Interested citizens: In the March 4, 2009 LURC hearing in Bangor, staff remarked that the proposed permit for Stetson II there is a clause that requires First Wind to submit to LURC a PROTOCOL FOR A FULL EAR OF NOISE TESTING, TO INCLUDE dBC (low, inaudible frequencies).This protocol was to be submitted to LURC and approved by LURC before Stetson II became operational. The permit, as amended, passed unanimously at that meeting.
The permit text was posted for a number of months by LURC on its website - it included the noise testing requirement, but it did not mention dBC. In subsequent correspondence with LURC staff I have been told told that the omission of dBC from the permit was inadvertant. Later (last November) I was told the matter was "under discussion".
Stetson II is apparently operational now, and has been since mid-March. A highly publicized event marked its "dedication" earlier this week.
Is Stetson II in violation of its permit? Is LURC enforcing its own permit? I have not received the promised copy of the noise testing protocol. I am awaiting information on this matter from LURC staff.
Are there minutes for that hearing of March 4, 2009? If so, they should be available under the freedom of information act. Do you remember the names of staff?
Joanne Moore said:Are there minutes for that hearing of March 4, 2009? If so, they should be available under the freedom of information act. Do you remember the names of staff?