Notice of Permit Approval Boswell Wind, LLC – Boswell Springs Wind Energy Project Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 15-05

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Notice of Permit Approval Boswell Wind, LLC – Boswell Springs Wind Energy Project Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 15-05

Notice of Permit Approval.  Pursuant to provisions in the Wyoming Industrial Development Information Act (W.S. 35-12-101 et seq.), notice is hereby given that the Boswell Springs Wind Energy Project of Boswell Wind, LLC (Applicant) has received a Permit to construct from the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council.  Records of the application and decision can be viewed during business hours in the offices of the Industrial Siting Division, Department of Environmental Quality, or on the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s website at, http://deq.wyoming.gov/isd/application-permits/resources/boswell-springs-project/.

The Permit will allow the Applicant to construct and operate a wind energy generation facility to produce up to 400 megawatts of energy in Albany County.  The project components include up to 170 turbines, an underground 34.5 kilovolt (kV) collection system, four 34.5/230 kV collection system 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 in 236 workers in August 2020.  Pursuant to W.S. 16-3-107, notice was given and the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council conducted a public hearing on the Application for Permit.  The hearing began at 8:30 A.M. on November 20, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn Laramie located at 2229 Grand Ave, Laramie, WY.  The hearing concluded that afternoon of November 21, 2017 at the same location. Deliberations of the Industrial Siting Council took place on December 4, 2017 at the same location.  The Council considered the Applicant’s request pursuant to the provisions of the Industrial Development and Siting Act (W.S. 35-12-101 et seq.), and the Rules and Regulations adopted thereunder, and rendered a decision to grant the permit.

Dated this 16th Day of January, 2018

Industrial Siting Division

Department of Environmental Quality

200 West 17th Street, 4th Floor

Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002

307-777-7369

Kimber.Wichmann@wyo.gov