Substantive Review of the Petition to Remove Milton Township from the Expedited Permitting Area for Wind Energy Development

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Last Updated: December 15, 2016

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For more information about the Petition to Remove Milton Township from the Expedited Permitting Area for Wind Energy Development or this Substantive Review Process contact Stacie R. Beyer at (207) 557-2535, or email

Milton Township

Events and Topics Information and Links
Background Resources
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Procedural Orders - Documentation of key process steps and deadlines.
Hearing Notice
Pre-Hearing Submissions - These are materials filed by groups and individuals for consideration at the hearing.

*The LUPC has added testimony from one interested person that was timely filed, but missing from the original versions of these documents.


*The LUPC has updated comments that were missing pages from the original version.

Public Comment

*The LUPC added two timely filed comments to the original version of this document on 8/26/2016 and an additional timely filed comment on 9/22/2016.

Rebuttal Comments
Staff Review and Memorandum to Commission
Commission Decision


The following documents may be instructive to understanding or participating in any of the substantive review processes.

Document Title and Description Links
Public Law 2015, Chapter 265 – Law creating current opportunity for removal
Overview of the Process for the LUPC’s Review of Petitions for the Removal of Places from the Expedited Permitting Area for Wind Energy Development
Title 12, Section 685 – Statutes administered by the Land Use Planning Commission
Title 35-A, Section 3453-A – Expedited Permitting of Grid-scale Wind Energy Development
Maine’s Wind Energy Goals
Land Use Districts and Standards – see Appendix F for a description of the current Expedited Permitting Area for Wind Energy Development
Rules of Practice, Chapter 4 of the Commission’s Rules
Rules for the Conduct of Public Hearings, Chapter 5 of the Commission’s Rules
CLUP - Chapter 1 contains the principal values and the goals and policies; the rest of the plan provides more detailed discussions, data, and background on a variety of topics.