Small renewable energy projects; permit by rule process. (HB205)

Introduced By

Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Small renewable energy projects; permit by rule process. Provides that any proposed wind energy project with a project boundary located less than two miles from a jurisdictional boundary is not qualified for a permit by rule from the Department of Environmental Quality. The measure also (i) requires the engineering certification for a wind energy project to state the amount of energy projected to be generated by the facility, on an annual average basis, based on wind studies conducted at the proposed project site for a minimum of two years; (ii) requires the Department to hold a public hearing; (iii) limits eligibility for wind-powered generation facilities to make use of the permit by rule process to those that have a rated capacity not exceeding 100 megawatts and disturb fewer than 50 acres in the complete construction of the project including access roads; and (iv) reduces the maximum capacity for facilities that generate electricity only from sunlight from 150 megawatts to 100 megawatts. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/27/2019Committee
12/27/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102268D
12/27/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2020Referred from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (9-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Left in Labor and Commerce

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