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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Assessing and Mitigating Noise Impacts
These noise guidelines include an excellent primer. Table A APPROXIMATE ADDITION OF SOUND LEVELS Difference Between Two Sound Levels  Add to the Higher of the Two Sound Levels ≤1 dB  3 dB 2-3 dB  2 dB 4-9 dB  1 dB ≥10 dB  0 dB (United States Environmental Protection Agency, Protective Noise Levels, Condensed Version of EPA Levels document, EPA 550/9-79-100, November 1978, Office of Noise Abatement & Control, Washington, D.C.) “[T]wo proximal noise sources that are 70 dBA each do . . . Complete article »

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
DEC letters to Towns of Cape Vincent and Clayton re: endangered/threatened species
From the N.Y. State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Bureau of Fish, Wildlife, and Marine Resources, January 27, 2009 To: Town of Cape Vincent Re: State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR), proposed wind power project, St. Lawrence Windpower This letter is intended to follow up on comments that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) provided in their letters dated March 9 and June 15, 2007, with regard to their review of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) prepared . . . Complete article »

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
New York State DEC Letter re: Steel Winds Project, Lackawanna, NY
Letter states: “The contention that only a small percentage of migratory birds are expected to be regularly flying lower than the maximum turbine height at Steel Wind has not been validated by sufficient study…” “This text is misleading and does not properly characterize the potential impact to migrating birds.” Download original document: “New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Letter re: Steel Winds Project – Lackawanna, NY” Complete article »

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NY DEC comments re: Chautauqua wind farm
STATE ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY FINDS FUNDAMENTAL FLAWS IN BIRD STUDY FOR PROPOSED WIND TURBINE PROJECT AND PREDICTS SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER BIRD MORTALITY Tuesday, January 11, 2005 WESTFIELD – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has recently released comments highly critical of a study of potential risks to birds at the proposed site of a wind power development in the towns of Ripley and Westfield (Chautauqua County), New York. The Draft Avian Risk Assessment (ARA), issued by the developer in June, . . . Complete article »

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