Galloo Island Wind Farm has its permits from the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
The department issued five permits Thursday: freshwater wetland, water quality certification, excavation and fill in navigable waters, state pollutant discharge elimination system and incidental take of state listed species.
The wind power project includes 82 turbines with a nameplate capacity of 246 megawatts.
The pollutant discharge permits allows 21,550 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to be discharged into Lake Ontario during the three-year construction period. For the next two years of the permit, the developer is allowed 5,720 gallons per day. The term of the permit is five years, through April 30, 2015.
The endangered and threatened species permit is effective through March 31, 2040.
Species covered under the permit include: short-eared owl, bald eagle, Northern harrier and upland sandpiper.
"The Department has determined that compliance with all mitigation measures and conditions in this license will result in a net conservation benefit to the threatened and endangered bird species, identified herein," the permit said.
That includes the management of at least 250 acres of grassland habitat, permanent protection of at least 25 acres of bald eagle breeding habitat, deer management on the island, pale swallowwort control and continued studies of birds and bats on the island.
For the wetlands permit, the developer is allowed to fill in one-fifth of an acre of wetlands. To compensate for that and a stream crossing, the developer is creating a one-half acre wetland.
Upstate NY Power also is allowed to excavate about 80,000 cubic yards for the permanent boat slip and install an intake pipe for water from Lake Ontario.
The wetlands, water quality and excavation permits are valid through March 24, 2020.
For these permits, the developer must follow the plans filed with the final environmental impact statement and file a few more final plans.