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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5/27/23  2:52 pm
Commenter: Karen Lanning

REPEAL PBR Regulation for Rocky Forge

Repeal the Permit by Rule Regulation for Small Renewable Wind Energy Projects

The Permit by Rule Regulation (PBR) regulation process for small renewable wind energy projects FAILS to protect citizens, communities, the environment and governmental entities.

The Rocky Forge project by Apex in northern Botetourt County is NOT a small renewable wind project—it is a large-scale industrial construction project, which will irrevocably alter the natural beauty of North Mountain, spoiling the peace and serenity so valued by the residents and the tourists who come here to enjoy the outdoors.

The PGR regulation and the Rocky Forge project FAILS to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and the environment.

Karen Lanning

Concerned resident of Rockbridge County

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