2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 17. Corporation Commission
§17-160.21. Notification of intent to build a facility.

17 OK Stat § 17-160.21 (2015) What's This?

A. The owner of a wind energy facility shall submit notification of intent to build a facility to the Corporation Commission within six (6) months of the initial filing pertaining to commencement of construction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of an FAA Form 7460-1 (Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration) or any subsequent form required by the FAA for evaluating the impact a proposed wind energy facility will have on air commerce safety and the preservation of navigable airspace. The Commission shall prescribe the form and submittal requirements of the notification; provided, the information required on the notification form shall include at least the same information required on the FAA form. The owner of the wind energy facility shall submit copies of the notification with the board of county commissioners of every county in which all or a portion of the wind energy facility is to be located within twenty-four (24) hours of filing with the Commission. If all or a portion of the wind energy facility is to be located within the incorporated area of a municipality, copies of the notification shall also be submitted to the governing body of the municipality within twenty-four (24) hours of filing with the Commission.

B. Within six (6) months of submitting the notification with the Commission as provided for in subsection A of this section, the owner of the wind energy facility shall cause a copy of the notification to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or counties in which all or a portion of the wind energy facility is to be located. Proof of publication shall be submitted to the Commission.

C. Within sixty (60) days of publishing the notification in a newspaper as provided for in subsection B of this section, the owner of the wind energy facility shall hold a public meeting. Notice of the public meeting shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation and submitted to the board of county commissioners in the county or counties in which all or a portion of the wind energy facility is to be located. The notice shall contain the place, date and time of the public meeting. Proof of publication of the notice shall be submitted to the Commission. The public meeting shall be held in one of the counties in which all or a portion of the wind energy facility is to be located.

D. The owner of a wind energy facility shall not commence construction on the facility until the notification and public meeting requirements of this section have been met. If an owner of a wind energy facility fails to submit the information with the Commission as required in this section, the owner shall be subject to an administrative penalty not to exceed One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00) per day.

Added by Laws 2015, c. 92, § 3.

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