00-F-2057: Besicorp - Empire State Newsprint Project

Certified Article X Application


Besicorp - Empire State Newsprint Project
Case No. 00-F-2057

Size: 505 MW and 330,000 Tons Per Year (TPY) of recycled newsprint 
Location: Rensselaer, New York
Proposed by: Besicorp - Empire Development Company, LLC

Schedule: The Siting Board decided to issue a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need  at its meeting on September 24, 2004. A Recommended Decision was issued January 9, 2004.
Briefs were filed in October 2003.
Hearings concluded in September 2003.
A Joint Settlement Agreement, signed by several parties, was presented to the hearing examiners on June 18, 2003.
A Procedural Conference  was held on June 10, 2003. 
A Final Ruling on issues was issued on September 27, 2002. 
A Technical Issues Conference  was held on August 27 and 28, 2002. 
An "Open House" was held by Besicorp Empire Development Company on August 26, 2002. 
An Issues Conference  was held on July 10, 2002.
Public information hearings were held on July 9  at the Rensselaer High School.  Transcripts of the joint record with the Department of Environmental Conservation Legislative Hearings, include public comments on the proposed facilities.
The Chairman advised Besicorp-Empire Development Co., LLC that its application was complete by letter dated May 28, 2002.
Application was filed December 20, 2001.
Air permit application filed at Department of Environmental Conservation on October 19, 2001.
DPS/DEC held a public meeting on scoping and stipulations for the Besicorp proposed electric generation newsprint project on May 24, 2001.
PSC public information forum was held on Tuesday, January 30, 2001. 
The Preliminary Scoping Statement (PSS) was filed on November 22, 2000. 
Comments: This Article X project was reviewed in a coordinated process with the proposed Empire State Newsprint Project.  NYS DEC is the lead agency in the review pursuant to SEQRA for the manufactured newsprint recycling facility. 
Copies of the Application and Supplement may be viewed at the following libraries:
 
Rensselaer Public Library
810 Broadway 
Rensselaer, NY  12144
N. Greenbush Public Library 
138 Main Avenue 
Wynantskill, NY  12198
E. Greenbush Community Library 
225 Columbia Turnpike 
Rensselaer, NY  12144
Albany Public Library 
161 Washington Avenue 
Albany, NY  12210
Troy Public Library 
100 Second Street 
Troy, NY  12180

A copy of the Supplement may also be inspected during normal business hours at the office of the New York State Public Service Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, 14th Floor, Albany, NY  12223.


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