Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Small Renewable Wind Energy Projects Permit by Rule [9 VAC 15 ‑ 40]
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5/15/23  4:31 pm
Commenter: Eric Claunch

Repeal the PBR for Small Wind Energy Projects

This regulation should be repealed. It does not serve the Commonwealth or small businesses. It created a separate bureaucracy parallel to the State Corporation Commission and it is inadequately trained to perform its duties effectively; the regulation was poorly written, leading to lawsuits; and the regulation does not have an effective management controls or an oversight body ensuring accountability of its actions. This regulation has caused far more harm than good and has resulted in absolutely zero value in all the years in which it has been in force as there are no onshore wind energy projects that have been constructed under its purview.

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