Here's our chance to help DEP develop more reasonable standards for Wind Energy applications.
DEP has asked for our input.
They are giving the people of Maine a voice!
If you've ever complained about how lenient the standards are that Maine imposes on wind developers, this is your chance to do something about it!
Monday the 8th is the deadline for comments on the pre-rulemaking draft of the Wind Energy Act's standards for:
The easiest way to read the draft is to download the PDF copy by clicking here:
If that doesn't work, you can follow this link:
If that link doesn't work, you'll have to navigate through the DEP website:
PLEASE, NO EXCUSES...
or forever hold your peace!
Comment deadline: August 8, 2016
The Department of Environmental Protection is seeking comments on a pre-rulemaking draft of a rule that will address certain standards in the Wind Energy Act which are not otherwise addressed in current rules. This will be a new rule, and the Department would like the benefit of input from the many experts and interested parties with knowledge of these issues prior to issuing a formal draft and commencing the rulemaking process later this year.
The draft rule will be pursuant to the rulemaking authority established in Public Law 2007, Chapter 661, Section E-2, and will address scenic character, shadow flicker, public safety, tangible benefits, and decommissioning. The draft rule will not address best practical mitigation measures, as this will be the subject of a future rulemaking pursuant to 35-A MRSA § 3459.
Comments must be received no later than 5:00 pm, Monday, August 8, 2016.
Please send comments in writing to Mark Margerum at:
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
17 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0017