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Army Corps of Engineers seeks input on wind energy project

Granite Reliable Power, LLC, a subsidiary of Noble Environmental Power, is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for work in waters of the United States in conjunction with the development of a 100-megawatt wind energy facility in Coös County. The applicant proposes to place fill material in approximately 14 acres of waters and wetlands in conjunction with the development of the proposed facility, which has numerous project elements. ...Public comments regarding this permit request (File # NAE-2008-410) should be submitted no later than February 27 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Granite Reliable Power, LLC, a subsidiary of Noble Environmental Power, is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for work in waters of the United States in conjunction with the development of a 100-megawatt wind energy facility in Coös County.

The applicant proposes to place fill material in approximately 14 acres of waters and wetlands in conjunction with the development of the proposed facility, which has numerous project elements. They include road improvements and new roads to reach 33 tower sites on several ridge tops, on which would be erected 80-meter monopole towers. These would in turn support Vesta "V 90" three-megawatt wind-powered generators. These windmills would stand 400 feet tall.

Other project elements in-volve constructing lines for collecting and transmitting power to the regional power grid. The work proposed is a linear project, about 15 miles long and affecting scores of waters and wetlands tributary to the Androscoggin and Upper Ammonoosuc rivers in Dummer, Millsfield, Odell, Ervings Location and Dixville. Compensatory mitigation is also proposed.

The application for the federal permit was filed with the Corps of Engineers in compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act,... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

Granite Reliable Power, LLC, a subsidiary of Noble Environmental Power, is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for work in waters of the United States in conjunction with the development of a 100-megawatt wind energy facility in Coös County.

The applicant proposes to place fill material in approximately 14 acres of waters and wetlands in conjunction with the development of the proposed facility, which has numerous project elements. They include road improvements and new roads to reach 33 tower sites on several ridge tops, on which would be erected 80-meter monopole towers. These would in turn support Vesta "V 90" three-megawatt wind-powered generators. These windmills would stand 400 feet tall.

Other project elements in-volve constructing lines for collecting and transmitting power to the regional power grid. The work proposed is a linear project, about 15 miles long and affecting scores of waters and wetlands tributary to the Androscoggin and Upper Ammonoosuc rivers in Dummer, Millsfield, Odell, Ervings Location and Dixville. Compensatory mitigation is also proposed.

The application for the federal permit was filed with the Corps of Engineers in compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which regulates the discharge or fill of material in U.S. waters, including wetlands. The public notice can be viewed on the ACE's Web site, www.nae. usace.army.mil, by selecting "Regulatory/Permitting" and then weekly public notices.

Public comments regarding this permit request (File # NAE-2008-410) should be submitted no later than February 27 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Richard Roach), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Rich-ard Roach, at 978-318-8211 or richard.a.roach@usace.army. mil.


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FEB 11 2009
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