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The maps show wind energy potential at varying turbine heights including 80 meters ( approx . 240 feet ), 110 meters ( approx . 330 feet ), 140 meters ( approx . 420 feet ), or 90 meters off‐shore ( approx . 270 feet ).
It is important to note that there is a lack of land use controls in some counties within the northeastern North Carolina JLUS Study Area , which can contribute to the potential of encroachment from uncoordinated , incompatible wind energy development . North Carolina jurisdictions are not required to adopt zoning ordinances ; however , several jurisdictions have adopted ordinances or resolutions concerning wind energy development siting , either to address military mission concerns or to prioritize wind energy development .
Existing Tools
North Carolina House Bill 484 In May 2013 , the State of North Carolina established a permitting program that requires coordination with military commanders at military installations during the pre‐application site evaluation part of the process . The permitting program established by the NC General Assembly creates a statewide regulatory structure for wind energy development to be overseen by the NC Department of Environmental Quality ( formerly the Department of Environment and Natural Resources ).
While the legislation is comprehensive , particularly in prescribing review timeframes for the military and various details for notifying and receiving comment from the military during the pre‐application site evaluation , the law does not stipulate a written requirement by the military or DOD Siting Clearinghouse during the permitting part of the process . Rather the law only requires a written confirmation from the FAA that there is a “ determination of no hazard to air navigation .” Under this measure , the FAA coordinates with individual military installations during this part of the process , which would determine any potential impacts on military air navigation .
However , this law has a very brief section for de a requirement for a shadow flicker study but no Moreover the definition provided for the “ major excludes National Guard facilities . These facilitie capabilities in rotary wing aircraft training amon ground training operations .
While there are good military compatibility mea including measures to coordinate with either the Clearinghouse during the pre‐application site ev for enhancements that can benefit the overall co protect military missions . There is a need to ens permits include documentation from either the local jurisdiction approval process .
Department of Defense Energy Siting Cle Section 358 of the 2011 National Defense Autho studying the impacts of the development of new on military operations and readiness . The Energ to coordinate the DOD review of existing applica Several key elements of Section 358 include des and lead organization to conduct the review of e specific time frame for completion of a hazard a application ( 30 days ), specific criteria for DOD ob requirement to provide an annual status report facilitates procedural certainty and a predictable compatibility between energy independence and Coordination with the DOD Siting Clearinghouse 484 regarding the pre‐application siting evaluati
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The maps show wind energy potential at varying turbine heights including 80  meters (approx. 240 feet), 110 meters (approx. 330 feet), 140 meters  (approx. 420 feet), or 90 meters off‐shore (approx. 270 feet).  It is important to note that there is a lack of land use controls in some  counties within the northeastern North Carolina JLUS Study Area, which can  contribute to the potential of encroachment from uncoordinated,  incompatible wind energy development.  North Carolina jurisdictions are not  required to adopt zoning ordinances; however, several jurisdictions have  adopted ordinances or resolutions concerning wind energy development  siting, either to address military mission concerns or to prioritize wind energy  development.  Existing Tools North Carolina House Bill 484 In May 2013, the State of North Carolina established a permitting program  that requires coordination with military commanders at military installations  during the pre‐application site evaluation part of the process. The permitting  program established by the NC General Assembly creates a statewide  regulatory structure for wind energy development to be overseen by the NC  Department of Environmental Quality (formerly the Department of  Environment and Natural Resources).    While the legislation is comprehensive, particularly in prescribing review  timeframes for the military and various details for notifying and receiving  comment from the military during the pre‐application site evaluation, the law  does not stipulate a written requirement by the military or DOD Siting  Clearinghouse during the permitting part of the process.  Rather the law only  requires a written confirmation from the FAA that there is a “determination  of no hazard to air navigation.”  Under this measure, the FAA coordinates  with individual military installations during this part of the process, which  would determine any potential impacts on military air navigation.  Page 5.8‐6  However, this law has a very brief section for definitions.  Particularly, there is  a requirement for a shadow flicker study but no definition of what it is.   Moreover the definition provided for the “major military installation”  excludes National Guard facilities.  These facilities provide valuable  capabilities in rotary wing aircraft training among other types of aviation and  ground training operations.  While there are good military compatibility measures incorporated in this law  including measures to coordinate with either the FAA or DOD Siting  Clearinghouse during the pre‐application site evaluation, there is opportunity  for enhancements that can benefit the overall coordination process to  protect military missions.  There is a need to ensure wind energy project  permits include documentation from either the state or FAA as a part of the  local jurisdiction approval process.  Department of Defense Energy Siting Clearinghouse Section 358 of the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act pertains to  studying the impacts of the development of new energy production facilities  on military operations and readiness.  The Energy Siting Clearinghouse serves  to coordinate the DOD review of existing applications for energy projects.   Several key elements of Section 358 include designation of a senior official  and lead organization to conduct the review of energy project applications, a  specific time frame for completion of a hazard assessment associated with an  application (30 days), specific criteria for DOD objections to projects and a  requirement to provide an annual status report to Congress.  This legislation  facilitates procedural certainty and a predictable process that promotes  compatibility between energy independence and military capability.   Coordination with the DOD Siting Clearinghouse is incorporated in \p[0 0Y\[px$\X][۰][][X][ۋXܛ[0\ܝ0