Champlain Wind/Bowers Mtn.
The Commission received a rulemaking petition from Champlain Wind on May 26, 2010 requesting an addition to the Expedited Area for Wind Energy Development in Kossuth Township. The petition is available as a web link in the table on this page. The Commission initiated rulemaking and there was a public hearing on September 22, 2010, with a formal opportunity for the public to comment in writing up to October 12, 2010. The Commission’s action on such a petition is not an action to approve or deny a wind energy development – the denial or granting of a petition deals with the criteria under which a future wind energy development application would be reviewed. Guidance on applying these criteria may be found in the Guidelines for the Review of Petitions for the Addition of Lands to the Expedited Permitting Area for Wind Energy Development document. The Commission approved this rulemaking petition on December 1, 2010 with a tentative effective date of December 16, 2010. Questions about this matter, or requests to be added to or removed from the notice list for this project, may be directed to Fred Todd, Project Planner, Fred.Todd@maine.gov, (207) 287-8786.