DOE to write enviro review of wind turbine for Seneca Nation in New York

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to authorize the expenditure of federal funding to the Seneca Nation of Indians to design, permit, and construct a 1.7-MW wind turbine on Tribal common lands in the Cattaraugus Territory, New York.

The turbine and new substation would be located near Lucky Lane and Gil Lay Arena. The power produced would offset the power used at the tribal administrative building. DOE said the partners on the project are Utility Reduction Specialists, New West Technologies LLC and Sustainable Energy Developments.

An Environmental Assessment (EA) will be prepared by DOE under the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), said DOE in a Jan. 15 scoping notice. As part of scoping for the preparation of the EA, comments on the NEPA process, proposed action and alternatives, and environmental issues will be accepted through Feb. 4.

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