The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is accepting public comment on its draft policy for Renewable Energy Production and Energy Supply.
The purpose of the policy is to provide guidance for the review and approval of renewable energy projects inside the Adirondack Park with regards to the Adirondack Park Agency Act, the Freshwater Wetlands Act and the Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers Act.
The draft policy is available for download from the APA’s website.
According to a press release sent y the APA, the policy is intended to ensure that the APA:
• Embraces the New York State Energy Plan and balances development with the APA Act mandates to protect Park resources;
• Integrates opportunities and concerns for renewable energy production and energy conservation into its Park planning, public education, and project review functions;
• Protects and enhances Park resources and recognizes that renewable energy production and energy conservation are critical to viable, sustainable human communities within the Park and in a state and global context; and
• Incorporates energy conservation measures into its facilities, fleet management and operations.
Address all written comments on this policy to:
NYS Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Email – PublicComments@apa.ny.gov
The Agency will accept public comment until December 3rd, 2018.