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Oral Testimony by Invitation Only


Application of New York Regional Interconnect Inc. to build a 190 mile transmission line from Oneida County to Orange County, New York


To examine the impact and need for the New York Regional Interconnect proposed High Voltage Direct Current Transmission line.

Utica, New York
August 23, 2006
5:00 PM
SUNY Institute of Technology at Marcy
Kunsela Hall Auditorium, Room A 112
12 North Horatio Street
Utica, New York

On May 31, 2006, New York Regional Interconnect Inc. (NYRI) submitted an application to the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) pursuant to Article VII of the Public Service Law, seeking approval to build and operate a 190-mile high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line from Oneida County to Orange County.

This hearing will examine several issues: how the proposed transmission line will address the State's current energy needs and is consistent with the state's energy policy; public participation opportunities in the Article VII application review process; the potential impact on electric consumer bills; effect on homeowners and business in the proposed area; and environmental and health concerns associated with the proposed transmission line, including the impact on areas of special environmental significance such as national park designation. In addition, the hearing seeks information on the impact of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and issues of potential federal preemption of transmission line siting.

Oral testimony will be accepted by invitation only. Ten copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk. The Committees would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements. Written testimony will also be accepted and may be sent to the contact person listed on the reply form and/or may be submitted at the hearing registration desk.

In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Assembly, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Assembly facilities and activities.

Assemblyman Paul D. Tonko
Chairman, Committee on Energy


Persons wishing to present testimony at the public hearing on the proposed NYRI Transmission Line are requested to complete this reply form as soon as possible and mail it to:

Brian Snowdon
Legislative Analyst
Assembly Committee on Energy
Room 520 - Capitol
Albany, New York 12248
Email: snowdob@assembly.state.ny.us
Phone: (518) 455-4363
Fax: (518) 455-5182

box I plan to attend the following public hearing on the proposed NYRI Transmission Line to be conducted by the Assembly Committee on Energy on August 23, 2006.

box I plan to submit written testimony at the hearing. I will provide 10 copies of my prepared statement.


I will address my remarks to the following subjects:

box I do not plan to attend the above hearing.

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