Regulations

Within one year of the Act’s passage, the Office of Renewable Energy Siting is required to promulgate regulations to implement the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act. 
 
On September 16, 2020, the Office of Renewable Energy Siting issued draft regulations and uniform standards and conditions for public comment pursuant to the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA).  

The draft regulations, and draft uniform standards and conditions are available here:  


As part of the State’s ongoing commitment to community engagement, the Office of Renewable Energy Siting will seek public comment on the draft uniform standards and conditions Chapter XVIII Title 19 (Subpart 900-6), through public hearings across the state, while complying with public health and safety guidelines due to the circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. To find more information on the public hearings, click here

All stakeholders and the public have an opportunity to formally submit comments on the draft regulations Chapter XVIII Title 19 (Subparts 900-1 – 900-5; 900-7 – 900-15), and the draft uniform standards and conditions, Chapter XVIII Title 19 (Subpart 900-6), until December 7, 2020. The original deadline to submit comments on the draft regulations, Chapter XVIII Title 19 (Subparts 900-1 – 900-5; 900-7 – 900-15), was November 16, 2020; the Office of Renewable Energy Siting has extended this public comment period until December 7, 2020.