Notice of Request for a Permit and Hearing Filing Information Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 18-05 Cedar Springs 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 18-05 Cedar Springs 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 Cedar Springs Transmission, LLC (Applicant) filed an Application for a Permit to construct and operate the Cedar Springs Wind Energy Project (the Project) located approximately 10 miles north of Douglas in Converse County. The Applicant proposes to construct a wind energy facility to produce up to 400 megawatts of energy. The primary project components include up to 160 turbines, transformers, electrical collector lines, turbine access roads, meteorological towers, up to two operations and maintenance buildings, two substations, a 25-mile 230-kilovolt generation-tie transmission line from the project substation to the Windstar Substation near Glenrock, among other components necessary for completion and commercial operation of the Project. The project is located on approximately 71,215 acres of private and state lands in Converse County. Construction is anticipated to commence in Q3 2019 and be completed by the end of 2020.  Construction manpower is anticipated to peak at 265 workers in July 2020.  The public hearing on this matter is anticipated on May 16, 2019 in Douglas, Wyoming.

The public may review a copy of the Permit Application at the Converse County Clerk’s office at 107 North 5th Street, Suite 114, in Douglas, Wyoming or at the web page of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality:

http://deq.wyoming.gov/isd/application-permits/resources/cedar-springs-wind-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 March 22, 2019.

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 Project at 8:30 A.M. on May 16, 2019 at the Converse County Library, 300 Walnut St, Douglas, 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 March 22, 2019, and participate in the pre-hearing meeting at 1:30 p.m. on May 2, 2019, at the Converse County Library, 300 Walnut St, Douglas, 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 22nd Day of February, 2019

Industrial Siting Division, Department of Environmental Quality

200 West 17th Street, 4th Floor

Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002

Telephone: (307) 777-7369

Fax: (307) 777-5973

Email: kimber.wichmann@wyo.gov