Comment by July 16, 2012 to ESA.NorthEast@ontario.ca

“harm, harass, kill” Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark

habitat “would be damaged by the proposed activity”

The proposal to construct and operate a wind farm has the potential to adversely affect Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark and their habitat… Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark are listed on the Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) List, in Ontario Regulation 230/08 of the ESA, as threatened.

This notice was originally published on June 15, 2012.

Members of the public are invited to submit their written comments by July 16, 2012 by email to ESA.NorthEast@ontario.ca and quote ER number 011-6555 in the subject line.

Please Note: All comments and submissions received become part of the public record. You will not receive a formal response to your comment, however, relevant comments received as part of the public participation process for this proposal will be considered in the decision making process for the authorization.

http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTE2NzY3&statusId=MTc0Nzk0&language=en

Wind Turbines

The project includes twenty-four (24) GE 2.5 MW wind turbine generators with a total

installed nameplate capacity of 60 MW. The turbine towers will be 98.3 metres in height

and the blade diameter will be 103 metres across. The nacelle, located at the top of each

turbine tower, houses the generator, inverter, gearbox, bearings, couplings, rotor and

auxiliary equipment. The nacelle is constructed of fiberglass, lined with sound insulating

foam, and has lighting and ventilation to allow work to be conducted inside. The turbine

blades are mounted on a hub and shaft that are connected to the nacelle. Each turbine

tower consists of several stacked segments which are mounted on a concrete foundation.

Specifications of the turbines can be found in the

Wind Turbine Specifications Report.

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