A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PERMITTING PROGRAM FOR THE SITING AND OPERATION OF WIND ENERGY FACILITIES.
House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Deletes the whereas clauses. Changes the term "major Department of Defense military installation" to "major military installation" throughout Article 21C. Amends GS 143-215.119 to remove a certification of compliance with all applicable federal, state, or local permit requirements, licenses, or approvals from the information that must be included in a permit application for a proposed wind energy facility or proposed expansion. Amends GS 143-215.120 to amend the reason for which a permit may not be approved, to include the following: (1) construction or operation of the proposed facility or expansion would encroach upon or otherwise have a significant adverse impact on (was, interfere with) the mission, training, or operations of any major military installation or branch of the military in the state and result in a detriment to continued military presence in the state and (2) the applicant is not in compliance with all applicable federal, state, or local permit requirements, licenses, or approvals.
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