Rulemaking Update

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Chapter 382: Wind Energy Act Standards

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Concise Summary:

The Department is proposing a new rule to provide guidance and clarification on the review process and standards for wind energy projects under the Wind Energy Act (WEA). This rule would provide further guidance by clarifying and explaining the current review process and standards for wind energy projects under the Wind Energy Act (WEA). Since the implementation of the WEA in 2008 the Department has gained valuable experience in the processing of applications under the law. The proposed rule seeks to capture some of the lessons learned from that experience and provide formal guidance on the Department’s decision making process.

Agency contact:
Erle Townsend
17 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
207-287-6115

Public hearing: December 6, 2017, 1:00 PM
4 Blossom Drive (AMHI Complex
Augusta, ME

Public noticed: November 15, 2017

Comment deadline: December 18, 2017, 5:00 PM

Adoption Meeting: April 10, 2018, 1:00 PM

Effective Date: April 30, 2018