BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Friday, March 15, 2013

BP's Project Developer ~ Richard Chandler formally recognizes the Village of Chaumont as a stakeholder

 Mrs. Valerie Rust
Mayor Village of Chaumont
P.O. Box 297
Chaumont, NY

Re: Cape Vincent Wind Farm
Mayor Rust,
March 14, 2013
As you may know, Cape Vincent Wind Power, LLC, a subsidiary ofBP Wind Energy North America Inc., is proposing to build a 200-285 megawatt wind farm (the "Project") in the Towns of Cape Vincent and Lyme. It has come to our attention that one of the proposed routes for the generator interconnection line for the Project runs approximately 450 yards along County Road 179 in the Village ofChaumont. For ease of reference we have included a map that depicts this possible generator tie line route.

We are in the process of applying for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need under Arltcle 10 of the Public Service Law. In accordance with the Article 10 process there are several items to which we wanted to draw to your attention. To date, the only significant document that we have filed in connection with this Project is our Public Involvement Program (PIP) plan and a copy of this
document is enclosed for your further reference. Please note that this and other documents related to the Article 10 application for this Project are also accessible at a dedicated project website: www.capevincentwindfarrn.com and on a website maintained by the Department of Public Service:

We have added the Village to our list of stakeholders to receive future mailings, correspondence, and Project updates. Additionally, as a municipality in which a portion of the Project may be located, you will be added to the list of parties that will receive the preliminary scoping statement and applications when they are filed.
 The Article 10 permitting process provides "intervenor funds" for qualified recipients to hire experts to review the application. In this respect, the Village will be eligible for intervenor funding and I have included some additional information on this (which is also available on the above referenced websites) that may be of assistance to you.
As you will see in the PIP, we are reaching out to many different entities, however if you believe we should be including other local community groups or entities in our outreach please let us know.
We have included some Project fact sheets as well as some information on the Article 10 process for your consideration (these are also available on the capevincentwindfarm.com website). Finally, should you have any comments or concerns on the Project we would welcome your input and I will be reaching out directly to you to discuss the same .
 We look forward to working with you on this Project.
 Richard Chandler

Cc: Honorable Jeffrey C. Cohen

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