2012 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 18 - COUNTIES
CHAPTER 5 - PLANNING AND ZONING
18-5-504. Minimum standards; incorporation into other processes.


WY Stat § 18-5-504 (through 2012) What's This?

(a) No board of county commissioners shall issue a permit for a wind energy facility if that facility:

(i) Does not comply with standards properly adopted by the board of county commissioners for the construction of wind energy facilities, which standards shall not be less stringent than the standards required by this article;

(ii) Would locate the base of any tower at a distance of less than one hundred ten percent (110%) of the maximum height of the tower from any property line contiguous or adjacent to the facility, unless waived in writing by the owner of every property which would be located closer than the minimum distance;

(iii) Would locate the base of any tower at a distance of less than one hundred ten percent (110%) of the maximum height of the tower from any public road right-of-way;

(iv) Would construct any tower or other structure, other than underground structures, transmission lines, roadways and structures appurtenant to roadways, at a distance of less than five and one-half (5.5) times the maximum height of the tower, but in no event less than one thousand (1,000) feet from any platted subdivision unless this restriction is waived in writing by the owners of all lands included within the distance specified in this paragraph;

(v) Would locate the base of any tower at a distance of less than five and one-half (5.5) times the maximum height of the tower, but in no event less than one thousand (1,000) feet from a residential dwelling or occupied structure, unless waived in writing by the person holding title to the residential dwelling or occupied structure;

(vi) Would locate the base of any tower at a distance of less than one-half (1/2) mile from the limits of any city or town.

(b) No rule, regulation or law promulgated or applied by any county in this state shall adopt a standard less stringent than the minimum standards established in subsection (a) of this section. The minimum standards stated in subsection (a) of this section shall be incorporated into every existing or future county permitting or licensing process to which they are applicable so that no applicant for a permit under this article is required to submit more than one (1) application addressing these standards to any county.

(c) No board of county commissioners shall issue a permit under W.S. 18-5-502(a) until that county has adopted rules and regulations governing the notice that the application for a permit must provide to the record owners and claimants of mineral rights located on and under lands where the wind energy facility will be constructed. The rules shall conform to rules adopted by the industrial siting council for the same purpose pursuant to W.S. 35-12-105.

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