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Will the Project include any other energy conservation and renewable activities?

The items below provide a preliminary list of the types of things being considered. Practical items are expected to be incorporated in the final design. Capturing rain water for on site irrigation. Review/modification of the conservation efforts in the existing facility (i.e.; replacing lights to energy efficient fixtures/bulbs) Replacement of existing vehicles with electric/hybrid vehicles […]

Will the Project incorporate any green design features into the facility?

USPowerGen will explore what types of green building techniques and renewable energy methods can be practically incorporated into the plant design. Some of the items we are reviewing include: Green planted spaces around the facility Incorporating vegetation to mitigate potential visual and noise effects Laying out the facility to minimize bulk Selecting colors that blend […]

How can I reach the Project team with comments or questions?

Questions may be posted on the website or you may call the hotline number at 888-398-USPG (888-398 -8774) for information on how to submit comments or questions.

How do I stay informed?

All are welcome to attend public meetings on the Luyster Creek Energy Project. Documentation of these meetings, the Environmental Assessment Form, and the analyses produced for the DEIS and FEIS will be available on the website and at the public places noted on the website. A list of stakeholders will be constantly updated and interested […]

Does the existing facility currently have all required permits and what happens to those permits if and when you receive permits for the new Facility?

Yes, the existing operation is fully permitted. Pending the approval process for the Project, the new permit may include modifications to the existing permits and or permit conditions. A summary of the permits and approvals and/ or modifications of the existing permits that may be required is provided in Attachment B of the Environmental Assessment […]

How can the community participate in the regulatory approval process?

Public meetings associated with the SEQR process will be held in the Community. These meetings will be announced in the newspapers, and on the website, via the Community Board, at local libraries, and through email and mail to interested stakeholders. Documentation of these meetings and other documents produced for the DEIS will be available on […]

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 […]

What approvals will be required and by what agencies?

A complete list is included as Attachment B of the Environmental Assessment Form and is included in the documents section posted on the website.

Will there be a change in noise from existing conditions, particularly in local residential neighborhoods?

There is no change expected.

What noise might result from these new unit, either from operations or new traffic?

The new unit will be designed to comply with New York City noise requirements and the NYSDEC Noise Policy. A noise study demonstrating compliance will be completed as part of the DEIS review process.

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