Siting Board - Frequently Asked Questions



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BASIC CONCEPTS

Show details for Q. What is Article 10?Q. What is Article 10?
Show details for Q. What is meant by the term "siting"?Q. What is meant by the term "siting"?
Show details for Q. What is meant by the term "major"?Q. What is meant by the term "major"?
Show details for Q. What is meant by the term "electric generating"?Q. What is meant by the term "electric generating"?
Show details for Q. What is meant by the term "facility"?Q. What is meant by the term "facility"?
Show details for Q. What is meant by the term "certificate"?Q. What is meant by the term "certificate"?

THE SITING BOARD

Show details for Q. What is the "Siting Board"?Q. What is the "Siting Board"?
Show details for Q. Who are the permanent members of the Siting Board?Q. Who are the permanent members of the Siting Board?
Show details for Q. What is meant by the term "ad hoc"?Q. What is meant by the term "ad hoc"?
Show details for Q. Do ad hoc public members receive any compensation for their service on the Siting Board?Q. Do ad hoc public members receive any compensation for their service on the Siting Board?
Show details for Q. What are the qualifications to be an ad hoc public member?Q. What are the qualifications to be an ad hoc public member?
Show details for Q. How are the two ad hoc public members designated to serve on the Siting Board?Q. How are the two ad hoc public members designated to serve on the Siting Board?
Show details for Q. How is the list of ad hoc public member candidates established?Q. How is the list of ad hoc public member candidates established?
Show details for Q. How is the list of candidates established in the City of New York?Q. How is the list of candidates established in the City of New York?
Show details for Q. How is the list of candidates established in a town outside of any villages or in a city other than the CitQ. How is the list of candidates established in a town outside of any villages or in a city other than the City of New York?
Show details for Q. How is the list of candidates established in a village?Q. How is the list of candidates established in a village?
Show details for Q. How is the list of candidates established if the facility is to be built on parcels of land located in moreQ. How is the list of candidates established if the facility is to be built on parcels of land located in more than one municipality?
Show details for Q. What resources are available to assist the Siting Board?Q. What resources are available to assist the Siting Board?


TYPES OF GENERATING FACILITIES

Show details for Q. What types of electric generating facilities are likely to be proposed pursuant to the Article 10 process?Q. What types of electric generating facilities are likely to be proposed pursuant to the Article 10 process?
Show details for Q. Are electric generating facilities to be built by a power authority exempt from the Article 10 process?Q. Are electric generating facilities to be built by a power authority exempt from the Article 10 process?
Show details for Q. Are any electric generating facilities exempt from the Article 10 process?Q. Are any electric generating facilities exempt from the Article 10 process?
Show details for Q. If a facility is exempt from the Article 10 process, can the developer of the facility opt-in to the ArticlQ. If a facility is exempt from the Article 10 process, can the developer of the facility opt-in to the Article 10 process?

PRE-APPLICATION PROCEDURES - PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

Show details for Q. What is meant by the term "public involvement"?Q. What is meant by the term "public involvement"?
Show details for Q. In what stages of the Article 10 process is it appropriate to conduct public involvement activities?Q. In what stages of the Article 10 process is it appropriate to conduct public involvement activities?
Show details for Q. How is public involvement conducted?Q. How is public involvement conducted?
Show details for Q. Is the public required to participate in the applicant's public involvement activities?Q. Is the public required to participate in the applicant's public involvement activities?
Show details for Q. What are the purposes of a Public Involvement Program?Q. What are the purposes of a Public Involvement Program?
Show details for Q. What are the elements of a Public Involvement Program plan?Q. What are the elements of a Public Involvement Program plan?
Show details for Q. When does the Public Involvement Program plan have to be prepared?Q. When does the Public Involvement Program plan have to be prepared?
Show details for Q. What happens if the Department of Public Service (DPS) finds the Public Involvement Program plan to be inadQ. What happens if the Department of Public Service (DPS) finds the Public Involvement Program plan to be inadequate?
Show details for What happens if the applicant refuses to incorporate a DPS recommendation without an adequate explanation, or What happens if the applicant refuses to incorporate a DPS recommendation without an adequate explanation, or has an inadequate Public Involvement Program plan?
Show details for Q. How do people who do not speak English participate in public involvement?Q. How do people who do not speak English participate in public involvement?
Show details for Q. What is the function of the Office of Public Information Coordinator created within the Department of PubliQ. What is the function of the Office of Public Information Coordinator created within the Department of Public Service?
Show details for Q. What is the Department of Public Service?Q. What is the Department of Public Service?
Show details for Q. How can I contact the Office of Public Information Coordinator?Q. How can I contact the Office of Public Information Coordinator?

PRE-APPLICATION PROCEDURES - PRELIMINARY SCOPING STATEMENT

Show details for Q. What is a Preliminary Scoping Statement?Q. What is a Preliminary Scoping Statement?
Show details for Q. When does the Preliminary Scoping Statement have to be filed?Q. When does the Preliminary Scoping Statement have to be filed?
Show details for Q. What kind of information must be included in a Preliminary Scoping Statement?Q. What kind of information must be included in a Preliminary Scoping Statement?
Show details for Q. What happens after the Preliminary Scoping Statement is filed?Q. What happens after the Preliminary Scoping Statement is filed?

PRE-APPLICATION PROCEDURES - Fund for Municipal & LOCAL PARTIES

Show details for Q. What is the fund for municipal and local parties?Q. What is the fund for municipal and local parties?
Show details for Q. What is an "intervenor"?Q. What is an "intervenor"?
Show details for Q. What is the amount of the intervenor fee assessed during the pre-application stage?Q. What is the amount of the intervenor fee assessed during the pre-application stage?
Show details for Q. What happens if after the pre-application intervenor fees have been used up, the applicant amends its preliQ. What happens if after the pre-application intervenor fees have been used up, the applicant amends its preliminary scoping statement and more review is required?
Show details for Q. How does a qualified intervenor make a request for intervenor funds?Q. How does a qualified intervenor make a request for intervenor funds?
Show details for Q. When are pre-application intervenor funds awarded?Q. When are pre-application intervenor funds awarded?
Show details for Q. Who is eligible for intervenor funds?Q. Who is eligible for intervenor funds?
Show details for Q. What can pre-application intervenor funds be used for?Q. What can pre-application intervenor funds be used for?
Show details for Q. On what basis will the funds be awarded?Q. On what basis will the funds be awarded?

PRE-APPLICATION PROCEDURES - STIPULATIONS

Show details for Q. What are stipulations?Q. What are stipulations?
Show details for Q. How is the stipulations process initiated?Q. How is the stipulations process initiated?
Show details for Q. Do other parties and the public get an opportunity to participate in the stipulations process?Q. Do other parties and the public get an opportunity to participate in the stipulations process?
Show details for Q. What happens if a party does not agree that a stipulation entered into between the applicant and another paQ. What happens if a party does not agree that a stipulation entered into between the applicant and another party is adequate?

APPLICATION PROCEDURES - SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION

Show details for Q. What happens when an Article 10 application is submitted?Q. What happens when an Article 10 application is submitted?
Show details for Q. What happens if the documents submitted are insufficient to comply with the requirements of the law, regulaQ. What happens if the documents submitted are insufficient to comply with the requirements of the law, regulations and stipulations?
Show details for Q. What happens if the documents submitted are sufficient to comply with the requirements of the law, regulatiQ. What happens if the documents submitted are sufficient to comply with the requirements of the law, regulations and stipulations?

APPLICATION PROCEDURES - DESIGNATION OF PARTIES

Show details for Q. Who are the parties to an Article 10 proceeding?Q. Who are the parties to an Article 10 proceeding?
Show details for Q. Who are the automatic statutory parties to an Article 10 proceeding?Q. Who are the automatic statutory parties to an Article 10 proceeding?
Show details for Q. Who are the parties that have a right to be a party to an Article 10 proceeding merely by giving notice?Q. Who are the parties that have a right to be a party to an Article 10 proceeding merely by giving notice?
Show details for Q. Who are the parties that may be permitted to join?Q. Who are the parties that may be permitted to join?
Show details for Q. Where does a party file a notice of intent to be a party?Q. Where does a party file a notice of intent to be a party?

APPLICATION PROCEDURES - Fund for Municipal & LOCAL PARTIES

Show details for Q. What is the amount of the intervenor fee assessed when an application is filed?Q. What is the amount of the intervenor fee assessed when an application is filed?
Show details for Q.	What happens if after the application phase intervenor fees have been used up, the applicant amends its appQ. What happens if after the application phase intervenor fees have been used up, the applicant amends its application and more review is required?
Show details for Q. How does a qualified intervenor make a request for intervenor funds?Q. How does a qualified intervenor make a request for intervenor funds?
Show details for Q. Who is eligible for intervenor funds?Q. Who is eligible for intervenor funds?
Show details for Q. What can application phase intervenor funds be used for?Q. What can application phase intervenor funds be used for?
Show details for Q. On what basis will the funds be awarded?Q. On what basis will the funds be awarded?

HEARING PROCEDURES - CONDUCT OF THE HEARING

Show details for Q. Who conducts the hearings?Q. Who conducts the hearings?
Show details for Q. What kinds of hearings will be held?Q. What kinds of hearings will be held?
Show details for Q. What are "public statement" hearings?Q. What are "public statement" hearings?
Show details for Q. What is a "limited appearance"?Q. What is a "limited appearance"?
Show details for Q. What are "trial-type evidentiary" hearings?Q. What are "trial-type evidentiary" hearings?
Show details for Q. What is "discovery"?Q. What is "discovery"?
Show details for Q. If the Siting Board does not personally conduct the hearings, how does it become informed of the proceedingQ. If the Siting Board does not personally conduct the hearings, how does it become informed of the proceedings?

SITING BOARD DECISIONS - TIMING OF THE DECISION

Show details for Q. Is there a deadline by which the Siting Board must make a final decision on an Article 10 application?Q. Is there a deadline by which the Siting Board must make a final decision on an Article 10 application?
Show details for Q. What happens to the deadline if the application is amended during the Article 10 proceeding?Q. What happens to the deadline if the application is amended during the Article 10 proceeding?
Show details for Q. Are there any other exceptions to the deadlines described above?Q. Are there any other exceptions to the deadlines described above?

SITING BOARD DECISIONS - SUBSTANCE OF THE DECISION

Show details for Q. What options does the Siting Board have in making a decision on an Article 10 application?Q. What options does the Siting Board have in making a decision on an Article 10 application?
Show details for Q. What substantive matters must be addressed in any Siting Board decision to grant an Article 10 certificate?Q. What substantive matters must be addressed in any Siting Board decision to grant an Article 10 certificate?
Show details for Q. What are the required statutory findings that must be made by the Siting Board?Q. What are the required statutory findings that must be made by the Siting Board?
Show details for Q. What are the required statutory determinations that must be made by the Siting Board?Q. What are the required statutory determinations that must be made by the Siting Board?
Show details for Q. What are the required statutory factors that must be considered by the Siting Board in making the required Q. What are the required statutory factors that must be considered by the Siting Board in making the required determinations?

COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT

Show details for Q. Who is in charge of compliance and enforcement matters regarding a Certificate that has been issued?Q. Who is in charge of compliance and enforcement matters regarding a Certificate that has been issued?