Notice of Request for a Permit and Hearing Filing Information Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 15-05 Boswell Springs Wind Project

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Notice of Request for a Permit and Hearing Filing Information Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 15-05 Boswell Springs Wind Project

Notice of Request for a Permit

Pursuant to provisions of the Wyoming Industrial Development Information and Siting Act and Siting Rules and Regulations, Notice is hereby given that Boswell Wind, LLC (Applicant) has filed an Application with the Industrial Siting Council (ISC) for a permit to construct and operate the Boswell Springs Wind Project in Albany County, Wyoming.  The Applicant proposes to construct a wind energy generation facility to produce up to 400 megawatts of energy.  The project components include up to 170 turbines, an underground 34.5 kilovolt (kV) collection system, four 34.5/230 kV collection systems linking the substations, a network of access roads, three meteorological towers, a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system, and an Operations and Maintenance building.  The facility would be located on approximately 21,596 acres of private land in Albany County, 10 miles north of Rock River, and 15 miles east of Medicine Bow.  Construction is anticipated to commence in May 2018 and continue through November 2020.  Construction manpower is anticipated to peak at 236 workers in August 2020.

 

The public may review a copy of the Permit Application at the Albany County Library at 310 South Eighth Street, Laramie, Wyoming, at the Albany County Clerk’s Office at 525 Grand Ave, Suite 202, Laramie, Wyoming, or on the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s website at, http://deq.wyoming.gov/isd/application-permits/resources/boswell-springs-project/

Public comments concerning potential social, economic, or environmental impacts that may result from the proposed project may be submitted to the Industrial Siting Division on or before September 28, 2017.

 

Notice of Hearing

Pursuant to W. S. 16-3-107, Notice is hereby given that the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council will conduct a contested case hearing on the Application for a Permit for the Boswell Springs Wind Project at 8:30 A.M. on November 20, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn Laramie located at 2229 Grand Ave, Laramie, WY.  The Council will consider the Applicant’s request for a Permit pursuant to the provisions of the Industrial Development Information and Siting Act (W.S. 35-12-101 et. seq.), the Rules and Regulations adopted thereunder, and the provisions of W.S. 39-15-111(c) and W.S. 39-16-111(d).  Persons eligible pursuant to W.S. 35-12-111 and wishing to participate must notify the Industrial Siting Council in writing by October 31, 2017 and participate in the pre-hearing meeting at 11 a.m. on November 6, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn Laramie located at 2229 Grand Ave, Laramie, WY.  Persons desiring to make a limited appearance statement only may submit a written statement as provided by W.S. 35-12-111(c).  Limited appearance statements must be given to the presiding officer at the hearing.

 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be available upon request for individuals with disabilities.

 

Dated this 25th Day of August, 2017

Industrial Siting Division, Department of Environmental Quality

200 West 17th Street, Fourth Floor

Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002

Telephone: (307) 777-7369

Email: kimber.wichmann@wyo.gov