Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment

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

Hide details for Q. What is the fund for municipal and local parties?Q. What is the fund for municipal and local parties?

A. Applicants are required at several stages in the Article 10 process to provide funds to be used to defray certain expenses incurred by municipal and local parties when participating in an Article 10 proceeding. These funds are known as "intervenor" funds collected by assessing an "intervenor" fee on the applicant.

Hide details for Q: How does an applicant set up the fund?Q: How does an applicant set up the fund?

A. Applicants supplying the requisite fee to set up the intervenor funding account for the preliminary scoping phase of the case must provide a check, made out to the NYS Department of Public Service, simultaneously with the filing of their Preliminary Scoping Statement. The case number must be printed on the face of the check. The check must be delivered to the Director of the DPS Office of Finance and Budget, under cover of a letter stating the amount of the check and the Article 10 case name and number. The letter must be copied to the Secretary of the Siting Board for filing in the Article 10 case.


Show details for Q. What is an "intervenor"?Q. What is an "intervenor"?