Notice of Permit Approval TB Flats Wind Energy, LLC – TB Flats Wind Energy Project Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 18-01

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Notice of Permit Approval TB Flats Wind Energy, LLC – TB Flats Wind Energy Project Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 18-01

Notice of Permit Approval

TB Flats Wind Energy, LLC – TB Flats Wind Energy Project

Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council

Docket Number DEQ/ISC 18-01

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 TB Flats Wind Energy Project of TB Flats Wind Energy, 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/tb-flats-wind-energy-project/.

The Permit will allow the Applicant to construct and operate 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.  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 June 21, 2018 at the Jeffrey Memorial Community Center, 315 W. Pine Street, Rawlins, Wyoming.   The hearing concluded and deliberations of the Industrial Siting Council took place the afternoon of June 22, 2018, 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 31 Day of July, 2018

Industrial Siting Division

Department of Environmental Quality

200 West 17th Street, 4th Floor

Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002

307-777-7369

Kimber.Wichmann@wyo.gov