Notice of Request for a Permit and Hearing Filing Information Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 18-01 TB Flats Wind Energy 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 18-01 TB Flats Wind Energy 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 TB Flats Wind Energy LLC (Applicant) has filed an Application for a Permit to construct and operate the TB Flats Wind Energy Project 7 miles north of the Town of Medicine Bow, Wyoming.  The Applicant proposes to construct a wind energy generation facility to produce up to 500 megawatts of energy. The project components include up to approximately 200 turbines, at least one new substation, an operations and maintenance building, access roads, a collector system that is proposed to be located underground, a generation tie-line, and ancillary facilities.  The project is located on approximately 52,000 acres of private and state land in Carbon County, the southern end of which begins approximately 7 miles north of the Town of Medicine Bow, primarily east of State Highway 487, and along State Highway 77. Construction is anticipated to commence in Q2 2019 and be complete by the end of December 2020. Construction manpower is anticipated to peak at 500 workers in July-September of both 2019 and 2020, with a temporary shutdown of major activities over the winter.

 

The public may review a copy of the Permit Application at the Carbon County Library at 215 W Buffalo St, Rawlins, Wyoming or at the web page of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, http://deq.wyoming.gov/isd/application-permits/resources/tb-flats-wind-energy-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 April 26, 2018.

 

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 TB Flats Wind Energy Project at 8:30 A.M. on June 21, 2018 at the Jeffrey Memorial Community Center, 315 W. Pine Street, Rawlins, Wyoming.  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.) and the Rules and Regulations adopted thereunder.  Persons eligible pursuant to W. S. 35-12-111 and wishing to participate must notify the Industrial Siting Council in writing by June 1, 2018 and participate in the pre-hearing meeting at 1:30 p.m. on June 11, 2018 at the Jeffrey Memorial Community Center, 315 W. Pine Street, Rawlins, Wyoming.  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 27th Day of March, 2018

Industrial Siting Division, Department of Environmental Quality

200 West 17th Street, 4th Floor

Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002

Telephone: (307) 777-7369

Email: kimber.wichmann@wyo.gov