2022 Wyoming Statutes
Title 35 - Public Health and Safety
Chapter 12 - Industrial Development and Siting
Section 35-12-110 - Service of Notice of Application; Information and Recommendations; Application Deficiencies; Procedure; Jurisdiction; Hearing.
35-12-110. Service of notice of application; information and recommendations; application deficiencies; procedure; jurisdiction; hearing.
(a) Not more than ten (10) days following receipt of an application for a permit, the director shall:
(i) Serve an electronic or physical copy of the application upon the governing bodies of local governments which will be primarily affected by the proposed facility together with notice of the applicable provisions of W.S. 35-12-111 and, for proposed facilities meeting the requirements of W.S. 35-12-102(a)(vii)(E), (F) or (G), serve a copy of the application with notice of the applicable provisions of W.S. 35-12-111 upon affected landowners;
(ii) Cause a summary of the application to be published in one (1) or more newspapers of general circulation within the area to be primarily affected by the proposed facility;
(iii) File a copy of the application with the county clerk of the county or counties in which the proposed facility will be constructed.
(b) The division shall obtain information and recommendations from the following state agencies relative to the impact of the proposed facility as it applies to each agency's area of expertise:
(i) Wyoming department of transportation;
(ii) Public service commission;
(iii) Repealed By Laws 1998, ch. 6, § 5.
(iv) Game and fish department;
(v) Department of health;
(vi) Department of education;
(vii) Office of state engineer;
(viii) Repealed by Laws 1990, ch. 44, § 3.
(ix) Wyoming state geologist;
(x) Wyoming department of agriculture;
(xi) Department of environmental quality;
(xii) Repealed by Laws 1992, ch. 60, § 4.
(xiii) Repealed by Laws 1990, ch. 44, § 3.
(xiv) The University of Wyoming;
(xv) Department of revenue;
(xvi) The Wyoming business council;
(xvii) Department of workforce services;
(xviii) Office of state lands and investments;
(xix) Department of workforce services;
(xx) Department of state parks and cultural resources;
(xxi) Department of fire prevention and electrical safety;
(xxii) Department of family services;
(xxiii) Oil and gas conservation commission.
(c) The information required by subsection (b) of this section shall be provided by the agency from which it is requested not more than sixty (60) days from the date the request is made and shall include opinions as to the advisability of granting or denying the permit together with reasons therefor, and recommendations regarding appropriate conditions to include in a permit, but only as to the areas within the expertise of the agency. Each agency which has regulatory authority over the proposed facility shall provide to the council a statement defining the extent of that agency's jurisdiction to regulate impacts from the facility, including a statement of the agency's capability to address cumulative impacts of the facility in conjunction with other facilities. The statement of jurisdiction from each agency is binding on the council.
(d) On receipt of an application, the director shall conduct a review of the application to determine if it contains all the information required by W.S. 35-12-109 and the rules and regulations. If the director determines that the application is incomplete, he shall within thirty (30) days of receipt of the application notify the applicant of the specific deficiencies in the application. The applicant shall provide the additional information necessary within thirty (30) days of a receipt of a request for additional information from the director.
(e) Upon receipt of the additional information specified in subsection (d) of this section, the director shall either notify the applicant that the application is complete or notify the applicant of continued deficiencies. The applicant shall provide the required information within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the notice of continued deficiency. Upon receipt of the second deficiency notice, the applicant may:
(i) Provide the required information within the time allotted; or
(ii) Withdraw the application.
(iii) Repealed By Laws 2010, Ch. 47, § 2.
(f) Not more than ninety (90) days after receipt of an application for a permit, the director shall:
(i) Schedule and conduct a public hearing, provided that no hearing shall be held until the state engineer has submitted a preliminary and final opinion as to the quantity of water available for the proposed facility pursuant to W.S. 35-12-108;
(ii) Notify the applicant and local governments of the hearing and, for proposed facilities meeting the requirements of W.S. 35-12-102(a)(vii)(E), (F) or (G), notify affected landowners;
(iii) Cause notice of the hearing to be published in one (1) or more newspapers of general circulation within the area to be primarily affected by the proposed facility; and
(iv) Hold the hearing at a community as close as practicable to the proposed facility. The provisions of W.S. 35-12-111, 35-12-112 and 35-12-114 apply to the hearing.
(g) For proposed facilities meeting the requirements of W.S. 35-12-102(a)(vii)(E), (F) or (G):
(i) The division shall request information and recommendations from affected landowners relative to the impact of the proposed facility as it applies to each affected landowner's lands and interests;
(ii) Not less than twenty-five (25) days prior to any scheduled hearing on the application, the director shall provide to all affected landowners a copy of all information received from agencies providing information under subsections (b) and (c) of this section; and
(iii) Agencies providing opinions and recommendations under subsections (b) and (c) of this section shall receive comments from affected landowners and shall provide a summary of all affected landowner comments with other information submitted. If comments are received after the agency's other information is submitted, the comments shall be forwarded when received to the division.