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What is the environmental review process being followed?

The Project is subject to the State Environmental Quality Review Act Process (SEQR), and based on the New York State air permit modifications required, it is anticipated that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) will act as Lead Agency. The Lead Agency will coordinate the review of the Project with all other interested and involved parties. USPowerGen plans to complete an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to fully assess the impacts associated with the Project and to provide for meaningful community involvement. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection will be involved in the review process as a participating agency focusing on City permit issues and the impacts to be studied as part of the DEIS review process. The entire review process includes opportunities for significant public participation as further discussed in Attachment E of the Environmental Assessment Form found in the documents section of this website

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