AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS STATUTES GOVERNING THE PERMITTING OF WIND ENERGY FACILITIES.
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes proposed GS 143-215.116 and instead prohibits issuing a permit from July 1, 2019, until July 1, 2022 (was a permanent moratorium under the proposed statute) for a wind energy facility or wind energy facility expansion for facilities located in an area where impacts of vertical obstructions are determined to be significantly high. States the purpose of the moratorium.
Amends GS 143-215.119 to increase the fee for permits for a proposed wind energy facility or a proposed expansion from $3,500 to $4,000.
Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
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