This article, from law firm Bricker & Eckler LLC, is authored by J. Thomas Siwo.
The Ohio Power Siting Board has requested public comment on “draft rules to implement a provision” in HB 483, the recently enacted law that expanded the setback requirements for wind turbines, according to a recent Gongwer report. Before HB 483, wind turbines were required placement of 1,125 ft from inhabited structures on neighboring lands. The new law requires a 1,125 ft setback from neighbors’ property lines (for more on this, see our June 18, 2014 blog post).
Earlier this year, the Power Siting Board filed several rule changes with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, but “regulations dealing with health and safety, land use, ecological information, and setback requirements laid out in certification applications were delayed due to the legislation.” The deadline for public comment on the changes is January 16, 2015.
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