Notice of Request for a Permit and Hearing Filing Information before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 17-03 Ekola 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 17-03 Ekola 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 Ekola Flats Wind Energy, LLC (Applicant) has filed an Application for a Permit to construct and operate the Ekola Flats Wind Energy Project in Carbon County, Wyoming.  The Applicant proposes to construct the Ekola Flats Wind Energy Project, beginning approximately one mile northwest of the Town of Medicine Bow, Wyoming.  The Applicant proposes to construct a wind energy facility to produce up to 250 megawatts of energy.  The project components include up to 100 turbines, private access roads, buried and overhead electrical collection system lines, overhead transmission lines, at least one electrical substation, an operations and maintenance building, laydown yards, staging yards, parking areas, communication facilities, and storage facilities.  The project is located on approximately 27,000 acres of private and state land in Carbon County.  Construction is anticipated to commence in Q2 2019 and be completed by the end of December 2020.  Construction manpower is anticipated to peak at 250 workers in July-September of 2019 and 2020, with a temporary shutdown of major activities in 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, at: http://deq.wyoming.gov/isd/application-permits/resources/ekola-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 July 11, 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 Ekola Flats Wind Energy Project beginning at 8:30 A.M. on September 6, 2018 at the Rawlins Rec Center, 1616 Harshman St., 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 August 17, 2018 and participate in the pre-hearing meeting at 1:30 p.m. on August 28, 2018 at the Rawlins Rec Center, 1616 Harshman St., 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 14th Day of June, 2018

Industrial Siting Division, Department of Environmental Quality

200 West 17th Street

Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002

Telephone: (307) 777-7369

Email: kimber.wichmann@wyo.gov