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:
- Draft Regulations Chapter XVIII Title 19 (Subparts 900-1 – 900-5; 900-7 – 900-14)
- Draft Regulations Chapter XVIII Title 19 (Subparts 900-6)
As part of the State’s ongoing commitment to community engagement, the Office of Renewable Energy Siting will seek public comment during the initial development of uniform standards and conditions through five public hearings across the state as well as two virtual public hearings, 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 – 900-14) until November 16, 2020 and the draft uniform standards and conditions Chapter XVIII Title 19 (Subparts 900-6) until December 7, 2020.