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PUBLICINVOLVEMENTPROGRAMPLAN

GallooIslandWindFarm
Hounsfield,NY
June2015

Contacts:
NeilHabig
HudsonNorthCountryWind1,LLC
330ProvinceLineRoad
Skillman,NJ08558
Tel:6099334293
nhabig@hudsonenergydev.com

JimMuscato
Young/SommerLLC
ExecutiveWoods
5PalisadesDrive,Suite300
Albany,NewYork12205

Tel:5184389907

Fax:5184389914

jmuscato@youngsommer.com

Contents
1

INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................. 1

THE PROJECT AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING THE PROJECT AREA ................. 2

2.1

Company Profile .............................................................................................................. 2

2.2

Project Summary .............................................................................................................. 2

2.3

Wind Project Study Area.................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.

2.4

Comparison to Previous Galloo Island Wind Farm Proposal (Hounsfield Wind) ........... 4

2.5

Project Purpose, Need and Benefit ................................................................................... 5

Identification of Stakeholders ................................................................................................. 6


3.1

Affected State and Federal Agencies ............................................................................... 7

3.2

Local Agencies ................................................................................................................. 8

3.3

Host Municipalities and School Districts for Article 10 Facilities .................................. 8

3.4

Adjacent Municipalities and School Districts for Article 10 Facilities ........................... 8

3.5

Additional Stakeholders Broader Area ......................................................................... 9

3.6

Host and Adjacent Landowners ....................................................................................... 9

3.7

Public Interest Groups ...................................................................................................... 9

3.8

Additional Stakeholders for Article VII Facilities ........................................................... 9

3.9

Environmental Justice Communities that will be affected by the Proposal ................... 10

LANGUAGE ACCESS ........................................................................................................ 10

PROPOSED PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM ........................................................ 11

5.1

PIP Contact Point and Information Access .................................................................... 11

5.2

Consultation with the Affected Agencies and Stakeholders .......................................... 12

5.3

Pre-Application Activities to Encourage Stakeholder Participation .............................. 13

5.4

Activities to Educate the Public on the Proposal, Process, and Funding ....................... 14

5.4.1

Public Meetings ...................................................................................................... 14

5.4.2

Educational Materials ............................................................................................. 14

5.5

Website ........................................................................................................................... 14

5.6

Notifications ................................................................................................................... 15

5.7

Activities to Encourage Stakeholder Participation in the Certification Process ............ 15

REQUIRED AIRPORT/HELIPORT PRE-APPLICATION CONSULTATION ................ 16

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1 INTRODUCTION
PursuanttotherulesoftheNewYorkStateBoardonElectricGenerationSitingandthe
Environment(SitingBoard),applicantsproposingtosubmitanapplicationtoconstructamajor
electricgeneratingfacilityunderArticle10ofthePublicServiceLaw(PSL)mustsubmitaPublic
Involvement Program Plan (PIP or Plan). Under 16 NYCRR 1000.4, the PIP must be
submittedtotheDepartmentofPublicService(DPS)forreviewatleast150dayspriortofiling
aPreliminaryScopingStatement.ThisdocumentisintendedtobethePIPfortheGallooIsland
Wind Farm Project (Project). The Project is an approximately 102.3 megawatt (MW) wind
powered electric generating facility and transmission line proposed by Hudson North Country
Wind1LLC(HNCW),tobelocatedintheTownofHounsfield,JeffersonCounty,NewYork.

Incompliancewith16NYCRR1000.4thisPIPincludesthefollowingcomponents:

1) Consultationwiththeaffectedagenciesandotherstakeholders;
2) Preapplication activities to encourage stakeholders to participate at the earliest
opportunity;
3) Activities designed to educate the public as to the specific proposal and the Article 10
reviewprocess,includingtheavailabilityoffundingformunicipalandlocalparties;
4) The establishment of a website to disseminate information to the public and updates
regardingtheProjectandtheArticle10process;
5) Notificationstoaffectedagenciesandotherstakeholders;and
6) Activities designed to encourage participation by stakeholders in the certification and
complianceprocess.

Prior to the promulgation of the Article 10 rules and regulations, a previous developer
submitted an application to the NY DEC for a Special Use Permit for a similar but significantly
largerwindprojectonGallooIsland.TheDECactedastheleadagencyforpurposesoftheState
Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) review and ultimately granted a permit for this
earlierproject.Asaresult,duringtheDECsreview,theformerprojecthadundergoneextensive
site evaluation and significant public outreach through public meetings and community
involvement in the SEQRA process. As described below, HNCW anticipates building on this
project history using the information gained through the SEQRA process to implement thePIP
requiredunderArticle10.AstheHNCWProjectdiffersfromtheprojectreviewedunderSEQRA
review, an initial focus of the PIP will be to update the public on the Project and describe, in
detail,theoutreachstepsthatwillinformstakeholdersabouttheProjectscope,Projectrevisions
anditscurrentstatusintheArticle10process.AcomponentofthePIPandpublicoutreachis
intended to inform municipal and public stakeholders about the Article 10 process, and
particularly the intervener funding component, which HNCW believes will help facilitate
municipal and local parties participating in Article 10 activities in both the scoping and
application phases of the process. Through this Plan, HNCW will implement a robust public
involvementprogramandprovideaprocessforsolicitingmeaningfulpublicinput.

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The below described plan that includes a series of coordinated activities that are
intended to provide a variety of effective public participation opportunities by which public
concerns can be identified as early as possible throughout the various stages of the decision
makingprocess,ensurescommunicationbetweenstakeholdersandtheapplicant,andresultsin
educationofthepublicastothespecificproposalandtheArticle10process.

2 THEPROJECTANDMETHODFORIDENTIFYINGTHEPROJECTAREA
2.1 CompanyProfile

The Project is wholly owned by Hudson North Country Wind 1, LLC (HNCW or Hudson), a
special purpose company jointly owned by Hudson Energy Development, along with Theo de
WolffandNeilHabig.

Hudson is a New Yorkbased energy development company founded in early 2013 by two
experiencedenergyindustryprofessionals,BillMooreandTimDaniels.Hudsonisalsocurrently
developing solar generating plants elsewhere in the eastern US, including New York. The
principals of HNCW have more than 50 years of combined experience in the wind energy
industryandhavecollectivelybeeninvolvedinthedevelopmentandconstructionofmorethan
1,000MWofwindgeneratingfacilities,includingmorethan400MWinNewYorkStatealone.

2.2 ProjectSummary
The Galloo Island Wind Power Project (the Project) is a windpowered electricity generating
projectandtransmissionlinewithaplannednameplatecapacityofapproximately102.3 MW.
Project components (WTG, access roads, collection lines, interconnection and substation
facilities,operationandmaintenancebuilding,staging/laydownareaandmeteorologicaltowers)
areallproposedtobelocatedonthe1,956acreGallooIslandinLakeOntario,6milesfromthe
mainlandintheTownofHounsfield,JeffersonCounty,NY(thisisreferredtoastheArticle10or
WindProjectArea).SeeExhibit1.

TheProjectistobeelectricallyinterconnectedtothemainlandandtheNewYorkStatepower
gridviaa32mileunderwaterACpowercableneartheMitchellStreetsubstationinOswego,NY.
ThetransmissionlinecorridorfortheProjectisdepictedonExhibit2.(thisisreferredtoasthe
ArticleVIIorTransmissionLineArea)ThetransmissionlineisproposedtoextendfromGalloo
IslandtoalandingsiteinOswegoNY.Together,theProjectAreaandTransmissionLineAreaare
referredtoasthetheProject.

The Public Service Law has separate review processes for the Wind Project Area and the
TransmissionLineArea.TheWindProjectArea,andthe5milesurroundingstudyarea,issubject
to the review and process requirements set forth in Public Service Law Article 10. This PIP is
beingsubmittedasthefirststepintheArticle10process.TheTransmissionLine,anda.5mile
surrounding study area, is subject to Public Service Law Article VII. While there may be some
overlapinthestudyareas,generally,theArticle10processwillreviewProjectcomponentson
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island and the Article VII process will review Project components offisland to the connection
withtheNewYorkStateElectricGridinOswego,NewYork.Inaddition,theArticle10reviewwill
assesspotentialcumulativeimpactsassociatedwiththeTransmissionLineportionoftheProject.

The Applicant intends that some of the public outreach efforts in the PIP will be devoted to
educatingthepubliconthevariousPublicServiceLawreviewrequirementsandthejurisdiction
under Article 10 and Article VII. For ease of the publics review, the Applicant has agreed to
includethehostmunicipalitiesasstakeholdersintheArticle10process.Despitethefactthat
thePublicServiceLawbifurcatesthereviewunderseparateprovisionsoflaw,andinsomecases
withseparateanddistinctrequirements,theApplicantanticipatesthattheArticle10andArticle
VII reviews will proceed concurrently and in parallel where possible and will seek to combine
hearings at various phases of the Project to satisfy the statutory and regulatory obligations in
bothArticle10andArticleVII.TheApplicantreferstotheProjectasincludingboththeon
islandportionbeingreviewedunderArticle10,aswellasthetransmissionlineportionconsisting
oftheoffislandportionaswellastheonlandinterconnectionlocation.

TheProjectisanticipatedtoincludeupto31WTGs,eachgeneratingupto3.3MWcombining
forageneratingcapacityofapproximately102.3MW,ofcleanandrenewablewindenergy.Itis
anticipatedthattheWTGswillhaveamaximumbladetipheightofupto575feetandarotor
diameterofupto430ft.
The Project components within the Wind Project Area will also include the construction of
approximately 14 miles of new gravel access roads,installation of buried electrical collection
lines,twopermanent,meteorologicaltowers,astaging/laydownarea,apier/harborfacility,an
operationandmaintenancebuilding,andpermanenthousingforoperationalstaff.Inorderto
deliver power to the New York State power grid, the Project proposes to construct a 150 kV
electricalinterconnectiontransmissionlineconnectedtoa150kVto115kVsubstationonthe
mainlandandinterconnectneartheMitchelStreetsubstationinOswego,NY.
The Project components, with the exception of the interconnection transmission line and
mainlandsubstation,arealllocatedonGallooIsland.GallooIslandisapproximately2,000acres
in size. The island is comprised predominantly of vacant land. The Wind Project Area is
predominantlyundeveloped,exceptforaparttimeresidenceandguesthouse.Historicallythe
island was used for limited agricultural activities. Aside from a lighthouse and Coast Guard
station activities (both of which have since been decommissioned), use of the island has been
limitedtorecreationalactivities.
TheApplicantexpectsthatthisprojectwillresultinthecreationofupto8fulltimeemployees
for the duration of the projects operational period (approximately 20 years). During project
constructionupto120temporaryconstructionjobswillbecreated.
PursuanttotheDepartmentsguidelines,inadditiontotheaffectedmunicipalitiesnotedabove,
thesurroundingareahasbeenanalyzedtoidentifyothermunicipalitieswhicharelocatedwithin
5milesoftheWindProjectStudyArea(therearenonewithinthisradiusfromthewindplant;
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and there is one adjacent to the grid interconnection point in Oswego). These have been
includedinthelistofpotentialstakeholdersfortheProjectandhavebeenincorporatedintothis
PIP
for
public
outreach.

2.3 WindProjectStudyArea

16NYCRR1000.2(ar)definestheStudyAreatobeusedforanalysisofmajorelectricgenerating
facilities as an area generally related to the nature of the technology and the setting of the
proposedsite.Forlargefacilitiesorwindpowerfacilitieswithcomponentsspreadacrossarural
landscape, the study area shall generally include the area within a radius of at least five miles
from all generating facility components, interconnections and related facilities and alternative
locationsites.TheWindProjectStudyAreafortheProjectincludesapproximately2,000acres
(3.1squaremiles)andisdepictedonExhibit3.

WithrespecttoinitiallyidentifyingtheWindProjectStudyArea,itisnotedthattheselectionof
appropriate sites for a windpowered electric generation facility is constrained by numerous
factorsthatarecriticalconsiderationsforaprojecttooperateinaneconomicallyviablemanner.
Availability/qualityofwindresourceandproximitytothebulkpowertransmissionsystemdefine
theinitialscreeningcriteriaevaluatedinthesiteselectionprocessforanywindpowerproject.
The Applicants initial evaluation was based on publicly available data, such as the Wind
Resource of New York, Mean Annual Wind Speed at 100 Meters map prepared by AWS True
Wind, along with capacity analysis for nearby transmission lines. Initial review of the wind
resource map indicated the potential for a suitable wind resource on Galloo Island, and
adequate access to the bulk power transmission system mainland nearshore grid
infrastructure. Other important factors that increase the potential to develop a wind power
project in the Study Area include land control and host communities, and previous
environmental
approvals
(NYDEC
Hounsfield
Wind
FEIS
and
permit).

2.4 ComparisontoPreviousGallooIslandWindFarmProposal(HounsfieldWind)
GallooIslandisthesiteofthepreviouslyreviewedandapprovedHounsfieldWindFarm(HFW)
project. The GIWF shares many similarities with the HWF in project area, island infrastructure
and technology. It differs from the HWF in two significant aspects: 1) GIWF proposes
substantially fewer turbines (31 instead of 84); and 2) GIWF proposes an entirely
underwater/underground interconnect solution avoiding the need for extensive overhead
transmission infrastructure. Both of these differences contribute substantially to reducing the
visualimpactofthewindplantandassociatedtransmissionfacilities.Thetablebelowprovidesa
comparisonofthetwoproposals:

ProjectElement
HounsfieldWind GallooIslandWind
NumberofTurbines
84
31
ProjectSizeinMW
254
102.3
HeightofTurbines
410
574
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MilesofaccessRoad
MilesUnderwaterPowercable
MilesOverheadTransmissionLine

20
14
41

14
31
0

2.5 ProjectPurpose,NeedandBenefit

The purpose of the proposed Project is to create an economically viable windpowered


electricalgenerating facility that will provide a significant source of renewable energy to the
NewYorkpowergridto:

Satisfyregionalenergyneedsinanefficientandenvironmentallysoundmanner;
Supplementandoffsetfossilfuelelectricitygenerationintheregion,withemissionfree
windgeneratedenergy;
ContributetoreducingtheamountofelectricityimportedtoNewYorkState;
RealizethefullpotentialofthewindresourceintheProjectarea;
Assist New York State in meeting its proposed RPS for the consumption of renewable
energyintheState;and
AssistinmeetingthegoalsoftheStatesCurrentandDraftStateEnergyPlans,NYEnergy
Law,6104.

TheProjectrespondstoobjectivesidentifiedinthe2009StateEnergyPlan,the2014DraftState
Energy Plan, and the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) in New York. The New York State
Energy Plan contains a series of mandatory policy objectives that the Project will assist in
achieving.AmongtheseobjectivesistoincreasetheuseofenergysystemsthatenabletheState
to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while stabilizing longterm energy costs, the
keyobjectivebeingtoincreasethepercentageofnonfuelconsuming(renewable)sourcesof
generation, and improving the States energy independence through development of instate
energysupplyresources.TheStateEnergyPlanrecognizesthatwindenergyprojectswillplaya
roleinfulfillingthisobjectiveandthusreducetheimpactonfuturecostincreasesinfossilfuel
(eitherbywayofregulationorfuturemarketpriceincreases).Inits2012,annualRPSReportthe
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) stated, New York,
throughregulationsadoptedbythePSC,firstenacteditsRPSin2004withthegoalofincreasing
the amount of renewable electricity used by consumers to 25% by 2013. Following a
comprehensive midcourse review, and in an Order issued in January 2010, the Commission
expandedtheRPStargetfrom25%to30%andextendedtheterminalyearoftheprogramfrom
2013to2015.

BasedontheStateEnergyPlan,otherpublicbenefitsoftheProjectrelatedtoenergyuseinclude
thefollowing:
Productionanduseofinstateenergyresourcescanincreasethereliabilityandsecurity
of energy systems, reduce longterm energy costs (for the reasons referred directly
above),andcontributetomeetingclimatechangeandenvironmentalobjectives.
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Totheextentthatrenewableresourcesandnaturalgasareabletodisplacetheuseof
highercarbonandparticulateemittingfossilfuels,relyingmoreheavilyontheseinstate
resources will also reduce public health risks and environmental impacts posed by all
sectorsthatproduceanduseenergy.
By focusing energy investments on instate opportunities, New York can reduce the
amountofdollarsexportedoutoftheStatetopayforenergyresources.
By redirecting those dollars back into the State economy, New York will increase the
amountofbusinessandeconomicactivityrelatedtopowergenerationwithinthestate.
Renewableenergycontributestothereductionofenergypricevolatilityinthelongterm
andenableswindtodisplaceotherfossilbasedformsofgenerationparticularlywhen
thereisanexcessofgenerationcapacity.

TheNYSRenewableEnergyTaskForcepublishedareportinFebruaryof2008thatisintendedto
serve as a policy "road map" to address the many challenges we face in reducing our
dependence on fossil fuels, stimulating investment in clean energy alternatives, and moving
toward a Clean Energy Economy in New York State. In addition, in December 2012, the New
YorkEnergyHighwayTaskForceissuedtheNewYorkEnergyHighwayBlueprint,onbehalfof
Governor Andrew Cuomo. Regarding the importance of renewable energy in New York State,
the Blueprint states that modernizing our generation assets promotes environmental and
efficiencygoalsandpreparingwellinadvanceforthepotentialclosureofpowerplantsiscritical
tosafeguardingsystemreliabilityandprotectingconsumers.TheBlueprintalsocontendsthat
newrenewableenergyprojectsprovidesustainedenvironmentalbenefitsthroughreducedlocal
and state air emissions, and can also generate short and longterm economic development
throughconstruction,operationandmaintenancejobs,expendituresforsuppliesandmaterials,
and taxpayments to local communities. The authors of these reportsrecognize the need for,
and benefits of, a rapid transition toward the largescale development of renewable energy
sourcessuchastheproposedGallooIslandWindFarm.Moreover,morerecently,onApril25,
2014,thePublicServiceCommissioninitiatedanewproceedingentitledReformingtheEnergy
Vision (REV) intended to reform New York States energy industry and regulatory practices.
The Public Service Commission (PSC) indicates that this initiative will lead to regulatory
changes that promote more efficient use of energy, deeper penetration of renewable energy
resourcessuchaswindandsolar,widerdeploymentofdistributedenergyresources,suchas
microgrids,onsitepowersupplies,andstorage.TheimportantpolicyobjectivesoftheREVare
dependent on the continued development of renewable energy projects such as the Galloo
IslandWindFarm.TheaboveisconsistentwiththepreviousSEQRAFindingsStatementissuedin
theHounsfieldWindFarmProject,whichidentified:

TheprojectwillhelptheStateachieveitsgoalofreducingcarbonemissions;and
TheProjectwillhelptheStateachievethegoalsofthe2009StateEnergyPlan.

3 IdentificationofStakeholders

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HNCWsmethodologyforidentifyingaffectedagenciesandmunicipalities,hostlandowners,and
otherstakeholdersisbasedonareviewoftheArticle10regulationsandDPSguidanceonPIP
requirements; review of prior submissions of other Article 10 PIP plans; review of County GIS
records, tax records, onsite reconnaissance visits to the project area and consultation with
environmental/regulatorycounsel.HNCWlookedatthefollowingincompilingitslistofaffected
agenciesandotheractualstakeholders:

TheproposedProjectcomponentlocationswithintheWindProjectArea;
TransmissionLineArea;
Thepointofinterconnection;
InterestedandinvolvedagenciestotheSEQRAproceedings;
PubliccommentsreceivedduringtheSEQRAprocess;
Signinsheetsfrompreviouslyheldpublicmeetingsandoutreachefforts;
LocalParty,asdefinedunder16NYCRR1000.2(s);
AffectedAgencies,asthattermisusedin16NYCRR1000etseq;
HostmunicipalitiesTownofHounsfieldfortheProjectcomponents
Adjacentmunicipalitieswithina5mileradiusofWindProjectAreacomponents(none
existwithin5miles).
Publicinterestgroups;
HostlandownerswhohavealandagreementwithHNCW;
Adjacentlandownerswhoarewithin500feetofacollectionlineor2,500feetofa
turbine;
StateandfederalelectedofficialsrepresentingtheHostMunicipalities;
GivenitsproximitytotheWindProjectArea,theArticle10PIPfiledbyCapeVincent
WindPower,LLC(applicationhasbeenwithdrawn).

A master list of stakeholders including all known, potentially interested parties has been
developedandisattachedheretoasExhibit4HNCWsMasterListofStakeholders.Thislisthas
been developed based on review of the Hounsfield SEQR documentation, review of the Wind
Project Study Area and review of material from similar wind projects from the area (Cape
Vincent, St. Lawrence). Sections 3.1 through 3.9, below, identify stakeholders by category. A
mailinglist(bothemailandpostaladdresses)willbedevelopedbasedonthestakeholderslisted
belowandaddressessolicitedfrompublicmeetingsandtheProjectwebsite.TheNotificationList
will be updated based on information received during PIP activity. Any such updates will be
providedtoDPS.

3.1 AffectedStateandFederalAgencies

NYSDepartmentofAgricultureandMarkets
NYSAttorneyGeneral
NewYorkStateEnergyResearchandDevelopmentAuthority
NYSDepartmentofEnvironmentalConservation
NYSOfficeofGeneralServices
NYSGovernor'sOffice
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NYSDepartmentofHealth
NYSDivisionofHomelandSecurityandEmergencyServices
NYSOfficeofParks,RecreationandHistoricPreservation
NYSDepartmentofPublicService
NYSDepartmentofState
NYSCoastalResourcesManagementStaff
NYSDepartmentofTransportation
NewYorkIndependentSystemOperator
EmpireStateDevelopmentCorporation
USArmyCorpsofEngineers
USFishandWildlifeService
USFederalAviationAdministration
USDepartmentofDefense
USCoastGuard
NationalParksService
NationalTelecommunicationsandInformationAdministration
USSenatorCharlesE.Schumer
USSenatorKirstenE.Gillibrand
USRepresentativeEliseM.Stefanik
NYSSenator,48thdistrict,PattyRitchie
NYSAssemblyMember116thAssemblyDistrict,AddieJ.Russell
NYSAssemblyMember117thAssemblyDistrict,KenBlankenbush
NYSAssemblyMember120thAssemblyDistrict,WilliamA.Barclay

3.2 LocalAgencies
JeffersonCounty
JeffersonCountyPlanningDepartment
GreaterWatertownNorthCountryChamberofCommerce
JeffersonCountyIDA
TheJeffersonCountyOfficeofFire&EmergencyManagement
TownofHounsfieldFireDepartment
WatertownInternationalAirport
Kingston/NormanRogersAirport

3.3 HostMunicipalitiesandSchoolDistrictsforArticle10Facilities

TownofHounsfield
SacketsHarborSchoolDistrict
VillageofSacketsHarbor

3.4 AdjacentMunicipalitiesandSchoolDistrictsforArticle10Facilities

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Therearenoadjacentmunicipalitiesorschooldistrictswithin5miles oftheprojectelements.
Adjacentmunicipalitieswithincloseproximitytothe5milebuffertotheprojectelementsare
listedunderAdditionalStakeholdersBroaderArea.

3.5 AdditionalStakeholdersBroaderArea

NationalGrid
AirMethodsrescueservicerescuehelicopterbasedatWatertownAirport
TownofHenderson
VillageofChaumont
TownofLyme
VillageofSacketsHarbor
TownofCapeVincent
1000IslandsInternationalTourismCouncil
SacketsHarborVisitorsCenter
SeawayTrail

3.6 HostandAdjacentLandowners
HostlandownersarelandownerswithwhomtheApplicanthasenteredintoalease,easementor
purchase option agreement. Adjacent landowners are landowners with property within 2,500
feet of a turbine or 500 feet other Project components (e.g., collection lines, substation, met
tower,O&Mfacility,etc.),andanyadditionallandownerswhosehomesarewithin5,000feetof
a turbine. The identities of host and adjacent landowners have been determined from County
GISrecords,taxrecords,andpersonalcontactbyrepresentativesoftheHNCW.Thisinformation
isattachedheretoasExhibit5,asrequiredby16NYCRR1000.5.

3.7 PublicInterestGroups

NorthernNewYorkAudubonSociety
OnondagaAudubonSociety
EasternLakeOntarioConservancy
NYPublicInterestResearchGroup
HendersonHarborChamberofCommerceEconomicDevelopmentCommittee
TheNatureConservancy

3.8 AdditionalStakeholdersforArticleVIIFacilities

In the addition to the above parties, the Applicant has identified additional stakeholders in
relationtotheArticleVIIfacilities.

CityofOswego
OswegoCounty
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NYSDepartmentofEconomicDevelopment,EmpireStateDevelopment

3.9 EnvironmentalJusticeCommunitiesthatwillbeaffectedbytheProposal
HNCWhasanalyzedtheWindProjectareaandTransmissionLineArea(eventhoughthisisnot
an Article VII requirement) for potential Environmental Justice areas using the New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) website regarding locations of potential
EnvironmentalJusticeAreas(http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/899.html).AttachedasExhibit6isa
map of those relevant locations in Jefferson County and Oswego County. Additionally HNCW
utilized the DEC website GIS mapping tools, via Google Earth, to identify census block groups
thatqualifyasPotentialEnvironmentalJusticeAreas(PEJAs)basedonhavingmetoneormoreof
theNYSDECcriteriainthe2000U.S.Census.
PotentialEJAreasare2000U.S.Censusblockgroupsof250to500householdseachthat,inthe
2000 Census, had populations that met or exceeded at least one of the following statistical
thresholds:

1. Atleast51.1%ofthepopulationinanurbanareareportedthemselvestobemembersof
minoritygroups;or
2. Atleast33.8%ofthepopulationinaruralareareportedthemselvestobemembersof
minoritygroups;or
3. Atleast23.59%ofthepopulationinanurbanorruralareahadhouseholdincomesbelow
the federal poverty level. Urban and rural designations for census block groups were
establishedbytheU.S.CensusBureau.

For purposes of determining disproportionate impacts on environmental justice communities,


the Project Study Area will be defined as a onehalf mile radius around the location of the
turbinesortransmissioninfrastructurelocatedwithinoradjacenttotheportionoftheProject
within or near the potential environmental justice areas (the EJ Impact Study Area). The
"adjacent communities" will be defined by the next onehalf mile radius around the EJ Impact
StudyArea.

Basedonthe2000CensusData,HNCWhasidentifiednoPotentialEJAreaswithin5milesofthe
WindProjectArea(seeExhibit1)intheTownofHounsfield.

4 LANGUAGEACCESS

In16NYCRR1000.4(d),Article10regulationsrequirethePIPtoidentify(1)anylanguageother
thanEnglishspokenaccordingtoUnitedStatesCensusdataby5,000ormorepersonsresidingin
any 5digit zip code postal zone in which any portion of such zone is located within the Wind
ProjectStudyAreaforthefacility;and(2)anylanguageotherthanEnglishspokenbyasignificant
populationofpersonsresidingincloseproximitytotheproposedfacility,alternativelocations,
orinterconnections.TheApplicanthasalsovoluntarilyagreedtoassesslanguageaccessinthe
Transmission Line Area. The Wind Project Study Area and the Transmission Line Area for the
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Project includes portions of Jefferson and Oswego Counties; Jefferson County is a host
municipality, while Oswego County hosts the point of interconnection and transmission line.
AccordingtotheAmericanCommunitySurveytherearenozipcodeswithineitherJeffersonor
Oswego Counties where 5,000 or more residents speak a language other than English. See
Exhibit7fordetailsonnonEnglishlanguageusagewithinJeffersonandOswegoCounties.

5 PROPOSEDPUBLICINVOLVEMENTPROGRAM
16NYCRR1000.4(c)requiresthataPublicInvolvementPrograminclude:

(1)Consultationswiththeagenciesandotherstakeholders;
(2)Preapplicationactivitiestoencouragestakeholderstoattheearliestopportunity;
(3) Activities designed to educate the public as to the specific proposal and the Article 10
reviewprocess,includingtheavailabilityoffundingformunicipalandlocalparties;
(4)Theestablishmentofawebsitetodisseminateinformationtothepublic;
(5)Notifications;and
(6) Activities designed to encourage participation by stakeholders in the certification and
complianceprocess.

Itisanticipatedthatthiswillbeanongoing,evolvingprocessthroughoutallphasesoftheArticle
10 review process (preapplication phase, application phase, hearing and decision phase, and
postcertification phase) intended to disseminate information regarding the Project to
stakeholders, solicit questions and concerns from those stakeholders during public outreach
events and generally foster participation in the Article 10 review. HNCW will establish a user
friendlywebsiteinplainEnglishthatwilldescribetheProject,alongwiththeArticle10process,
and provide Projectupdates throughout the developmentand construction of the GIWF. This
websitewillbeactivewithin4weeksofthedraftPIPsubmission.

Additional, in an effort to further public involvement, Applicant intends to voluntarily provide


noticeofthefilingofitsArticleVIIapplicationtoindividualpropertyownersoflandonorany
portionofthefacilityisproposedtobelocated.

5.1 PIPContactPointandInformationAccess
ForthedurationofthePIPtheApplicantsdesignatedpointofcontactwillbe:

NeilHabig,Developer,HudsonNorthCountryWind
330ProvinceLineRoad
Skillman,NJ08558
Emailnhabig@hudsonenergydev.com
Phone315xxxxxxx(tobesetup),TollFree(tobesetup)
LocalDocumentRepositories:
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HayMemorialLibrary
105SouthBroadStreet
SacketsHarbor,NY13685
(315)6462228
HendersonFreeLibrary
8939NewYork178
Henderson,NY13650
(315)9387169

5.2 ConsultationwiththeAffectedAgenciesandStakeholders

Article10regulationsrequirebothgeneralandspecificconsultationswithaffectedagenciesand
municipalities. Affected agencies, listed above in Section 3.1 and 3.2, were identified through
review of the Article 10 regulations in consultation with the Projects permitting counsel and
environmental consultant. Affected municipalities are identified in Sections 3.3 and 3.4 above.
Consultationwithaffectedagenciesandmunicipalitieswillincludethefollowinggeneralsteps:

1. The Applicant will make an initial contact, by email and or phone, with each agency or
municipalitytomakecertaintheyareawareoftheProjectandinformthemoftheArticle
10 process, including steps for intervener funding and provide information on who to
contact with any questions or comments about the Project or about Article 10.2.

Subsequent interaction with the agency or municipality as needed to answer


specific questions or concerns about the Project, and to identify the applicable studies
andimpactanalysestobeperformedandhowtheypertaintotheProject;and
3. OtherspecificconsultationsasrequiredbytheArticle10regulations.

The goals of the initial consultation with each municipality or agency will be to consult with
representatives,disseminateinformation,requestinformation,andschedulefollowupmeetings
and/orconsultations,asappropriate.Specificinformationprovidedtotheaffectedagenciesand
municipalitieswillincludedescriptionoftheProjectandlocation;explanationthephasesofthe
Article10processandhowtheagencyormunicipalitycanparticipateineachstep;descriptionof
theavailableintervenerfundingandtheprocessforobtainingsuchfunding;informationabout
otherplannedconsultations;sourcesofadditionalinformationabouttheProjectandArticle10
(e.g., the Project and Siting Board websites), and agricultural land and operation impacts.
Information to be requested from affected municipalities and agencies may vary by the
involvementofeachbutcouldincludetopicssuchaspaymentinlieuoftaxagreements,highway
workagreements,locallaws,emergencyresponseorganizations,environmentalimpactreview,
contact information for public interest groups and determination of which news sources are
usedforofficialnotices.

Accordingto16NYCRR1000.5(g),commentsonthePreliminaryScopingStatement(PSS")are
due within 21 days after its filing with the Secretary. The Applicant intends to engage
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municipalities,agencies,andstakeholdersthroughoutthePIPimplementationprocessinorder
to identify their respective interests, and obtain information regarding particular resources,
locations,concernsandrecommendationsoftheaffectedcommunities,agenciesandinterests
groups.PriortofilingthePSS,thiswillbeaccomplishedthroughavarietyofmethods,including
open house meetings, direct correspondence, review of any submitted comments on the
website, and targeted meetings with some of the individual stakeholder entities identified
herein. During these sessions, the Applicant will provide stakeholders with the approximate
scheduleforPSSsubmissionandhighlightthe21daypubliccommentperiod.Commentswillbe
takenbymail,emailandverballyinphoneandfacetofacecommunication.

Consultationswillbedeemedsuccessfulif(1)theappropriateinformationabouttheProjectand
Article 10 process was provided to agency or municipality representatives, (2) the relevant
information requested was gathered to help advance the PIP process and preparation of the
Application, and (3) follow up meetings or consultations were either scheduled or will be
scheduled,asneeded.

5.3 PreApplicationActivitiestoEncourageStakeholderParticipation

ThroughmeetingswithvariousStateandlocalagencies,theApplicanthasbeenengaginginpre
application activities to encourage stakeholder participation since 2014. These activities are
describedbelow:

PreliminaryProjectDiscussionMeetingNYDPS,NYDECSeptember17,2014
PreliminaryProjectDiscussionMeetingTownofHendersonSupervisorFebruary25,
2015
Preliminary Project Discussion Meeting Town of Hounsfield Supervisor October 14,
2014
PreliminaryProjectDiscussionMeetingVillageofSacketsHarborMayorFebruary25,
2015
PreliminaryProjectDiscussionMeetingIndustrialDevelopmentAgencyFebruary25,
2015
PreliminaryProjectDiscussionMeetingJeffersonCountyBoardofLegislatorJarioand
MaxonMarch19,2015
PreliminaryProjectDiscussionMeetingSacketsHarborSchoolDistrictSuperintendent
March19,2015
PreliminaryProjectDiscussionMeetingNYSSenator,PattieRichieApril22,2015
Preliminary Project Discussion Meeting NYSAssembly Person, Adie Russell April 22,
2015
Preliminary Project Discussion Meeting NYS Assemblyman William Barclay April 22,
2015
PreliminaryProjectDiscussionMeetingNYSAssemblymanKenBlankenbushApril22,
2015
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AvianandBatStudyScopingMeetingNYDEC,NYDPS,USFWSMay8,2015

In addition to these engagement activities that have already taken place, the Applicant will
continue preapplication activities to encourage stakeholder participation as described in the
Agency/MunicipalityConsultationsscheduleincludedinExhibit8ofthisPIP.Thisschedulewillbe
updated as consultations and stakeholder participation activities take place, and or additional
stakeholdersoractivitiesareidentified.

5.4 ActivitiestoEducatethePublicontheProposal,Process,andFunding
5.4.1 PublicMeetings
TheApplicantplanstoholdtwoopenhousestylepublicmeetingspriortosubmittalofthePSS,
anticipatedtobeinJulyandAugust2015. Therewillbeashortintroductionfrom oneofthe
Applicants representatives and then oneonone discussions with attendees around posters
displaying Project information. One of these meetings will be held in the Village of Sackets
HarborandtheotherintheTownofHenderson.AllpublicmeetingsheldbytheApplicantwill
be properly noticed in local newspapers, including the Watertown Daily Times as well as the
Projectwebsite:(http://hudsonenergydev.com/GIWF).Inadditiontherewillbeamailingtothe
stakeholderlistofrecordatthetimeoftheevent.

5.4.2 EducationalMaterials

The Applicant will develop educational materials to inform the public about windgenerated
energy,theproposedProject,theintervenorfundingprocessandtheArticle10process.These
materials will include postersized maps and graphics to be displayed at public meetings. In
addition,factsheetswillbedistributedatpublicmeetings,availableatdesignatedlibraries,host
municipalities, adjacent municipalities, and mailed to stakeholders and current mailing list
obtainedthroughpublicmeetingsandtheProjectwebsite.Thesematerialswillalsobeavailable
ontheProjectwebsite.ThesematerialswillallowthepublictolearnmoreabouttheProject,and
willincludelinkstotheSitingBoardandProjectwebsites.

5.5 Website

TheApplicantisintheprocessofdevelopingawebsiteinplainEnglishthatdescribestheProject:
www.hudsonenergydev.com/GIWF.TheApplicantintendstohavethewebsitefullyfunctionalby
August 1, 2015. This website provides information regarding the Article 10 and Article VII
process, and will continue to provide Project updates throughout the development and
constructionphasesoftheProjecttokeepthecommunityinformedoftheProjectsstatus.
Thewebsite:

Willbeupdatedonatleastamonthlybasisormorefrequentlyasactivitiesdictate;

Willincludenoticesofoutreacheventsatleasttwoweeksinadvanceoftheevent;

Includesapplicantscontactinformation(email,phonenumberandmailingaddress);
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Providelinksto:
TheSitingBoardArticle10PublicInformationCoordinator;
TheSitingBoardhomepage;
Casespecificdocuments;
TheCommissionsArticleVIIhomepage;
IncludesinformationontheArticle10process;
IncludesinformationontheArticleVIIprocess;
ExplainstheIntervenorFundingprocess(includingstatingthespecificdollaramountsof
fundingthatwillbeavailableforeachphaseoftheproject);
Containsprojectspecificinformation;
Containsamapoftheproposedfacilityandalternatefacilitylocationsand
interconnections;
IncludesscheduleinformationonoutreacheventsandkeyArticle10milestonedates;
IncludesatrackinglogsummarizingtheProjectsPIPactivitiestodate.
Includesaddressoflocaldocumentrepositories
Includesanemailaddress
Includesamethodologyforrespondingtocomments
Includesinstructionsonhowtobeincludedonemailandpostaladdresslists.

5.6 Notifications

The Article 10 regulations establish the notification requirements for serving documents and
informationuponallstakeholders.Inaccordancewiththeseregulations,theApplicantwillissue
a notification to all known stakeholders by letter and email list serve, seven (7) or more days
prior to each major milestone filing. The Stakeholder list, Exhibit 4,, identifies who will receive
eachspecificnotification.AllnotificationswillbeaccompaniedbyacopyoftheappropriateDPS
filing.

The Applicant will also publish the notice in local newspapers, including the Watertown Daily
Times. Notifications will also be provided on the Project website:
(www.hudsonenergydev.com/GIWF)
AllpublicmeetingswillbeappropriatelynoticedinlocalnewspapersandontheProjectwebsite
andbypostcardtothestakeholderslist.

5.7 ActivitiestoEncourageStakeholderParticipationintheCertificationProcess

TheApplicantwillmaintainPIPactivitiesthroughthecertificationperiod.Specificallyleadingup
to and during the certification period the Applicant will utilize channels of communication
website, email, newsletter and meetings to apprise stakeholders of their opportunity to
participateinthecertificationprocess.InadditiontoactivitiesdescribedaboveinSections5.1
through 5.5, the Applicant will participate in local events such as county fairs and community
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days. The Applicant will also develop a newsletter to be distributed quarterly which includes
contentsimilartowhatisavailableontheProjectwebsite.

6 REQUIRED AIRPORT/HELIPORT PREAPPLICATION CONSULTATION

As noted, the Project is similar in scope and location to the former Hounsfield project that
underwent extensive review including consultation with local airports and heliports and the
FederalAviationAdministration.Asanupdatetothispreviousconsultationandpursuantto16
NYCRR 1001.25(e) & (f), the Applicant shall coordinate with the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA), the US Department of Defense (DOD) Clearinghouse, and the National
TelecommunicationsandAdministration(NTIA)toconfirmpossibleaffectedairportsorheliports
near the location of the Project, or potential hazards associated with radio signal interference
andairtrafficcontrol.Eachfederalentitywillbecontactedviaphonecallandorlettertoidentify
theappropriatecontactpersonforanyaffectedfacility.
Once the appropriate facility representative has been identified, the applicant will contact the
representative by phone and or letter and arrange for delivery and review of Project specific
informationincludingdetailedmapsshowingtheProjectArea,locationoffacilitiesandturbines
and facility specifications providing turbine dimensions and coordinates. The applicant will
requestreviewandcommentoftheProjectspecificinformationfromeachcontactedfacility.
Outreach to the US Department of Defense will include an initial screening with a followup
reviewoftheproposedProject,ifrequired.
TheApplicantwillalsoconsultwithprivatelyownedandoperatedairports/heliportsthatmaybe
affectedbytheProject.

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Exhibit 1: Article 10 Wind Project Area


Wind Project Area

Galloo Island Wind Farm


Town of Hounsfield,
Jefferson County, NY
Exhibit 1: Regional Project Location
June 2015

Energy Development

Galloo
Island
Wind

Exhibit 2: Article VII Transmission Line Area

Project Area

Transmission
Line Area

Gallo Island Wind Farm


Town of Hounsfield,
Jefferson County, NY
Exhibit 2: Transmission Line Area
June 2015

Energy Development

Galloo
Island
Wind

kkkk

Exhibit 3: Article 10 Wind Project Study Area


5 mile buffer to Wind
Project Study Area

Galloo Island Wind Farm


Town of Hounsfield,
Jefferson County, NY
Exhibit 3: Study Area
June 2015

Energy Development

Galloo
Island
Wind

Exhibit 4: HNCWs Master List of Stakeholders


Richard Ball, Commissioner
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
Eric T. Schneiderman, NYS Attorney General
NYS Attorney General's Office
State Capital Building
Albany, NY 12224
John Rhodes, President
NYSERDA
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203
Joe Martens, Commissioner
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
RoAnn Destito, Commissioner
NYS Office of General Services
41st Floor, Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor
NYS Governor's Office
State Capital Building
Albany, NY 12224
Howard Zucker, Commissioner
NYS Department of Health
217 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
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Exhibit 4: HNCWs Master List of Stakeholders


Jerome Hauer, Commissioner
NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
1220 State Office Campus
Building 7A
Albany, NY 12242
Ruth Pierpont, Deputy Commissioner
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Peebles Island
PO Box 189
Waterford, NY 12188
Audrey Zibelman, Chair
NYS Department of Public Service
Empire State Plaza
Agency Building 3
Albany, NY 12223
Cesar Perales, Secretary of State
NYS Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12231
Sandra Allen, Deputy Secretary of State
Office of Planning and Development (formerly Div. of Coastal Resources)
Suite 1010, One Commerce Place
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12232
Carl Ford, Regional Director
NYS Department of Transportation
State Office Building
333 E. Washington Street
Syracuse, NY 13202, NY 13202
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Exhibit 4: HNCWs Master List of Stakeholders


Michael Bemis, Board Chair
New York Independent System Operator
10 Krey Boulevard
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Steve Hunt, Regional Director
Empire State Development Corporation
Dulles State Office Bldg
317 Washington St, 2nd fl.
Watertown, NY 13601
Steve Meivier, Chief, NY Application Evaluation Section
US Army Corps of Engineers
1776 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
David Stilwell, Field Supervisor
US Fish and Wildlife Service
3817 Luker Road
Cortland, NY 13045
Carmine Gallo, Eastern Region Regional Administrator
US Federal Aviation Administration
1 Aviation Plaza
Jamaica, NY 11434
Steven Sample, Mission Evaluation Branch
US Department of Defense Siting Clearinghouse
3400 Defense Pentagon, Room 5C646
Washington, DC 10301
Fred Midgette, Rear Admiral
U.S. Coast Guard Ninth District
1240 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44199
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Exhibit 4: HNCWs Master List of Stakeholders


Mike Caldwell, Regional Director
National Park Service, Northeast Region
U.S. Custom House
200 Chestnut Street, Fifth Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
US Senator Charles E. Schumer
US Senate
15 Henry Street, Room 100 AF
Binghamton, NY 13901
Karl B. Nebbia, Associate Administrator
Office of Spectrum Management, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20230
US Representative Elise M. Stefanik
US House
120 Washington St.
Suite 200
Watertown, NY 13601
US Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand
US Senate
100 State Street
Room 4195
Rochester, NY 14614
Addie J. Russell, NYS Assemblyperson, 116th District
NYS Assembly
Dulles State Office Bldg
Suite 210
Watertown, NY 13601

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Exhibit 4: HNCWs Master List of Stakeholders


Patty Ritchie NYS Senator, 48th District
NYS Senate
Dulles State Office Bldg
Room 418
Watertown, NY 13601
William A. Barclay NYS Assemblyman, 120th District
NYS Assembly
200 North Second St.
Fulton, NY 13069
Ken Blankenbush NYS Assemblyman, 117th District
NYS Assembly
40 Franklin St
Suite 2
Carthage, NY 13619
Andrew R. Nevin, AICP, Senior Planner
Jefferson County Planning Department
175 Arsenal Street
Watertown, New York 13601
Robert Hagemann, Jefferson County Administrator
Jefferson County
195 Arsenal St, 2nd Floor
Watertown , NY 13601
Lynn Pietroski, President
Greater Watertown-North Country
Chamber of Commerce
1291 Faichney Drive, Suite 1
Watertown, NY 13601

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Exhibit 4: HNCWs Master List of Stakeholders


Don Alexander, Executive Director
Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency
800 Starbuck Ave.
Watertown, NY 13601
Joe Plummer, Director
Jefferson County Office of Fire & Emergency Management
753 Waterman Drive
Watertown , NY 13601
Richard Coseo, Sergeant in Charge
Sackets Harbor Volunteer Fire Department
112 North Broad Street
PO Box 335
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685
Grant Sussey, Airport Manager
Watertown International Airport
NYS Route 12
22529 Airport Drive
Dexter, NY 13638
TBD, Airport Director
Kingston Norman Rogers Airport
1114 Len Birchall Way
Kingston, Ontario K7M 4M1
Fred Hall, Superintendant of Schools
Sackets Harbor School District
215 S. Broad St.
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685

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Exhibit 4: HNCWs Master List of Stakeholders


Tim Scee, Town Supervisor
Town of Hounsfield
18774 County Rte 66
Watertown, NY 13601
Vince Batista, Village Mayor
Village of Sackets Harbor
112 North Broad Street
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685
William Donavan, Account Manager
National Grid
300 Erie Blvd. W.
Syracuse , NY 13202
TBD, Administrator
Air Methods Helicopter Rescue Watertown NY
7211 S. Peoria
Englewood, CO 80112
John Culkin, Town Supervisor
Town of Henderson
12105 Town Barn Road
Henderson, NY 13650
Scott Aubertine, Town Supervisor
Town of Lyme
12175 NYS Route 12E
PO Box 66
Chaumont, NY 13622
Paula Radley, Village Clerk
Village of Chaumont
PO Box 297
Chaumont, NY 13622
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Exhibit 4: HNCWs Master List of Stakeholders


Charlotte Demers, President
Northern NY Audubon
PO Box741
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Maryanne Adams, Conservation Chair
Onondaga Audubon Society
PO Box 620
Syracuse, NY 13201
Julie Covey, Executive Director
Eastern Lake Ontario Conservancy
PO Box 117
Chaumont, NY 13622
Rebecca Weber, Executive Director
NY Public Interest Research Group
732 South Crouse Avenue, 2nd Floor
Syracuse, NY 13210
Mayor Thomas W. Gillen
City of Oswego
City Hall
13 West Oneida Street
Oswego, NY 13126
Philip R. Church, County Administrator
Oswego County
46 East Bridge Street
Oswego, NY 13126
NYS Empire State Development
North Country Region: Watertown Office
Dulles State Office Building
Watertown, NY 13601
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Exhibit 5: Host and Adjacent Landowners


Galloo Island Wind Farm
Project Host and Adjacent Landowners for Article 10 Facilities
Parcel Reference
95.00-1-1.1
95.00-1-1.2
95.00-1-2
95.00-1-4
95.00-1-5
95.00-1-7

Owner

Dibnah
NYS DEC
Galloo Island Corporation
Galloo Island Corporation
NYS DEC
United States Of America

Status
Adjacent Landowner
Adjacent Landowner
Host Landowner
Host Landowner
Host Landowner
Adjacent Landowner

Proximity
Abutting Project
Abutting Project
NA
NA
NA
Abutting Project

Exhibit 6: Potential Environmental Justice Areas

0.5 Mile Radius from


Proposed GIWF
Infrastructure

Figure 1: Oswego County - Proximity of GIWF Infrastructure to Potential EJ Zones Oswego County

0.5 Mile Radius


from Proposed
GIWF
Infrastructure

Figure 2: Proximity GIWF Infrastructure to Potential EJ Zones Jefferson County

Exhibit 7: Language Usage, Jefferson/Oswego Counties

Oswego County, New York


Source: American Community Survey
Aggregate Data, 5-Year Summary File, 20062010

Ages 5 +

109,860

95.38%

All languages other than English combined

5,319

4.62%

Spanish

2,563

2.23%

German

426

0.37%

French

402

0.35%

Polish

254

0.22%

Other Slavic languages

235

0.20%

Italian

218

0.19%

Yiddish

213

0.18%

Chinese

132

0.11%

Japanese

English

124

0.11%

French Creole

76

0.07%

Hungarian

72

0.06%

Other Indic languages

68

0.06%

Greek

64

0.06%

Tagalog

64

0.06%

Russian

51

0.04%

Persian

50

0.04%

African languages

48

0.04%

Other specified North American Indian languages

45

0.04%

Hindi

38

0.03%

Arabic

30

0.03%

Korean

28

0.02%

Hebrew

19

0.02%

Other Indo-European languages

19

0.02%

Other West Germanic languages

19

0.02%

Vietnamese

18

0.02%

Other Pacific Island languages

17

0.01%

Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

12

0.01%

Scandinavian languages

10

0.01%

<.01%

Gujarathi
Total:

115,179

71

Exhibit 7: Language Usage, Jefferson/Oswego Counties

Jefferson County, New York


Source: American Community Survey
Aggregate Data, 5-Year Summary File, 20062010

Ages 5 +

97,948

92.17%

All languages other than English combined

8,326

7.83%

Spanish

3,392

3.19%

German

1,066

1.00%

French

642

0.60%

Italian

367

0.35%

Korean

329

0.31%

Yiddish

257

0.24%

Russian

220

0.21%

Other Indic languages

216

0.20%

Vietnamese

201

0.19%

Tagalog

190

0.18%

Arabic

170

0.16%

Other West Germanic languages

164

0.15%

Polish

128

0.12%

Chinese

119

0.11%

Other Indo-European languages

English

102

0.10%

Other Asian languages

93

0.09%

Portuguese

86

0.08%

French Creole

85

0.08%

Other Pacific Island languages

85

0.08%

African languages

82

0.08%

Japanese

66

0.06%

Other Slavic languages

53

0.05%

Hungarian

45

0.04%

Hebrew

40

0.04%

Serbo-Croatian

25

0.02%

Greek

24

0.02%

Urdu

23

0.02%

Other specified North American Indian languages

22

0.02%

0.01%

Hindi
Total:

106,274

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1.1

Exhibit 8: Agency/Municipal Consultations

Agency/Municipality

ConsultationGoal

ScheduleandApproach

Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
relatedtoproject.
Notifications as required by Article
10.
Notifications as required by Article
10.
Notifications as required by Article
10. Input to study plans, feedback
onstudyresults.

No later than PSS submission 1


month. Phone call followed by
email/mailsummaryofdiscussion.

AffectedStateandFederalAgencies
NYSDepartmentofAgriculture
andMarkets

NYSAttorneyGeneral
NewYorkStateEnergyResearch
andDevelopmentAuthority
NYSDepartmentof
EnvironmentalConservation

NYSOfficeofGeneralServices
NYSGovernor'sOffice

NYSDepartmentofHealth
NYS Division of Homeland
SecurityandEmergencyServices
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation
andHistoricPreservation

NYSDepartmentofPublicService

NYSDepartmentofState

NYS
Coastal
ManagementStaff

Resources

AsrequiredbyArticle10.

Initial discussions held on


9/17/2014 and 5/8/2015. By
phone, letter and in person
meetings as required by
regulations.
Notifications as required by Article AsrequiredbyArticle10.
10.
Notifications as required by Article AsrequiredbyArticle10.
10.
Notifications as required by Article AsrequiredbyArticle10.
10.
Notifications as required by Article AsrequiredbyArticle10.
10.
Consultationinaccordancewith
In advance of PSS submission.
Section14.09oftheNewYorkState Meetings
and
written
Parks,Recreation,andHistoric
correspondence as necessary to
PreservationLawand/orSection
satisfy
Section
14.09
106oftheHistoricPreservationAct, requirements.
asrequired.

FacilitationofArticle10Process.
Ongoing throughout Article 10
process. Meetings and written
correspondence.
Notifications as required by Article AsrequiredbyArticle10.Initiate
10. To facilitate underwater lands submerged lands easement prior
easement.
tosubmissionofPSS.Meetingand
writtencorrespondence.
Notifications as required by Article As required by Article 10. Initiate
10. To facilitate Consistency contact prior to PSS submission.
Certification.
Meeting
and
written
correspondence.

81

AsrequiredbyArticle10.

Agency/Municipality

ConsultationGoal

NYS
Department
Transportation

of Notifications as required by Article


10. Review of transportation plan
andrelevantregulations.
New York Independent System Notifications as required by Article
Operator
10andasrequiredundertheNYISO
interconnectionprocedures.
Empire State Development Notifications as required by Article
Corporation
10.
USArmyCorpsofEngineers
Establish and confirm permit
requirementsunderSection404and
Section10oftheCorpsregulations.
USFishandWildlifeService
Determine potential concerns
associated with the Endangered
Species Act, Eagle Act, and the
MBTA, review study results as
available.
US
Federal
Aviation Establish determination of no
Administration
hazard.
USDepartmentofDefense
Establishnoareasofconcernrelated
toDODviaDODClearinghouse.
USCoastGuard

Establishareasofconcernrelatedto
navigation to and from project site
andoperationofthewindproject.
Notifications as required by Article
10. Review per industry standard
screeningprocess
Notifications as required by Article
10.
Notifications as required by Article
10.
Notifications as required by Article
10.
Notifications as required by Article
10.
Notifications as required by Article
10.
Notifications as required by Article
10.

National Telecommunications
andInformationAdministration

USSenatorCharlesE.Schumer

USSenatorKirstenE.Gillibrand

US Representative Elise M.
Stefanik
NYS Senator, 48th district, Patty
Ritchie
NYS Assembly Member 116th
AssemblyDistrict,AddieJ.Russell
NYS Assembly Member 117th
Assembly
District,
Ken
Blankenbush
NYS Assembly Member 120th Notifications as required by Article
Assembly District, William A. 10.
Barclay

82

ScheduleandApproach
No later than PSS submission 1
monthandasperregulations.
AsperregulationsandArticle10.
ScopingmeetingheldFebruary10,
2015.
Asperregulations.
Pre application meeting prior to
PSS submission. By letter and in
personmeetings.
Initial consultations held on May
8, 2015. Additional meetings to
review studies as they become
available.
PriortosubmittalofPSS.
Approach per DOD process.
Preliminaryfindingofnoconcern
receivedonMay26,2015.
Prior to submittal of PSS. By
phone, letter and in person
meeting.
Prior to submission of PSS. By
phone,
letter
and
form
submission.
Asperregulations.
Asperregulations.
Asperregulations.
Asperregulations.
Asperregulations.
Asperregulations.

Asperregulations.

Agency/Municipality

ConsultationGoal

ScheduleandApproach

Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.
Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.
Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.
Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.
Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.
Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.
Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.
AsperArticle10Regulations.

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

LocalAgencies
JeffersonCounty

Jefferson County Planning


Department

Greater
WatertownNorth
Country
Chamber
of
Commerce
JeffersonCountyIDA

TheJeffersonCountyOfficeof
Fire
&
Emergency
Management
Town of Hounsfield Fire
Department

Watertown
Airport

International

Kingston/Norman
Rogers
Airport(Ontario,Canada)

83

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

Initial meetings held in February


2015. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

Agency/Municipality

ConsultationGoal

ScheduleandApproach

HostMunicipalitiesandSchoolDistrictsforArticle10Facilities
TownofHounsfield

Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.
SacketsHarborSchoolDistrict Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.
VillageofSacketsHarbor
Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

AdjacentMunicipalitiesandSchoolDistrictsforArticle10Facilities
None

NA

NA

AdditionalStakeholdersBroaderArea
NationalGrid

Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.
Air Methods rescue service Providegeneralprojectinformation.
Confirm arrangements for on air
helicopterrescue
rescueservice.
TownofHenderson
Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.
VillageofChaumont
Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
TownofLyme
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.
VillageofSacketsHarbor
Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.

84

Initial contact has been made as


part of NYISO interconnection
process. By phone, letter and in
personmeetings.
No later than PSS submission 1
month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.
No later than PSS submission 1
month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

Agency/Municipality
TownofCapeVincent

ConsultationGoal

Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.
1000 Islands International Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
TourismCouncil
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.
SacketsHarborVisitorsCenter Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.
SeawayTrail
Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.

ScheduleandApproach
No later than PSS submission 1
month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

ArticleVIIFacilities
CityofOswego

OswegoCounty

Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.
Providegeneralprojectinformation
including contact information.
Discussareaofinterestandconcern
related to project. Explain
intervenorfundingprocess.

85

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.

No later than PSS submission 1


month. By phone, letter and in
personmeeting.