upon by SLW and the Town appointee, individually for each matter considered by the Board. The costs of the third party expert member of the Complaint Resolution Board shall be paid for by SLW, but the member shall remain independent. The Complaint Resolution Board shall hear the complaint within no more than thirty (30) days after the appeal is made by the Complainant, and a decision of the Board shall be rendered within thirty (30) days after the close of the complaint hearing. The decision of the Complaint Resolution Board shall set forth the manner in which the complaint shall be resolved, and the reasons why such resolution is appropriate. In making such decision, the Complaint Resolution Board shall take into account the terms and conditions of the special use permit and approved site plans, and shall not require any resolution that is inconsistent with such terms. The decision of the Complaint Resolution Board shall be final and binding upon SLW and the Town

002952

St. Lawrence Windpower, LLC St. Lawrence Wind Farm

Executive Summary – Wind Power GeoPlanner™ Licensed Microwave Search & Worst Case Fresnel Zone

Comsearch performed an analysis to evaluate the potential effect of the planned St. Lawrence Wind Farm in Jefferson County, New York on existing non-Federal Government microwave telecom systems. Microwave Search Results: Comsearch’s Wind Power GeoPlanner™ provides a graphical representation of affected microwave paths and provides supporting technical parameters. The microwave path data is overlaid on topographic basemaps. Comsearch identified 3 microwave paths that intersect the project area (see Figure 1 and Table 1 below). Comsearch then calculated a Worst Case Fresnel Zone (WCFZ) for each microwave path in the project area. The mid-point of a full microwave path is the location where the widest (or worst case) Fresnel zone occurs. Fresnel zones are calculated for each path using the following formula.

Rn

17.3

d 1d 2 FGHz d 1 d 2

n

Where, Rn = First Fresnel Zone Radius, meters n = The Number 1 FGHz = Frequency of Microwave Link, GHz d1 = Distance to Wind Turbine from Microwave Station 1, km d2 = Distance to Wind Turbine from Microwave Station 2, km note: For WCFZ calculation d1 = d2 The calculated WCFZ radius, giving the linear path an area or swath, buffers each microwave path in the project area. The distance unit is in meters and can be found in the column attribute “WCFZ.” In general, this is the XY area where the planned wind turbines should be avoided, if possible. These areas are shown in Figure 2. The area was shown to have no potential XY conflicts between microwave paths and proposed turbines. Turbines: 53 turbines were considered in the analysis, each with a blade diameter of 82 meters. The coordinates provided were in NAD 83.

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002953

St. Lawrence Windpower, LLC St. Lawrence Wind Farm

Map Projection: The ESRI® Shapefiles contained in the enclosed GeoPlanner CD are in NAD 83 UTM Zone 18 projected coordinate system. Comsearch Contact: Denise Finney, Account Manager Phone: (703) 726-5650 Fax: (703) 726-5595 Email: dfinney@comsearch.com

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002954

St. Lawrence Windpower, LLC St. Lawrence Wind Farm

Figure 1 – Wind Power GeoPlanner™

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St. Lawrence Windpower, LLC St. Lawrence Wind Farm

Figure 2 – Wind Power GeoPlanner™ & WCFZ

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St. Lawrence Windpower, LLC St. Lawrence Wind Farm

ID CAPE VINCEN WATERTOWN ADAMS WPOS292 WMR378 Upper 6 GHz New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC (NY) WML409 WLA299 2.1 GHz St. Lawrence Seaway RSA Cellular Partner WLQ373 RXONLY 950 MHz BORDER INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING

Site 1

Site 2

Call Sign 1

Call Sign 2

Frequency Band

Licensee

WCFZ (m) 52.96 38.92 20.84

1

WEALTHA AVE

2

CAPE VINCEN

3

CAPE VINCEN

Table 1 – Microwave GeoPlanner Links Considered in Analysis (See enclosed mw_geopl.xls for more detailed information and GP_dict_matrix_description.xls for field description)

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002957

19700 Janelia Farms Blvd Ashburn, VA 20147 703-726-5500

Off-Air TV Reception Analysis at the St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Area in Jefferson County, New York Comsearch was contracted by St. Lawrence Windpower LLC through their consultant Tetra Tech EC, Inc to identify all of the off-air television stations within 100-mile radius of the proposed St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project in Jefferson County, NY. Off-air stations are television broadcasters that transmit signals that can be received directly on a television receiver from terrestrially located broadcast facilities. Comsearch examined the coverage of the off-air TV stations and the communities in the area that could potentially have degraded television reception because of the location of the wind turbines. The proposed wind energy facility boundaries and local communities are plotted in the map shown in Figure 1 of this memorandum. Table 1 lists the U. S. owned off-air television stations within 100 miles of the proposed wind farm. Table 2 lists the Canadian owned off-air television stations within 100 miles of the proposed wind farm. Figure 2 is a map overlay showing the location of the TV stations with respect to the wind facility. Table 1 List of Off-Air TV Channels within 100 Miles of the St. Lawrence Wind Farm
Location UTICA BANCROFT SYRACUSE PRESCOTT UTICA OTTAWA TRENTON SYRACUSE SYRACUSE GREECE/ROCHESTER WESTVALE GREECE/ROCHESTER DESERONTO OTTAWA CARTHAGE SYRACUSE-DEWITT ROCHESTER SYRACUSE BANCROFT SYRACUSE GOUVERNEUR ROCHESTER OTTAWA NY ON NY ON NY ON ON NY NY NY NY NY ON ON NY NY NY NY ON NY NY NY ON Call Sign WKTV CIIITV2 WSTM-TV CKWS-TV-2 881121KL CBOT NEW-DT WTVH WTVH WGCE-CA WMBO-LP NEW CJOHTV6 CIIITV6 WWNY-TV W07BA WROC-TV NEW CIII-TV-2 WSYR-TV NEW NEW CBOFT Channel 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 Service TV TV TV DT TA TV DT TV TV CA TX LD TV TV TV TX TV LD DT TV TX LD TV Status LIC LIC LIC APP LIC APP LIC CP LIC APP APP LIC LIC LIC LIC LIC APP APP LIC APP APP LIC Distance-miles 97.77 mi 78.29 mi 83.37 mi 59.51 mi 95.61 mi 95.62 mi 66.15 mi 82.70 mi 82.70 mi 98.32 mi 75.39 mi 98.32 mi 40.82 mi 95.62 mi 29.43 mi 78.81 mi 96.60 mi 75.39 mi 78.29 mi 83.89 mi 41.60 mi 96.65 mi 95.62 mi

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Location ROCHESTER CLOYNE SYRACUSE UTICA, ETC. UTICA, ETC. KINGSTON CORNWALL OTTAWA OTTAWA ROME SYRACUSE OTTAWA ROCHESTER ONEIDA OGDENSBURG SYRACUSE OTTAWA MASSENA SYRACUSE SYRACUSE OTTAWA OTTAWA ONEIDA BELLEVILLE HULL WATERTOWN WATERTOWN ROCHESTER ROCHESTER SYRACUSE OTTAWA OTTAWA SYRACUSE NORWOOD NORWOOD UTICA PETERBOROUGH SYRACUSE SYRACUSE WATERTOWN OTTAWA KINGSTON MASSENA OGDENSBURG ROCHESTER UTICA ARNPRIOR OTTAWA ROCHESTER

NY ON NY NY NY ON ON ON ON NY NY ON NY NY NY NY ON NY NY NY ON ON NY ON QC NY NY NY NY NY ON ON NY NY NY NY ON NY NY NY ON ON NY NY NY NY ON ON NY

Call Sign WHEC-TV CICO-TV-92 WONO-CA WPNY-LP WPNY-LP CKWSTV W12BZ NEW CIII-TV-6 WHAM-TV W13BR W13DG WBLZ-LP CJOHTV W14BU WSTQ-LP WSPX NEW CJMT-TV WTKO-LP CBLFT13 CHOT-TV WPBS-TV WPBS-TV WXXI-TV WXXI-TV WSYR-TV CHRO-TV-43 WNDR-LP WNPI-TV WNPI-TV W12BZ CICOTV74 WSYT WSYT WTKJ-LP W20BA NEW WAWW-LP WUTR CICO-TV-24 WXXI-TV

Channel 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 21

Service TV DT CA LD TX TV TA TA TV CA LD DT TV CA TX CA TV TX TX DN TV TV TX TV DT TV TV DT DT DT DT DT CA TV TV CA TV DS DT TX TA TA TX TX TX TV TA DT TV

Status LIC APP LIC CP LIC APP APP LIC APP APP LIC LIC CP LIC LIC LIC LIC APP APP GRANT LIC LIC APP LIC CP CP MOD LIC LIC VACANT APP LIC LIC CP CP MOD LIC STA LIC APP LIC APP CP LIC APP LIC

Distance-miles 96.60 mi 68.61 mi 75.39 mi 87.87 mi 87.87 mi 8.68 mi 94.78 mi 96.11 mi 96.11 mi 75.84 mi 75.39 mi 95.62 mi 96.61 mi 80.34 mi 56.40 mi 75.39 mi 95.62 mi 85.50 mi 75.39 mi 59.13 mi 81.25 mi 81.25 mi 80.34 mi 48.59 mi 93.29 mi 32.88 mi 32.87 mi 96.61 mi 96.61 mi 83.89 mi 81.25 mi 81.25 mi 79.23 mi 73.19 mi 73.23 mi 87.87 mi 93.57 mi 87.58 mi 87.58 mi 25.60 mi 91.69 mi 13.50 mi 85.50 mi 54.81 mi 96.64 mi 87.87 mi 88.84 mi 95.62 mi 96.61 mi

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Location WATERTOWN WATERTOWN CORNWALL SYRACUSE SYRACUSE UTICA SYRACUSE SYRACUSE ROCHESTER RENFREW GANANOQUE RENFREW OTTAWA NORWOOD NORWOOD SYRACUSE OTTAWA PETERBOROUGH TUPPER LAKE MASSENA SYRACUSE TUPPER LAKE OTTAWA VICTOR PRESCOTT BELLEVILLE UTICA UTICA UTICA PETERBOROUGH PETERBOROUGH OTTAWA MASSENA PITCAIRN WATERTOWN ROCHESTER ROCHESTER ROCHESTER GANANOQUE CORNWALL UTICA UTICA SYRACUSE UTICA UTICA PETERBOROUGH HULL ROCHESTER CORNWALL

NY NY ON NY NY NY NY NY NY ON ON ON ON NY NY NY ON ON NY NY NY NY ON NY ON ON NY NY NY ON ON ON NY NY NY NY NY NY ON ON NY NY NY NY NY ON QC NY ON

Call Sign WWTI WWTI WTVU-LP WTVU-LP NEW WTVU-LP WTVU-LP NEW NEW-DT NEW-DT CBOFT-DT WNPI-TV WNPI-TV WCNY-TV CICOTV24 CICO-TV-74 W25AT W25BX WCNY-TV W25AT CBOT-DT W26BZ NEW-DT WVVC-LP WFXV WFXV CIIITV27 CIIITV27 NEW-DT WNYF-LP W28CI WNYF-CA WUHF WUHF WUHF NEW-DT WKTV WKTV W30AJ WUTR WUTR CIII-TV-27 CIVOTV WUHF -

Channel 21 21 21 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 23 23 24 24 24 25 25 25 25 25 26 26 26 27 27 27 27 27 27 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 29 29 30 30 30 30 30 31 31

Service DS DT TA CA TX LD CA CA LD TA DT DT DT DS DT TV TV DT TX TX DT LD DT TX TA DT TX DT DS TV TA DT TX TX CA DS DS DT TA DT DT DT TX DS DT DT TV TV TA

Status STA LIC LIC CP APP APP APP APP APP APP GRANT STA LIC LIC LIC APP LIC LIC LIC APP GRANT LIC APP LIC CP STA APP APP LIC CP LIC STA STA LIC APP APP CP MOD LIC STA LIC APP LIC LIC -

Distance-miles 32.49 mi 32.49 mi 96.80 mi 75.39 mi 75.39 mi 87.91 mi 75.39 mi 75.39 mi 96.65 mi 93.42 mi 13.49 mi 93.42 mi 95.62 mi 73.19 mi 73.21 mi 83.37 mi 95.62 mi 93.57 mi 88.48 mi 85.50 mi 83.37 mi 88.48 mi 95.62 mi 96.62 mi 53.61 mi 55.27 mi 93.68 mi 86.85 mi 87.87 mi 94.09 mi 94.09 mi 91.72 mi 85.50 mi 47.90 mi 24.54 mi 96.68 mi 96.68 mi 96.68 mi 13.49 mi 96.80 mi 97.77 mi 97.77 mi 76.02 mi 87.87 mi 87.87 mi 94.09 mi 95.62 mi 96.61 mi 96.80 mi

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Location ARNPRIOR BROCKVILLE CORNWALL MCARTHUR'S MILLS AUBURN KINGSTON OTTAWA UTICA MCARTHUR'S MILLS OTTAWA WATERTOWN WATERTOWN CORNWALL HULL SYRACUSE CARTHAGE SYRACUSE UTICA CARTHAGE WATERTOWN FOXBORO HARWOOD MASSENA ROCHESTER SYRACUSE SMITHS FALLS CORNWALL KINGSTON ROCHESTER SYRACUSE SYRACUSE KINGSTON OGDENSBURG ONEIDA ROCHESTER DEWITT SARANAC LAKE SARANAC LAKE UTICA TRENTON HULL HULL ROCHESTER WATERTOWN CORNWALL ROCHESTER ROCHESTER SYRACUSE MCARTHUR'S MILLS

ON ON ON ON NY ON ON NY ON ON NY NY ON QC NY NY NY NY NY NY ON ON NY NY NY ON ON ON NY NY NY ON NY NY NY NY NY NY NY ON QC QC NY NY ON MI NY NY ON

Call Sign NEW-DT NEW-DT NEW-DT CBOT-DT-5 WNNY-LP CBLFT14 NEW WFXV CBOT5 CHCH-TV-1 WBQZ-LP WBQZ-LP NEW-DT NEW WOBX-LP WWNY-TV WOBX-LP W53AM WWNY-TV NEW W36BN WHSH-CA NEW CKWS-TV-3 NEW-DT NEW-DT WAWW-LP W38CY W38CY CICOTV38 NEW NEW WBGT-CA WIXT-CA NEW WCWF WVVC-LP NEW WPBS-TV W42CO W42CO NEW CICOTV93

Channel 31 31 31 31 32 32 32 33 33 33 34 34 34 34 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 36 36 36 36 36 36 38 38 38 38 39 39 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 41 41 41 42 42 42 42

Service DT DT DT DT TX TV TV TV TV DT TX TX DT TV TX DS CA LD DT LD TA TA TX CA LD TV DT DT TX TX LD TV TX LD CA CA NM TV TX TA TA TV DM DT TA LD TX LD TV

Status APP APP APP APP APP LIC OPER LIC LIC APP LIC CP APP APP LIC STA LIC APP CP MOD APP LIC LIC APP OPER APP APP LIC LIC APP APP APP APP LIC LIC GRANT CP APP LIC APP LIC APP LIC APP LIC

Distance-miles 88.84 mi 42.11 mi 96.80 mi 94.47 mi 93.45 mi 14.83 mi 81.25 mi 86.84 mi 94.47 mi 81.25 mi 16.29 mi 19.26 mi 94.78 mi 95.62 mi 75.39 mi 27.96 mi 75.39 mi 87.87 mi 29.43 mi 29.43 mi 62.73 mi 93.57 mi 85.50 mi 96.65 mi 75.39 mi 60.41 mi 96.80 mi 13.50 mi 96.65 mi 83.37 mi 83.37 mi 14.83 mi 53.43 mi 80.34 mi 98.03 mi 79.23 mi 88.44 mi 88.44 mi 93.32 mi 66.15 mi 93.49 mi 95.62 mi 97.99 mi 32.87 mi 96.80 mi 96.65 mi 96.64 mi 75.39 mi 94.47 mi

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002961

Location PETERBOROUGH PETERBOROUGH SYRACUSE OTTAWA SYRACUSE PETERBOROUGH CRYSTAL DALE ROCHESTER ROCHESTER SYRACUSE BROCKVILLE PRESCOTT POTSDAM UTICA BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE WATERTOWN SYRACUSE MCARTHUR'S MILLS ROCHESTER SYRACUSE SYRACUSE CORNWALL CORNWALL AUBURN OGDENSBURG ROCHESTER KINGSTON ARNPRIOR KINGSTON SYRACUSE DESERONTO HULL WATERTOWN UTICA SYRACUSE OGDENSBURG UTICA UTICA BELLEVILLE MORAVIA ITHACA CORNWALL BELLEVILLE SMITHS FALLS UTICA BELLEVILLE AUBURN SYRACUSE PHILADELPHIA

ON ON NY ON NY ON NY NY NY NY ON ON NY NY NY NY NY ON NY NY NY ON ON NY NY NY ON ON ON NY ON QC NY NY NY NY NY NY ON NY NY ON ON ON NY ON NY NY NY

Call Sign NEW-DT WNYS-TV WNYS-TV CBLFT12 NEW WROC-TV WROC-TV NEW NEW W46DY NEW WLOT-LP W30AJ CICO-TV-93 WROH-LP WTVH WTVH NEW-DT W48AO NEW NEW VACANT NEW-DT WNDR-LP CJOH-TV-6 CFGS-TV WWTI W53AM WHSU-CA NEW W51CV W51CV CICO-TV-53 WNNY-LP WNYI NEW-DT NEW-DT W53AM CICOTV53 W54AK WSTM-TV WTKJ-LP

Channel 42 42 43 43 44 44 45 45 45 45 45 45 46 46 46 46 46 46 47 47 47 47 47 48 48 48 48 48 48 49 49 49 50 50 51 51 51 51 51 52 52 52 52 52 53 53 54 54 54

Service DT DT TV TA DT TV TX DS DT LD TA TA TX TX TX CA TX DT TX DS DT TA DT TX TX LD TA TV DT CA DT DT TV LD CA TX TX LD DT TX TV TA DT DT TX TV TX DS TX

Status APP APP LIC LIC LIC APP STA CP MOD APP APP CP APP LIC APP APP LIC STA CP MOD APP LIC APP APP VACANT APP CP APP APP LIC APP LIC APP LIC APP APP LIC APP APP APP LIC LIC LIC STA CP

Distance-miles 93.57 mi 93.57 mi 87.58 mi 81.25 mi 87.58 mi 93.59 mi 52.48 mi 96.60 mi 96.60 mi 75.39 mi 42.11 mi 59.51 mi 70.26 mi 92.78 mi 94.33 mi 20.97 mi 83.38 mi 94.47 mi 96.65 mi 82.71 mi 82.70 mi 96.80 mi 96.80 mi 85.61 mi 53.43 mi 96.65 mi 13.50 mi 88.84 mi 13.50 mi 79.18 mi 40.82 mi 93.29 mi 32.49 mi 87.87 mi 75.39 mi 53.43 mi 87.85 mi 87.85 mi 48.59 mi 93.45 mi 87.59 mi 96.80 mi 48.59 mi 59.97 mi 87.87 mi 48.59 mi 85.61 mi 83.37 mi 21.82 mi

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Location PHILADELPHIA SYRACUSE PHILADELPHIA PETERBOROUGH CLOYNE CORNWALL SYRACUSE BELLEVILLE ROCHESTER ROCHESTER ROCHESTER ELGIN OTTAWA UTICA UTICA UTICA ROCHESTER ROCHESTER SYRACUSE, ETC. OTTAWA SARANAC LAKE SARANAC LAKE ROCHESTER ROCHESTER OGDENSBURG PETERBOROUGH BRIGHTON OTTAWA CORNWALL BELLEVILLE KINGSTON HULL MASSENA OTTAWA KINGSTON BRIGHTON KINGSTON OTTAWA OTTAWA SYRACUSE UNION SPRINGS, ETC. CORNWALL BELLEVILLE KINGSTON

NY NY NY ON ON ON NY ON NY NY NY ON ON NY NY NY NY NY NY ON NY NY NY NY NY ON ON ON ON ON ON QC NY ON ON ON ON ON ON NY NY ON ON ON

Call Sign WTKJ-LP WSTM-TV WTKJ-LP CICOTV92 NEW-DT WSPX-TV CBLFT-13 WHEC-TV WHEC-TV WHEC-TV CJOH-TV W59AU 960408KE W59AU WHAM-TV WHAM-TV WMBO-LP CFMT-TV-2 951106KE 951106KH 960228KF 960228KF NEW CBLFT-12 CKWS-TV-1 CBOFT CICO-TV-38 CIVO-TV W65CR CBLFT-DT14 NEW-DT CFMT-TV-2 CITY-TV-3 WSYT W69AN CKWS-TV

Channel 54 54 54 54 55 55 56 57 58 58 58 58 58 59 59 59 59 59 60 60 61 61 61 61 61 61 62 62 63 64 64 64 65 65 65 66 66 66 67 68 69 69 69 69

Service TX DT TX TA TV DT TV DT DS DS DT TA DT TX TV TA DS DT TX TV TV TV TV TA TX DT DT DT TA TA DT DT TX TA DT TA DT DT DT TV TX TA TA DT

Status CP MOD LIC CP MOD LIC APP LIC APP STA STA LIC APP LIC APP STA LIC LIC GRANT APP APP APP APP APP APP APP APP APP LIC APP APP APP APP LIC LIC APP

Distance-miles 24.36 mi 83.37 mi 25.60 mi 94.09 mi 68.88 mi 96.80 mi 59.13 mi 48.59 mi 96.60 mi 96.60 mi 96.60 mi 29.68 mi 95.62 mi 87.91 mi 87.91 mi 88.72 mi 96.61 mi 96.61 mi 79.18 mi 81.25 mi 88.44 mi 88.44 mi 96.61 mi 96.07 mi 53.43 mi 93.59 mi 76.94 mi 95.62 mi 96.80 mi 55.27 mi 14.83 mi 95.62 mi 85.50 mi 93.29 mi 14.83 mi 76.88 mi 8.68 mi 81.25 mi 81.25 mi 87.58 mi 89.00 mi 96.80 mi 55.27 mi 8.68 mi

APP – License application, not yet operational CA – Class A Broadcast Station – Low Power CP – License approved construction permit granted

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CP MOD – Modification to a construction permit DM – Petition for Rulemaking to Modify a Digital Allotment DR – Indicates Station has Applied for FCC Rule Making DS – Digital Service Television, Temporary Operation, STA Operation DT – Digital Television Broadcast Station GRA – Indicates Rule Making was granted by FCC Grant – License for operation has been granted, operation is anticipated LD – Low Power Digital Broadcast Station LIC – Licensed and operational station LP – Low Power Television Broadcast Station MOD – Modification to an existing license NM – New modulation Oper – Station has recently gone into operation STA – Special transmit authorization, usually granted by FCC for temporary operation TA –Translator Allotment, License to Operate But Not Operational Unless Call Sign Listed TV – Normal Broadcast Station TX– Translator Television Broadcast Station Vacant – Station previously 0perational now vacated and not operational Table 2 Canadian Off-Air TV Channels within 100 Miles of St. Lawrence Wind Farm
Location Cornwall Cornwall Cornwall Cornwall Cornwall Cornwall Cornwall Cornwall Cornwall Cornwall Prescott Prescott Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON Call Sign ON-TV-419 ON-DT-118 ON-DT-117 ON-DT-116 ON-DT-120 ON-DT-119 ON-TV-418 ON-TV-417 ON-TV-416 ON-TV-491 CKWS-TV-2 CKWS-DT-2 CFMT-DT-2 CJMT-DT-2 CITS-TV-1 CITS-DT-1 CJMT-TV-2 CJMT-DT-2 CDTV-DT-OTT CFMT-TV-2(1) CHRO-DT-43 CHCH-TV-1 Channel 64 47 36 28 55 31 53 29 54 11 26 3 27 66 32 42 14 66 67 60 17 11 distance-miles 96.69 96.69 96.69 96.69 96.69 96.69 96.69 96.69 96.69 94.67 59.44 59.44 81.16 81.16 81.16 81.16 81.16 81.16 81.16 81.16 81.16 81.16

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Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Brockville Brockville Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Gatineau Hull Hull Hull Hull Hull Hull Hull Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Smiths Falls Smiths Falls Gananoque

ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON QC QC QC QC QC QC QC QC ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON

CFMT-TV-2 CHRO-TV-43 CITY-TV-3 CHCH-DT-1 CITY-DT-3 ON-DT-113 ON-TV-413 CRC-DT-2 CDTV-DT-OTT2 CFMT-DT-2 CRC-DT-3 CH5567 CH5566 CH5565 CH5564 CH5563 CH5562 CH5561 CH5560 CH5559 CH5558 CH5557 CH5556 CH5555 CH5554 CH5553 CRC-DT-1 CRC-DT CFGS-DT CFGS-TV CIVO-TV CIVO-DT CHOT-DT CHOT-TV CBOFT-DT CBOT-DT CICO-TV-24 CBOT CICO-TV-24 CJOH-TV CBOFT CIII-TV-6 CBOT-DT CBOFT-DT CICO-DT-24 CJOH-DT CIII-DT-6 CKWS-TV-3 CKWS-DT-3 ON-TV-429

60 43 65 33 67 31 39 54 67 27 54 2680 2674 2668 2662 2656 2650 2644 2638 2632 2626 2620 2614 2608 2602 2596 54 67 49 34 30 64 15 40 22 25 24 4 24 13 9 6 25 62 20 58 12 36 52 26

81.16 81.16 81.16 81.16 81.16 42.06 42.06 92.33 92.33 91.63 90.69 91.82 91.82 91.82 91.82 91.82 91.82 91.82 91.82 91.82 91.82 91.82 91.82 91.82 91.82 91.82 92.22 92.22 95.53 95.53 95.53 95.53 95.53 95.53 95.53 95.53 95.53 95.53 95.53 95.53 95.53 95.53 95.53 95.53 95.53 95.53 95.53 60.35 59.92 13.47

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Arnprior Arnprior Kingston Kingston Kingston Kingston Kingston Kingston Kingston Kingston Kingston Kingston Kingston Kingston Renfrew Deseronto Deseronto Cloyne Cloyne Bancroft Bancroft Belleville Belleville Belleville Belleville Belleville Belleville Belleville Belleville Trenton Trenton Mcarthur'S Mills Mcarthur'S Mills Mcarthur'S Mills Mcarthur'S Mills Brighton Brighton Bancroft Peterborough Peterborough Peterborough Peterborough Peterborough Peterborough

ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON

ON-TV-402 ON-DT-102 CKWS-TV ON-DT-3 CKWS-DT ON-TV-3 CBLFT-DT-14 CICO-TV-38 CBLFT-14 CICO-DT-38 ON-DT-141 ON-DT-140 ON-TV-440 ON-TV-441 ON-TV-454 CJOH-TV-6 CJOH-DT-6 CICO-TV-92 CICO-DT-92 CIII-TV-2 CIII-DT-2 CBLFT-13 CICO-TV-53 CBLFT-DT-13 CICO-DT-53 ON-DT-109 ON-TV-409 ON-DT-110 ON-TV-410 ON-DT-184 ON-TV-484 CBOT-DT-5 CICO-TV-93 CBOT-5 CICO-DT-93 CKWS-TV-1 CKWS-DT-1 CHEX-TV-1 CICO-DT-74 CICO-TV-74 CBLFT-12 CBLFT-DT-12 CIII-TV-27 CIII-DT-27

48 31 11 66 69 58 65 38 32 64 36 48 19 23 26 6 49 55 10 2 8 15 53 57 51 52 33 26 39 4 40 31 42 33 46 66 62 4 42 18 44 61 27 30

88.76 88.76 8.69 8.69 8.69 8.69 14.83 14.83 14.83 14.83 13.51 13.51 13.51 13.51 93.35 40.81 40.81 68.57 68.57 78.23 78.23 48.57 48.57 48.57 48.57 48.57 48.57 55.24 55.24 66.11 66.11 94.41 94.41 94.41 94.41 76.90 76.90 99.77 93.53 93.53 93.54 93.54 94.05 94.05

The most likely TV stations that will produce off-air coverage to the Jefferson County, NY area will be those stations at a distance of 40 miles or less. In Figure 2 the contours for the TV Stations located within 100 and 40 miles are shown. There are thirty-two license records of U. S. owned TV stations in this range. Of these, there are nine

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stations presently broadcasting. Three of these are full power analog stations. One of the three is a PBS station which also is licensed in the area with digital modulation. Four of the stations are low power TV stations having limited coverage and one of the stations although U. S. owned has its station across the border in Canada. There are thirteen license records of Canadian owned TV stations in the 40 mile range. Of all the Canadian stations listed in Table 3 eight produce TV broadcast signals in the vicinity of the proposed wind farm. Seven of the stations have analog TV signals and one of them has a digital signal. There are approximately as many Canadian as U.S. TV stations available in the area. The total number of TV stations serving the entire area not counting the low power TV stations is ten analog stations and two digital stations. The number of available off-air television channels, although not great, is considered adequate for the area. In certain locations in and around the wind facility certain TV channels may be distorted or lost once the wind turbines are installed but many of the other channels will still be received without any degradation. Whether a TV signal is degraded is a function of the relative location of the TV broadcast antenna, the wind turbines and the reception site. If the reception site is on the opposite side of the wind facility with respect to the TV broadcast antenna the potential for degradation of the TV signal at that site is high. At this wind farm site there is good geographical distribution of TV broadcasters from all around the site so that the degradation of all TV channels at any given community is very unlikely. For example, the Canadian TV channels located to the Northwest of the wind farm may be affected in the communities to the southeast of the wind energy site. However, the U.S. Stations servicing the communities southeast of the wind facility are not expected to be affected in these communities. Although it is unlikely that there will be a severe loss of off-air TV coverage in any of the communities in the vicinity of the wind farm in those areas where the loss of TV channels is greatest and becomes an issue with the residents of that community, TV programming by alternative methods can be offered to mitigate the issue. The alternatives are cable television, if it is available, or by Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS). Both cable television and DBS reception are unaffected by the presence of wind turbines. This is true because cable signals are delivered to a home via coaxial cable which cannot be affected by wind turbines and DBS television signals coming from a satellite source are delivered to a receiving antenna unperturbed by any obstruction, including wind turbines, if properly sited.

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Table 3 Off-air TV Channels within 40 Miles of the St. Lawrence Wind Farm
Location KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON GANANOQUE GANANOQUE KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON WATERTOWN WATERTOWN WATERTOWN PHILADELPHIA PHILADELPHIA WATERTOWN WATERTOWN PHILADELPHIA CARTHAGE CARTHAGE CARTHAGE WATERTOWN ELGIN WATERTOWN WATERTOWN WATERTOWN WATERTOWN WATERTOWN WATERTOWN Canadian Stations Kingston Kingston Kingston Kingston Gananoque Kingston Kingston Kingston Kingston Kingston Kingston Kingston Kingston ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY ON NY NY NY NY NY NY Call Sign CKWSTV NEW-DT CKWS-TV NEW-DT NEW-DT NEW-DT CBLFT14 CICOTV38 CICO-TV-38 CBLFT-DT-14 WBQZ-LP WBQZ-LP WLOT-LP WTKJ-LP WTKJ-LP WNYF-CA WTKJ-LP WTKJ-LP WWNY-TV WWNY-TV WWNY-TV NEW WWTI WWTI WWTI WPBS-TV WPBS-TV WPBS-TV Channel 11 66 69 22 28 19 36 48 48 32 38 64 65 34 34 46 54 54 28 19 54 35 7 35 35 58 21 21 50 16 41 16 Source TV DT DT DT TA TA DT TA DT TV TV DT DT TX TX CA TX TX CA TX TX DS TV DT LD TA DS DT TV TV DT TV Status APP APP APP APP APP APP LIC APP APP APP LIC CP LIC CP CP MOD LIC APP CP MOD STA LIC CP MOD APP STA LIC LIC CP LIC LIC Distance-miles 8.68 mi 8.68 mi 8.68 mi 13.49 mi 13.49 mi 13.50 mi 13.50 mi 13.50 mi 13.50 mi 14.83 mi 14.83 mi 14.83 mi 14.83 mi 16.29 mi 19.26 mi 20.97 mi 21.82 mi 24.36 mi 24.54 mi 25.60 mi 25.60 mi 27.96 mi 29.43 mi 29.43 mi 29.43 mi 29.68 mi 32.49 mi 32.49 mi 32.49 mi 32.87 mi 32.87 mi 32.88 mi

ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON

CKWS-TV ON-DT-3 CKWS-DT ON-TV-3 ON-TV-429 ON-DT-141 ON-DT-140 ON-TV-440 ON-TV-441 CBLFT-DT-14 CICO-TV-38 CBLFT-14 CICO-DT-38

11 66 69 58 26 36 48 19 23 65 38 32 64

8.68 mi 8.68 mi 8.68 mi 8.68 mi 13.47 mi 13.51 mi 13.51 mi 13.51 mi 13.51 mi 14.83 mi 14.83 mi 14.83 mi 14.83 mi

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Figure 1 St. Lawrence Wind Farm Boundaries and Local Communities

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Figure 2 TV Stations within 40 and 100 Miles of St. Lawrence Wind Farm Area

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Margaret Crawford Army Corps of Engineers, Regulatory Branch Auburn Field Office 7413 County House Road Auburn, New York 13021 November 4, 2009 Subject: St. Lawrence Windpower, LLC Proposed St. Lawrence Wind Farm (SLW) Joint (Wetlands) Permit Application ACOE File No. 2009-00590.

Ms. Crawford: On behalf of St. Lawrence Windpower, LLC, this letter provides notification that minor revisions have been made to the configuration of turbines and associated facilities originally depicted on Figures submitted with the SLW Joint Permit Application (Permit # 2009-00590). Please find enclosed a set of the Figures that we have made minor revisions to for your review and insertion into SLW Joint Permit Application for the proposed St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project (the revision date is shown in the title block). Specifically, the minor revisions have resulted from consultations with the New York Department of Conservation (DEC) Wetlands and Wildlife Divisions. A total of 18 revisions to the project layout were made as compared with the original Joint Permit submission (March 31, 2009). Of the 18 revisions, eleven (11) resulted from turbine relocations. These turbine relocations resulted in slight access route and the buried cable interconnect route relocations to or from these turbine locations. In addition to the turbine location revisions, there were seven (7) revisions in access road alignment to turbines. There was also a revision in the layout of a buried cable in an existing corridor to avoid impact to a NYSDEC Wetland Adjacent Area. You will find enclosed the following supplemental information for insertion into the original Joint Permit Application: x a revised Table 5-1 – “St. Lawrence Wind Farm Wetland Delineation and Proposed Fill”; x Table 5-1A - “St. Lawrence Wind Project Joint Permit Amendment Request October 30, 2009 Proposed Temporary and Permanent Fill Comparison”; x all updated Figures indicating changes specified in Table 5-1A, accordingly the revised large format sheets for Figure 1 USGS Basemap, Figure 2 Index Map and sheets 2 of 2, and Figure 3 Index Map and sheets 2 of 2;

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x x

copies of new updated figures indicating additional areas where wetlands were delineated following re-configuration of turbines and associated facilities – these figures should be inserted into the Attachment B – Wetland Delineation Report of the Joint Application; and your requested new Figure 2 Aerial Sheet 9A of 28.

TRC evaluated these facility re-locations with respect to the wetland jurisdiction determination study area delineated for each turbine and associated Figure 2 (the 8½” x 11” drawing sheets) and the proximity to designated wetlands. The relocations primarily occur in the previously established wetland jurisdictional study corridor areas. If turbine or ancillary facilities relocations areas resulted in extending outside the previous wetland determination study corridor area, these areas were assessed for the presence or absence of wetland during the field surveys conducted during the summer of 2009. As with the original layout of the turbines and ancillary facilities, TRC and St. Lawrence Windpower, LLC conducted appropriate avoidance and minimization assessments with respect temporary and permanent impact to wetlands in the Project area. Table 5-1A “St. Lawrence Wind Project Joint Permit Amendment Request October 30, 2009 Proposed Temporary and Permanent Fill Comparison” attached to this letter summarizes the revisions made on the applicable individual drawing sheets for Figure 2 (8” x 11” sheets 1-28), both Aerials and USGS maps, in association with turbines relocations. Please also find enclosed with this letter the revised Table 5-1 – “St. Lawrence Wind Farm Wetland Delineation and Proposed Fill (impact)” for insertion into the Joint Permit Application binder. You will find that, compared with the original submittal of Table 5-1, there is a slight decrease in overall temporary and permanent wetland impacts for the Project. The changes in wetland effects are summarized as follows: March 31, 2009 Original Filing: Permanent Fill/Excavation Temporary Fill/Excavation 14,382.4 square feet 53,919.9 square feet

Revision Submittal October 30, 2009: Permanent Fill/Excavation Temporary Fill/Excavation 13,940.3 square feet 52,524.3 square feet

Total Decrease in Permanent Fill/Excavation 442.1 square feet Total Decrease in Temporary Fill/Excavation 1,395.6 square feet Copies of this amended letter and enclosures have been sent to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 6 for programmatic review and State Water Quality Certification pursuant to Nationwide Permit General Permit regional conditions. A copy has also been sent to the DEC Permit Administrator for the project pursuant to NYS State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR). If during your initial review you have any technical questions or requests for information concerning the Joint Application, please feel free to contact me, or you may contact Blayne Gunderman at Acciona Energy/ SLW LLC for any questions you have about the application or project. Page 2 of 3

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Sincerely,

Steven Damiano, PWS/Project Manager TRC 978-835-3492 (cell) 978-656-3657 (office) Enclosure copy: Mark Wiggan, NYSDEC – Region 6
Steven Tomasick NYSDEC Div. of Env. Permits - Albany Robyn Niver, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Blayne Gunderman, Acciona Energy/SLW LLC Peter Zedick, Acciona Energy/SLW LLC Matthew Smith, TRC

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Table 5-1 St. Lawrence Wind Farm Wetland Delineation and Proposed Fill (impact)
Figure 2 8"x11" Sheet Number
1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 5

Wetland ID

Wetland Type*

Associated Turbine Location

NYS DEC Mapped Wetland (#)
No No No No No No No No No No No

Cowardin 1 Classification

Proposed Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & 2 Road Disturbance)
11,923.6 0.0 130.7 0.0 277.0 0.0 3,925.0 0.0 299.8 0.0 158.6 See Sheet 4

Proposed Permanent Fill 2 (Roads) Area
5,898.1 0.0 137.7 0.0 92.5 0.0 962.0 0.0 61.0 0.0 0.0

Proposed "Stream" Bank Alteration (ln. ft.)

Forested Wetland Conversion

Longitude (West)

Latitude (North)

W22 W24 W24-T W43 W45 W18-T1 W18 W32 W18-T2 W33 W54 W54 OT1

Scrub-shrub wetland located in old pasture Herbaceous wetland located in the overflow of a man-made pond Herbaceous wetland with intermittent drainage into W24 Isolated deciduous forested wetland Herbaceous wetland with intermittent drainage Herbaceous wetland with intermittent drainage from agricultural fields into W18 Herbaceous wetland with assicaoted ditch system Herbaceous wetland adjacent to NY State Route 12E Herbaceous wetland with intermittent drainage from agricultural fields into W18 Deciduous forested wetland surrounded by agricultural fields Herbaceous wetland with intermittent drainage

3 2 2 1 1 5,6 5,6,7 4-6 7,8 7,8 9

PSS1/PEM1 PEM1 PEM1 PFO1 PEM1 PEM1 PEM1 PEM1 PEM1 PFO1 PEM1

76.32384994

44.11195805

76.32889267

44.10795342

76.33050074

44.10884283

76.31496638

44.11714071

76.31016792

44.12113731

5 5 6 6 6 6 7 8 8

OT2 OT20 W27 W56 W55 W57 W59 W25 W26

8

W26-T2

8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 10

W26-T3 W47 W48 W49 W23-T W20 W34-T11 W35 W34-T5

10

W34-T6

10

W34-T7

10

W34-T8

10 11 11 11 12

W34-T9 OT1 W53 W58 W26-T1

Deciduous forested wetland with narrow (linear) wetlands that extend Along overhead along abandoned railroad grade, Transmission route some linear portions are herbaceous wetlands Deciduous forested wetland, with Along overhead linear wetlands extend along Transmission route abandoned railroad grade Herbaceous drainage wetland Along overhead bordering railroad ballast Transmission route Deciduous forested wetland 10 Isolated wetland located in a 10 mowed travelled way Scrub-shrub wetland connecting to a forested wetland located off the 20 assessment corridor Herbaceous wetland located in a mowed field and bordering a scrub20 shrub wetland Herbaceous wetland in an isolated 15 depression in farm field Herbaceous wetland showing pond characteristics (possible vernal 22 pool) Small "braided" intermittent stream (stream Class D) through an 20,22 agricultural field Intermittent stream in agricultural field, with herbaceous species on 20,22 banks (stream Class D) that connects to W26 Intermittent drainage swale through forested wetland that connects to 20,22 W26 Herbaceous wetland with 23 intermittent drainage Herbaceous wetland in depressed 23 area Herbaceous wetland, ditch bisects 20 wetland Vegetated Swale 21 Deciduous forested wetland 19 Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an 17 agricultural field that connects to W34 Herbaceous wetland in depressed 18 area Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an 17 agricultural field that connects to W34 Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an 16, 17 agricultural field that connects to W34 Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an 16, 17 agricultural field that connects to W34 Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an 16, 17 agricultural field that connects to W34 Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an 16 agricultural field that connects to W34 Scrub-shrub wetland with temporary impact on associated agricultural ditch consisting of herbaceous vegetation Herbaceous wetland in an isolated depression of farm field Intermittent agriculture drainage through an agricultural field, with herbaceous species on banks that connects to W26 Herbaceous wetland bordering small pond located north of assessment corridor Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an agricultural field that connects to W51 Herbaceous wetland in isolated depressed area Herbaceous/scrub-shrub wetland

Yes (CV-1)

PFO1/PEM1

0.0

0.0

Yes (V-1) No No No No No No No No

PFO1/PEM1 PEM1 PFO1 PEM1 PSS1 PEM1 PEM1 PEM1 R4/PEM1

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 725.9 0.0 180.7 0.0 589.5

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 161.3 0.0 453.6 40.00 76.27061492 44.15230737 76.25857198 44.13331529

No

R4

361.8

0.0

10.00

No No No No No No No No No

PFO PEM1 PEM1 PEM1 PEM1 PFO1 PEM1 PEM1 PEM1

1,360.8 0.0 746.5 642.1 0.0 0.0 725.4 1,731.8 469.5

0.0 0.0 300.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 548.5 0.0 0.0

1,361

76.27248029

44.15027511

76.257543

44.145179

No

PEM1

3,594.3

0.0

No

PEM1

306.8

0.0

No

PEM1

519.4

0.0

No

PEM1

0.0 See Sheet 5

0.0

14,15 15 23

No No No

PSS1/PEM1 PEM1 PEM1

258.1 0.0 215.2

0.0 0.0 91.1 76.27907943 44.14915924

12 12 12 12 13

W40 W47 W51-T W50 W13

23

No

PEM1

0.0 See Sheet 8

0.0

26 25 29,30

No No No

PEM1 PEM1 PEM1/PSS1

193.1 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

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Table 5-1 St. Lawrence Wind Farm Wetland Delineation and Proposed Fill (impact)
Figure 2 8"x11" Sheet Number Associated Turbine Location NYS DEC Mapped Wetland (#) Cowardin 1 Classification Proposed Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & 2 Road Disturbance) Proposed Permanent Fill 2 (Roads) Area Proposed "Stream" Bank Alteration (ln. ft.) Forested Wetland Conversion Longitude (West) Latitude (North)

Wetland ID

Wetland Type*

13 13 13 13

W34-T10 W41 W42 W42-T

13 13 14 14 14

W34-T12 W34 W34 W34-T12 W34-T1

Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an agricultural field that connects to W34 Wooded hedgerow showing wetlands characteristic Wooded hedgerow showing wetlands characteristic Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an agricultural field that connects to W42 Scrub/shrub wetland along ditches associated with Wetland W34 and W41 that drains to NYDEC wetland ST-9 Forested wetland Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an agricultural field that connects to W34 Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an agricultural field that connects to W34 Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an agricultural field that connects to W34 Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an agricultural field that connects to W34

27 28 27-29 27-29

No No No No

PEM1 PFO1/PEM1 PFO1 PEM1

1,252.3 1,267.5 0.0 251.6

362.1 0.0 0.0 136.9

76.25349406

44.15132381

76.24953203

44.15217323

17,28 28

No Yes (ST-9)

PEM1 PFO1

526.4 0.0 See Sheet 13 See Sheet 13 48.6

0.0 0.0

28

No

PEM1

0.0

14

W34-T2

17,28

No

PEM1

97.3

0.0

14

W34-T3

17,28

No

PEM1

151.4

0.0

14 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 16 16

W34-T4 W34-T5 W34-T6 W34-T7 W41 W13 W13-T W51 W52 W16 W16-T1

17,28

No

PEM1

400.7 See Sheet 10 See Sheet 10 See Sheet 10

0.0

Wooded hedge/wind row area with wetlands characteristic Herbaceous/scrub-shrub wetland Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an agricultural field that connects to W13 Herbaceous wetland in depressed area alongside a road Herbaceous wetland in depressed area alongside a road, Deciduous forested wetland Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an agricultural field that connects to W16 Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an agricultural field that connects to W16 intermittent channel supporting wetland vegetation Herbaceous wetland in isolated depression of farm field Herbaceous wetland (with possible intermittent flow) and constructed farm pond Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow supporting wetland vegetation Deciduous forested wetland abutting fields and extending into a hedge row Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow located within an agricultural field that connects to W11 Herbaceous/scrub-shrub wetland Herbaceous/scrub-shrub wetland Herbaceous wetland with intermittent drainage

28 29,30 29,30 26,30 26 31 31

No No No No No Yes (St-8) No

PFO1/PEM1 PEM1/PSS1 PEM1/PSS1 PEM1 PEM1 PFO1 PEM1

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 357.1 0.0 1118.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 151.7 76.23409 44.153336

16 16 17 17 17 18 19

W16-T2 W34-T1 W10 W46 W9 W17 W11

31

No

PEM1

238.7 See Sheet 14

0.0

36 38 37 35 32,33

No No No No Yes (ST-6)

PEM1 PEM1 PEM1/PUBH PEM1 PFO1

2,458.9 0.0 0.0 2,317.8 0.0

771.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

76.2362221

44.16321316

19 20 20 20 20 21 21 21

W11-T W14 W15 W60 W46 W14 W15 W17-T

32,33 41 40,41 38,39

No No No No

PEM1 PEM1/PSS1 PEM1/PSS1 PEM1

127.5 0.0 0.0 377.9 See Sheet 17 See Sheet 20 See Sheet 20

0.0 0.0 0.0 124.0 76.230272 44.172237

21 22 23 23 24 24 24 25 27 26 27 27 27 27 28 Figure 3

W9 W11-T W31 W7 W3 W6 W7 W1 W5 W8 W4 W44-T W5 W8 W2 OT-18

Herbaceous wetland with intermittent flow supporting wetland vegetation that connects to W17 Herbaceous wetland (with possible intermittent flow) and constructed farm pond Forested wetland with an existing agricultural equipment road crossing. Herbaceous wetland located in cow pasture with man made farm pond located with in it Herbaceous wetland leading into a forested wetland along field Deciduous forested wetland abutting field Deciduous forested wetland Deciduous forested wetland Deciduous forested wetland Deciduous forested wetland adjacent to field Herbaceous wetland Deciduous forested wetland with herbaceous and scrub-shrub understory Herbaceous/scrub-shrub wetland associated agricultural drainage

42

No

PEM1

0.0

0.0

41,42

No

PEM1/PUBH

560.2 See Sheet 19

0.0

44 51 49 50 44 48 53, 58 48 48

No No No No No No No No No

PFO1 PEM1 PFO1 PFO1 PFO1 PFO1 PFO1 PFO1 PEM1

9,761.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 See Sheet 23 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 See Sheet 26 See Sheet 26 0.0 625.0

3,658.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

13,420

76.20862303

44.17473343

47 Along overhead Transmission route

No No

PFO1 PEM1

0.0 10.0

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Table 5-1 St. Lawrence Wind Farm Wetland Delineation and Proposed Fill (impact)
Figure 2 8"x11" Sheet Number
Figure 3 Figure 3

Wetland ID

Wetland Type*

Associated Turbine Location

NYS DEC Mapped Wetland (#)

Cowardin 1 Classification

Proposed Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & 2 Road Disturbance)

Proposed Permanent Fill 2 (Roads) Area

Proposed "Stream" Bank Alteration (ln. ft.)

Forested Wetland Conversion

Longitude (West)

Latitude (North)

OT-13 OT-12

Herbaceous/scrub-shrub wetland in Along overhead No PEM1 625.0 10.0 pasture Transmission route Herbaceous/scrub-shrub wetland Along overhead No PEM1 625.0 10.0 (mowed) Transmission route Other Wetlands Assessed - these wetlands were evaluated during the alternatives layout design process. These wetlands are not affected by the proposed Project. Small isolated herbaceous wetland Herbaceous wetland with intermittent drainage Herbaceous wetland with intermittent drainage to Scotch Brook Herbaceous wetland Deciduous forested wetland and herbaceous wetland Herbaceous wetland Vegetated Swale Scrub-shrub wetland adjacent to Kent's Creek Kent's Creek and narrow bordering emergent wetlands adjacent to upland forest Herbaceous wetland with narrow intermittent stream channel connected to W30 1 8 none none 21 21 21 None None No No No No No No No No No PEM1 PEM1 PEM1 PEM1 PFO1/PEM1 PEM1 PFO1/PEM1 PSS1 R4/PEM1

W37 W39 W38 W19 W28 W29 W23 W12 W30

W36

None

No

R4/PEM1 Totals 52,524.3 13,940.3 50 ln. ft. 14,781

Notes: See Wetland Delineation Report and data sheets for detailed wetland types and description of hydrology, soils, and vegetation composition PFO1 – Palustrine forested wetland, broad-leaved deciduous PEM1 – Palustrine emergent wetland, persistent PSS2 – Palustrine scrub-shrub wetland, broad-leaved deciduous PUBH – Palustrine unconsolidated bottom, permanently flooded R3 – Riverine, upper perennial R4 – Riverine, intermittent 1 Corps Routine Method Data sheets and JD forms were completed for wetlands affected by the proposed project. 2 The design layout process (i.e. alternative analysis) involved establishing 250' wide study corridors to identify wetland and stream resources. Project effects (i.e. impact areas") were calculated based on the width of the necessary corresponding turbine sites and infrastructure components and dimensions: temporary work areas surrounding turbines at a 150 foot radius cleared and leveled with access to turbines consisting of permanent roads at 17 feet at wetland crossings; temporary roads at 39 feet wide to accommodate large crane access; underground cable trench construction at 4 foot wide trench with 25 foot disturbance zone.
* 3

The streams and intermittent streams were field observed and characterized according to definitions enumerated the NY Environmental Conservation Law codePart 810 §810.2 (j) and (k). All streams and intermittent streams are classified as "C"None of the streams or intermittent streams are "protected streams" under Part 608 of the NY Conservation Conservation Law code.

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Table 5-1A St. Lawrence Wind Project Joint Permit Amendment Request October 30, 2009 Proposed Temporary and Permanent Fill Comparison

Figure 2 Sheet Number Associated Turbine

Associate Wetland Designation(s) ID1 New Proposed Permanent Fill (Roads) Area2 sq. ft.

New Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & Road Disturbance) 2 sq. ft.

Original Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & Road Disturbance) 2 sq. ft. 224.9 61.0 61.0

Original Proposed Permanent Fill (Roads) Area2 sq. ft.

Figure 2 Change Description

3

W18-T2, W33

7,8

299.8

The access road to Turbine 7 was relocated; however, it remained within the previous jurisdictional determination study corridor.

5

W54, OT1, OT2, OT20 0.0 0.0

11 & Overhead transmission Corridor 0.0

0.0

7

W59

15

180.7

180.7

161.3

161.3

9

W34-T11, W20, W35 17, 24 725.4

4,026.8

548.5

999.2

Turbine 11 was relocated, cable and road routes to Turbine 11 also changed. Changes remain within jurisdictional determination study corridor. No change in wetland impacts. Cable connector from Turbine 12 to Turbine 11 changed to accommodate the new Turbine 11 location, but still located within previous jurisdictional determination study corridor. No change in wetland impacts. Turbine 24 was relocated, cable and road routes to and from Turbine 24 changed; roadway to Turbine 17 moved slightly; area outside the previous jurisdictional determination study corridor was assessed in the field during August of 2009.; W34T11 was extended.

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Table 5-1A St. Lawrence Wind Project Joint Permit Amendment Request October 30, 2009 Proposed Temporary and Permanent Fill Comparison

Figure 2 Sheet Number Associated Turbine

Associate Wetland Designation(s) ID1 New Proposed Permanent Fill (Roads) Area2 sq. ft.

New Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & Road Disturbance) 2 sq. ft.

Original Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & Road Disturbance) 2 sq. ft.

Original Proposed Permanent Fill (Roads) Area2 sq. ft.

Figure 2 Change Description

10

W34-T5

17

469.5

1,825.2

0.0

0.0

Turbines 16 and 17 were relocated. The relocated facilities primarily remained in previous jurisdictional determination study corridor. The areas outside the previous assessed corridor were assessed in the field during August of 2009. 0.0 0.0 See previous figure change description. See previous figure change description.

10 16, 17 16, 17 16 0.0 228.5 519.4 568.4 306.8 356.4 0.0 0.0 0.0

W34-T6

16, 17

3,594.3

697.3

0.0

10

W34-T7

10

W34-T8

0.0 180.0

See previous figure change description. See previous figure change description.

10

W34-T9

11

OT1, W53, W58

14 and Transmission corridor 0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

12

W26-T1, W40, W47, W50 25

215.2

215.2

91.1

91.1

Turbine 14 was relocated, and cable and road routes to and from Turbine 14 were relocated. The new location primarily stayed in previous jurisdictional determination corridor. The areas outside the previous assessed corridor were assessed in the field during summer of 2009. No wetland impacts. Turbine 25 was relocated and moved to a different location, (i.e. moved from Figure 2 sheet 12 to sheet 16.) No change in wetland impacts.

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002978

Table 5-1A St. Lawrence Wind Project Joint Permit Amendment Request October 30, 2009 Proposed Temporary and Permanent Fill Comparison

Figure 2 Sheet Number Associated Turbine

Associate Wetland Designation(s) ID1 New Proposed Permanent Fill (Roads) Area2 sq. ft.

New Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & Road Disturbance) 2 sq. ft.

Original Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & Road Disturbance) 2 sq. ft. 0.0 0.0 0.0

Original Proposed Permanent Fill (Roads) Area2 sq. ft.

Figure 2 Change Description

12

W51-T

26

193.1

13

W13

29,30

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

13

W34-T10

27

1,252.3

1,220.3

362.1

362.1

Turbine 25 was relocated and moved to a different Figure 2 sheet, and the cable connecting 23 to 26 changed, resulting in a slight increase in temporary wetland impacts. Cable route from Turbine 28 was relocated to avoid impact to DEC Wetland Adjacent Area. Cable route from Turbine 28 was relocated to avoid impact to DEC Wetland Adjacent Area; the cable route from 28 was relocated to avoid impact to DEC Wetland Adjacent Area; and the work pad for Turbine 28 was moved to reduce wetland impacts. 0.0 0.0 See previous figure change description.

13 27-29 27-29 17,28 526.4 251.6 0.0

W41

28

1,267.5

877.0 0.0 251.6 800.0

13

W42

0.0 136.9 0.0

0.0 136.9 0.0

13

W42-T

See previous figure change description. No wetland impacts. See previous figure change description. No wetland impacts. See previous figure change description.

13

W34-T12

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002979

Table 5-1A St. Lawrence Wind Project Joint Permit Amendment Request October 30, 2009 Proposed Temporary and Permanent Fill Comparison

Figure 2 Sheet Number Associated Turbine

Associate Wetland Designation(s) ID1 New Proposed Permanent Fill (Roads) Area2 sq. ft.

New Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & Road Disturbance) 2 sq. ft.

Original Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & Road Disturbance) 2 sq. ft.

Original Proposed Permanent Fill (Roads) Area2 sq. ft.

Figure 2 Change Description

13,14

W34, W34-T12, W34-T1 28 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0

Cable route from 28 was relocated to avoid impact to DEC Wetland Adjacent Area; work pad for 28 was relocated to reduce wetland impacts. Turbine 17 was relocated; cable and road routes to and from Turbine 17 were also relocated to avoid wetland impact. 0.0 See previous description.

14

W34-T2

17,28

97.3

103.4

0.0

14

W34-T3

17,28

151.4

157.2

0.0

0.0

See previous description.

14

W34-T4, W34 – T5, W34-T6, W34 – T7 17,28 400.7

651.0

0.0

0.0

See previous description.

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002980

Table 5-1A St. Lawrence Wind Project Joint Permit Amendment Request October 30, 2009 Proposed Temporary and Permanent Fill Comparison

Figure 2 Sheet Number Associated Turbine

Associate Wetland Designation(s) ID1 New Proposed Permanent Fill (Roads) Area2 sq. ft.

New Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & Road Disturbance) 2 sq. ft.

Original Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & Road Disturbance) 2 sq. ft.

Original Proposed Permanent Fill (Roads) Area2 sq. ft.

Figure 2 Change Description

14

W41

28

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

15

W13, W13 – T, W51 29,30 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0

16

W16-T1

31

1118.0

661.9

151.7

0.0

16

W16, W16-T2, W34 –T1 31 238.7 2,458.9

238.7

0.0

0.0

17

W10, W46, W49

36, 37, 38

2,458.9

771.3

771.3

18

W17

35

2,317.8

2,317.8

0.0

0.0

Cable route from T-28 was changed to avoid impact to DEC 100’ adjacency area; work pad for T-28 was moved to reduce wetland impacts. Turbine 17 changed its location; cable and road routes to and from Turbine 17 changed. No wetland impacts. Cable route from 26 was relocated. Wetlands avoided and wetland impact unchanged. Turbine 25 relocated to Figure 2 – Sheet 16 and road and cable associated with Turbine 25 also relocated. Slight increase in temporary & permanent wetland fill/excavation. Turbine 25 relocated to Sheet 16 and road and cable associated with Turbine 25 also relocated. No change in temporary wetland fill/excavation. Turbines 37 and 38 were relocated. The new location remained in previously assessed corridor. No change in wetland impacts. Turbine 25 relocated, along with access road and cable associated with Turbine 25. No change in wetland impacts.

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002981

Table 5-1A St. Lawrence Wind Project Joint Permit Amendment Request October 30, 2009 Proposed Temporary and Permanent Fill Comparison

Figure 2 Sheet Number Associated Turbine

Associate Wetland Designation(s) ID1 New Proposed Permanent Fill (Roads) Area2 sq. ft.

New Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & Road Disturbance) 2 sq. ft.

Original Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & Road Disturbance) 2 sq. ft.

Original Proposed Permanent Fill (Roads) Area2 sq. ft.

Figure 2 Change Description

19

W11

32,33

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

19

W11, W11-T

32,33

127.5 216.4

0.0

87.0

20

W14, W15, W46, W60 38,39, 40, 41 377.9

208.2

124.0

0.0

21

W14, W15, W17-T, W9 41,42

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Access road to Turbine 32 changed and cable associated with the Turbine 25 change i.e. also shown on this sheet. Road to Turbine 32 relocated to reduce agriculture field and wetland impacts. The areas inside and outside the previously assessed corridor were assessed in the field during summer of 2009, and no jurisdictional wetlands were found. Access road to Turbine 32 changed and cable associated with the Turbine 25 change. There is a slight increase in forested wetland clearing. Turbines 38, 39, 40 and 41 were slightly relocated along with cables and roads routes to and from Turbines 38, 39, 40 and 41 to accommodate turbine relocations. The revised facility relocations are primarily previously assessed wetland jurisdictional determination corridors. The areas outside the previously assessed corridors were assessed in the field during summer of 2009. No wetlands were found. Turbines 40 and 41 were relocated along with a cables and roads routes to and from Turbines 40 and 41. No wetland impacts.

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002982

Table 5-1A St. Lawrence Wind Project Joint Permit Amendment Request October 30, 2009 Proposed Temporary and Permanent Fill Comparison

Figure 2 Sheet Number Associated Turbine

Associate Wetland Designation(s) ID1 New Proposed Permanent Fill (Roads) Area2 sq. ft. 0.0 3,658.6 3,658.6 0.0 32 44, 51 9,761.8 9,761.8 0.0 0.0

New Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & Road Disturbance) 2 sq. ft.

Original Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & Road Disturbance) 2 sq. ft.

Original Proposed Permanent Fill (Roads) Area2 sq. ft.

Figure 2 Change Description

22

W11-T

23

W7, W31

24

W3, W6, W7

49, 50

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

25 53 0.0 0.0

W1

44

0.0

0.0

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

26

W8

Road to Turbine 32 was relocated to reduce field and wetland impacts. Cable route changes for Turbine 39 and 40 are partially shown on sheet 23. No change in wetland impact. Road routes to Turbines 50, 51, 52, and 53 were relocated to reduce agricultural field impacts. The new road route locations primarily remained in previously assessed wetland jurisdictional determination study corridor. The areas outside the previously assessed corridors were assessed in the field in August 2009. No wetlands were found. Cable route Turbine 47 was relocated and is shown on Figure 2 sheet 25. Access roads and cables associated with Turbine 52 and 53 now shown on sheet 26 were relocated to reduce agricultural field impacts.

27

W4, W5, W44T, W8, W2 47, 48 0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Access road to Turbine 48 was relocated to reduce agricultural field impacts, and roads and cables associated with Turbine 53 are also partially shown on sheet 27. The access road relocation was partially outside the previously assessed wetland jurisdictional determination study corridor. New road corridor was

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002983

Table 5-1A St. Lawrence Wind Project Joint Permit Amendment Request October 30, 2009 Proposed Temporary and Permanent Fill Comparison

Figure 2 Sheet Number Associated Turbine

Associate Wetland Designation(s) ID1 New Proposed Permanent Fill (Roads) Area2 sq. ft.

New Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & Road Disturbance) 2 sq. ft.

Original Temporary Fill/Excavation (Cable & Road Disturbance) 2 sq. ft.

Original Proposed Permanent Fill (Roads) Area2 sq. ft.

Figure 2 Change Description

assessed in the field during August of 2009. No wetlands were found.

28

W2

47

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Footnotes: 1 This column lists the Federal wetlands delineated and designated within the facility wetland jurisdictional determination 250-foot wide study corridor, including turbine sites, turbine access road and underground electric transmission connector cable, and the proposed overhead transmission corridor. 2 The temporary wetland disturbance area is calculated for each work area associated with either temporary construction access or trench excavation for the installation of the underground electric transmission connector cable.

Relocated Turbine 47 primarily within previously assessed jurisdictional determination; areas cable, road, & workpad area assessed outside original jurisdictional assessment area.

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002984

W23
W29
W28

9 W2
W28
W34 -T6

5 W5
W2 0

19

W34-T5

17

18
W 27 W 27
W35
9-T W2

34 W
W34-T8

T9

16
W36

10
-T2 W38
W30

CV-2

ST-10

E D
8 w5
W 53

W38

CV-2

W39-T 1

12 13
W54

11
OT20

OT-1

53 W-

9 W3

9 B
OT 20
OT1

OT1

C

CV-1
OT2
OT3

W53

Proposed Transmission Corridor
OT5

8
V-1

OT6

W 18 -

T2

OT5

W 33

A
V-1 V-1
LEGEND:
Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps.

7

W 18

6
W24
WETLAND BOUNDARY AND DESIGNATION (Wetland Boundary Beyond the Project/Wetland Assessment Area)

0

490

980

1,470

W15

WETLAND BOUNDARY AND DESIGNATION (Wetland Boundary within Project/Wetland Assessment Area) NYS DEC WETLAND NWI WETLANDS

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND COMPENSATORY MITIGATION SITE PLAN
W16-T1
NARROW/LINEAR WETLAND CONTIGUOUS BEYOND WETLAND ASSESSMENT AREA

DRAWN BY: MS
PROPOSED MITAGATION SITE

CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

ST-10

59 W

15

54 W

1,960 Feet

FIGURE 7.1 QUAD

002985

W23
W29
W28

9 W2
W28
W34 -T6

5 W5
W2 0

19

W34-T5

17

18
W 27 W 27
W35
9-T W2

34 W
W34-T8

T9

16
W36

10
-T2 W38
W30

CV-2

ST-10

E D
8 w5
W 53

W38

CV-2

W39-T 1

12 13
W54

11
OT20

OT-1

53 W-

9 W3

9 B
OT 20
OT1

OT1

C

CV-1
OT2
OT3

W53

Proposed Transmission Corridor
OT5

8
V-1

OT6

W 18 -

T2

OT5

W 33

A
V-1 V-1
LEGEND:
Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps.

7

W 18

6
W24
WETLAND BOUNDARY AND DESIGNATION (Wetland Boundary Beyond the Project/Wetland Assessment Area) WETLAND BOUNDARY AND DESIGNATION (Wetland Boundary within Project/Wetland Assessment Area) NYS DEC WETLAND NWI WETLANDS

0

480

960

1,440

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND COMPENSATORY MITIGATION SITE PLAN
W16-T1
NARROW/LINEAR WETLAND CONTIGUOUS BEYOND WETLAND ASSESSMENT AREA

DRAWN BY: MS
PROPOSED MITAGATION SITE

CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

ST-10

59 W

15

54 W

1,920 Feet

FIGURE 7.1 AERIAL

002986

Insert/Replace Figure 1 USGS Base Map (11” x 17”) Located in Joint Permit Application Attachment A following Page 2-1

002987

002988

Insert/Replace Figure 1 Project Location Map Located in Attachment A behind Page 2-1

002989

002990

Insert/Replace Figure 2 (Sheets 1 – 2) Wetland Delineation Location Map Located in Joint Permit Application Attachment B – Wetland Delineation Report Attachment B

002991

002992

002993

Insert/Replace Figure 2 Wetland Delineation Mapping Proposed Transmission Interconnect ROW Located in Joint Permit Application Attachment B – Wetland Delineation Report – Attachment B

002994

4
w22

3
w22

w22

w2 2

w22

2
W 24

W45

W24

W24 -T

1

W43

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Jan. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 1 OF 28

W19

002995

W18

5 6

W18-T1

W32

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 2 OF 28

002996

8
-T2 W18
W18

W33

7
Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 3 OF 28

002997

W54

W54

W 54

9

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 4 OF 28

002998

11

TEMPORARY WORK AREA AND PARKING
OT20

O

T2

PROPOSED SUBSTATION AND O & M AREA
O

O

T1

0 T2
Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
W54
W54
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

O

T1

W 54

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 5 OF 28

002999

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.

0 62.5 125

250

375

500 '

W 57

W5 7

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT

WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING

DRAWN BY: MS

W 55

CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 6 OF 28

56 W

10

7 W2

7 W2

003000

13

12
Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 7 OF 28

OT -1

9 W5

003001

W 47

W4

8

w2

6

W

26

T2

w 26

W

26

20
W2

22
W 25
POND

W 49

6- T 3

W5

W23-T
0 60 120 240 360 480 '

5

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only, the wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet

21
ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS

23

CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 8 OF 28

W

003002

T7

L

4W3 T11
PO ND

24

18

19

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

20 W

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 9 OF 28

W3 5

W61

003003

17
W 34 6 -T 34

T6

W

34 -

W

W

34

T6

T7

16
W 34 -T 8

PO

W34-T9

N

D

W

34 -T 8

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 10 OF 28

003004

15
w5 8

53 W

W 53

14

53 WNote: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
OT -1
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

13

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 11 OF 28

003005

51

26

40 W

W 50

1W5 T
Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 45 90 180 270 360 '

1 6-T W2

23

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

W47

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 12 OF 28

003006

W 42

-T

42 W

W 41

27

W 34

-T

10

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 60 120 240 360 480 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

W 34

FIGURE 2 SHEET 13 OF 28

-T

12

003007

W3

W13-T

29 28

13 W

28
W34

42 W

W 41

W 34 -T 12

W 34 -T 2

W 34 -T 3
W 34 -T 4

W34-T

W 34 -T 5

W 34 -T 6

W 34 -T 7

4W3 T1

17
W 34 -T 6

6 -T 34 W

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 14 OF 28

003008

W13-T

30

13 W

W 52

W 51

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.

26

0 62.5 125

250

375

500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

1W5 T

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 15 OF 28

003009

W16

25

6W1

T1

31

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.

W16-T2
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT
4W3

WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS

34-T

T1

CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 16 OF 28

003010

W9

w46

9 W

37

W1 0

0 W1

W1 0

W1 0

36

W9

W9

W9
Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

W9

DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 17 OF 28

003011

35

W1 7

W1 7

34

W16

25

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 60 120 240 360 480 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 18 OF 28

003012

1 -T W1

32
1 W1

34 33

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 19 OF 28

003013

39

40

W60

W6 0

38

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

w46

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

W1 5

DATE: Oct. 2009

W1 4
FIGURE 2 SHEET 20 OF 28

003014

W1 4

41
W1 5

42

-T W17

w9

w9

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

W9
W9

DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 21 OF 28

003015

43

1-T W1

1-T W1

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

1 W1

DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 22 OF 28

003016

51

W1

W7

W 31

44
W31

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

W1 4

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING

40

DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 23 OF 28

003017

53
POND

W3

W6

50

52

51
Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.

W7

0 62.5 125

250

375

500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 24 OF 28

003018

46

45

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ry wetland

W1

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 25 OF 28

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
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ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 26 OF 28

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
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ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND DELINEATION MAPPING
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

W6

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 27 OF 28

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.

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DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 28 OF 28

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Insert/Replace Figure 2 (Sheet 1 – 28) Wetland Impact Detail Sheet Located in Joint Permit Application Attachment A following Page 8-2

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Permanent wetland fill in W22 5,898.1 sq. ft.
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Temporary wetland impact to W22 11,923.6 sq. ft.
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Temporary wetland impact to W24-T 130.7 sq. ft.

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

Temporary wetland impact to W45 277.0 sq. ft.

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 1 OF 28

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Permanent wetland fill in W18 962.0 sq. ft.

Temporary wetland impact to W18 3,925.0 sq. ft.

W32

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 2 OF 28

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Temporary wetland impact to W18-T2 299.8 sq. ft.

Permanent wetland fill in W18-T2 61.0 sq. ft.

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
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ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 3 OF 28

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Temporary wetland impact to W54 158.6 sq. ft.

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
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ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 4 OF 28

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

Temporary wetland impact to W54 158.6 sq. ft.
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ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
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DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 5 OF 28

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
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ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

W 55

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 6 OF 28

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Temporary wetland impact to W55 725.9 sq. ft.

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003029

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Permanent wetland fill in W59 161.3 sq. ft.

Temporary wetland impact to W59 180.7 sq. ft.

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
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ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 7 OF 28

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Temporary wetland impact to W48 746.5 sq. ft

Permanent wetland fill in W48 300.0 sq. ft.
Temporary alteration to streambed W26-T2 361.8 sq. ft. and 10' of bank

Permanent alteration to streambed W26 453.6 sq. ft. and 40' of Bank

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Temporary wetland impact to W26-T3 1,360.8 sq. ft.

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.

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DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 8 OF 28

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Permanent wetland fill in W34-T11 548.46 sq. ft. Temporary wetland impact to W34-T11 725.4 sq. ft.

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Temporary wetland impact to W35 1,731.8 sq. ft.

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
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20 W

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

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FIGURE 2 SHEET 9 OF 28

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Permanent Wetland Fill in W22 5,898.1 sq. ft. Hay bale and silt fence barrier
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Temporary wetland impact in W22 11,923.6 sq. ft.

Construction mats

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only.
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Construction Notes: 1) Clear and grub Turbine workspace area as shown. Site is generally level. The approximate elevation of the site is 320’ – no grading required.
Silt fence Construction mat Perminent Impacts Temporary Impacts Wetlands Turbines Turbine #3 Work Area

ST.LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WORKSPACE AREA DETAIL
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

2) Install ~ 24,976 sq. ft. of temporary construction mats around Turbine #3 and eqipment turn-around area for equipment staging and laydown as shown. 3) Install silt fence barrier at west edge of workspace area.

DATE: Aug. 2009

Turbine #3

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Permanent Wetland Fill in W22 5,898.1 sq. ft. Hay bale and silt fence barrier
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Temporary wetland impact in W22 11,923.6 sq. ft.

Construction mats

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only.
0 30 60 120 180 240 '

Construction Notes: 1) Clear and grub Turbine workspace area as shown. Site is generally level. The approximate elevation of the site is 320’ – no grading required.
Turbines Silt fence Construction mat Perminent Impacts Temporary Impacts Wetlands Turbine #3 Work Area

ST.LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WORKSPACE AREA DETAIL
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

2) Install ~ 24,976 sq. ft. of temporary construction mats around Turbine #3 and eqipment turn-around area for equipment staging and laydown as shown. 3) Install silt fence barrier at west edge of workspace area.

DATE: Aug. 2009

Turbine #3

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Temporary wetland impact to W35 1731.8 sq. ft.

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
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12
ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 9A OF 28

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Temporary wetland impact to W35 1731.8 sq. ft.

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
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12
ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 9A OF 28

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Temporary wetland impact to W34-T7 306.8 sq. ft.

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Temporary wetland impact to W34-T8 519.4 sq. ft.

Temporary wetland impact to W34-T5 469.5 sq. ft.

Temporary wetland impact to W34-T6 3,594.3 sq. ft. 3594.3 sq.ft.
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Temporary wetland impact to W35 1,731.83 sq. ft. 1731.83 SQFT

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 10 OF 28

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53 W

Temporary wetland impact to W53 258.1 sq. ft.

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14

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ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
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DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

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26

Temporary wetland impact to W51-T 193.1 sq. ft.

40 W

Permanent wetland fill in W26-T1 91.1 sq. ft.

W 50

1 6-T W2

23

Temporary wetland impact to W26-T1 215.2 sq. ft.

1W5 T

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

W47

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 12 OF 28

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Permanent wetland fill in W42-T 136.9 sq. ft.
Temporary wetland impact to W42-T 251.6 sq. ft.

42 W

W 41

Permanent wetland fill in W34-T10 362.1 sq. ft.

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Temporary wetland impact to W34-T12 526.4 sq. ft.

Temporary wetland impact to W34-T10 1,252.3 sq. ft. 1252.3 sq. ft.

W 34

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10

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 60 120 240 360 480 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
4 W3
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

W 34

FIGURE 2 SHEET 13 OF 28

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12

Temporary wetland impact to W41 1,267.5 sq. 1267.5 sq. ft.

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Temporary wetland impact to W34-T1 48.6 sq. ft.

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W 41

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Temporary wetland impact to W41 1,267.5 sq. ft. 1267.5 sq. ft.

Temporary wetland impact to W34-T12 526.4 sq. ft.

W 34 -T 2

Temporary wetland impact to W34-T2 97.3 sq. ft.

W34-T

W 34 -T 3

W 34 -T 5

W 34 -T 6

W 34 -T 7

Temporary wetland impact to W34-T6 3,594.3 sq. 3594.3 sq. ft. Temporary wetland impact to W34-T7 306.8 sq. ft.

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

W 34 -T 8
FIGURE 2 SHEET 14 OF 28

4W3 T1

Temporary wetland impact to W34-T3 151.4 sq. ft. Temporary wetland impact to W34-T4 400.7 sq. ft. Temporary wetland impact to W34-T5 469.5 sq. ft.
6 -T 34 W
Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.

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Temporary wetland impact to W52 357.1 sq. ft.

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.

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Temporary wetland impact to W52-T 193.1 sq. ft.

WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

1W5 T

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 15 OF 28

003042

W16

25

Temporary wetland impact to W16-T1 1,118.0 sq. ft. 1118.0 sq. ft.

1 6-T W1

Permienent wetland impact to W34-T10 151.7 sq. ft. SQFT

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Temporary wetland impact to W16-T2 238.7 sq. ft.
Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

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Temporary wetland impact to W34-T1 48.6 sq. ft.
34-T

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

4W3 T1

DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 16 OF 28

003043

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Permanent wetland fill in W10 771.3 sq. ft.
Temporary wetland impact to W10 2,458.9 sq. ft.

W10

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

W9

DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 17 OF 28

003044

Temporary wetland impact to W17 2,317.8 sq. ft.

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 60 120 240 360 480 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: 1 T Oct. 16- 2009

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FIGURE 2 SHEET 18 OF 28

003045

Temporary wetland impact to W11-T 127.5 sq. ft.

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 65 130 260 390 520 '

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 2 SHEET 19 OF 28

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Temporary wetland impact to W60 377.9 sq. ft.

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Permanent wetland impact to W60 sq. ft. 124.0 SQFT

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
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ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

W1 5

DATE: Oct. 2009

W1 4
FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 20 OF 28

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w9

Temporary wetland impact to W9 560.2 sq. ft.

w9

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
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ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT
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WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

W9

DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 21 OF 28

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Temporary wetland impact to W11-T 127.5 sq. ft.
Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
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WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DATE: Oct. 2009
FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 22 OF 28

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Permanent wetland fill in W31 3,658.6 sq. ft.

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Temporary wetland impact to W31 9,761.8 sq. ft.

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
0 62.5 125 250 375 500 '

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DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 23 OF 28

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.

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DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 24 OF 28

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
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ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 25 OF 28

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.
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ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
DRAWN BY: MS CHECKED BY: SPD

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 26 OF 28

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used

See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.

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W6

DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 27 OF 28

003054

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47

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 2 Map Legend Sheet.

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DATE: Aug. 2009

FIGURE 2 AERIAL SHEET 28 OF 28

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Insert/Replace Figure 3 Map Index and Wetland Impact Detail Sheets (Aerials) (Sheets 1 – 12) Located in Joint Permit Application Attachment A following Figure 2 Map Index and Aerial

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 3 Map Legend Sheet.

WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
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DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 3 SHEET 1 OF 12

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Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 3 Map Legend Sheet.

WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
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DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 3 SHEET 2 OF 12

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ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT
Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 3 Map Legend Sheet.

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DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 3 SHEET 3 OF 12

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ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT
Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 3 Map Legend Sheet.
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DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 3 SHEET 4 OF 12

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OT9

Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 3 Map Legend Sheet.

ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
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DATE: Oct. 2009

FIGURE 3 SHEET 5 OF 12

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ST. LAWRENCE WIND FARM PROJECT
Note: USGS Quad maps and aerial photography used as a visual reference only. The wetland boundaries are GPS Geo- referenced on USGS Quad maps. See map feature legend sheet St. Lawrence Wind Farm Project Wetland Delineation Map Figure 3 Map Legend Sheet.

WETLAND IMPACT DETAIL SHEET
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100' NYS DEC Mapped Wetland Adjacent Area

Limit of NYS DEC Wetland Jurisdictional Field Determination

Limit of NYS DEC Jurisdictional Field Determination Wetland Adjacent Area

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He l d on Ma y 16 , 2009 , a t 10 : 00 AM , a t t h e Ca p e V i n c e n t Re c r e a t i on Ce n t e r , Sou t h J ame s S t r e e t , Ca p e V i n c e n t , New Yo r k , b e f o r e Town o f Ca p e V i n c e n t P l a nn i ng Bo a r d Memb e r s R i c h a r d Ed s a l l , Ch a i r ma n , Tom I ng e r s o l l , a nd Ge o r g e M i ng l e . A l s o P r e s e n t we r e Todd Ma t h e s , E s q . , a nd K r i s D i mm i c k , PE . Cou r t Re po r t e r wa s Sa l l y B . Ma i o r a no , Re g i s t e r e d Me r i t Re po r t e r , Ce r t i f i e d Re a l t i me Re po r t e r , Ce r t i f i e d CART P r o v i d e r , Ce r t i f i e d Sho r t h a nd Re po r t e r , a nd No t a r y Pub l i c i n a nd f o r t h e S t a t e o f New Yo r k .

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a t t o r n e y f r om a l aw f i r m - UN I DENT I F I ED SPEAKER : MR . MATHES : Ca n ' t h e a r y ou .

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u s e t h e t h r e e hou r s we h a v e t od a y . My n ame i s Todd Ma t h e s , I ' m a n a t t o r n e y f r om a l aw f i r m a t Wh i t ema n , Os t e r ma n & Ha nn a i n A l b a n y . We

we r e e ng a g e d b y t h e t own a bou t a y e a r a go t o a s s i s t t h e t own w i t h t h e a dm i n i s t r a t i on o f t h e i r r e s pon s i b i l i t i e s und e r t h e S t a t e En v i r onme n t a l Qu a l i t y Re v i ew Ac t . Th e P l a nn i ng Bo a r d t od a y - - R i c h Ed s a l l i s t h e c h a i r ma n , h e ' s h e r e , we h a v e Tom I ng e r s o l l a nd Ge o r g e M i ng l e , t h e t own ' s e ng i n e e r i s h e r e , K r i s D i mm i c k , we h a v e a s t e nog r a ph e r h e r e t od a y - - h a s a s k e d me t o a dm i n i s t e r t od a y ' s pub l i c h e a r i ng . I wa n t e d t o s e t a

f ew g r ound r u l e s r e a l l y qu i c k l y s o e v e r y on e h a s e x p e c t a t i on s i n t e r ms o f how t h i s c a n r un . As o f r i gh t now I on l y h a v e 37 p e op l e s i gn e d up , s o I t h i n k t h a t g i v e n t h e t h r e e hou r s , we c a n a l l o t f o r f i v e m i nu t e s o f t i me t o s p e a k . I wou l d a s k t h a t no

on e d e l e g a t e t h e i r t i me t o a no t h e r p e r s on , bu t c e r t a i n l y i f y ou y ou r s e l f wou l d l i k e t o s p e a k i n e x c e s s o f t h e f i v e - m i nu t e p e r i od , t o t h e e x t e n t e v e r y on e h a s a n oppo r t un i t y t o s p e a k b e f o r e 1 : 00 a nd we h a v e a dd i t i on a l

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c omme n t s t od a y , y ou r v e r b a l c omme n t s , wh i c h w i l l b e t r a n s c r i b e d , a nd y ou r w r i t t e n c omme n t s w i l l b e r e s pond e d t o i n a f i n a l En v i r onme n t a l I mp a c t S t a t eme n t , t o t h e

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e x t e n t t h e y p e r t a i n t o s ub s t a n t i v e ma t t e r i n t h e SDE I S . To t h e e x t e n t t h e y don ' t p e r t a i n t o a c t u a l Pa g e 3

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051609pubh r g - 2 . t x t e n v i r onme n t a l i mp a c t s , t h e ph y s i c a l p r o j e c t s i t e , t h e po t e n t i a l i mp a c t s o f t h e p r o j e c t , t h e c h a r a c t e r i z a t i on o f t ho s e i mp a c t s b a s e d on y ou r r e v i ew o f t h e SDE I S o r t h e m i t i g a t i on me a s u r e s p r opo s e d i n t h e SDE I S , t h e y ma y no t b e r e s pond e d t o . Th e r e ' s no ob l i g a t i on und e r t h e

SEQRA r e gu l a t i on s t o r e s pond t o non - s ub s t a n t i v e c omme n t s on a c t u a l v i s u a l a nd e n v i r onme n t a l i mp a c t s t o p r o j e c t . So t o t h e e x t e n t t h a t y ou h a v e c omme n t t o ma k e a bou t t h a t , t ho s e a r e v e r y h e l p f u l . Th e r e ' s p l e n t y o f

mun i c i p a l i t i e s t h r oughou t New Yo r k , a nd t h e y ' v e b e e n a t i t f o r a bou t 30 y e a r s und e r SEQRA a nd h a v e e ng a g e d i n t h i s p r o c e s s , a nd i t ' s a v e r y p r odu c t i v e p r o c e s s t o t h e e x t e n t y ou h a v e s ome t h i ng t o o f f e r , b e c a u s e c e r t a i n l y y ou a s t h e pub l i c h a v e k now l e dg e a bou t t h e ph y s i c a l p r o j e c t s i t e a nd t h i ng s wh i c h c on s u l t a n t s a nd p l a nn e r s j u s t c a n ' t k now . So t h a t ' s t h e pu r po s e o f i n c o r po r a t i ng y ou r c omme n t s , a nd we hop e t h a t y ou w i l l o f f e r t ho s e s ub s t a n t i v e c omme n t s . W i t h t h a t s a i d , t h e r e ' s s ome r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s f r om S t . L aw r e n c e W i nd Powe r , t h e y h a v e a c oup l e o f ma p s , a nd t h e y ' r e go i ng t o ma k e a v e r y b r i e f p r e s e n t a t i on o f t h e p r o j e c t f o r t ho s e o f y ou who a r e

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l oo k a t o t h e r w i nd p r o j e c t s a r ound t h e wo r l d a nd a r ound t h e U . S . , i ndu s t r i a l w i nd t u r b i n e s a r e p l a c e d awa y f r om p e op l e , f a r e nough awa y s o p e op l e a r e n ' t h a r me d . T y p i c a l l y i ndu s t r i a l w i nd t u r b i n e s c a u s e t h e mo s t d i s t u r b a n c e a t n i gh t , wh e n t h e w i nd s a t g r ound l e v e l a r e s t i l l bu t t h e w i nd up a t t h e hub h e i gh t a r e s t i l l b l ow i ng , a nd t h e no i s e f r om t h e t u r b i n e w i l l b e v e r y no t i c e a b l e i n t h e home . No i s e s t ud i e s don e a t a n i ndu s t r i a l w i nd p r o j e c t s i t e s a f t e r t h e y h a v e b e e n up a nd r unn i ng o f t e n s how t h a t t h e y a r e ma k i ng mu c h mo r e no i s e t h a n t h e Pa g e 9

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2006 - 2007 I h a d do z e n s o f s ho r t - e a r e d ow l s , a s t a t e e nd a ng e r e d s p e c i e s , w i t h i n t h e Ac c i on a w i nd f oo t p r i n t . Th e c on s u l t a n t s f o r t h e c omp a n y , b y t h e i r own a dm i s s i on , f a i l e d t o d e f i n e a s i ng l e s ho r t - e a r e d ow l a nd a pp a r e n t l y h a v e no t s e e n on e s i n c e , e v e n t hough t h e y ' v e b e e n h e r e each o f t he l as t t h r ee w i n t e r s . Th a t s t r ong l y s ugg e s t s t o me t h a t t h e r e i s a p r ob l em e v e n - - a g a i n , i t ' s a l i t t l e h a r d t o c ome up w i t h c on c l u s i on s a nd po t e n t i a l i mp a c t s wh e n y ou c a n ' t e v e n f i nd wh a t y ou ' r e s uppo s e d t o b e a s s e s s i ng . Th e r e a r e l o t s o f po t e n t i a l p r ob l ems w i t h t h e l a c k o f i n f o r ma t i on on s ho r t - e a r e d ow l ; t h e i mp a c t s o f t u r b i n e no i s e on a c ou s t i c hun t i ng a r e no t a dd r e s s e d ; a nd i f s u c h a l a r g e a s s emb l a g e o f a New Yo r k S t a t e e nd a ng e r e d s p e c i e s i s no t c on s i d e r e d s i gn i f i c a n t - - t o Pa g e 12

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wou l d l i k e t o a s k t h e c on s u l t a n t wh a t i n h e a v e n ' s n ame a r e u s i ng f o r f i e l d p e op l e ? i t mi ldl y. Th a t ' s r a t h e r poo r , t o pu t

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Th e y d r aw c on c l u s i on s f r om r a p t o r m i g r a t i on s t ud i e s t h r ough t h e a r e a . Now , I h a v e s p e n t hund r e d s ,

i nd e e d t hou s a nd s o f hou r s l oo k i ng a t r a p t o r s i n t h i s a r ea . Th e y h a v e a t o t a l o f 63 hou r s . Th e y a s s ume t h e r e

i s no r a p t o r m i g r a t i on i n t h i s a r e a . We l l , I ' d b e i n t e r e s t e d t o k now wh e r e t h e r a p t o r s t h a t I s e e c om i ng i n , a nd I h a v e s e e n a n a c t i v e m i g r a t i on , a r e c om i ng f r om . Pe r h a p s t h e r e ' s a b l a c k

ho l e t h a t go e s a r ound t h e s u r v e y s i t e s , I don ' t k now . Bu t t h e s e c on c l u s i on s a r e no t v i a b l e . Th e b r e e d i ng b i r d s umma r y - - b r e e d i ng b i r d s u r v e y , 20 po i n t s i n 20 s qu a r e m i l e s c o v e r e d f o r a t o t a l o f t e n m i nu t e s . Ab s o l u t e l y l ud i c r ou s , f o l k s . You c a n ' t It

d r aw c on c l u s i on s b a s e d on t h a t k i nd o f i n f o r ma t i on . i s s i mp l y no t po s s i b l e . And a n y o r n i t ho l og i s t wo r t h

t h e i r s a l t w i l l t e l l y ou t h a t . No s u r v e y s we r e c ondu c t e d f o r r a r e s p e c i e s Pa g e 13

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t h i s wa y , t h e i r e n t i r e s t ud y e f f o r t i s f a r l e s s t h a n m i n e i n on e s i ng l e y e a r , l e t a l on e a l l t h e y e a r s I ' v e b e e n do i ng t h i s , a nd i n t h e t h r e e y e a r s t h a t I ' v e b e e n do i ng t h i s s i n c e t h e w i nd f a r m wa s p r opo s e d . Th e b a s i c po i n t i n a l l t h i s i s - MR . MATHES : On e m i nu t e , Ge r r y .

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MR . SM I TH :

Ok a y .

Ba s i c po i n t i n a l l o f t h i s

i s t h a t t h e i n f o r ma t i on b e i ng p r o v i d e d a nd t h e c on c l u s i on s c a nno t b e c on s i d e r e d v a l i d . t he l eve l o f e f f o r t i s i nsu f f i c i en t . Essen t i a l l y ,

C i t i ng s t ud i e s Th e r e i s

f r om o t h e r l o c a t i on s i s b a s i c a l l y no t u s e f u l .

a l l s o r t s o f f i l l i n f o r ma t i on , s u c h a s b r e e d i ng b i r d s u r v e y s a nd s t u f f f r om o t h e r a r e a s t h a t a r e no t r e l evan t . Ba s i c a l l y , wh a t t h i s i s a l l a bou t , f o l k s , i s t h i s i s no t a bou t p r o t e c t i ng o r a s s e s s i ng t h e r a p t o r o r a n y o t h e r r e s ou r c e s . Pe r h a p s t h i s DE I S i s a c c e p t a b l e

f o r s u r f a c e s t r i p m i n e s i n Wy om i ng o r o t h e r p r o j e c t s i n t h e b a c k wood s o f Wy om i ng . I t i s c e r t a i n l y no t

a c c e p t a b l e b y t h e s t a nd a r d s o f DE I S wo r k i n t h e s t a t e o f New Yo r k . Th a n k y ou . MR . MATHES : [ App l a u s e ] MR . MATHES : F o l k s , I a pp r e c i a t e t h a t p e op l e Don Me t z g e r .

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Th a n k y ou v e r y mu c h f o r t h e oppo r t un i t y t o s p e a k h e r e t od a y . F e l l ow Bo a r d memb e r s , Todd .

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Ca n e v e r y on e h e a r h i m? No .

UN I DENT I F I ED SPEAKER : MR . MATHES :

Ca n y ou u s e t h e m i c r ophon e , Don? Wh y do e s n ' t h e g e t t o

UN I DENT I F I ED SPEAKER :

t h e m i dd l e s o e v e r y on e c a n h e a r h i m? MR . METZGER : Good mo r n i ng , M r . Ch a i r ma n , Th a n k y ou f o r t h e

f e l l ow Bo a r d memb e r s , Todd .

oppo r t un i t y t o s p e a k t h i s mo r n i ng . F o r t h e r e c o r d , my n ame i s Don Me t z g e r , a nd f o r t h e p a s t 32 y e a r s I h a v e b e e n a r e s i d e n t - y e a r - r ound r e s i d e n t o f t h e t own o f L yme , on e o f t h e t own s t h a t w i l l b e a f f e c t e d b y t h i s p r o j e c t . I am a p r op e r t y own e r t h e r e , t a x p a y e r t h e r e , a nd r e g i s t e r e d v o t e r t h e r e . Th e t own o f Ca p e V i n c e n t - -

i n t h e v i l l a g e o f Ca p e V i n c e n t f o r p a s t 32 y e a r s c on c u r r e n t I h a v e b e e n a n op e r a t o r , own e r , a nd ma n a g e r o f a bu s i n e s s h e r e i n Ca p e V i n c e n t p a y i ng t a x e s h e r e i n Ca p e V i n c e n t . W i t h t h a t a s a b a c k g r ound , I ' d l i k e t o s t a t e t h a t my c omme n t s t od a y w i l l b e t o y ou c on c e r n i ng t h e Pa g e 15

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n e c e s s a r i l y my o r d e r o f c on c e r n o r i mpo r t a n c e . I n Vo l ume 1 , Se c t i on 2 , Pa g e 3 , i t s a y s t h a t a f t e r t h e pub l i c c omme n t p e r i od on t h e SDE I S t wo a l t e r n a t i v e p r o c e du r a l p a t hwa y s w i l l b e a v a i l a b l e t o t h e l e a d a g e n c y , t h e Ca p e V i n c e n t - - t h e Ca p e V i n c e n t P l a nn i ng Bo a r d i s t h e l e a d a g e n c y f o r t h e t wo t own s , h e r e , f o r t h e t own o f L yme a nd t h e t own o f Ca p e V i n c e n t . Th e t own o f Ca p e V i n c e n t P l a nn i ng Bo a r d c ou l d r e qu i r e p r e p a r a t i on o f a f i n a l En v i r onme n t a l I mp a c t S t a t eme n t . I f t h a t a l t e r n a t i v e po l i c y i s c ho s e n , t h e And t h e n i t d e l i n e a t e s

f o l l ow i ng s t e p s wou l d b e t a k e n . t h e f o l l ow i ng s t e p s .

Wh a t my qu e s t i on wou l d b e t o t h e Bo a r d i n hop e s t h a t i t c ou l d b e i n t h e f i n a l i mp a c t s t a t eme n t i s wh a t a bou t a l t e r n a t i v e t wo? a bou t a l t e r n a t i v e t wo . And my o t h e r c on c e r n i s t h a t i f y ou t a k e a l t e r n a t i v e on e , i t g i v e s t h e pub l i c on l y t e n d a y s i n wh i c h t o c on s i d e r t h e f i n a l En v i r onme n t a l I mp a c t S t a t eme n t . I b e l i e v e t h a t t e n d a y s t o c on s i d e r a I t do e s n ' t s t a t e a n y t h i ng

p r o j e c t o f t h a t s i z e i s i n s u f f i c i e n t f o r t h e c ommun i t y . I wou l d a s k t h a t t h e Bo a r d h a v e i n t h e f i n a l Pa g e 16

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t o b e - - i f y ou r e a d c l o s e l y , Vo l ume 1 , Se c t i on 2 , Pa g e 20 a nd 21 , i t l e a v e s a l i t t l e b i t o f c on f u s i on a s

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t o wh a t w i l l b e o r w i l l no t b e t a k e n down .

Do t h e

f ound a t i on s go , t h e c o l l e c t i on c a b l e s , t h e 37 m i l e s o f und e r g r ound c o l l e c t i on c a b l e s ? Th e y t a l k a bou t a

p e r ma n e n t e a s eme n t f o r t ho s e c a b l e s , a nd t h e y t a l k a bou t g r e a t e r t h a n 48 i n c h e s , l e s s t h a n 48 , a t on e po i n t t h e y u s e t h e d e p t h o f 44 i n c h e s . I be l i eve t ha t ' s a A t t h i s po i n t I wou l d

m i s p r i n t , bu t - - on e m i nu t e l e f t ?

l i k e t o r e qu e s t t i me a t t h e e nd i f i t ' s a v a i l a b l e . I h a v e b i g c on c e r n s a bou t t h e s a f e t y a nd i n t e g r i t y o f t h e De v e l opme n t Au t ho r i t y o f t h e No r t h Coun t r y ' s we s t e r n J e f f e r s on Coun t y r e g i on a l wa t e r l i n e , t h e 12 - i n c h i n t e r i o r d i ame t e r wa t e r l i n e t h a t go e s f o r 25 m i l e s f r om Ca p e V i n c e n t t o G l e n Pa r k , s e r v i ng f ou r t own s , f i v e v i l l a g e s , t h e Ge n e r a l B r own Sc hoo l , a nd ma n y , ma n y wa t e r h y d r a n t s . Th a t i s a po t e n t i a l - - w i t h

t h e po l e s t h e r e b e i ng s e t 15 f e e t i n t o t h e g r ound , t h e r e i s a ph y s i c a l i n t e g r i t y , ph y s i c a l s e c u r i t y p r ob l em . I

t h i n k t h e e ng i n e e r s h a v e b e e n wo r k i ng on i t , bu t I wou l d r e qu e s t , M r . Ch a i r ma n , t h a t i f t h e r e i s a DANC , De v e l opme n t Au t ho r i t y o f t h e No r t h Coun t r y , e ng i n e e r h e r e t od a y , t h a t h e m i gh t b e a b l e t o a dd r e s s s ome o f ou r c on c e r n s a nd f e a r s i n t h a t ma t t e r , b e c a u s e t h a t l i n e h a s b e e n h e r e f o r t e n y e a r s now s e r v i ng t h i s c ommun i t y a nd Pa g e 17

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MR . MATHES : MR . METZGER :

Don , t h a t ' s y ou r t i me . We c a n ' t go w i t hou t f r e s h wa t e r .

We c a n go w i t hou t e l e c t r i c i t y , bu t we c a n ' t go w i t hou t f r e s h wa t e r , M r . Ch a i r ma n . Th a n k s . I f I h a v e mo r e

t i me , I wou l d a pp r e c i a t e i t l a t e r . MR . MATHES : t o r e s e r v e t i me . Be t h Wh i t e . And y ou don ' t n e e d

To t h e e x t e n t t h e r e ' s t i me a nd p e op l e Be t h Wh i t e ? I ' m i n f avo r o f

r a i s e h a nd s , t h a t ' s f i n e . MS . WH I TE : a c c e p t i ng t h e DE I S .

I ' m Be t h Wh i t e .

Th e DE I S i n c l ud e s t h e p r o j e c t

d e s c r i p t i on , e n v i r onme n t a l i mp a c t s , t h e l a y ou t a nd d e s i gn o f t h e w i nd f a r m , a s we l l a s t h e d e c omm i s s i on i ng p r ocess . Th e l e a s e a g r e eme n t s a l s o c on t a i n c on t i ng e n c y Se c t i on s 2 . 8 , on e Th e p r o c e s s w i l l b e

p l a n s f o r t h e d e c omm i s s i on i ng .

t h r ough t h r e e , d e t a i l t h i s p r o c e s s .

i n a c c o r d w i t h a l l a pp l i c a b l e s t a t e a nd f e d e r a l a nd l oca l pe rm i t s . Th e r e s t o r a t i on p r o c e s s i s a l s o e x p l a i n e d , i n c l ud i ng a t wo - y e a r mon i t o r i ng a nd r eme d i a t i on p e r i od . Th e d e c omm i s s i on i ng i n c l ud e s a bo v e g r ound a nd b e l ow - g r ound s t r u c t u r e s , a nd t h e s e qu e n c e f o r t h e i r r emo v a l h a s t u r b i n e s , f ound a t i on s , c o l l e c t i on c a b l e s , s ub s t a t i on s , r o a dwa y s , a nd p a t h s . Th e a c t u a l r emo v a l o f t h e t u r b i n e i s d e s c r i b e d i n Se c t i on 2 . 8 . 1 . 1 . Th e n t h e r emo v a l o f t h e f ound a t i on Pa g e 18

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i s d e s c r i b e d i n Se c t i on 2 . 8 . 1 . 1 .

As y ou r e a d t h e DE I S ,

e a c h e l eme n t o f t h e p r o c e s s i s d e s c r i b e d i n g r e a t d e t a i l , l e a v i ng no t h i ng t o c h a n c e a nd c o v e r i ng e v e r y po s s i b l e a ng l e . I b e l i e v e t h e w i nd c omp a n y h a s gon e t o g r e a t l e ng t h s t o go a bo v e a nd b e y ond t h e o r d i n a r y s c op e o f a n EIS. I t r u s t t h e Ca p e V i n c e n t Town Bo a r d a nd P l a nn i ng Bo a r d t o r e v i ew t h i s do c ume n t a nd t o a pp r o v e i t a s i t d e ems a pp r op r i a t e . I am i n f a v o r o f t h e w i nd f a r m . Thou s a nd s o f

t u r b i n e s a c r o s s t h e U . S . a nd t h e wo r l d a r e p r odu c i ng ene r gy sa f e l y . Con t r o l s y s t ems c on t i nu a l l y mon i t o r t h e L i ke

t u r b i n e s t o a s s u r e s a f e a nd e f f i c i e n t op e r a t i on s .

ma n y Up s t a t e New Yo r k c ommun i t i e s , Ca p e V i n c e n t f a c e s e c onom i c c h a l l e ng e s . MR . MATHES : m i s p r onoun c e y ou r n ame . f o r t h e s t e nog r a ph e r t oo . MS . DOULL : I n s e v e r a l p l a c e s t h e Supp l eme n t a l Th e w i nd f a r m c a n b e ou r s o l u t i on . Me l od e e Dou l l . I a po l og i z e i f I

And f e e l f r e e t o p r onoun c e i t

D r a f t En v i r onme n t a l I mp a c t S t a t eme n t p r opo s e d f o r t h e S t . L aw r e n c e W i nd Powe r P r o j e c t s t a t e s t h a t t h e Ac c i on a p r o j e c t i s i n c omp l i a n c e w i t h t h e l o c a l z on i ng o r d i n a n c e a nd l a nd u s e r e gu l a t i on s . Th i s i s no t t r u e . Ca p e

V i n c e n t do e s no t h a v e a z on i ng l aw w i t h r e gu l a t i on s

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p e r t a i n i ng t o c omme r c i a l w i nd t u r b i n e s . Th e j o i n t c omp r e h e n s i v e p l a n wa s a dop t e d i n 2003 b y Ca p e V i n c e n t t o r e gu l a t e l a nd u s e i n t h e t own a nd v i l l a g e . Th i s do c ume n t c l e a r l y d i s c ou r a g e d t h e

s c a l e o f a monume n t a l t u r b i n e i ndu s t r y b y s p e c i f i c a l l y me n t i on i ng t owe r s o r u t i l i t i e s . Th e s e t b a c k s t h a t t h e p r o j e c t c l a i ms t o a dh e r e t o i n Se c t i on 3 . 5 . 1 . 3 a r e no t c r i t e r i a t h a t h a v e b e e n l e g a l l y a dop t e d b y t h e Town o r t h e P l a nn i ng Bo a r d . r e po r t s t a t e s t h a t t h e s e s e t b a c k s we r e d e t e r m i n e d b y c on s i d e r i ng pub l i c c omme n t s a f t e r t h e pub l i c h e a r i ng on t he d r a f t E I S . l eg i s l a t ed . Th i s c ommun i t y i s m i r e d i n a c on t r o v e r s y o v e r c on f l i c t s o f i n t e r e s t wh i c h h a v e p r oh i b i t e d ou r l o c a l go v e r nme n t f r om a dop t i ng a f a i r a nd l e g a l w i nd o r d i nance . I n Se c t i on 3 . 8 . 3 m i t i g a t i on me a s u r e s a r e d i scussed . Ac c i on a b e l i e v e s r e du c i ng t h e numb e r o f Th i s i s no t how z on i ng r e gu l a t i on s a r e Th e

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s c i e n t i f i c e v i d e n c e on v i b r o a c ou s t i c d i s e a s e a s a r e f e r ence . A 1250 - f oo t s e t b a c k f r om a nonp a r t i c i p a t i ng r e s i d e n c e r e s u l t s i n pu t t i ng t h e g e n e r a t i ng p l a n t p r a c t i c a l l y on t op o f t h em a nd w i l l c a u s e i n t o l e r a b l e c ond i t i on s w i t h t h e s h a dows , f l i c k e r , a nd no i s e . E s p e c i a l l y t h e no i s e . Rememb e r , i t i s r e c omme nd e d t h a t

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c h i l d r e n , a nd un i n f o r me d a du l t s who l i v e t h e r e . Wh y do e s t h i s Sp a n i s h - own e d c omp a n y , Ac c i on a , S t . L aw r e n c e W i nd wa n t t o d e s t r o y ou r b e a u t i f u l on e - o f - a - k i nd a r e a wh e r e L a k e On t a r i o me e t s t h e S t . L aw r e n c e R i v e r w i t h t h e s e un c on s c i on a b l e s e t b a c k s ? Th e r e f e r e n c e f o r v i b r o a c ou s t i c d i s e a s e a nd t h e l e t t e r f r om on e o f t h e s oon - t o - b e - d i s p l a c e d p e r s on s i s on t h e i n t e r n e t a t W i ndTu r b i n eSy nd r ome . c om . A let ter

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i nd i v i du a l e l e c t r i c a l c i r c u i t s a nd w i l l b e mon i t o r e d b y s oph i s t i c a t e d c ompu t e r c on t r o l s y s t ems . Th e d e c omm i s s i on i ng p r o c e s s i s d e s c r i b e d i n Se c t i on 2 . 8 a nd a dh e r e s t o a l l a pp l i c a b l e l o c a l , s t a t e , a nd f e d e r a l p e r m i t s . No t on l y i s d e c omm i s s i on i ng o f t h e

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a r e d r e s s e d i n g r e e n a nd t h i n k t h i s i s g r e e n e n e r g y , y ou s hou l d b e l oo k i ng a t t h i ng s a l i t t l e c l o s e r . Th e y t a l k a bou t wh a t a wond e r f u l j ob t h e y h a v e b e e n do i ng i n Eu r op e w i t h a l l t h e s e w i nd c omp a n i e s t h a t h a v e b e e n e s t a b l i s h e d , bu t t h e y f a i l e d t o t e l l y ou how ma n y f o s s i l f u e l p l a n t s h a v e h a d t o go up b e c a u s e w i nd i s s o un r e l i a b l e t h e r e . I n f a c t , i n De nma r k , Sp a i n ,

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y ou t h e w i nd c omp a n y r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s c a nno t t e l l me a n ywh e r e wh e r e a n y c o a l - f i r e d o r f o s s i l f u e l g e n e r a t e d p l a n t h a s s hu t down b e c a u s e t h e y h a v e e r e c t e d a w i nd t owe r f a r m a n ywh e r e . I don ' t h e a r a n y - - a no t h e r t h i ng , I don ' t k now , I don ' t und e r s t a nd wh y y ou don ' t s i gn on t o t h e A t t o r n e y Ge n e r a l ' s c od e o f e t h i c s . MR . MATHES : a nd s t a y on t h e t op i c . MR . CHAPMAN : Ok a y . I k now wh a t t h e Bo a r d h a s Tom , i f y ou c a n a dd r e s s t h e Bo a r d

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b e t t e r do a l i t t l e mo r e l oo k i ng i n t o i t b e c a u s e y ou ma y go i ng t o f i nd t h a t i t ' s no t . MR . MATHES : MR . LAWRENCE : Th a n k y ou .

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f u t u r e , a nd t h a t ' s t h e i mpo r t a n t t h i ng . And I w i l l a dd t h a t w i nd t u r b i n e s h a v e mu c h f ewe r n e g a t i v e i mp a c t s t h a n a nu c l e a r p l a n t s omewh e r e on t h e S t . L aw r e n c e R i v e r . MR . MATHES : MR . JOHNSON : Th a n k y ou . Wa r r e n J ohn s on . My n ame i s Wa r r e n J ohn s on , a nd And I ' m h e r e t o

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a pp r o v e d a mo t i on t o c on t a c t y ou r e g a r d i ng c on c e r n s i t h a s w i t h t h e p r opo s e d w i nd p r o j e c t i n t h e t own o f Ca p e V i ncen t . Th e c on c e r n s o f t h e Bo a r d a r e i n r e l a t i on t o

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a p l a c e t h a t ' s c omp l e t e l y d i f f e r e n t .

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p r o j e c t , I ' v e w r i t t e n c omme n t s s e v e r a l t i me s a nd w i l l c on t i nu e t o do t h a t . Bu t a y e a r a go y e s t e r d a y I wa s

b i r d i ng i n my b a c k y a r d a nd h a d 14 s p e c i e s o f b i r d s t h a t we r e m i g r a t i ng t h r ough . Th i s i s a h i gh m i g r a t i on a r e a .

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b e e n t o t h a t h a v e b e e n h e l d on a Tu e s d a y a t 8 : 00 i n t h e mo r n i ng w i t h a c ommun i t y t h a t ' s no t b e e n g i v e n t h e oppo r t un i t y t o s p e a k a s y ou a r e , a nd I c omme nd t h i s Bo a r d f o r t h a t . I n r e v i ew i ng t h e i mp a c t s t a t eme n t h e r e t h a t ' s pu t f o r t h on t h i s p a r t i c u l a r p r o j e c t , l oo k i ng a t t h e c on s t r u c t i on po r t i on o f i t , b e c a u s e I am a c on s t r u c t i on wo r k e r a nd do r e p r e s e n t t h e wo r k e r s t h a t po t e n t i a l l y wou l d wo r k on t h i s p r o j e c t i f y ou we r e t o a l l ow t h i s p r o j e c t t o go t h r ough , a nd I ' l l ma k e i t v e r y c l e a r , t h a t I ob v i ou s l y - - I ' m a c on s t r u c t i on wo r k e r , we l i k e t o do t h e wo r k , bu t wh a t e v e r t h i s t own d e c i d e s a nd y ou r p e op l e d e c i d e , t h a t ' s t r u l y up t o y ou . Bu t I am h e r e t o s a y t h a t i n r e v i ew i ng wh a t t h e y h a v e w r i t t e n down , wh a t t h e i r p r o c e du r e s a r e i n t h e a s p e c t s o f t h e c on s t r u c t i on o f t h e s e p r o j e c t s a nd

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t h a t i t l oo k s l i k e t h e i r p r o c e du r e s f a l l r i gh t d i r e c t l y i n l i n e w i t h p r o c e du r e s t h a t h a v e b e e n u s e d i n t h e p a s t , t ha t have been used he r e success f u l l y . I t ' s a k i nd o f a qu i c k i mp a c t a t f i r s t , bu t e v e r y t h i ng me l t s b a c k i n t o t h e no r m . I f y ou ' v e v i s i t e d

w i nd f a r ms , I h e a r d a g e n t l ema n s a y h e d i d go ou t a nd v i s i t , I wou l d - - i f y ou ' r e s k e p t i c a l , I wou l d s ugg e s t t h a t y ou do v i s i t b e c a u s e s ome o f t h e t h i ng s y ou h e a r ma y b e a r e n ' t wh a t y ou ' r e t o l d . Bu t t h e y - - t h e i r p r o c e du r e s f o r d i gg i ng t h e f ound a t i on a r e v e r y a d e qu a t e ; t h e s ame t y p e o f p r o c e du r e s t h a t we ' v e u s e d on Ma p l e R i dg e a nd up i n E l l env i l l e . Down i n t h e Sou t h e r n T i e r s ou t h o f Bu f f a l o I 'm

a nd Ro c h e s t e r now t h e r e ' s f a r ms t h a t a r e go i ng .

und e r s t a nd i ng t h a t t h e i r c ompon e n t s t h a t t h e y u s e a r e s t a t e o f t h e a r t , v e r y good c ompon e n t s f r om t h a t a s p e c t . Wh a t I wou l d a s k t h i s c ommun i t y i f y ou do d e c i d e t o mo v e f o r wa r d w i t h t h i s p r o j e c t , o f g r e a t c on c e r n t o u s i s t h a t we - - on t h e e c onom i c s i d e o f

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t h i s , t h a t t h e e c onom i c d e v e l opme n t a l o t o f i t h a pp e n s w i t h t h e c on s t r u c t i on po r t i on o f t h e p r o j e c t . Th e r e ' s a

l o t o f e c onom i c d e v e l opme n t t h a t c ome s b a c k t o t h e t own t h r ough t h e d e v e l op e r a s t h e s t a g e s go , a s i t go e s on a nd t h e f a r m i s i n op e r a t i on , bu t t h e c on s t r u c t i on Pa g e 45

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051609pubh r g - 2 . t x t po r t i on o f i t i s a hug e po r t i on o f e c onom i c d e v e l opme n t , a nd I a s k on e t h i ng : Th a t t h e y h i r e t h e l o c a l wo r k e r .

And t h e t own s hou l d d ema nd t h a t t h e d e v e l op e r c omm i t t o u s i ng l o c a l l a bo r . And t h a t ' s wh a t I ' m a bou t , t h a t ' s wh a t we ' r e a bou t . I t ' s - - i t ma k e s p e r f e c t s e n s e t o h a v e t h e

p e op l e t h a t l i v e a nd wo r k i n t h e c ommun i t y , p a y t h e i r t a x e s , bu y t h e i r g r o c e r i e s a nd t h e i r g a s , b e a f f o r d e d t h e j ob s t h a t a r e go i ng t o b e c ome a v a i l a b l e t h r ough t h e c on s t r u c t i on . MR . MATHES : MR . S I R I ANN I : MR . MATHES : MR . CLARK : Clark. On e m i nu t e . Th a n k y ou . J ohn C l a r k . Good mo r n i ng , my n ame i s J ohn

And t h a n k y ou f o r h a v i ng - - g i v i ng u s t h e

oppo r t un i t y t o c ome h e r e a nd s p e a k t h i s mo r n i ng . I ' m a c on s t r u c t i on wo r k e r , a nd I am h e r e t o s p e a k i n f a v o r o f t h e S t . L aw r e n c e W i nd F a r m . p r o j e c t w i l l p r o v i d e mu c h - n e e d e d j ob s f o r t h e c on s t r u c t i on wo r k e r i n t h i s a r e a . Th i s

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As a c on s t r u c t i on wo r k e r , I am i n f a v o r o f p r o j e c t s t h a t w i l l p r o v i d e a n i n c ome f o r me a nd my f am i l y . We n e e d t h e s e p r o j e c t s f o r powe r we c on s ume .

As a n ou t doo r sma n a nd a n a v i d f i s h e r ma n , I wou l d mu c h r a t h e r bu i l d w i nd f a r m w i ndm i l l s f o r powe r t h a t we n e e d t h a n I wou l d t o bu i l d c o a l - bu r n i ng p l a n t s t h a t c on t i nu e t o a f f e c t ou r l a k e s a nd r i v e r s w i t h a c i d r a i n . Pa g e 46 We

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051609pubh r g - 2 . t x t 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 c a nno t c on t i nu e t o po l l u t e ou r wa t e r wa y s . I see t h i s p r o j ec t as a w i n -w i n f o r c on s t r u c t i on wo r k e r a nd f o r t h e e n v i r onme n t . c on s t r u c t i on o f t h e w i nd f a r m i n Lowv i l l e t h e c on t r a c t o r s a nd t h e wo r k e r s ma d e e v e r y e f f o r t t o p r e s e r v e t h e l a nd a r ound t h e i r c on s t r u c t i on s i t e . And Du r i ng t h e

a s t h i s r e po r t i nd i c a t e s , t h i s p r o j e c t wou l d p r o v i d e t h e s ame . Th a n k y ou . MR . MATHES : MR . GAUTH I ER : Bob Ga u t h i e r . F i r s t o f a l l , I mu s t a po l og i z e I don ' t

b e c a u s e my s how - a nd - t e l l gu y d i dn ' t s how up .

k now , I t h i n k h e ' s o v e r on Wo l f e l oo k i ng a t b i r d s o r no i s e o r s ome t h i ng . Bu t a n ywa y , I wou l d l i k e t o t h a n k t h e Town Bo a r d , Tom Re i nb e c k , a nd a l l t h e gu y s on t h e r e f o r a l l t h e i r h a r d wo r k t h a t t h e y ' v e don e . And e s p e c i a l l y I ' d

l i k e i t t h a n k R i c h i e Ed s a l l ; t h e ma n h a s b e e n t h r ough pu r e h e l l . And t h e r e s t o f h i s t own a nd t h e r e s t o f h i s

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memb e r s a s we l l . I ' m a l l i n f a v o r o f t h i s p r o j e c t , a s y ou c a n t e l l , a nd I wou l d j u s t l i k e t o e nd b y s a y i ng t h a t M r . Re i nb e c k a nd M r . Ed s a l l , y ou gu y s l oo k r e a l l y c oo l on YouTub e . MR . MATHES : MR . MASON : Pa u l Ma s on . Pa u l Ma s on . I ' ve been a r es i den t

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s e l e c t e d a s e n v i r onme n t a l s t ewa r d s h i p o f t h e y e a r f o r New Yo r k S t a t e , wh i c h t h e r e ' s on l y on e p e r y e a r . don ' t c a l l me I ' m no t a n e n v i r onme n t a l i s t , I am . And I t h i n k t h i s p r o j e c t , a s a l l t h e s t ud i e s s how , t h e b i r d s , I wo r k a r ound t h e b i r d s , I wo r k a r ound t he dee r , t he t u r keys . I h a v e a s c op e i n my b a c k y a r d And I don ' t t h i n k So

t h a t l oo k s ou t on t o t h e e n v i r onme n t .

t h i s e n v i r onme n t i s go i ng t o b e hu r t i n a n y wa y . Be c a u s e I h a v e t a l k e d w i t h o t h e r f a r me r s i n t h e s e s ame s i t u a t i on s t h a t we ' r e go i ng t o b e i n , wh i c h t h e d a i r y i ndu s t r y i s on e o f t h e b i gg e s t i ndu s t r i e s i n t h e t own o f

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Ca p e V i n c e n t .

Bu t i t ' s g r a du a l l y d i m i n i s h i ng , a nd i t And t h i s i s on e t h i ng t h a t

w i l l c on t i nu e t o d i m i n i s h .

c ou l d h e l p t h e l a ndown e r s , wh i c h I ' m s u r e mo s t o f t h e s e e n v i r onme n t a l p e op l e a r e n ' t c on c e r n e d a bou t . V i s u a l i mp a c t . t h e s t ud i e s s how . Th a t ' s a ma t t e r o f op i n i on ,

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t owe r , a no t h e r on e go i ng up i n t h e t own o f Ca p e V i n c e n t . Th e y ' r e go i ng up a l l o v e r . Pa g e 48 Th a t ' s v i s u a l i mp a c t .

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051609pubh r g - 2 . t x t 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Th e o t h e r t h i ng i n h e r e i s t h e f l i c k e r e f f e c t . L i k e I s t a t e d , I h a v e ma n y , ma n y a c r e s l oo k i ng ou t my b a c k w i ndow , a nd t h i s i s my b e s t v i ew . I don ' t l oo k a t

t h e r i v e r , I l o v e t h e r i v e r , bu t I h a v e a v i s u a l i mp a c t b e c a u s e o f t r e e s a c r o s s f r om me t h a t ' s b e e n p l a n t e d t he r e t ha t I can ' t see t he r i ve r t ha t I used t o be ab l e t o s e e b a c k wh e n I wa s a l i t t l e k i d . Ok a y ? And wh e n - - a nd t h i s f l i c k e r e f f e c t ,

I ' v e b e e n k e e p i ng t r a c k o f i t b e c a u s e t h e r e i s a t e s t t owe r b a c k o f my f a r m . Th e s un r i s e i s on l y a v e r y f ew

d a y s i n t h e mo r n i ng t h a t I wou l d e v e r g e t a f l i c k e r e f f ec t . And y ou k now wh a t , a bou t h a l f o f t ho s e mo r n i ng s

o r mo r e a r e c l oud y . So I ' m no t s u r e , t h e y s a y i n t h i s i mp a c t h e r e t h a t on a c l oud y d a y y ou don ' t g e t a v i s u a l i mp a c t - - o r

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a f l i cke r e f f ec t .

We h a v e 8 , 760 hou r s a y e a r , a nd mo s t

o f t h e s e s i t e s , 75 , t h e y s a y a r e go i ng t o h a v e on e hou r . MR . MATHES : MR . MASON : On e m i nu t e , Pa u l . 87 i s go i ng t o h a v e b e t we e n a n

hou r a nd t e n hou r s a y e a r ou t o f 8 , 760 . I wou l d l i k e t o t h a n k t h e P l a nn i ng Bo a r d , t h e Town Bo a r d , R i c h i e , a nd Tom . You gu y s h a v e don e a g r e a t

j ob i n s p i t e o f a l l o f t h e a bu s e t h a t y ou h a v e t a k e n . Th a n k y ou . MR . MATHES : m i s p r onoun c i ng t h a t . Pa g e 49 Ga i l Ke nn e y . I m i gh t b e

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051609pubh r g - 2 . t x t MS . KENNEY : I ' m no t s u r e t h a t I c a n ' t do b e t t e r w i t hou t t h e m i c r ophon e , s o i f y ou c a n h e a r me I ' l l p r o c e e d t h a t wa y a nd I ' l l f e e l mu c h mo r e c om f o r t a b l e . I s t h a t a l l r i gh t w i t h e v e r y on e ? O f c ou r s e . Ye a h , s u r e .

UN I DENT I F I ED SPEAKER : UN I DENT I F I ED SPEAKER : MS . KENNEY : Ok a y .

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g i v i ng me t h i s t i me t o c ome up a nd s p e a k h e r e . c om f o r t a b l e s p e a k i ng . c ome f r om Wo l f e I s l a nd .

Bu t my n ame i s Ga i l Ke nn e y .

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I s l a nd Re s i d e n t s f o r t h e En v i r onme n t . I pu t my n ame down on t h e s h e e t wond e r i ng i f I s hou l d t a k e t h i s oppo r t un i t y , s i n c e t h i s i s y ou r p r o j e c t , i t i s no t Wo l f e I s l a nd ' s . Bu t y ou h a v e s e e n

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Wo l f e I s l a nd ' s p r o j e c t , a nd I don ' t k now i f y ou h a v e b e e n t o Wo l f e I s l a nd t o s e e i t c l o s e - up . Bu t t h e r e a r e ma n y t h i ng s t h a t I ' v e h e a r d h e r e now t h a t I t h i n k t h a t t h e Bo a r d a nd t h e p e op l e h e r e s hou l d c on s i d e r a f t e r h a v i ng t h e e x p e r i e n c e t h a t we h a v e had . And p l e a s e , p l e a s e b e a r w i t h me b e c a u s e , a s I s a y ,

I ' m no t r e a l l y c om f o r t a b l e s p e a k i ng . Bu t f i r s t o f a l l , I wa n t - - j u s t wa n t t o ma k e t h e c omme n t t h a t i n - - we c a l l e d i t a n e n v i r onme n t a l r e v i ew , t h e p e op l e who we r e no t p r opon e n t s , no t l a ndown e r s t h a t we r e go i ng t o h a v e t u r b i n e s we r e n ame d a s nonp a r t i c i p a t i ng r e c e p t o r s . So i mme d i a t e l y wh a t y ou

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051609pubh r g - 2 . t x t 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 r e a l l y huma n . Now , t h e nonp a r t i c i p a t i ng r e c e p t o r s we r e n ' t r e a l l y p e op l e , t h a t we r e t h e hou s e s a nd bu i l d i ng s t h a t we r e go i ng t o r e c e i v e t h e n e g a t i v e i mp a c t . d e f i n i t e l y a n e g a t i v e n ame t o h a v e . Now , t h e s e p e op l e a r e n ' t b e n e f i t i ng f i n a n c i a l l y i n a n y wa y , nonp a r t i c i p a t e f r om t h e p r o j e c t , bu t t h e y w i l l d e f i n i t e l y , a l ong w i t h t h e p r opon e n t s , b e r e c e p t i ng [ s i c ] o r r e c e i v i ng a n y n e g a t i v e i mp a c t . And I t h i n k t h a t ' s on e t h i ng wh e n I l oo k a t t h i s g r oup a nd I s e e e x a c t l y wh a t I s aw on Wo l f e I s l a nd , h e r e i s on e g r oup a nd h e r e i s a no t h e r g r oup . And b e f o r e So i t wa s

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t h i s p r o j e c t c ame t o Wo l f e I s l a nd we we r e on e g r oup . And p e op l e s a y n e v e r m i nd , i t w i l l go awa y , y ou ' l l g e t u s e d t o i t . y e t on Wo l f e I s l a nd . So y ou n e e d t o b e v e r y c a r e f u l . Wh e n t h e I - - I don ' t s e e t h a t h a pp e n i ng

g e n t l ema n s a i d I h a v e f r i e nd s on bo t h s i d e s , y ou r e a l l y n e e d t o ho l d on t o t ho s e f r i e nd s on bo t h s i d e s a nd und e r s t a nd - - t r y t o und e r s t a nd wh e r e e v e r y bod y i s c om i ng f r om . And I d i dn ' t me a n t o c ome t o l e c t u r e , I ' m j u s t - - wh a t e v e r i s c om i ng i n t o my h e a d . Bu t t h a t - -

t e a r i ng t h e c ommun i t y a p a r t i s wh a t i s h a pp e n i ng w i t h t h e s e p r o j e c t s , a nd t e a r i ng f am i l i e s a p a r t . t o h a v e mo r e und e r s t a nd i ng t h e r e . Pa g e 51 And we h a v e

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s a i d t h a t h e h a s s t ood b e s i d e t h em a nd h e - - I d i d t h e s ame t h i ng , I we n t t o Lowv i l l e , I s t ood und e r t h em , I wa l k e d a r ound t h em . I we n t t o t h e c on f e r e n c e t h a t y ou r

b i r d s p e c i a l i s t t a l k a bou t . I a l s o wa l k down my l a n e wa y i n t h e e v e n i ng

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wh e n t h r e e o r f ou r a r e t u r n i ng now w i t h my dog .

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i t ' s a l o t d i f f e r e n t t h a n wh a t I h e a r d i n Lowv i l l e . Be c a u s e i t ' s e v e n i ng , t h e a t mo s ph e r e i s j u s t r i gh t f o r i t , a nd t h e y ' r e pound i ng . Some t i me s i n t h e d a y t i me I go t o my g a r d e n , I h a r d l y h e a r t h em , t h e y s ound l i k e a l i t t l e b i t o f a j e t go i ng o v e r h e a d . s t a r t e d now . MR . MATHES : MS . KENNEY : On e m i nu t e . Ok a y . So r r y . I wa n t t o j u s t s a y And t h e s e a r e on l y a f ew g e t t i ng

a bou t a n e n v i r onme n t a l a s s e s sme n t , we we n t t h r ough s t r ugg l i ng t h r ough t h i s i s s u e . And I j u s t wa n t t o s a y

t h a t t h e r e i s n ' t a n e n v i r onme n t a l a s s e s sme n t t h a t c a n d e a l w i t h e v e r y t h i ng y ou ' r e go i ng t o d e a l w i t h . And e v e n i f y ou s a y oh , i t ' s c omp l e t e , t h e r e ' s no wa y i t c ou l d po s s i b l y b e c omp l e t e . Pa g e 52 Bu t y ou n e e d t o

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t h i s , t h i s we t l a nd i s b e i ng i n t r ud e d on o r i t wa s dump e d i n t o o r wh a t e v e r , a nd t h e y s a y oh , t h a t i s r e a l l y t oo b a d , t h e c ommun i t y l i s t e n s , we wa l k awa y , a nd no t h i ng i s

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don e . So y ou n e e d t o l oo k i n t o t h i s e n v i r onme n t a l a s s e s sme n t a nd s e e who h a s t h e a u t ho r i t y t o s a y t o t h i s c omp a n y , o k a y , y ou ' v e go t a c on t r a c t w i t h u s , a r e y ou k e e p i ng i t ? Who ' s mon i t o r i ng t h em d a i l y ? Be c a u s e t h e

p r opon e n t s n e e d t h a t a s mu c h a s t h e nonp a r t i c i p a t i ng r ecep t o r s . I f y ou ' v e go t a c omp a n y on y ou r l a nd y ou

wa n t t o k now t h a t - - who ' s mon i t o r i ng i t , who ' s r e s pon s i b l e . MR . MATHES : MS . KENNEY : Th a t ' s y ou r t i me , Ga i l . I ' m s o r r y , I ' l l s t op . I wou l d

l i k e t o i n v i t e y ou t o c ome t o Wo l f e I s l a nd a nd s e e no t f r om a d i s t a n c e , bu t up c l o s e t h e t u r b i n e s a nd t a l k t o t h e p e op l e on Wo l f e I s l a nd . [ App l a u s e ] MR . MATHES : Tom B r own? Th a n k y ou .

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mo r n i ng .

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v i l l a g e a nd h a v e b e e n f o r a numb e r o f y e a r s . I s p e n t a c a r e e r i n t h e f i e l d o f e n v i r onme n t a l sc i ence . And I t oo l o v e t h i s c ommun i t y , a nd I l o v e And wh a t I wou l d l i k e t o do t od a y i s among

l i v i ng h e r e .

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t h e numb e r o f c omme n t s t h a t I h a d on t h e Supp l eme n t a l D r a f t En v i r onme n t a l I mp a c t S t a t eme n t , I ' v e s e l e c t e d a c oup l e t h a t I t h i n k a r e p r e t t y p e r t i n e n t , a nd I wou l d l i k e t o e x p r e s s t ho s e c omme n t s h e r e t od a y . c op y I c a n l e a v e w i t h y ou r s e c r e t a r y . Th e Thou s a nd I s l a nd r e g i on i s we l l r e c ogn i z e d f o r i t s un i qu e b e a u t y a nd ho l d s a po s i t i on o f bo t h s t a t e a nd n a t i on a l e n v i r onme n t a l s i gn i f i c a n c e . Ye t t h e And I h a v e a

Supp l eme n t a l D r a f t En v i r onme n t a l I mp a c t S t a t eme n t f a i l s t o a s s e s s wh a t i mp a c t c on v e r t i ng t h e Ca p e V i n c e n t l a nd s c a p e t o a n i ndu s t r i a l w i nd e n e r g y s i t e w i l l h a v e on t h i s un i qu e qu a l i t y a nd n a t i on a l s t a nd i ng . Th e Supp l eme n t a l D r a f t s t a t e s t h e v i s u a l i mp a c t s a r e un a v o i d a b l e bu t n e c e s s a r y t o a c h i e v e r e n ewa b l e e n e r g y r e qu i r eme n t s . Ye t I h a v e n ' t f ound i n

t h e e n v i r onme n t a l i s a s s e s sme n t a n e f f o r t t o e v a l u a t e o t he r l ess a l t e r na t i ve v i sua l l y i n t r us i ve p r o j ec t s i t es . E v a l u a t i on o f a l t e r n a t i v e p r o j e c t s i t e s h a s a l wa y s b e e n a c e n t r a l r e qu i r eme n t o f t h e SEQRA p l a nn i ng Pa g e 54

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r e l y i ng on a l aw p r o v i s i on t h a t ma y , a nd I und e r s c o r e ma y , a l l ow a d e v e l op e r t o a v o i d a n a l t e r n a t i v e p r o j e c t s i t e e v a l u a t i on t o p r op e r t i e s t h e y own o r h a v e und e r op t i on . Th e a pp l i c a t i on o f t h i s p r o v i s i on i s c u r r e n t l y

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s ub j e c t t o a l e g a l i n t e r p r e t a t i on r e v i ew .

Re g a r d l e s s ,

e x emp t i ng a l t e r n a t i v e p r o j e c t s i t e e v a l u a t i on s hou l d no t b e p e r m i t t e d a nd s hou l d b e f ound un a c c e p t a b l e f o r s i t e s po s s e s s i ng s u c h n a t u r a l b e a u t y a nd r e s ou r c e s i gn i f i c a n c e on a s t a t e a nd n a t i on a l l e v e l . F u r t h e r mo r e , wh a t h a pp e n s i n Ca p e V i n c e n t i s l i k e l y t o b e c r i t i c a l l y i mpo r t a n t a s a p r e c e d e n t f o r o t h e r s u c h p r o j e c t s t h r oughou t t h e Thou s a nd I s l a nd r e g i on . I wa n t t o ma k e i t c l e a r I ' m no t oppo s e d t o w i nd e n e r g y , I ' m a n e n v i r onme n t a l i s t , a nd w i nd e n e r g y h a s i t s p l a c e among r e n ewa b l e e n e r g y s ou r c e s . Bu t I am

oppo s e d t o i t i n t h e w r ong a r e a s , e s p e c i a l l y wh e n t h e r e a r e a l t e r na t i ve s i t es t ha t a r e l ess i n t r us i ve . y ou . MR . MATHES : MR . EBB I NG : Chu c k Ebb i ng . Good mo r n i ng , I ' m Chu c k Ebb i ng . Th a n k

I t h i n k y ou c a n a l l h e a r me , a nd I t h i n k y ou ' r e go i ng und e r s t a nd mo r e o f wh a t I s a y i f wh y u s e t h e m i c t h a n i f I do . I f t h a t ' s no t t h e c a s e , I wou l d l i k e t o s e e s ome Pa g e 55

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h a nd s .

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I wa n t t o t a l k t o y ou a bou t y ou r i mp a c t s t a t eme n t s . And I l oo k e d a t i t , a nd ob v i ou s l y i n t h e

amoun t o f t i me I go t i t ' s d a r n n e a r i mpo s s i b l e t o g e t i n t o d e t a i l , s o I wa n t t o ma k e t h i s p r e t t y s i mp l e . I f y ou l oo k a t t h e s umma r y o f i mp a c t s , t h e f i r s t on e i s T a b l e 7 - 1 , a nd i t b a s i c a l l y s a y s du r i ng op e r a t i on a pp r o x i ma t e l y 48 r e s i d e n c e s wou l d h a v e a nom i n a l p r o j e c t s ound l e v e l s l i gh t l y a bo v e t h e p r o j e c t i mp a c t t h r e s ho l d o f 60B o v e r t h e e s t i ma t e d 42 dBA . Wh a t I ' d l i k e t o do i s c h a l l e ng e t h a t numb e r a nd a l s o c h a l l e ng e on T a b l e 1 - 1 wh e n i t t a l k s a bou t i mp a c t s , po t e n t i a l i mp a c t s a nd wh a t t h e y ' r e go i ng t o do . I t s a y s t h e p r o j e c t w i l l no t h a v e s i gn i f i c a n t no i s e i mp a c t s du r i ng op e r a t i on . And i t b a s i c a l l y s a y s a bun c h

o f s t u f f h e r e t h a t t h e y ' r e go i ng t o do t h i ng s t o f i x i t . I qu e s t i on t h a t . Some o f y ou k now me , s ome o f y ou don ' t . Chu c k Ebb i ng . I 'm

I r e t i r e d f r om Ca r r i e r i n 1991 wh e r e I I wa s

wo r k e d a s a no i s e c on t r o l e ng i n e e r s i n c e 1967 .

a l s o a n a d j un c t p r o f e s s o r a t Sy r a c u s e Un i v e r s i t y a nd RP I i n T r o y , wh e r e I b a s i c a l l y t a ugh t p e op l e how t o d e s i gn qu i e t e n t e r t a i nme n t v e nu e s a nd how t o a v o i d no i s e s i n Pa g e 56

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now u s e d b y t h e h e a t i ng , v e n t i l a t i on , a nd a i r - c ond i t i on i ng c omp a n i e s a dd r e s s i ng l ow f r e qu e n c y no i s e p r ob l ems i n bu i l d i ng s . Th a t ' s p r e t t y i mpo r t a n t t o me b e c a u s e i n 1978 I pub l i s h e d on e o f t h e f i r s t p a p e r s s a y i ng we go t a p r ob l em , we h a v e t o d e a l w i t h i t . And we d i d . I t t oo k

20 y e a r s , bu t we now h a v e a c r i t e r i a f o r no i s e i n bu i l d i ng s , wh i c h r e c ogn i z e s t h a t i f y ou h a v e e x c e s s i v e l ow f r e qu e n c y no i s e i n r e l a t i on t o t h e h i gh f r e qu e n c y no i s e i t r umb l e s , a nd k now l e dg e wo r k e r s c a n ' t t a k e i t . I ' v e h a d p e op l e wa n t t o mo v e ou t o f bu i l d i ng s , n ew bu i l d i ng s f o r F o r d , o t h e r c omp a n i e s . phon e y t h i ng , i t ' s f o r r e a l . Wh e n - - e x c u s e me , I h a v e t h e w r ong on e h e r e . A t Pu r du e I p i c k e d up a t hough t t h a t h a s a l wa y s h e l p e d me d e a l w i t h a c ou s t i c a l p r ob l ems o r v i b r a t i on p r ob l ems o r p r ob l ems i n v i b r a t i on , p r ob l ems i n g e n e r a l . To b e a b l e t o c l e a r l y a n swe r t h e qu e s t i on wh a t i s t h e r e a l p r ob l em t o b e und e r s t ood , y ou b a s i c a l l y h a v e t o l oo k a t t h a t a nd und e r s t a nd i t . And on e o f my p r o f s So i t ' s no t a

s a i d a t t h a t po i n t i f y ou r e a l l y und e r s t a nd a p r ob l em a nd c a n w r i t e down wh a t t h e p r ob l em i s , y ou ' r e a b i g wa y t h e r e , b e c a u s e ma n y t i me s we don ' t und e r s t a nd t h e Pa g e 57

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t h e p r ob l em i s w i t h no i s e a nd wh a t i s go i ng t o mo s t a f f e c t y ou . Wh e n y ou ' r e home i n y ou r c a s t l e we e x p e c t t o b e a b l e t o g e t a good n i gh t ' s s l e e p . Do c t o r s w i l l t e l l

y ou t h a t c on s t a n t s l e e p d e p r i v a t i on pu t s y ou i n h e a l t h ' s h a r m ' s wa y , a nd I t h i n k we ' v e s e e n mo r e a nd mo r e o f t h a t i n a c c i d e n t s a nd e v e r y t h i ng e l s e . A t n i gh t i n r u r a l a r e a s l i k e t h e No r t h Coun t r y wh e n t h e ma nma d e no i s e i s m i n i m i z e d a nd p e op l e a r e a s l e e p , t h e w i nd i s u s u a l l y qu i t e l ow , a nd t y p i c a l amb i e n t s a r e t y p i c a l l y i n t h e r a ng e o f 20 t o 30 dB . MR . MATHES : MR . EBB I NG : Chu c k , on e m i nu t e . Ok a y . Ba s i c a l l y Pa u l Shome r a nd

a numb e r o f o t h e r p e op l e h a v e s hown t h a t t h a t numb e r r e a l l y i s c l o s e r t o 25 . And t h e r e a s on b e h i nd t h a t i s

we h a v e a l o t mo r e d a y s o f wh a t we c a l l s t a b l e e n v i r onme n t a l amb i e n t s , wh e n t h e w i nd i s l ow a nd t h e no i s e i s l ow . this. As f a r a s I ' m c on c e r n e d , t h e s t ud i e s t h a t h a v e b e e n don e h a v e b e e n don e on a b i a s e d ma nn e r , a nd t h e t own r e a l l y n e e d s t o k now wh a t t h e r e a l numb e r s a r e . Th i s go e s f o r t h e c omp l e t e No r t h Coun t r y , no t j u s t h e r e . Th e r e h a s b e e n - - i f y ou t h i n k t h a t - - l e t me j u s t a s k y ou t h e Bo a r d : I f I wa s s u i ng y ou wou l d y ou Pa g e 58 And t h e w i nd c omp a n i e s don ' t a c k now l e dg e

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l e t me p a y f o r y ou r a t t o r n e y ? MR . MATHES : t o y ou r c omme n t s . MR . EBB I NG :

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b a s i c a l l y y ou h a v e t o h a v e a n unb i a s e d p e r s on do i ng t h e s t ud y . Th e w i nd f a r m h a s u s e d c on s u l t a n t s t h a t t h e y p a i d f o r , t h i s t own p a i d no t h i ng f o r , a nd I t h i n k t h a t t h e y n e e d unb i a s e d i n f o r ma t i on . MR . MATHES : MR . EBB I NG : [ App l a u s e ] MR . MATHES : C l i f Sc hn e i d e r . H i , I ' m C l i f Sn y d e r . I 'm Th a t ' s y ou r t i me . Th a n k y ou .

MR . CL I F SCHNE I DER :

go i ng t o b e p i c k i ng up on s ome o f t h e c omme n t s t h a t Chu c k ma d e . UN I DENT I F I ED SPEAKER : MR . CL I F SCHNE I DER : Ca n ' t h e a r y ou . You c a n ' t h e a r me .

Th a n k s f o r t h e oppo r t un i t y t o ma k e c omme n t s h e r e . UN I DENT I F I ED SPEAKER : MR . CL I F SCHNE I DER : UN I DENT I F I ED SPEAKER : MR . CL I F SCHNE I DER : S t i l l c a n ' t h e a r y ou . You s t i l l c a n ' t h e a r me ? Th a t ' s b e t t e r . C l i f Sc hn e i d e r . I ' ve

b e e n a r e s i d e n t h e r e f o r , I don ' t k now , 40 y e a r s o r s ome t h i ng l i k e t h a t , a nd I a pp r e c i a t e t h e oppo r t un i t y t o

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t a l k a nd s p e a k . I ' m go i ng t o f o l l ow up on wh a t Chu c k Ebb i ng wa s s a y i ng . Th e on l y t h i ng I wou l d s a y i s t h a t t h e

d e v e l op e r h a s h i r e d He s s l e r a nd c omp a n y t o p r o v i d e a s ound a n a l y s i s , a nd He s s l e r d e l i v e r e d wh a t t h e d e v e l op e r s wa n t e d . I me a n , t h a t ' s no t a l l t h a t unu s u a l .

And wh a t t h e y d i d i n t h a t i s , i n p a r t i c u l a r t h e t h i ng I h a v e t h e g r e a t e s t c on c e r n w i t h , i f y ou l oo k a t a l o t o f t h i ng s - - ma n y o f t h e t e c hn i c a l i s s u e s a nd qu e s t i on s I ' l l p r o v i d e i n w r i t t e n c omme n t - - bu t t h e ma i n t h i ng i s t h e i r e s t i ma t e o f amb i e n t . Th e i r e s t i ma t e o f amb i e n t a t 37 dB i s a bou t 10 dB h i gh . And wh a t t h a t do e s i s i t f o c u s e s a nd

r e s o l v e s a nd e nd s up i n a l l k i nd s o f n e g a t i v e i mp a c t s w i t h r espec t t o t ha t . So I go t a p r ob l em w i t h t h a t .

And t h e i n t e r e s t i ng t h i ng i s y ou ' v e go t a d e v e l op e r who ' s p a y i ng t h e f r e i gh t t o h a v e t h e s e p e op l e c ome i n a nd ma k e t h i s k i nd o f a n a l y s i s , a nd y ou a n t i c i p a t e a nd e x p e c t t h a t t h e y ' r e go i ng t o s h a p e i t a nd s h a d e i t i n t h e wa y t h a t t h e d e v e l op e r wou l d l i k e t o see . Th a t ' s wh y i t ' s i mpo r t a n t t h a t t h e t own a nd P l a nn i ng Bo a r d h i r e a n i nd e p e nd e n t c on s u l t a n t t o c ome i n a nd r e v i ew t h a t ma t e r i a l a nd ma k e a d e t e r m i n a t i on on i t . Th a t ' s wh a t y ou d i d , a nd I a pp l a ud y ou f o r do i ng t h a t .

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hou s e s a n ymo r e , t h e n y ou c a n ' t s e l l t h em . t h e t own s up e r v i s o r o f Coho c t on - MR . CL I F SCHNE I DER :

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i s t h e mo s t i mpo r t a n t i s s u e . Wh i l e I am c on c e r n s a bou t , y ou k now , t h e w i l d l i f e a nd e v e r y t h i ng e l s e , I ' m mo s t c on c e r n e d f o r ou r f am i l i e s a nd ou r c h i l d r e n a nd ou r e l d e r l y a nd a n y bod y t h a t l i v e s und e r t h em . I h a v e a s on - i n - l aw t h a t h a s e p i l e p s y , a nd t h e b l ades o f t he t u r b i nes can cause se i zu r es t o h i m . He

c ome s t o ou r home e v e r y we e k e nd , a nd I ' m v e r y c on c e r n e d . He h a s t wo sma l l c h i l d r e n ; I don ' t k now i f t h e y ' l l h a v e t ha t . So I gu e s s I ' m a dd r e s s i ng t h e Bo a r d a nd a s k i ng t h em h a s t h i s b e e n a dd r e s s e d . Wou l d a n y bod y go a nd l i v e

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t h e r e b r i e f l y , a nd i t do e s n ' t l oo k l i k e i t i mp a c t s u s . I t ' s no t t h a t we don ' t wa n t t h e w i nd ; we don ' t wa n t i t i n t h e p r o x i m i t y t h a t i t i mp a c t s ou r qu a l i t y o f l i fe. And I t h i n k t h a t s hou l d b e i mpo r t a n t t o a l l o f Pa g e 64

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051609pubh r g - 2 . t x t 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 us . So I gu e s s I ' m a s k i ng i s t h e r e s ome bod y o r s ome wa y we c a n i n v e s t i g a t e t h a t how - - t o l i v e r i gh t und e r t h em f o r 30 d a y s o r wh a t e v e r , i t ' s a v e r y sma l l p e r i od o f t i me , i n t h e e v e n i ng s , a nd s e e how i t i mp a c t s p e op l e . MR . MATHES : MR . BRAGDON : B r oo k s B r a gdon . H i , I ' m B r oo k s B r a gdon , a nd I And my f am i l y ' s b e e n h e r e

l i v e i n Ca p e V i n c e n t h e r e .

go i ng b a c k i n t o t h e 1920 s , a nd I own a sma l l r e a l e s t a t e c omp a n y h e r e . Wh a t I ' d l i k e t o t a l k a bou t h e r e p r e dom i n a n t l y i s t h e s e c t i on i n t h e DE I S e n v i r onme n t a l s e t t i ng . And

i n t h e e n v i r onme n t a l s e t t i ng t h e r e i s a k e y do c ume n t t h a t h a d t o do w i t h a l e t t e r t o t h e New Yo r k S t a t e Pub l i c Se r v i c e Comm i s s i on , M r . And r ew Da v i s , f r om J ohn Bon a f i d e . And i n t h a t i t s a y s t h a t t h e p r o j e c t w i l l

r e s u l t i n a d v e r s e i mp a c t s a nd s a y s we wou l d r e c omme nd t h a t t h e a pp l i c a n t u t i l i z e v i s u a l a n a l y s i s a s a t oo l t o a i d i n t h e e x p l o r a t i on o f f e a s i b l e a nd p r ud e n t a l t e r n a t i v e s t h a t a v o i d t h e a d v e r s e i mp a c t s .

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F a r m i t em i z e d t h e d i f f e r e n t p r o j e c t s , d i f f e r e n t p r op e r t i e s h e r e t h a t d i dn ' t g e t a t a l l i n v o l v e d w i t h Pa g e 65

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t h a t c o r r e c t l y , d i dn ' t s a y wh e t h e r o r no t t h e r e wou l d b e a d v e r s e i mp a c t s a nd d i dn ' t g e t a t a l l i n v o l v e d i n g e t t i ng i n t o a l t e r n a t i v e s t o m i t i g a t e t ho s e i mp a c t s . Wh a t I ' m s a y i ng a t t h i s p a r t i c u l a r po i n t i s , a nd I s a y w i t h r e s p e c t , t h a t i t ' s no t a pp r op r i a t e t o accep t t h i s D I S . Th i s D I S i s s t i l l d e f i c i e n t ; i t h a s

c ome p a r t wa y on t h i s s ub j e c t ma t t e r o f e n v i r onme n t a l s t ud i e s , bu t i t r e a l l y h a s no t c ome t h e f u l l wa y . Wh a t ' s h a pp e n e d i s t h a t t h e y h a v e c ome up t o t h e po i n t o f a dm i t t i ng t h r ough t h e c o r r e s pond e n c e t h a t t h e r e a r e a d v e r s e i mp a c t s , bu t t h e y h a v e no t i n a n y wa y go t t e n i n t o i t em i z i ng wh a t t ho s e a d v e r s e i mp a c t s a r e , l oo k i ng a t a l t e r n a t i v e s t o m i t i g a t e t h em , a nd t a k i ng c e r t a i n s t e p s t o a c t u a l l y m i t i g a t e t ho s e i mp a c t s . On e o f t h e t h i ng s t h a t s t r i k e s me i s t h a t i f y ou l oo k a t t h i s i t s a y s - - s ugg e s t s t h a t y ou u s e t h e v i s u a l s i mu l a t i on s f o r t h e pu r po s e o f i t em i z i ng wh a t t ho s e a d v e r s e i mp a c t s w i l l b e . Th e n wh e n i t g e t s i n t o

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go i ng t o t r y t o quo t e t h i s , bu t i t s a y s t h a t we ' v e on l y don e i t a c c o r d i ng t o t h e t y p e s o f - - t h e t y p e s o f v i ews t h a t mo s t p e op l e w i l l s e e . Bu t t h e r e a l i t y i s t h a t t h e y ' r e go i ng t o h a v e t u r b i n e s on bo t h s i d e s o f t h e r o a d c om i ng i n f r om L yme a nd c om i ng i n f r om C l a y t on . Th i s i s go i ng t o c h a ng e t h e

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t h e s i gn i f i c a n c e o f wh a t ' s h e r e .

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t h a t ' s t r u e , bu t y ou c a n a l s o e qu a t e t ho s e i n t o t a x a s s e s sme n t s . L e t ' s l oo k a t t h e s ame i n f o r ma t i on , t h e

s ame a e s t h e t i c i n f o r ma t i on on t h e l e v e l o f t a x a s s e s sme n t s . And wh a t y ou ' l l s e e i s t h e g r e a t

p r e pond e r a n c e o f t h e t a x a s s e s sme n t i n t h e t own o f Ca p e V i n c e n t l i e s i n wa t e r - v i ew p r op e r t i e s , wa t e r f r on t p r op e r t i e s , a nd wa t e r - p r o x i m i t y p r op e r t i e s . And wh a t y ou h a v e h e r e i s a t i n y l i t t l e e c onom i c c l i c k t h a t i s c om i ng i n t o dom i n a t e t h e t o t a l t a x a s s e s sme n t , t h e t o t a l v a l u e h e r e , t h i s who l e t a x a b l e a s s e s sme n t i n t h e t own o f Ca p e V i n c e n t , $212 m i l l i on , h a s a 64% e qu a l i z a t i on r a t e .

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We l l , w i t h t h i s n ew d e v e l opme n t i t ' s go i ng t o b e a h a l f - b i l l i on - do l l a r i n v e s t me n t h e r e t o b e n e f i t a r e l a t i v e l y sma l l e c onom i c m i no r i t y t o t h e d e t r i me n t o f t h e who l e e c onomy . w r ong . MR . MATHES : MR . BRAGDON : On e m i nu t e . Wh a t I t h i n k s hou l d b e h a pp e n i ng Wh e r e I And I f e e l t h a t t h a t ' s un e t h i c a l a nd

h e r e i s a g r e a t e r s e n s e o f c h e c k s a nd b a l a n c e s .

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go i ng o v e r s p e c i f i c t op i c s . Some o f t h e s e s t ud i e s a r e d e t a i l e d wa y b a c k t o Ap r i l ' 06 a nd h a v e b e e n r e v i s i t e d t o s a t i s f y ongo i ng c on c e r n s o f now up t o t h r e e y e a r s l a t e r . I be l i eve

t h e s e s t ud i e s a r e v a s t a nd c omp l e t e a nd - - a s po s s i b l e . Th e r e f o r e , t h e DE I S s hou l d b e a c c e p t e d . Se c ond l y , I h a v e a t t e nd e d ma n y P l a nn i ng Bo a r d me e t i ng s , a s I f e e l t h e y a r e c ondu c t e d i n a v e r y we l l ma nn e r . Th e c h a i r ma n a nd t h e t wo Bo a r d memb e r s I Th e y h a v e no t c h a ng e d t h e i r

a t t e nd e d s c hoo l w i t h .

c ommun i t y s uppo r t t h e y h a d t h e n do now b e c a u s e o f c on f l i c t o f i n t e r e s t - MR . MATHES : J a r v i s , i f y ou c ou l d j u s t k e e p on

t op i c , a nd e s p e c i a l l y s i n c e we h a v e l i m i t e d t i me . MR . RADLEY : Ok a y . And t h e P l a nn i ng Bo a r d

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l ong , I ' m f i nd i ng i t h a r d t o wa l k . My n ame i s Tom J o l l i f f , Ca p e V i n c e n t . h e r e s ome 40 s ome y e a r s . L i ved

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W i t h s ome t h i ng l e s s t h a n a c omp r e h e n s i v e r e v i ew o f t h e do c ume n t , i t a pp e a r s t o b e b a s i c a l l y s ound a nd c on t a i n i ng mo s t o f t h e e n v i r onme n t a l i n f o r ma t i on n e e d e d f o r d e c i s i on ma k i ng . A p r o v i s i on I d i d no t f i nd i s i d e n t i f i c a t i on o f l i a b i l i t y i n t h e c a s e o f d ama g e s c a u s e d b y t h e w i nd f a r m t o p e r s on s o r p r op e r t y a nd how t h e y wou l d b e h a nd l e d , s u c h a s b y i n s u r a n c e . Un l e s s I o v e r l oo k e d i t ,

i n c o r po r a t i ng t h a t wou l d b e b e n e f i c i a l . F u r t h e r t o t h e do c ume n t i t i s po i n t e d ou t t h a t a n E I S i s no t a d e c i s i on p r o c e s s , bu t r a t h e r on e o f a numb e r o f c ompon e n t s f o r d e c i s i on ma k i ng . A l so ,

i d e n t i f i c a t i on o f un a v o i d a b l e a d v e r s e i mp a c t s i s no t g r ound s f o r s t opp i ng a p r o j e c t , bu t r a t h e r t h e d e c i s i on s s hou l d b e b a s e d on t h e b a l a n c e o f b e n e f i t s a nd wh e t h e r t h e y r e d e em n e g a t i v e i mp a c t s . Und e r t h e c a t e go r y o f a l t e r n a t i v e s i s t h e Pa g e 73

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Th a t r a ng a b e l l w i t h me b e c a u s e o f a p r o f ound l e s s on i n a n o c e a nog r a ph y c ou r s e a t Co r n e l l 50 y e a r s a go . And t h a t i s t h a t mo s t o f t h e o c e a n s a r e h i gh l y

s t r a t i f i e d , a nd t h e r e i s l i t t l e t op - t o - bo t t om m i x i ng . So t h a t on c e t h e s u r f a c e l a y e r b e c ome s s a t u r a t e d w i t h C02 , i t won ' t e a s i l y a c c e p t mo r e . F u r t h e r mo r e , b e c a u s e t h e r e i s l i t t l e m i x i ng i n t h e s u r f a c e a r e a , t h e r e i s - - wh e r e t h e r e i s e nough l i gh t f o r pho t o s y n t h e s i s b y t i n y p l a n t s , v i t a l nu t r i e n t s f o r pho t o s y n t h e s i s , s u c h a s pho s pho r ou s h a v e a l r e a d y b e e n u s e d up b e c a u s e o f t h e l a c k o f m i x i ng . MR . MATHES : MR . JOLL I F F : On e m i nu t e . Th e up s ho t o f t h a t i s t h a t t h e

ma j o r i t y o f o c e a n s u r f a c e i s a v i r t u a l b i o l og i c a l d e s e r t wh e r e l i t t l e pho t o s y n t h e s i s o c c u r s a nd CO2 c ou l d o t h e r w i s e b e r e a d i l y c on v e r t e d t o c a r boh y d r a t e s a nd oxygens . E x c e p t i on s a r e s ome a r e a s wh e r e c u r r e n t s c a u s e up t h r u s t s o f d e e p wa t e r c on t a i n i ng l o t s o f pho s pho r ou s , Pa g e 74

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a n y on e wa n t s t o s a y t h a t ou r t own i s no t d i v i d e d , t h e y a r e w r ong . Wh y wou l dn ' t ou r l e a d e r s l oo k a t t h i s

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h a v e ma n y f ewe r t u r b i n e s , we c a n h a v e g e n e r ou s s e t b a c k s , a l l l a ndown e r s c a n p a r t i c i p a t e b e c a u s e i t w i l l b e a l a ndown e r s ' c oop e r a t i v e , a nd I ' m no t r e a l l y - - a nd I ' m a c t u a l l y - - I wa n t e v e r y on e t o p a r t i c i p a t e , W i nd PEG , Vo t e r s f o r W i nd , e v e r y on e . I don ' t s e e wh y i n t h i s wo r l d we c a n ' t c ome up w i t h a s o l u t i on t h a t i n v o l v e s e v e r y on e a nd g i v e s u s a w i n - w i n s o l u t i on . And we do h a v e t h i ng s d e v e l op i ng , a nd

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t h e l a s t n ame w r ong ; i t ' s h a r d t o r e a d . UN I DENT I F I ED SPEAKER : MR . MATHES : M i k e Ke i t h? UN I DENT I F I ED SPEAKER : MR . MATHES : MR . BOWERS : Da v e Be l l ? He l e f t . Be r t Bowe r s ? I ' v e r e v i ewe d How a bou t Dawn Mon k ? Ok a y , s h e l e f t .

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g e n e r a t e d a nd t h e qu a n t i t y o f f o s s i l f u e l u s e t h a t m i gh t b e a v o i d e d b y t h e u s e o f w i nd powe r . S t . L aw r e n c e W i nd c l a i ms i n Se c t i on 6 , Pa g e 6 - 1 t h a t t h e p r opo s e d w i nd p r o j e c t w i l l d e l i v e r a pp r o x i ma t e l y 79 . 5 me g awa t t s o f c l e a n r e n ewa b l e e n e r g y . Th i s s t a t eme n t i s t o t a l l y f a l s e . Th i s i s t h e ma x i mum

r a t ed capac i t y o f t he t u r b i nes t ha t r a r e l y , i f eve r , be r eached . We a l l k now t h a t t h e w i nd do e s no t a l wa y s

b l ow , a nd e v e n wh e n i t do e s i t s e l dom b l ows a t t h e v e l o c i t y n e e d e d f o r t h e t u r b i n e s t o p r odu c e t h e i r f u l l r a t e d powe r . S t . L aw r e n c e W i nd go e s on t o s a y i n t h e s ame p a r a g r a ph , t h e p r o j e c t w i l l a c c omp l i s h t h i s w i t hou t h a v i ng t o p r odu c e , t r a n s po r t , s t o r e , o r bu r n a n y f o s s i l f ue l i n t he p r ocess . P r odu c t i on o f t h i s c l e a n ,

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s t a t eme n t a g a i n i s t o t a l l y f a l s e a s i t p r e t e nd s t h a t i ndu s t r i a l w i nd powe r c a n b e a n i nd e p e nd e n t s t a nd - a l on e s ou r c e o f powe r . I n o r d e r f o r powe r t o b e a v a i l a b l e on a

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c a p a c i t y mu s t r un c on t i nuou s l y , a l wa y s r e a d y t o t a k e up t h e s l a c k wh e n t h e w i nd d i e s o r t o t h r o t t l e b a c k wh e n t h e w i nd c ome s on s t r ong . S t . L aw r e n c e W i nd , i n c a l c u l a t i ng t h e r e du c t i on i n em i s s i on s o f g r e e nhou s e g a s e s , a s s ume s t h a t wh e n e v e r t h e w i nd g e n e r a t o r i s op e r a t i ng , t h e r e qu i r e d b a c k up g e n e r a t i on i s u s i ng no f u e l a nd p r odu c i ng no em i s s i on s . Th i s i s no t po s s i b l e . I n De nma r k a nd Ge r ma n y wh e r e w i nd t u r b i n e s c o v e r a mu c h h i gh e r p r opo r t i on o f e l e c t r i c d ema nd , i t ' s b e e n f ound t h a t g r e e nhou s e g a s em i s s i on s h a v e no t b e e n r e du c e d . On t h i s mo s t i mpo r t a n t i s s u e o f wh a t po s i t i v e b e n e f i t s t h e t u r b i n e s m i gh t g e n e r a t e , S t . L aw r e n c e W i nd h a s p r odu c e d a do c ume n t t h a t , f a r f r om b e i ng a s e r i ou s a t t emp t t o we i gh t h e p r o s a nd c on s o f d e v e l opme n t , i t ' s

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nonp a r t i c i p a t i ng r e s i d e n c e s r i gh t on o r n e a r t o t h e p r e d i c t e d 42 - d e c i b e l c on t ou r . I n t hese r u r a l a r eas t he

n i gh t t i me amb i e n t s ound l e v e l i s t y p i c a l l y 25 t o 30 d e c i b e l s o r l e s s . Th e p l a nn e d i n c r e a s e s i n no i s e l e v e l s w i l l h a v e a hug e i mp a c t on t ho s e r e s i d e n t s , a s t h e y ma y b e s ub j e c t e d t o a 10 t o 15 - d e c i b e l s ound l e v e l i n c r e a s e . Su c h a n i n c r e a s e v a s t l y e x c e e d s t h e 3 t o 5 d e c i b e l s t h a t p e op l e m i gh t f i nd t o l e r a b l e . I n s umma r y , t h e s e f ew e x amp l e s i l l u s t r a t e t h a t S t . L aw r e n c e W i nd h a s t r e a t e d t h e e n v i r onme n t a l i mp a c t p r o c e s s a s s i mp l y a no t h e r oppo r t un i t y t o p r odu c e a h i gh l y b i a s e d , p a t e n t l y f a l s e PR do c ume n t . I n do i ng s o ,

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b e g i nn i ng . I f w i nd t u r b i n e s we r e t r u l y a boon t o s o c i e t y , t h e y wou l d h a v e a pp r o a c h e d u s i n a s t r a i gh t f o r wa r d a nd hon e s t f a s h i on . I n s t e a d , t h e y c ome s n e a k i ng i n l i k e

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s t i l l w i l l i ng t o s e l l ou r c omm i t t e e - - c ommun i t y t o w i nd d e v e l op e r s f o r 30 p i e c e s o f s i l v e r ? y e s , God h e l p u s a l l . [ App l a u s e ] MR . MATHES : Wa l k e r ? Ma b e l Wa l k e r ? UN I DENT I F I ED SPEAKER : MR . MATHES : Th e y l e f t . Pa t r i c k Ha y e s . Pa t Ha y e s ? Ma b e l Th a n k y ou . I f y ou r a n swe r i s

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Sp e n c e r F a l c on? You k now , I ' v e b e e n c om i ng t o

t h e s e t h i ng s f o r t h e l a s t c oup l e y e a r s , a nd t h i s i s t h e f i r s t t i me I ' v e s a i d a n y t h i ng . I ' m a ph y s i c i a n . I am t h e me d i c a l d i r e c t o r a t I can

Sama r i t a n , a nd - - bu t I ' m a l s o a p s y c h i a t r i s t .

t e l l y ou t h a t t h e amoun t o f r a g e a nd a n x i e t y a nd t e n s i on i n t h i s r oom i s e nough t o h a v e a s i gn i f i c a n t po r t i on o f y ou e nd up i n my eme r g e n c y r oom . [ L a ugh t e r ] DR . FALCON : Th e r e a l i t y i s t h a t t h i s p r ob l em

w i l l no t go awa y w i t h t h e c omp l e t i on o f t h i s p r o j e c t . You ' r e go i ng t o f e e l l i k e t h i s wh e n t h e s e a r e h e r e . t e n s i on won ' t s t op . I f t h e r e i s no t a p r op e r Th e

a c c ommod a t i on p r i o r t o t h e t i me t h a t t h e s e a r e

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i n s t a l l e d , t h e n t h i s w i l l n e v e r go awa y . f ee l l i ke t h i s .

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Tho s e o f y ou who h a v e ma d e t h e d e c i s i on t o h a v e t h em c l o s e t o y ou r home s , t ho s e o f y ou who a r e a ng r y b e c a u s e o f t h e i r p r o x i m i t y e v e n f a r awa y ; i t ' s no t go i ng t o go awa y . I l i v e on T i bb e t t s Po i n t . e x c i t i ng r i gh t now . A l o t o f r ed . I t ' s pret ty My w i f e Ma r y

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a nd a qu a r t e r awa y .

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wh a t t h i ng s a r e go i ng t o b e l i k e i n p r o x i m i t y t o y ou r home s . Bu t my c on c e r n i s t h i s a nd my a r e a o f k now l e dg e i s t h i s : Th e p s y c h i a t r i c i mp a c t t h a t y ou ' r e

a l l e x p e r i e n c i ng a nd t h a t y ou r f am i l y i s e x p e r i e n c i ng a nd o t h e r s who a r e no t h e r e a r e e x p e r i e n c i ng i s go i ng t o go on . I t ' s go i ng t o h a v e a n i mp a c t . I t a l r eady has .

We mo v e d h e r e f r om Bo s t on b e c a u s e i t wa s a n i c e v i l l a g e c ommun i t y . We n e e d t o c ome t o a r e s o l u t i on

t h a t p e op l e c a n l i v e w i t h a nd no t b e a ng r y a bou t a d e c a d e f r om now . Th a n k s . Rob e r t Uh l i g? Rob e r t ? Ru t h

MR . MATHES : Uh l i g? Sam De Long? MS . De LONG :

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m i c r ophon e e i t h e r .

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o f t h e s e me e t i ng s , a nd I h a v e n e v e r s t ood up a nd s a i d a pub l i c wo r d . I am on e o f t ho s e p e op l e t h a t a l o t o f

p e op l e i n t h i s r oom r e f u s e t o a c k now l e dg e . My - - a l o t o f my a du l t l i f e I h a v e s u f f e r e d f r om m i g r a i n e h e a d a c h e s . Ha v i ng d r i v e n b a c k a nd f o r t h

b e t we e n Tu s c on , A r i z on a , a nd Ca l i f o r n i a a nd h a v i ng d r i v e n t h r ough Lowv i l l e , I w i l l t e l l y ou t h a t I am no t a s t a t i s t i c on a p i e c e o f p a p e r ; I am t h e r e a l t h i ng . Wh e n I d r i v e down t h e r o a dwa y i n Lowv i l l e I Pa g e 88

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I n t h e 12 y e a r s t h a t I h a v e

own e d my p r op e r t y h e r e i n t h i s c ommun i t y , I h a v e s t i mu l a t e d i n t h i s e c onomy i n Ca p e V i n c e n t a nd J e f f e r s on Coun t y a pp r o x i ma t e l y h a l f a m i l l i on do l l a r s . I h a v e a s k e d f o r no t h i ng . I h a v e g i v e n s e v e r a l t hou s a nd do l l a r s - - a c oup l e o f t hou s a nd hou r s o f v o l un t e e r t i me b e c a u s e t h a t ' s who I am , b e c a u s e I l o v e t h i s c ommun i t y , a nd b e c a u s e t h i s c ommun i t y t h r i v e s on v o l un t e e r i sm . I h a v e n e v e r a s k e d f o r a n y t h i ng i n r e t u r n . Bo t h my hu s b a nd a nd I h a v e s e r v e d i n pub l i c In return

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o f f i ce .

Th e j ob t h a t t h e Town P l a nn i ng Bo a r d h a s , t h a t

t h e Town Bo a r d o f s up e r v i s o r s h a s i s no t a n e a s y j ob . Ve r y f ew o f y ou i n t h i s r oom , i n c l ud i ng my s e l f a t t h i s po i n t i n my l i f e , wou l d t a k e on t h e s e r e s pon s i b i l i t i e s . I h a v e b e e n a l obb y i s t , a nd I h a v e b e e n l obb i e d . I t i s y ou r r e s pon s i b i l i t y a s pub l i c s e r v a n t s

t o t a k e t h e i n a c c u r a c i e s on bo t h s i d e s a nd t h e a c c u r a c y a nd d e v e l op t h a t i n t o a b a l a n c e . I t i s a l s o y ou r

r e s pon s i b i l i t y t o do i t e t h i c a l l y , a nd i t i s y ou r r e s pon s i b i l i t y t o f i r s t s e r v e t h e p e op l e o f t h i s c ommun i t y , f o r wh e n y ou d e c i d e d a s a v o l un t e e r o r a s a n Pa g e 89

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051609pubh r g - 2 . t x t e l e c t e d o f f i c i a l t o t a k e on t h e r e s pon s i b i l i t i e s t h a t y ou h a v e c ho s e n t o t a k e on , y ou r f i r s t c on c e r n i n p r i ma r y i s t h e h e a l t h , s a f e t y , a nd we l f a r e - - t h e h e a l t h , s a f e t y , a nd we l f a r e o f t h e c i t i z e n s o f t h i s c ommun i t y . No t t o f e e d t h e p r o f i t ma r g i n o f a l a r g e

f o r e i gn c o r po r a t i on . I t h a n k y ou f o r t h e j ob t h a t y ou do b e c a u s e i t ' s no t a n e a s y j ob ; s e r v i ng t h e pub l i c i s no t e a s y . A t t h e v e r y h i gh e s t po i n t i n y ou r r e s pon s i b i l i t i e s y ou w i l l ma k e 50% o f t h e p e op l e h a pp y 50% o f t h e t i me . MR . MATHES : Sam , y ou h a v e t wo m i nu t e s i f y ou

wa n t t o t a l k a bou t t h e i mp a c t s . MS . De LONG : I ' l l t e l l y ou , t h e i mp a c t s o f t h e

v e r t i go a r e v e r y d i s c on c e r t i ng , t o s a y t h e v e r y - - t o

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say t he l eas t .

I t oo k my n e i ghbo r w i t h me t h r ough

Lowv i l l e , a nd s h e h a d n e v e r d r i v e n t h r ough a t u r b i n e c omp l e x . I h a d t o s t op a t t h e s i d e o f t h e r o a d wh i l e And I t h i n k t h a t a l l o f y ou

s h e go t ou t a nd v om i t e d .

r e a l l y n e e d t o t a k e t h a t i n t o c on s i d e r a t i on . I pu t t h e v i s o r down i n my c a r , I pu t t h e v i s o r o v e r my s ung l a s s e s down a s f a r o v e r my e y e s a s I c ou l d , t r y i ng t o c on c e n t r a t e on t h e l i n e i n t h e r o a d a nd no t wh a t wa s i n f r on t o f me . I t wa s a v e r y w i nd y d a y ,

a nd t h e r e wa s mo t i on on bo t h s i d e s o f t h e r o a d , w i t h m i l e s o f t u r b i n e s i n f r on t o f u s . t h a t s ame r o a d . I a s k a l l o f y ou t o c on s i d e r t h e f a c t t h a t Pa g e 90 I f e a r e d d r i v i ng b a c k

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051609pubh r g - 2 . t x t 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 t h i s i s a r e a l p r ob l em . f r om e x p e r i e n c e . a n y t h i ng . I s p e a k no t a s a s t a t i s t i c , bu t

I do no t wa n t t o d e n y a n y bod y

Bu t b y t h e s ame t o k e n , l oo k a r ound y ou , l oo k

a t t h e p e op l e who h a v e b e e n y ou r n e i ghbo r s , l oo k a t t h e p e op l e who h a v e b e e n t h e r e t o h e l p y ou wh e n y ou h a v e n e e d e d h e l p a nd t ho s e p e op l e who y ou h a v e h e l p e d wh e n t hey ' ve needed he l p . F i r s t a nd f o r emo s t , we mu s t a l l l i v e t og e t h e r a s on e un i t . L e t u s do i t c omp a s s i on a t e l y , f a i r l y , Be c a u s e t h e n a nd on l y t h e n w i l l He l p u s

hon e s t l y , e t h i c a l l y .

we , Ca p e V i n c e n t , c on t i nu e t o l i v e a nd t h r i v e .

t o b r i ng ou r h i s t o r y f r om t h e p a s t i n t o t h e f u t u r e .

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MR . MATHES : MS . De LONG :

Th a t ' s y ou r t i me . And r e g a r d l e s s o f wh e t h e r y ou

a g r e e w i t h e v e r y t h i ng t h a t ' s b e i ng don e h e r e , do no t b e a f r a i d t o v o i c e y ou r op i n i on . And I a s k t h i s Bo a r d wh e n y ou a r e c on s i d e r i ng t h i s f i n a l a c c e p t a n c e o f t h i s r e po r t t o t a k e i n t o c on s i d e r a t i on b a l a n c e . He a l t h , s a f e t y , a nd we l f a r e o f Th a n k y ou .

t h e p e op l e y ou h a v e c ho s e n t o s e r v e . MR . MATHES :

Tho s e a r e a l l t h e s p e a k e r s t h a t I h a v e no t e s o f f ou r p e op l e

we r e on t h e s i gn - i n s h e e t .

who a c t u a l l y s t opp e d a nd h a d mu c h mo r e t o s a y . Cou l d I j u s t s e e h a nd s f r om a dd i t i on a l p e op l e who wou l d l i k e a n oppo r t un i t y t o k e e p s p e a k i ng? I k now how ma n y p e op l e we h a v e a nd how mu c h t i me . Pa g e 91 Jus t so So i f

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051609pubh r g - 2 . t x t e v e r y on e - - s o I h a v e on e , t wo - - i s y ou r h a nd up , j u s t s o I c a n - - t h r e e , f ou r , f i v e - - I h a v e s i x p e op l e a nd - - s e v e n . y e t , r i gh t ? MR . EDGAR : MR . MATHES : No , s i r . So we ' l l l e t h i m go f i r s t . I I h a v e s e v e n p e op l e . You d i dn ' t s p e a k

h a v e s e v e n p e op l e a f t e r t h a t . I s t h e r e a n y bod y t h a t d i dn ' t s i gn i n who wa n t s speak? So I h a v e t wo p e op l e . We ' l l l e t y ou t wo go

t h r ough , a nd t h e n we ' l l go t h r ough t h e o t h e r s e v e n . We ' l l s t i l l do f i v e m i nu t e s a p i e c e o r l e s s , a nd t h a t

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w i l l u s e t h e t i me . And i f y ou c ou l d j u s t g i v e y ou r n ame f o r t h e s t e nog r a ph e r s i n c e i t ' s no t w r i t t e n down . MR . EDGAR : I t ' s Ch r i s Edg a r , E - D - G - A - R . I don ' t t h i n k I n e e d

My n ame i s Ch r i s Edg a r . a m i c a s a wh i t ewa t e r gu i d e . no t w i t h t h e w i nd a g e n c i e s . e n v i r onme n t a l s c i e n c e .

I ' m no t a r e s i d e n t ; I ' m My b a c k g r ound i s

And t h e r e ' s s ome g r e a t po i n t s

b e i ng ma d e , bu t t h e r e a r e a l o t o f b i a s po i n t s b e i ng ma d e . You a r e r e s i d e n t s , y ou ' r e t a l k i ng a bou t a e s t h e t i c s , bu t wo r k i ng w i t h t h e f e d e r a l go v e r nme n t i n t h e F o r e s t Se r v i c e do i ng e n v i r onme n t a l a s s e s sme n t s , En v i r onme n t a l I mp a c t S t a t eme n t s , NEPA d i d no t s e t t h i s up t o t a k e i n t o e f f e c t t h e p r o s , wh a t do e s t h i s do f o r t h e c ommun i t y , wh a t do e s t h i s - - how do e s t h i s i mp a c t - Pa g e 92

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051609pubh r g - 2 . t x t 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 I me a n , g r a n t e d , h e a l t h i s i mpo r t a n t on t h e NEPA p r o j e c t s , bu t NEPA wa s no t d e s i gn e d t o t a k e i n t o t h i s . So do e s i t n e e d t o b e r e v amp e d? Pe r h a p s . Bu t t h e

qu e s t i on wa s b r ough t up a bou t good b e n e f i t s , wh e r e a r e t h e good b e n e f i t s . this. NEPA wa s no t d e s i gn e d t o c ome i n t o

Qu e s t i on s a bou t g l ob a l wa r m i ng a r e c om i ng i n .

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NEPA wa s s e t up t o t a k e f a c t .

And i f i t ' s no t

p r o v e n f a c t , i t do e s n ' t c ome i n t o p l a y i n a NEPA do c ume n t . Ok a y , ma y b e t h e s e s t a nd a r d s n e e d t o b e

r e v i s e d , a g a i n , b e c a u s e t h i s wa s s e t up a l ong t i me a go . Bu t c om i ng a t i t f r om wo r k i ng on w i l d s c e n i c r i v e r s i n O r e gon , l oo k i n t o w i nd d e v e l opme n t on t h e Co l umb i a R i v e r Go r g e , b e c a u s e t h i s i s a go r g e ou s s e c t i on o f t h e wo r l d , t h e y h a v e a e s t h e t i c s , t h e y h a v e t ou r i sm , s ome o f v e r y s ame t h i ng s t h a t y ou a l l a r e d e a l i ng w i t h . So we c a n f i nd a l o t , a nd t h a t ' s a l l I ' m h e a r i ng t od a y . And a g a i n , I ' m h e r e t o ob s e r v e ; I ' v e go t no t h i ng t o l o s e , no t h i ng t o g a i n e x c e p t f o r wh a t f u t u r e g e n e r a t i on s h a v e t o g a i n , a nd t h a t ' s a g l ob a l i s s u e , no t j us t a l oca l i ssue . You wa n t t o t a l k a bou t g l ob a l wa r m i ng a g a i n , I l oo k a t i t a s d e p e nd e n c e on f o r e i gn o i l , a nd Na t u r a l g a s i s v e r y

i t ' s no t n e c e s s a r i l y h e r e . Pa g e 93

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a g a i n , we go t t o t h i n k g l ob a l l y . upon f o r e i gn o i l .

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p a s s i on a t e a bou t i t , a nd t h a t ' s g r e a t t o s e e , bu t i t ' s a l s o k i nd o f h e a r t b r e a k i ng t o s e e wh a t i t c a n do t o a

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c ommun i t y t h i s sma l l wh e r e f o l k s a t on e po i n t i n t i me we r e no t on oppo s i t e s i d e s o f t h e s t r e e t . So I gu e s s wh a t I ' m r e a l l y g e t t i ng a t a nd t h e on l y po i n t t h a t I h a v e i s NEPA , e n v i r onme n t a l a s s e s sme n t s , e n v i r onme n t a l i mp a c t s , t h e y a r e b a s e d on f ac t s . So wh e r e y ou ma y no t f e e l t h a t y ou ' r e s e e i ng t h e

i n f o r ma t i on , i t ' s b e c a u s e i t do e s n ' t n e c e s s a r i l y a t t h i s po i n t i n t i me , b a s e d on f e d e r a l s t a nd a r d s f o r do i ng NEPA do c ume n t s , don ' t a l l ow f o r t h a t . I f - - y ou n e e d t o ma k e t ho s e c h a ng e s , p e r h a p s we do . Bu t y ou ' r e no t s e e i ng t h em i n t h i s a s s e s sme n t ,

wh i c h I ' v e gon e o v e r , a nd I ' v e gon e o v e r ma n y o v e r t h e y e a r s - - I c ome f r om t h e Sc hoo l o f F o r e s t r y a t Sy r a c u s e , wo r k f o r t h e U . S . F o r e s t Se r v i c e - - t h e y a r e no t p a r t o f t h e s y s t em . And s o y ou ' r e f i nd i ng t h i ng s t h a t a r e n ' t t h e r e b e c a u s e t h e y ' l l n e v e r go t h e r e un t i l t h i ng s a r e c h a ng e d w i t h i n t h e f e d e r a l s y s t em o f how t h e s e do c ume n t s a r e pu t t og e t h e r . Pa g e 94

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t h e r e ' s a l o t o f s t u f f h e r e , a nd i t ' s v e r y i n t e r e s t i ng t o be he r e . Th a n k y ou f o r y ou r t i me . Th e r e wa s a g e n t l ema n , on e o t h e r

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t h a t we c a n s e e y ou t oo , t h a t ' s a l l . DR . MOEHS : I wa n t e d t o ma k e a f ew c omme n t s i n

r e l a t i on t o wh a t I h a d s a i d a t t h e DE I S t h a t wa s i n r e g a r d t o h e a l t h i s s u e s wh i c h I h a d b r ough t ou t . Some o f t h e s e h a v e b e e n a l l ud e d t o a l i t t l e Bu t t h e y a r e , f o r e x amp l e , s e i z u r e s , we ' v e t a l k e d

a bou t t h a t , l ow f r e qu e n c y no i s e , c a r d i a c i s s u e s , p r ob l ems w i t h t h e e l d e r l y , t h e p r ob l ems w i t h t h e y oung , t h e p r ob l ems w i t h l e a r n i ng p r ob l ems . s e e i s a n y wa y o f m i t i g a t i ng t h e s e . d i s c u s s i on o f do i ng t h a t . To me t h i s i s a p r o j e c t t h a t ' s pu t t og e t h e r b y b i g bu s i n e s s t h a t ' s t r y i ng t o s e l l a p r o j e c t t o t h e c ommun i t y , a nd t h e r e ' s no m i t i g a t i on s f o r t h e s e . wa s a l a d y f r om Wo l f e I s l a nd who s a i d t h a t i t ' s Pa g e 95 Th e r e And wh a t I don ' t Th e r e ' s no

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a r e a s on a b l e p r o j e c t , t h e n t h e r e h a s t o b e s ome wa y o f m i t i g a t i ng a bou t t h a t , m i t i g a t i ng t h e s e i s s u e s , a nd i t

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r a n ou t b e f o r e I wa s t a l k i ng a bou t d e c omm i s s i on i ng . Th a t ' s v e r y mu c h a n i s s u e w i t h me , a nd I l i k e t o a l wa y s s t i c k t o t h e s c r i p t h e r e , t h e D r a f t En v i r onme n t a l I mp a c t S t a t eme n t , bu t i f y ou w i l l a l l ow me , I w i l l d i v e r t t o s h a r e w i t h y ou a s ub j e c t i v e s t o r y t h a t t oo k p l a c e j u s t t h i s p a s t we e k e nd . I h a d d i nn e r w i t h my s i s t e r - i n - l aw ; s h e ' s f r om Swe d e n . I h a dn ' t s e e n i n h e r a wh i l e . I says , Or eka ,

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awa y a nd f a l l i ng a p a r t , a nd we wou l d l i k e t o h a v e t h e t h i ng s t a k e n down . And s h e s a i d t h e d e v e l op e r s a nd We

op e r a t o r s h a v e ma d e t h e i r b i g bu c k s a nd l e f t Swe d e n . c a n ' t f i nd t h em . And we a r e s t u c k w i t h t h e s e 400 - f oo t Pa g e 96

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a nd I wou l d a s k t h a t t h e P l a nn i ng Bo a r d r e l oo k a t s ome o f t h e i s s u e s i n d e c omm i s s i on i ng . I t do e s no t s a y a n y t h i ng a bou t t h e l ong - d i s t a n c e t r a n sm i s s i on l i n e s t h a t r un 9 m i l e s f r om h e r e t o t h e t own o f L yme . No t h i ng a bou t t h e

d e c omm i s s i on i ng o f t h a t ; no t a wo r d me n t i on e d . And Donn i e Bou r qu i n , y ou a po l og i z e d f o r - - y ou we r e a l i t t l e b i t n e r v ou s a bou t s p e a k i ng b e c a u s e y ou ' r e f r om L yme . I wou l d no t b e n e r v ou s , Don , b e c a u s e t h e

D r a f t En v i r onme n t a l I mp a c t S t a t eme n t c o v e r s ou r t own , t h e t own o f L yme , t h a t mu l t i - m i l l i on do l l a r p r o j e c t o f t h e t r a n sm i s s i on l i n e go i ng t h r ough ou r t own a nd t r y i ng t o c omm i ng l e o r c o - e x i s t , wh a t e v e r t h e e ng i n e e r i ng t e r m i s , w i t h ou r We s t e r n J e f f e r s on Coun t y wa t e r l i n e , t h e De v e l opme n t Au t ho r i t y o f No r t h Coun t r y ' s wa t e r l i n e , i t ' s go t t o c omm i ng l e . I h a v e s ome i s s u e s t h e r e . I k now

t h e y c a n b e r e s o l v e d , bu t we go t t o h a v e s t r i c t r u l e s i n p l a c e t o ma k e s u r e t h a t we don ' t h a v e i s s u e s . I h a pp e n t o b e on e who t h i n k s t u r b i n e s a r e b e a u t i f u l t o l oo k a t . I ' m no t a s h ame d t o a dm i t t h a t . I l o v e w i n t e r ; my

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t u r b i n e I l o v e i t s d e s i gn , I l o v e - - t h e 14 r pm k i nd o f pu t s me t o s l e e p . Bu t on 4 - 3 , Vo l ume I , i f y ou t o t a l up a l l t h e t u r b i n e s t h a t a r e go i ng t o go up w i t h i n 17 m i l e s o f t h i s bu i l d i ng , a nd i f y ou i n c l ud e t h e on e s i n t h e t own o f L yme , we w i l l h a v e 485 t u r b i n e s w i t h i n 17 m i l e s o f t h i s bu i l d i ng . And a s on e who l i k e s t o l oo k a t t u r b i n e s , I

t hough t I wou l d b e e x c i t e d b y t h a t , bu t I go t t o t h i n k i ng a nd s a y i ng , wow , t h a t i s a l o t o f 400 - f oo t h i gh mon s t e r s t o b e i n my c ommun i t y . And on Pa g e 4 - 14 i t s a y s , c omb i n e d t h e S t . L aw r e n c e p r o j e c t a nd t h e Ca p e V i n c e n t p r o j e c t s wou l d e n c omp a s s a ma j o r i t y , a ma j o r i t y o f t h e l a nd a r e a o f t h e t own o f Ca p e V i n c e n t . V i ews o f t h e t u r b i n e s wou l d b e Th a t k i nd o f s c a r e s me wh e n I

dom i n a n t a nd w i d e s p r e a d . s e e wo r d i ng l i k e t h a t .

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w i t h t h e c e l l phon e , w i t h t h e AM r a d i o , w i t h t h e FM r a d i o , w i t h w i r e l e s s c ommun i c a t i on , w i r e l e s s i n t e r n e t . Th e r e w i l l b e i s s u e s w i t h t h e VHF a nd UHF c ommun i c a t i on f o r ou r po l i c e , f i r e , eme r g e n c y r e s pond e r s . Tho s e i s s u e s c a n b e d e a l t w i t h , t h e y c a n a l l Pa g e 98

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b e s o l v e d , bu t t h e c ommun i t y s hou l d no t s o l v e t ho s e i s s u e s , i t s hou l d b e s o l v e d b y t h e d e e p po c k e t s o f Ac c i on a . I don ' t h a v e a n y p r ob l em w i t h c ommun i c a t i on s i s s u e s b e c a u s e I ' m s u r e t h e Bo a r d w i l l s e e t o i t t h a t i n t h e z on i ng i t w i l l s t i pu l a t e t h a t a l l c ommun i c a t i on s p r ob l ems w i l l b e d e a l t w i t h a nd r e s o l v e d b y t h e d e v e l op e r . MR . MATHES : MR . BOURQU I N : Th a t ' s y ou r t i me , Don . We h a v e a l o t t o l oo k a t on t h e

c ompu t e - - c omp l i a n t - - c omp l a i n t r e s o l u t i on Bo a r d , l e a v e s a l o t t o b e s a i d w i t h t h e c omp l a i n t r e s o l u t i on Bo a r d . Re a d t h a t mo r e c a r e f u l l y . I t c omp l e t e l y

e l i m i n a t e s t h e t wo t own s a nd on l y a l l ows on e t own t o b e on t h a t Bo a r d . M r . Ch a i r ma n . MR . MATHES : MR . H I RSCHEY : MR . MATHES : Ur ban H i r schey . I ' ve de l ega t ed m i ne a l r eady . We ' r e no t d e l e g a t i ng , bu t I ' l l go Th i s i s a t wo - t own p r o j e c t . Th a n k y ou ,

t h r ough t h e l i s t a nd we ' l l r a i s e h a nd s a nd go f r om t he r e . Th e r e s a C i o c c i . MS . C I OCC I : Be f o r e I wa s a s k e d t o s i t down I

wa s t a l k i ng a bou t t h e h e a l t h a nd we l l n e s s r i s k s , s o I ' l l c on t i nu e t o r e a d my s t a t eme n t t o b e e n t e r e d . Th e r e i s a n e v e r moun t i ng bod y o f me d i c a l d a t a

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t h a t c a u s e c a l l s f o r p r e c a u t i on .

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h a s a g a i n d emon s t r a t e d i gno r a n c e a nd p l a c e d pub l i c h e a l t h a nd we l l n e s s a t r i s k i n t h e i r d i sm i s s a l o f n ew d a t a b y u s i ng smo k e s c r e e n un c e r t a i n t y . Smo k e s c r e e n un c e r t a i n t y r e f e r s t o e ng a g i ng i n s t r a t e g i e s wh i c h c on c e a l k now l e dg e a bou t t h e n e g a t i v e e f f e c t s , f a i l u r e t o c ondu c t o r r e po r t s u c h n e g a t i v e d a t a , o r wo r s e , t o f o c u s d i s c u s s i on s on o t h e r f a c t o r s . Co v e r up i s a l s o a wa y o f d e f l e c t i ng pub l i c w r a t h . I gno r a n c e h a s t wo f a c e s . Po s i t i v e l y , i t i s a

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w i t hou t c on s i d e r i ng un c e r t a i n t i e s . F u r t h e r i gno r a n c e h a s b e e n d emon s t r a t e d i n t h e i r f a i l u r e t o r i go r ou s l y s e e k ou t a nd pub l i c l y e v a l u a t e a l t e r n a t i v e s a nd s t op t h e p r opo s e d a c t i v i t y un t i l a l l a l t e r n a t i v e s h a v e b e e n i n v e s t i g a t e d . Po l i t i c a l l y - i ndu c e d un c e r t a i n t y r e f e r s t o d e l e g a t e - - d e l i b e r a t e i gno r a n c e o f a p a r t o f - - on t h e p a r t o f t h e a g e n c i e s c h a r g e d w i t h p r o t e c t i ng t h e h e a l t h o f t h e e n v i r onme n t a nd h a s c omp r om i s e d t h i s Bo a r d ' s pub l i c du t y t o mon i t o r , und e r s t a nd , i n v e s t i g a t e , i n f o r m , a nd a c t . I t i s a l s o c l e a r t h a t a r r og a n c e a nd g r e e d h a v e t a i n t e d t h i s Bo a r d ' s d e c i s i on - ma k i ng . P r oo f i s e v i d e n t

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i n t h e f a c t t h a t a n un e t h i c a l f i n a n c i a l i n t e r e s t o f t h e d e c i s i on ma k e r s h a s e x i s t e d s i n c e t h e i n c e p t i on o f t h i s p r o j e c t ' s p l a nn i ng . P r e c a u t i on p r e v e n t s s h i f t i ng bu r d e n s o f p r oo f . Re gu l a t i on s a l on e a r e no t l i k e l y t o s pu r p r e c a u t i on a r y b e h a v i o r on t h e p a r t o f go v e r nme n t s o r t ho s e who s uppo r t a qu e s t i on a b l e a c t i v i t y . Howe v e r , ma r k e t i n c e n t i v e s

s u c h a s r e qu i r i ng a bond f o r t h e wo r s e po s s i b l e c on s e qu e n c e s o f a n a c t i v i t y o r l i a b i l i t y f o r d ama g e s e n c ou r a g e c omp a n i e s t o t h i n k a bou t how t o p r e v e n t i v e i mp a c t s . Su c h a s s u r a n c e bond s a r e a l r e a d y u s e d i n

c on s t r u c t i on p r o j e c t s a r ound t h e wo r l d . I wou l d a s k t h i s Bo a r d t h a t t h e l i a b i l i t y f o r d ama g e s mu s t i n c l ud e un k nown s ho r t - a nd l ong - t e r m ou t c ome s o f t h e h e a l t h r i s k s p r e v i ou s l y s t a t e d . Th e r e i s no t e nough t i me t o r e f e r e n c e t h e r a p i d l y g r ow i ng me d i c a l d a t a b a s e , t h e n e g a t i v e e f f e c t s o f i ndu s t r i a l w i nd t u r b i n e s on huma n s . Th e s e e f f e c t s

a r e on l y now c om i ng t o t h e f o r e f r on t a s t h e s e i n s t a l l a t i on s c r e e p c l o s e r a nd c l o s e r t o mo r e d e n s e l y - popu l a t e d a r e a s , a nd t h e s uppo r t e r s o f s u c h p r o j e c t s c on t i nu e t o u s e o l d d a t a t o smo k e s c r e e n o r s i mp l y no t a dd r e s s t h e c u r r e n t i s s u e s . I n c l o s i ng , I w i l l , howe v e r , r e po r t t h a t t h e Na t i on a l AG Sa f e t y Da t a b a s e h a s a n e no r mou s amoun t o f

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i s s u e t h e y s t a t e d among s c hoo l - a g e d c h i l d r e n , t ho s e who g e t e v e n on e l e s s hou r o f s l e e p t h a n t h e i r p e e r s h a v e b e e n s hown t o p e r f o r m mo r e poo r l y on t e s t s o f memo r y a t t e n t i on . And t h a t s e l f - r e po r t e d s l e e p c omp l a i n t s

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s hows t h e no i s e l e v e l a s a f un c t i on o f wh a t ' s h a pp e n i ng . And i t go e s a l l t h e wa y f r om z e r o t o I t h i n k 120 dB . l oo k e d a t i t a nd I s a y s I c a n r e a l l y u s e t h a t i n t e a c h i ng . Th a t ' s on e o f t h e g r e a t e s t c h a r t s I ' v e s e e n . And I c h e c k t h e numb e r , y e a h , I l oo k a t I

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t h i s , a nd y ou b a s i c a l l y n e e d t o h i r e y ou r own i nd e p e nd e n t c on s u l t a n t . And t h e r e a s on I s a i d b e f o r e , y ou ma y no t l i k e t o h e a r i t , i s t h a t i f y ou h i r e me , y ou ' r e t h e c l i e n t , I ' m go i ng t o l i s t e n t o y ou r n e e d s . And I ma y no t l i e ,

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r es i den t s . R i gh t now t h e y wa n t t o ob e y a nd p l e a s e y ou r Bo a r d s b e c a u s e t h e y wa n t y ou r o k a y . Bu t a f t e r y ou g i v e

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a f t e r t h e b l a s t i ng t o pu t i n t h e f ound a t i on s , t h e y m i gh t f i nd t h a t t h e y don ' t h a v e wa t e r o r t h e y don ' t h a v e t h e Pa g e 109

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r a don i s a n i s s u e i n ou r c ommun i t i e s , a nd b y b l a s t i ng t h e y do s ome t i me s op e n up po c k e t s . a nd s a f e t y i s s u e . A l s o t oo y ou m i gh t wa n t t o c on s i d e r a bu y ou t c l a u s e , s o a f t e r t h i s p r o j e c t go e s t h r ough i f s ome o f t h e p e op l e f e e l t h e y c a nno t l i v e n e x t t o i t t h a t t h e y b e bough t ou t b y t h e w i nd c omp a n y f o r wh a t t h e i r p l a c e s we r e a s s e s s e d f o r b e f o r e h a nd s o t h a t t h e r e ' s a n op t i on f o r s ome o f t h e p e op l e t o g e t ou t o f h e r e . O t h e r w i s e we So t h i s i s a h e a l t h

h a v e s i t u a t i on s a r ound t h e c oun t r y a nd a r ound t h e wo r l d wh e r e p e op l e j u s t s i t t h e r e o r j u s t wa l k awa y a nd h a v e no t h i ng . Th a n k y ou . MR . BRAGDON : Hi . I ' l l t r y t o be ve r y b r i e f .

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I ' m B r oo k s B r a gdon .

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f r om t h e s t a t eme n t f r om S t . L aw r e n c e W i nd F a r m . h a s t o do w i t h t h e i r c on c l u s i on s . c l e a r a bou t i t .

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t h e p r opo s e d p r o j e c t b e i ng p e r c e i v e d a s a h i gh l y dom i n a n t v i s u a l e l eme n t . E v e n t hough t h e r e ' s s ome c h a ng e s , i t s a y s , a l t hough t h e c u r r e n t p r o j e c t i n c l ud e s f ewe r t u r b i n e s , t h e s ame v i s u a l r e s ou r c e s w i l l l i k e l y v i ew on e o r mo r e t u r b i nes . Pa g e 110

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t h a t wa n t e d t o go a s e c ond t i me t h a t d i d no t h a v e a n oppo r t un i t y ? Ok a y , t h i s w i l l b e ou r l a s t s p e a k e r . I ' m no t

go i ng t o go a t h i r d t i me b e c a u s e no t e v e r y on e c ou l d h a v e a t h i r d t i me . MR . BYRNE : Th a n k y ou , Bo a r d memb e r s , a g a i n

t o - - f o r a s e c ond s p e e c h h e r e . My n ame i s J ohn By r n e , r e s i d e n t o f Ca p e V i n c e n t f u l l t i me . o v e r w i t h p e op l e . I t h i n k we ' r e a l l awa r e t h a t Ac c i on a i s u s i ng 47 d e c i b e l s a s ou r amb i e n t b a c k g r ound no i s e l e v e l . New Yo r k C i t y a nd c omme r c i a l d i s t r i c t s h a s a r u l e , i t Pa g e 111 J u s t a f ew no t e s t h a t I wa n t t o go

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I n New Yo r k C i t y , t h e y ' r e no t a l l owe d t o e x c e e d 45 i n New Yo r k C i t y . Bu t y e t i n Ca p e V i n c e n t ou r amb i e n t no i s e b a c k g r ound no i s e l e v e l i s 47 . Th a t s hou l d ma k e p e op l e

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qu e s t i on t h e l e g i t i ma c y o f t h i s s t ud y t h a t t h e y d i d . And t h i s i s wh y t h e r e s i d e n t s a r e c om i ng t o t h e Bo a r d s a y i ng wh a t ' s go i ng on h e r e ? Some t h i ng do e s n ' t a dd up .

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we f e e l v e r y s t r ong l y t h a t t h i s s t ud y h a s b e e n f l awe d . I f y ou c a n g i v e me a c oup l e o f m i nu t e s h e r e . On e o f t h e s t a t eme n t s i n He s s l e r ' s s t ud y i s t h a t no i s e l e v e l c ou l d b e a t t r i bu t e d p a r t i a l l y t o i n s e c t s . Now ,

wh e n y ou ' r e do i ng a n amb i e n t no i s e l e v e l s t ud y y ou ' r e s uppo s e d t o t a k e t h a t no i s e ou t ; y ou c a n ' t do i t a nd have t ha t i n t he r e . As a ma t t e r o f f a c t , t h e r e ' s b e e n a s t ud y - - a p a p e r pub l i s h e d i n Sound a nd V i b r a t i on , wh i c h i s a n a c ou s t i c s ma g a z i n e o r a n a c ou s t i c s a s s o c i a t i on . Th i s

p a p e r i s t i t l e d Ba s e l i n e En v i r onme n t a l Sound L e v e l s f o r Pa g e 112

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s a y s , i n s e c t no i s e du r i ng s umme r t i me s u r v e y f r e qu e n t l y c a u s e s a d r ama t i c i n c r e a s e i n r e c o r d e d A - we i gh t e d s ound l e v e l s , a s i t u a t i on t h a t m i gh t e a s i l y d e s i gn - - t h a t m i gh t l e a d t o a b a c k g r ound l e v e l t h a t i s no t v a l i d du r i ng qu i e t e r t i me s . Ba s i c a l l y wh a t i t ' s s a y i ng i s i f y ou t a k e t h a t i n s e c t no i s e a nd l e a v e i t i n t h e s t ud y , i t ' s go i ng t o g i v e y ou a s t ud y t h a t ' s f l awe d .

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J u s t s o h a pp e n s t h a t t h a t s ame p a p e r wa s w r i t t e n b y Ge o r g e He s s l e r o f He s s l e r & As s o c i a t e s . h i ms e l f k nows t h a t h e i n c r e a s e d t h a t l e v e l o f t h e amb i e n t no i s e l e v e l h e r e i n Ca p e V i n c e n t . He d i d i t f o r on e r e a s on . Th e on l y wa y t h e y He

c a n g e t t h i s p r o j e c t t h r ough a nd h a v e a s ma n y t u r b i n e s a s t h e y ' r e go i ng t o h a v e i s t h e f a c t t h a t t h e y n e e d t o g e t t h em c l o s e t o t h e home s , c l o s e t o t h e r e s i d e n t s , c l o s e t o t h e p a r t i c i p a t i ng a nd nonp a r t i c i p a t i ng r e s i d e n t s who w i l l b e l i v i ng w i t h t h em . No t t h e Bu t

d e v e l op e r s ; t h e d e v e l op e r s w i l l b e ou t o f t own . we ' l l b e l i v i ng n e x t t o t h em . I t h i nk I be t t e r l eave i t a t t ha t .

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[ App l a u s e ] MR . MATHES : W i t h t h a t s a i d , we ' r e go i ng t o Ag a i n , t o t h e e x t e n t

c l o s e t h e pub l i c h e a r i ng t od a y . Pa g e 113

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051609pubh r g - 2 . t x t y ou wa n t t o ma k e a w r i t t e n s ubm i s s i on t o t h e Town , w r i t e i t t o t h e a t t e n t i on o f t h e t own s up e r v i s o r ' s o f f i c e . Th e t own s up e r v i s o r s e c r e t a r y h a s b e e n c o l l e c t i ng w r i t t e n c omme n t s . Tho s e w r i t t e n c omme n t s c a n b e

s ubm i t t e d t o t h e Town up t h r ough Ma y 30 t h . As I a l l ud e d t o i n t h e b e g i nn i ng o f t h e p r e s e n t a t i on o f t h e pu r po s e o f t h e pub l i c h e a r i ng t od a y , t h e DE I S a nd t h e SD I S a r e no t d e c i s i on a l do c ume n t s ,

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t h e y ' r e do c ume n t s me a n t t o i n f o r m t h e pub l i c s o t h a t t h e pub l i c c omme n t c a n b e g a t h e r e d , c a n b e r e s pond e d t o , a nd s o t h a t d e c i s i on s c a n b e ma d e . So a g a i n , i t ' s no t a d e c i s i on a l do c ume n t , bu t y ou r w r i t t e n c omme n t s on t h e s ub s t a n t i v e c on t e n t o f t h e SD I S a r e mo r e t h a n i n v i t e d , a nd t o t h e e x t e n t t h e y p e r t a i n t o t h e s ub s t a n t i v e c on t e n t o f t h e SD I S , t h e r e w i l l b e a r e s pon s i v e p r o c e s s . UN I DENT I F I ED SPEAKER : Th a n k y ou . Ca n y ou e x p l a i n t h e

p r o c e s s f o r h e r e on ou t i n t e r ms o f g e t t i ng t o t h e f i n a l e n v i r onme n t a l i mp a c t s t a t eme n t a nd wh a t f u r t h e r pub l i c r e v i ew oppo r t un i t i e s t h e r e w i l l b e ? MR . MATHES : I ' m go i ng t o c l o s e i t w i t h t h i s ,

bu t j u s t t o r e i t e r a t e , y ou c a n ma k e w r i t t e n c omme n t s up t h r ough Ma y 30 t h . A f t e r Ma y 30 t h , wh e t h e r o r no t

t h a t d a t e i s e v e r e x t e nd e d o r t h e r e ' s a s upp l eme n t a l DE I S o r a n F E I S i s a t t h e d i s c r e t i on o f t h e P l a nn i ng Bo a r d b a s e d upon t h e c omme n t s ma d e t od a y a nd t h e c omme n t s i t r e c e i v e s . Pa g e 114

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051609pubh r g - 2 . t x t 20 21 22 23 24 25 So a s o f t od a y i f y ou wa n t t o ma k e a w r i t t e n c omme n t , a dd r e s s i t t o t h e t own s up e r v i s o r ' s o f f i c e , w r i t e i t c on c e r n i ng t h e s ub s t a n t i v e c on t e n t o f t h e SD I S , a nd t h e P l a nn i ng Bo a r d w i l l t h e r e a f t e r d e c i d e wh e t h e r a nd wh e n t o c omm i s s i on o t h e r s t ud i e s , p r e p a r e a r e s pon s i v e do c ume n t , p r e p a r e a n FD I S , wh a t e v e r i t ma y

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be .

Th e r e ' s no d e f i n e d p a t h . UN I DENT I F I ED SPEAKER : How a bou t t h e f i n a l ?

Wh a t k i nd o f a pub l i c c omme n t o r r e v i ew oppo r t un i t y i s t he r e t o - MR . MATHES : f o r now . Ok a y ? Th a t ' s a l l I ' m go i ng t o a dd r e s s

Th e r e ' s no a n swe r t o y ou r qu e s t i on

un t i l we g e t t h e c omme n t s . ( Th e p r o c e e d i ng wa s c on c l ud e d a t 12 : 57 PM . )

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C E R T I F I C A T I O N

I , SALLYANNE B . MA I ORANO , Re g i s t e r e d Me r i t Re po r t e r , Ce r t i f i e d Re a l t i me Re po r t e r , Ce r t i f i e d CART P r o v i d e r , Ce r t i f i e d Sho r t h a nd Re po r t e r , a nd No t a r y Pub l i c i n a nd f o r t h e S t a t e o f New Yo r k , DO HEREBY CERT I FY t h a t I a t t e nd e d t h e f o r e go i ng p r o c e e d i ng s , t oo k s t e nog r a ph i c no t e s o f t h e s ame , t h a t t h e f o r e go i ng , c on s i s t i ng o f 121 p a g e s , i s a t r u e a nd c o r r e c t c op y o f s ame a nd t h e who l e t h e r e o f .

_________________________________________ SALLYANNE B . MA I ORANO , RMR , CRR , CCP , CSR

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