Danskammer Energy – RCRA Closure

National Grid – Tupper Lake Substation

NYPA – Environmental Monitoring

NYPA – Licensing & Permitting Term Contract

National Grid Transco – Survey

Central Hudson Gas & Electric

Iroquois Gas Transmission System

National Grid – Piercefield Transmission Line

Danskammer Energy – RCRA Closure

Newburgh, NY

Chazen assisted with the final closure of the former sludge-drying beds in the on-site Solid Waste Management Unit at the Danskammer Energy facility. Chazen evaluated the existing wells, determining which were serviceable or could be brought back to service. In accordance with NYSDEC’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) closure guidance policy, Chazen prepared and submitted a project Work Plan, Sampling Analysis Plan and Quality Assurance Plan. Chazen completed two rounds of groundwater sampling from several wells with analysis for the full list of RCRA waste profile parameters.

National Grid – Tupper Lake Substation

Tupper Lake, NY

Chazen was contracted by National Grid to fast track a wetland delineation for a substation upgrade, completing the wetland delineation less than one week from authorization to proceed. Chazen worked with National Grid’s surveyors to complete the survey work, and prepared and submitted the wetland delineation report to regulatory agencies for verification. Once a design was selected, the project required permits from the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) for subdivision and wetland impacts. Chazen assisted in submitting the application permit to the APA for major projects including the General Information Request (GIR), Wetland Supplemental Information Request (SIR) and a Commercial Uses SIR. Permits from The Army Corps of Engineers and NYSDEC were also required.

NYPA – Environmental Monitoring

Delhi, NY

Chazen was retained to provide Environmental Monitoring services for the Marcy South Series Compensation Project. The project involved constructing Series Capacitor Banks on the northeast corner of a New York State Electric and Gas Corporation substation and adjacent to the NYPA-maintained transmission corridor.

Chazen acted as NYPA’s on-site representative, with “stop work” authority, to ensure that all construction activities were conducted in accordance with the Public Service Commission (PSC) approving orders and other applicable laws and regulations. Chazen reviewed quality control issues with NYPA and monitored construction weekly, at a minimum.

NYPA – Licensing & Permitting Term Contract

Various Locations, NY

Chazen was selected for the NYPA Licensing & Permitting five-year term contract. The contract is expected to include assisting in the siting, environmental review and permitting of transmission and generation projects, which may include new facilities and upgrades to existing facilities.

National Grid Transco – Survey

Pleasant Valley, NY

Chazen was selected as a part of a team to survey the 150-mile Edic to Pleasant Valley Transmission Line. The survey included 22 miles of transmission line from the Dutchess County -Columbia County Line to the Con Edison Substation in Pleasant Valley. Chazen provided services including land records research, desktop mapping, field survey including GPS control and conventional terrestrial traverse, right-of-way and easement determination, identification of easement deficiencies and mapping. Chazen also coordinated utility designating along this route as Iroquois Transmission gas pipeline occupied space within the corridor.

Central Hudson Gas & Electric

Saugerties, NY

Chazen completed an endangered species habitat assessment, wetland delineation and due diligence review on a 20-acre site for the proposed Saugerties Substation. Chazen reviewed mapping information and made information requests to the NYS Natural Heritage Program and US Fish and Wildlife Service website for endangered species. Chazen conducted an on-site review to determine the potential for the site to support federally- or state-listed species, and prepared a letter report for submittal to Central Hudson Gas & Electric that described the site, its potential to support endangered species, and the location of wetlands.

In addition, Chazen provided complete site plans for the proposed electric substation including grading, drainage, client proprietary surface treatments, driveway design and fencing layout.

Iroquois Gas Transmission System

Various Locations

Chazen provides various wetland and ecological services along Iroquois’s utility corridor, which stretches through New York and Connecticut from the St. Lawrence River to the Long Island Sound and onto Long Island. These services have included stream and wetland delineations, endangered species reviews, and identification of concentrations of invasive species prior to vegetative mowing practices along the right-of-way. Chazen also provides permitting for cathode protection installation, stream subsidence and bank stabilization efforts, and vegetation maintenance monitoring to ensure compliance and to minimize the spread of invasive species.

National Grid – Piercefield Transmission Line

Piercefield, NY

Chazen undertook a wetland delineation of the right-of-way where poles were to be relocated for the Piercefield Transmission Line near the Raquette River. The purpose of the project was to relocate the power line to avoid on-going icing problems. In addition to the wetland delineation, Chazen prepared a Joint Permit Application to the Army Corps of Engineers, which also included application to the NYSDEC and APA. Chazen coordinated the preparation of a visual impact assessment, which included developing visual simulations and organizing reviews of state and federally protected species and cultural resources. Chazen obtained the Corps, NYSDEC and APA permits for the proposed project.