Friday, March 16, 2012

New York State Article X gearing up.


Subject: NEW YORK STATE BOARD ON ELECTRIC
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:28:06 -0400

NEW YORK STATE BOARD ON ELECTRIC 
GENERATION SITING AND THE ENVIRONMENT 

CASE 12-F-0036 – In the Matter of Rules and Regulations of the Public Service Commission, contained in 16 NYCRR, Chapter X, Certification of Major Electric Generating Facilities.

NOTICE OF MEETING
(Issued March 13, 2012)

TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (Siting Board) will take place on Friday, March 23, 2012, beginning at 2:00 P.M., in the Public Service Commission’s Board Room,  19th Floor, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York. 

Wind lobby lady Carol Murphy applauds as Andrew
Cuomo signs away home rule over New York
State's industrial wind sitings.
All members of the public are invited to attend. 

The purpose of the meeting is to consider initiating the rulemaking process for draft regulations to implement Article 10 of the Public Service Law, enacted in Chapter 388 of the Laws of 2011. Article 10 empowers the Siting Board to issue Certificates of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need authorizing the construction and operation of major electric generating facilities. 

Another purpose of the meeting will be to consider making a Determination of Significance pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act regarding such rulemaking action. Questions may be addressed to Hon. Jaclyn A. Brilling, Secretary to the Siting Board,  secretary@dps.ny.gov or (518) 474-6530.

The meeting will also be videocast to the New York City Offices of the Public Service Commission located at  90 Church Street. Anyone wishing to attend the New York City videocast must notify Jan Goorsky 48 hours in advance of the meeting at (212) 417-2378, and must be prepared to show valid photo identification upon arrival at 90 Church Street.

CASE 12-F-0036 -2- 

Disabled persons requiring special accommodations should contact the Department of Public Service’s Human Resource Management Office at (518) 474-2520 as soon as possible to make such accommodations. TDD users may request a sign language interpreter by placing a call through the New York Relay Service at 711. 

The meeting will also be Webcast and members of the public may view the meeting by accessing the link at http://nydps.onlinevideoservice.com.

(SIGNED) JACLYN A. BRILLING 
Secretary