Notice of Request for a Permit and Hearing

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Public Notice:

Notice of Request for a Permit and Hearing
Filing Information
Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council
Docket Number DEQ/ISC 20-09

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 ConnectGen Albany
County LLC has filed an Application for a Permit to construct and operate its Rail Tie
Wind Project facilities near Tie Siding in Albany County. The project would start
construction in March 2022, utilize about 178 construction workers during peak activity,
and the project would consist of a wind energy facility to produce up to 504 megawatts of
energy. The project components include up to 120 turbines, and underground electrical
collection system, a 4.4-mile single circuit, 345 Kilovolt (kV) overhead transmission line,
two substations, an operations and maintenance building, and meteorological towers.
The project is located on 26,000 acres near the town of Tie Siding, on both State and
private land in Albany County. This consists of private land (21,032 acres) and State
land (4,804 acres), no federally managed lands are located within the project area. The
public may review a copy of the Permit Application at the Albany County Library, 310
South Eighth Street, Laramie, Wyoming, at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, 525 Grand
Avenue, Suite 202, Laramie, Wyoming, or at the web page of the Wyoming Department
of Environmental Quality, http://deq.state.wy.us/isd/isdnews.htm .

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 Rail
Tie Wind Project at 8:30 A.M. on July 19-21, 2021 at the Hilton Garden Inn Laramie,
2229 Grand Avenue, Laramie, WY. 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 29, 2021 and participate in the pre-hearing
meeting on July 6, 2021 at 12:30. at the Hilton Garden Inn Laramie, 2229 Grand
Avenue, Laramie, WY. Persons desiring to make a limited appearance statement only
may submit a written statement as provided by W. S. 35-12-111(c).
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative
formats will be available upon request for individuals with disabilities.

Dated this 26th Day of April, 2021
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: david.koskelowski3@wyo.gov