New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Gas Station Back-up Power Project
Executive Order 11988 (Floodplain Management) requires federal agencies “to avoid to the extent possible the long and short term adverse impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of the floodplain and to avoid direct or indirect support of floodplain development wherever there is a practicable alternative.” FEMA’s implementing regulations are at 44 CFR Part 9, which includes an Eight-Step Decision Making process for compliance with this part.
The State of New York passed legislation following Hurricane Sandy to require all gas stations within one half-mile of highway exits or hurricane evacuation routes to have transfer switches installed by April 1, 2014 and to deploy and install generators within 24 hours of losing power during a fuel supply or energy emergency. This Eight-Step process is applied to the request by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to support gas station back-up power capabilities at multiple sites. Approximately 1,450 sites are affected by this proposed project distributed throughout Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties. NYSERDA has created an informational website including interactive maps available at; http://nysandyhelp.ny.gov/fuel-ny.
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