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Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Small Renewable (Wind) Energy Projects; DEQ to develop procedure permitting construction and operation
Purpose of legislation
Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to develop a permit or permits by rule for the construction and operation of small renewable (wind) energy projects that have a maximum capacity of 100 megawatts if they generate electricity. A small renewable energy project for which such a permit by rule has been issued will be exempt from requirements that the State Corporation Commission permit its construction and operation. However, the Commission will retain jurisdiction regarding use of rights-of-way and interconnection of such facilities. Violations are subject to civil and criminal penalties.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 808 (2009)
Chap 854 (2009)
VAC chapters to be amended
9 vac 15 - 40 : Small Renewable Wind Energy Projects Permit by Rule
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 3089: Establishment of permit(s) by rule for the construction and operation of small wind energy projects
Latest Stage: Final
Deadline for the regulation to become effective 1/1/2011
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