Letter of NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation to Chautauqua Power re. Avian Risk
December 31, 2004
by E. M. Croty, Commissioner, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
The DEC Staff's four major points are as follows:
(1) The proposed project area is an extremely important bird/raptor migration area
(2) Data collection methodology and duration for this project is extremely limited
(3) The mortality constant chosen and its application to available date are inappropriate
(4) Bald eagles and other protected species do and can be expected to us the project area.