Will Give Agency Time To Certify Models For Sale In New York State
State Senator Patty Ritchie said today that New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has agreed to delay implementation of new outdoor wood boiler rules to provide time for the agency to certify units that can be sold in New York State.
The action by Commissioner Joe Martens came in a one line "emergency" amendment to DEC's controversial wood boiler rules one week after Senator Ritchie joined Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Bill Magee in asking for the delay.
State Senator Patty Ritchie announced Friday that Brookfield Renewable Power, the owner of the hydroelectric dam at Heuvelton, will restock the Oswegatchie River upstream from the village in the wake of last spring’s dam break.
On June 8, a gate on the dam ruptured, draining millions of gallons of water from the reservoir.
When Senator Ritchie was notified by neighbors and sportsmen of the dam break, she immediately dispatched her staff to the scene, reached out to St. Lawrence county emergency responders and Brookfield Renewable Power.
State Senator Patty Ritchie recently met with Clayton Mayor Norma Zimmer and Clayton Town Supervisor Justin Taylor to discuss several ongoing projects in the Clayton area including the redevelopment of the Frink site.
Brookfield Renewable Power, the owner of the hydroelectric dam at Heuvelton, completed restocking the Oswegatchie River upstream from the village in the wake of last spring’s dam break.
About 1,200 Walleye measuring four to six inches in length were released into the Oswegatchie River.
Senator Ritchie had urged the the company to restock the river in order to remediate the impact of a June 8th rupture of the Heuvelton hydroelectric dam that drained millions of gallons of water from the reservoir.
State Senators Patty Ritchie and Joseph A. Griffo today applauded Gov. Cuomo’s selection of the first-ever St. Lawrence County resident to serve on the board of the agency that oversees the sprawling Adirondacks.