- The Financial
agreement will contribute to at least $115 million to the local communities
over the next 50 years.
- The Task
Force and NYPA have agreed to a community enhancement fund that will
guarantee $2 million annually over the 50-year license and provide an
advance payment of $4 million upon signing. Annual payments start once
the license has been issued by FERC.
- The Task
Force and NYPA have also agreed to establish an additional funding mechanism
based on net generation at the St. Lawrence-FDR plant. The High Water
Flow Adjustment would be triggered when annual net generation exceeds
7 million megawatt hours. Based on historic water flows, the adjustment
will likely produce at least an additional $10.9 million over the next
- The funds
will be distributed based upon a formula developed by the Task Force.
- The agreement
may be reviewed every 10 years beginning in 2013.
RECREATION FACILITIES - 7.8 million
to design and construct new or rehabilitated
Project recreational facilities in the affected communities at an
estimated cost of $7.8 million.
LISBON RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
floating dock with baffles extending in water from bottom of dock at
bathhouse with water and sewer for campsites
RV dump site
30 electrified and 4 ADA compliant camp sites
parking at campground
VILLAGE OF WADDINGTON RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
recreation fields, playground and court fencing in Whittaker Park including
subsurface drainage under baseball field
restroom in Whittaker Park
new boat launch and parking east of the existing Boat Launch at Whittaker
Park; retain existing launch for overflow use.
toilet facilities that connect to sewage treatment plant at Boat Launch
at Whittaker Park
floating dock for 5-7 boats near Boat Launch at Whittaker Park
beach, replace floats and playground at Waddington Town Beach
bathhouse at Waddington Town Beach
concession stand at Waddington Town Beach
picnic shelter at Waddington Town Beach
floating dock at Town Beach to accommodate five boats
View Park, Brandy Brook and Little Sucker Brook
existing fixed dock at Island View Park
soil conditions and plant trees at Island View Park
additional narrow finger piers at Island View Park Boat Slips
- Boat Launch
at Brandy Brook (part of Parks Package)
car-top boat launch to provide access to Little Sucker Brook, with access
road and parking.
LOUISVILLE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
- Pave drives,
walkways and parking lots in Whalen Park
Handicapped Accessible Fishing Pier in Whalen Park
bathhouse mechanical and plumbing systems in Whalen Park
see-saw, slide and base material in Whalen Park
trail, picnic area and floating dock on Sand Island
walkway from Whalen Park to Massena Country Club
Country Club, Sandy Beach, Coles Creek, and Wilson Hill
Country Club - Golf Course Drainage Improvements
floating dock at Country Club to accommodate twelve to fourteen boats
(contingent upon approval of agencies)
informal facilities at Sandy Beach (gravel for parking, picnic tables
at either end of beach and boulder barrier along the road)
informal facilities on Coles Creek (parking and car-top boat launch)
for access spurs from trails in WHWMA to Wilson Hill Road
VILLAGE OF MASSENA RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
Bathhouse including replacement of septic at Massena Town Beach
intrusion alarms at Bathhouse at Town Beach
- NYPA will
replace and install playground at Town Beach
beach at Town Beach including sidewalk, curb & sand.
parking lot at Town Beach
signage at Town Beach
vaults will either be retained and renovated or replaced with septic
tank and leach field.
metal storage building at Town Beach with a building at least 24' x
30' at location identified by Town.
or cover protruding stones in picnic areas with topsoil in consultation
with the Town
code-compliant electricity to the picnic pavilions at Town Beach
a new tollbooth at Town Beach/ADA compliant
Massena Intake boat launch including improved lighting at launch and
intrusion alarm at bathroom
for ADA compliant facilities (parking spaces, pathway to picnic area,
paved area for table and grill, and picnic table)
parking at Massena Intake boat launch
handicapped fishing access at Massena Intake (at old bridge abutment)
- Pave the
loop trail at Massena Intake
or replace surface of path of Richards Landing Dike
boat ramp and docks at Hawkins Point Boat Launch
- Add additional
dock that is approachable from both sides at Hawkins Point
parking at Hawkins Point Overlook and reconfigure parking lot to accommodate
vehicles with boat trailers
lighting at Hawkins Point Boat Launch
handicapped fishing access at Hawkins Point
ADA parking at Hawkins Point near boat launch
RIVER INSTITUTE - 24.1 million
- The St.
Lawrence Aquarium and Ecological Center Inc., (SLAEC), and NYPA have
entered into an agreement to provide financial and other support for
the proposed aquarium/research center.
- NYPA is
prepared to underwrite approximately half the cost of the center, provided
that certain conditions intended to help ensure successful operation
are met no later than June 30, 2004.
- The center
is not proposed as a Project facility and, although mentioned in the
application materials, will not be included in the new Project license.
STABILIZATION - 3.7 million
- NYPA proposes
to perform stabilization work that has been identified in NYPA studies.
Implementation of this work will be completed in consultation with the
successor to the Land Management and Recreation Sub-committee.
- Up to
25 percent of the total will be available for small projects requested
by adjoining landowners.
HAZARDS - $348,000
to install information kiosks and staff gages at eight boat launch locations
and mark specific hazard areas with buoys.
OF PROJECT BOUNDARY
of Iroquois Dam
- NYPA proposed
to remove the Town of Lisbon and a small portion of the Town of Waddington
from the project boundary by terminating the project immediately upstream
of the Iroquois Dam.
- If FERC
approves the change, approximately 246 acres of shoreline on the mainland
will be conveyed to the Towns of Lisbon and Waddington or adjoining
Island will remain in state ownership under the jurisdiction of State
Parks. NYPA will provide $300,000 for recreational enhancements to Galop
and Ogden Islands. Parks will work with the Towns of Lisbon and Waddington
to determine the enhancements.
of Iroquois Dam
- The project
boundary downstream of Iroquois Dam would be reduced to a location 25
feet inland from the high water mark; in ecological sensitive areas,
the new boundary would be 100 feet inland. Approximately 350 acres will
be conveyed to the Towns or adjoining landowners.
- All lands
currently with project structures or within parks, islands and wildlife
management areas would remain in the boundary.
- If FERC
approves the changes, the communities will receive approximately 600
acres of land under this agreement. Combined with the 895 acres of surplus
land expected to be conveyed in the next several months, the local communities
will benefit from an additional 1500 acres added to the tax base.
FOR STATE PARKS
- NYPA proposes
to design and construct new or rehabilitated Project recreational facilities
in the Coles Creek State Park and Robert Moses State Park at estimated
costs of $4.4 million and $6.8 million, respectively.
- NYPA proposes
to enhance informal recreational facilities on Galop and/or Ogden Island
at an estimated cost of $300,000.
TO ADDRESS ECOLOGICAL ISSUES
IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS - 23.5 million
design, construct, operate, maintain, and monitor eleven HIPs within Project
lands and waters that will benefit fish, waterfowl, and other aquatic
and terrestrial species.
HABITAT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS - 3.9 million
HIP Fund will cover the design, construction, monitoring, operation, and
maintenance costs of future, currently unidentified, HIPs in the St. Lawrence
River that will benefit the ecology of the River during the term of the
HILL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA - 9.6 million
will rehabilitate the WHWMA including:
structure to separate East and West pools
improved water control structures
and provide new recreational facilities
AND EDUCATION FUND - 1 million
and Education Fund will provide financial support for environmental research
and education projects relating to the ecology of the St. Lawrence River
in the vicinity of the St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project.
MITIGATION AND RESEARCH FUND - $24 million
- With this
fund, DOI will conduct fisheries research and construct mitigation/enhancement
projects. DOI will endeavor to use local engineers, contractors, and
labor for constructing mitigation/enhancement projects.
- DOI will
control the fund, but will consult with NYPA and DEC on both research
and projects. DEC has veto power over projects undertaken in New York
- DOI reserves
its right to prescribe fish passage facilities. NYPA reserves its right
to challenge any prescription.
- DOI will
support NYPA's application for a 50-year license and the settlement
agreement including the project boundary and land management component.
EEL PASSAGE - $5 million
- As part
of the agreement with DOI, NYPA agreed to design, construct, and operate
an upstream fish ladder for American eel.
- The engineering
and design for this facility will begin in 2002.
8.5% of St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project capacity or 68 MW is sold under
contract to 7 neighboring states.
- NYPA is
proposing that the current license article requiring a "reasonable"
amount of power be allocated to the neighboring states not be carried
forward into a new license.
the potential impacts on cultural resources, NYPA is developing a Programmatic
Agreement and will prepare a Cultural Resources Management Plan.
is continuing its negotiations with the SRMT and the Bureau of Indian
Affairs (BIA) on these and other issues, but no agreement has been reached.
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