Notice of Permit Approval Uinta Wind Energy, LLC – Uinta Wind Energy Project Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 18-02

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Notice of Permit Approval Uinta Wind Energy, LLC – Uinta Wind Energy Project Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 18-02

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 Uinta Wind Energy Project of Uinta 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/uinta-wind-energy-project/.

The Permit will allow the Applicant proposes to construct a wind energy facility to produce up to 161 megawatts of energy.  The project components include up to 47 wind turbine generators (WTGs) mounted on tubular towers, transformers, electrical collector lines, turbine access roads, meteorological towers, an operations and maintenance building, substation, and a 138-kilovolt (kV) generation-tie line, and at least one temporary concrete batch plant onsite during the construction period.  The project is located on 27,907 acres of private and state land in Uinta County.  Construction is anticipated to commence in Q2 2019 and be completed by the end of 2020. Construction manpower is anticipated to peak at 141 workers from August through November in 2019 and May through August in 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 October 4, 2018 at the Roundhouse, 1500 Main Street, Evanston WY 82930.   The hearing concluded and deliberations of the Industrial Siting Council took place the afternoon of October 4, 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 15th Day of November, 2018

Industrial Siting Division

Department of Environmental Quality

200 West 17th Street, 4th Floor

Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002

307-777-7369

Kimber.Wichmann@wyo.gov