Bill Summary for S 377 (2019-2020)

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Jun 25 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 377 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Intro. by Brown, Newton, Sanderson.

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Bill summary

House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Deletes the content of the previous edition and replaces it with the following.

Amends GS 143-215.115 to add and define the term commanding military officer's designee as that term applies to Article 21C, Permitting of Wind Energy Facilities, of GS Chapter 143. Defines the term to mean an individual appointed by a commanding military officer, who may represent the interests of the military installation of the commanding military officer they represent. Requires the designee to provide information from the major military installation or the commanding military officer they represent to the Department of Environmental Quality. Specifies that the interests the designee represents may include the ongoing training and mission currently being conducted at the major military installation they represent. 

Amends GS 143-215.119 to require the notice of receipt of a completed permit application for a proposed wind energy facility or proposed wind energy facility expansion provided to the commanding military officer of all major military installations, the commanding military officer of any military installation located outside the state that is within 50 nautical miles of the location of the proposed facility or expansion, and the board of commissioners for each county and the governing body of each municipality in which the facility or expansion is proposed to be located, to also include maps and narrative information identifying military air navigation routes, air traffic control areas, military training routes, special-use air space, radar, or other military operations that may be affected (previously did not specify the inclusion of maps and narrative information to identify those routes and areas). 

Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.