Notice of Request for a Permit and Hearing
Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council
Docket Number DEQ/ISC 20-10
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR A PERMIT
Pursuant to provisions of the Wyoming Industrial Development Information and Siting Act and Siting Rules and Regulations, Notice is hereby given that Broad Reach Power LLC., filed an application with the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council for construction of a solar project, Lincoln Solar 1, located near Cokeville, in Lincoln County. The applicant proposes to construct a solar energy facility to produce up to 80 megawatts of energy. The project components include photo-voltaic panels, racking, wiring, inverter units, collector system, substation, metering and control house. The project is located on 430 acres near the town of Cokeville, on private land in Lincoln County. No federally managed lands are located within the project area. The 20-month construction schedule is anticipated to commence in March 2022 and be completed in December 2023. Construction manpower is anticipated to peak at 250 workers during July 2022. The public may review a copy of the Permit Application at the Lincoln County Library, 519 Emerald Street, Kemmerer, Wyoming, at the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, 925 Sage Avenue, Suite 101, First Floor , Kemmerer, Wyoming, at the Uinta County Library, 701 Main Street, Evanston, Wyoming, at the Uinta County Clerk’s Office, 225 9th Street, Evanston, Wyoming, at the Diamondville Town Clerk’s Office, Diamondville, Wyoming, at the Cokeville Town Clerk’s Office, 110 Pine Street, Cokeville, Wyoming, at the Kemmerer City Clerk’s Office, 220 Wyoming Highway 223, Kemmerer, Wyoming, at the Evanston City Clerk’s Office, 1200 Main Street, Evanston, Wyoming, at the Wyoming State Library, 2800 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming, or at the web page of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xUx2N9rvO67MCzks-9Z6Xw8lgPSuweWl/view?usp=sharing
NOTICE OF HEARING
Pursuant to W. S. 16-3-107, Notice is hereby given that the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council will conduct a contested case hearing on the Application for a Permit for the Lincoln Solar Project at 8:00 A.M. on January 26-27, 2022 at the Roundhouse, 1500 Main Street, Evanston, WY. The Council will consider the applicant’s request for a Permit pursuant to the provisions of the Industrial Development Information and Siting Act (W. S. 35-12-101 et. seq.) and the Rules and Regulations adopted thereunder. Persons eligible pursuant to W. S. 35-12-111 and wishing to participate must notify the Industrial Siting Council in writing by December 28, 2021 and participate in the pre-hearing virtual meeting on January 12, 2022 at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1855718760791982861
You must register for the virtual hearing. Persons desiring to make a limited appearance statement only may submit a written statement as provided by W. S. 35-12-111(c).
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be available upon request for individuals with disabilities.
Dated this 8th Day of November, 2021
Industrial Siting Division, Department of Environmental Quality
200 West 17th Street, 4th Floor
Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002
Telephone: (307) 777-7369
Fax: (307) 777-5973
Email: [email protected]
PUBLISHED: Nov. 16, 2021 11163
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given of the Application of Questar Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Wyoming (Dominion or the Company), for approval of the 2022 year budget for Energy Efficiency Programs.
1. Dominion is a public utility as defined by Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(D), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112.
2. On October 29, 2021, Dominion submitted its Application requesting approval of its 2022 year budget and modifications to the ThermWise® Energy Efficiency Programs pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-121, Commission Rule Chapter 3, Section 21, and the Commission’s Order issued on February 6, 2013, in Docket No. 30010-119-GT-12 (Record No. 13321).
3. Dominion proposes continuing the five existing ThermWise® Energy Efficiency Programs (Programs): [i] Appliance Rebates Program; [ii] Builder Rebates Program; [iii] Business Rebates Program; [iv] Home Energy Plan Program; and [v] Weatherization Rebates Program.
4. In addition to making minor tariff language changes to improve accuracy in each of the ThermWise® Programs’, the Company proposes 2022 additions of: residential heating ventilation and air conditioning monitoring and diagnostic systems in both the Appliance and Builder Rebates Programs; rigid foam exterior insulation to the Weatherization Rebates and Builder Rebates Programs; and two categories of advanced boiler control systems linkageless controls and O2 trim controls in its Business Rebates Program in 2022.
5. Dominion projects the total 2022 budget for the Programs and Market Transformation Initiative to be $167,868, an increase of 3% from the 2021 budget. Dominion states the proposed budget increase is primarily due to greater forecasted 2022 participation in the Appliance, Builder, and Business programs than were projected in 2021. The Company projects a total natural gas savings at 6,256 Dth per year, 7% above its projected 2021 natural gas savings estimates.
6. This is not a complete description of the Application. Dominion’s Application is on file at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and is available for inspection by any interested person during regular business hours or online at: http://psc.wyo.gov.
7. Anyone desiring to file a statement, public comment, protest, intervention petition, or request for a public hearing in this matter must file in writing with the Commission on or before December 6, 2021. A proposed intervention or request for hearing must set forth the grounds under which they are made and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.
8. If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, or if you wish to file a statement, public comment, or protest, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 30010-201-GT-21 (Record No. 16962) in your communications.
Dated: November 5, 2021.
PUBLISHED: Nov. 16, 2021 11162
NOTICE OF INTENT TO OBTAIN TITLE
In regard to the 1999 Ford Triton V 10, F-250 Super Duty dark green truck, VIN # 1FTNF21S6XEB276. The vehicle was abandoned on December 30, 2010. That Terrie Sue Stevens applied for a title from the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office. Last owner on record is: Phil Lason, Kemmerer, Wyoming. An auction/sale will be held on November 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at 409 Ruby Street, Kemmerer, Wyoming. A minimum bid of $15,000.00 is being required to cover the cost of expenses for removal, storage, custody, preservation, sale of vehicle, repairs and servicing.
PUBLISHED: Nov. 16, 23, 2021 11164
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Procedural Rules and Special Regulations, notice is hereby given of the Application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) for authority to revise Rule 12, as more fully described below.
1. RMP is a public utility as defined in Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(C), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112.
2. RMP filed its Application on October 14, 2021, requesting authority to modify Rule 12 – Line Extension policy. RMP states that it recently reviewed its Rule 12, Line Extension tariff pursuant to the language contained in Rule 12, Section I.F which provides for a periodic review. The Company last reviewed and filed to revise its Rule 12 in Docket No. 20000-511-ET-17.
3. RMP updated its cost of service to align with the Commission’s May 18, 2021 and June 17, 2021 decision in RMP’s 2020 General Rate Case. Based on the results of its recent review, RMP is proposing to increase the residential extension allowance in Rule 12(II)(A). RMP proposes to increase the allowance for a permanent single residential application from $1,400 to $1,800 and for a residential application in a planned development from $400 to $500. RMP is not proposing any changes to the non-residential allowance at this time because the cost of service review shows no significant change from the prior review.
4. This is not a complete description of the Application. Interested persons may inspect the Application at RMP’s business offices throughout Wyoming and at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during regular business hours.
5. Anyone desiring to file a public comment, statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must file with the Commission in writing on or before November 29, 2021. Any intervention request filed with the Commission shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing as well as the position and the interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.
6. If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing which you will attend and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, call the Commission at (307) 777-7427 or write to the Commission, 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Communications-impaired persons may contact the Commission through Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-607-ET-21 (Record No. 16957) in your communications.
Dated: October 29, 2021.
PUBLISHED: Nov. 5, 12, 2021 11051
OF BLASTING SCHEDULE
Pursuant to Public Law 95-87, Section 515 (b)(15)(A) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, and the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act, Statute 35-11-415, Duties of operator, and in accordance with the regulations authorized and promulgated thereunder, Kemmerer Operations, LLC hereby presents notice of blasting operations to be conducted at the Kemmerer Mine. The specific locations are:
1-UD Complex, a portion of Tracts 91, 95, 96, 97, 98C, 98B, 99, 100, 102, 101, and 103, T21N, R116W, the active pit area containing 200 acres, more or less, and all located within Lincoln County, WY.
Pit 2-UD, a portion of Sec. 15, and a portion of Section 22, T20N, R117W, the active pit areas containing 310 acres, more or less, and all located within Lincoln County, WY.
I-Area Pit, a portion of or all of Lots 9 and 10 in section 30 and Tracts 80, 81, 82A, 82D, 84A, 84B, 84C, 84D, 85, 86, 87 and 88, T21N R116W, the active pit areas containing 150 acres, more or less, and all within Lincoln County, WY.
Pit 10A & 10B, a portion of Tracts 93, 94, and 96 T21N, R116W, the active pit area containing 92 acres, more or less, and all located within Lincoln County, WY.
Blasting may be necessary on the above-described locations of Kemmerer Operations, LLC’s Kemmerer Mine in order to maintain scheduled mining operations on the following dates in 2022:
January 1-31, 2022
February 1-28, 2022
March 1-31, 2022
April 1-30, 2022
May 1-31, 2022
June 1-30, 2022
July 1-31, 2022
August 1-31, 2022
September 1-30, 2022
October 1-31, 2022
November 1-30, 2022
December 1-31, 2022
Blasting may occur during daylight hours from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Access to the blasting area will be controlled prior to a blast by a mine representative. Access shall remain closed until the blast area is checked and the “all clear” signal is aired.
The warning and all clear signals are as follows:
Pre-blast signal - Loud Wavering Tone - One Minute
All clear signal - Maintained Peak Tone - One Minute
All blasting will be conducted according to the above dates and schedules unless an emergency situation arises which indicates the need for an unscheduled detonation of blasting materials. These emergency situations may be as follows:
3. Adverse Atmospheric conditions
4. Any other unforeseen circumstances which may jeopardize the safety of persons, (operators or public) that may be in the vicinity of the mine site.
Should alterations to the above schedule be necessary, with exception given to emergency situations, further public notice will be advertised accordingly.
Kemmerer Operations, LLC
P.O. Box 950
Kemmerer, Wyoming 83101
Telephone: (307) 800-8111
PUBLISHED: Nov. 16, 2021 11161