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Project Docket

Docket No IP6853, IP6866/CN-11-471
Project name Joint Certificate of Need for Black Oak Wind Farm and Getty Wind Project
Applicant Geronimo Wind Energy, LLC; Getty Wind Company, LLC; Geronimo Wind Energy, LLCBlack Oak Wind. LLC
Description Black Oak Wind, LLC, and Getty Wind, LLC, have jointly submitted a Certificate of Need Application for the proposed Black Oak Wind Farm and Getty Wind Project in Stearns County. The two projects are adjacent to one another and are located near Sauk Centre. The proposed Black Oak Wind Farm is a 42 MW project located in Ashley and Raymond townships . The Getty Wind Project is a 40 MW project located in Getty and Sauk Centre townships.
Subjects Environmental policy; Wind power
Location Stearns County; Stearns County -- Ashley Township; Stearns County -- Getty Township; Stearns County -- Raymond Township; Stearns County -- Sauk Centre Township
Docket created: January 06, 2012
Contacts: Suzanne Steinhauer, 651-539-1843, Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
10-11-2011
Application accepted
 
01-26-2012
Public meeting
 
02-28-2012
Scoping decision
 
05-7-2012
Environmental document available
 
06-26-2012
Public hearing
 
Certificate of Need issued
 
Project closed
 
Docket closed
eDockets 11-471
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Project Summary

Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
05/07/12 Environmental Report: Black Oak/Getty Wind Project | document details
The ER analyzes the human and environmental impacts of the proposed 82 MW wind project in Stearns County as well as alternatives to the proposed project
File Register
DateDocumentDescription
05/07/12 Environmental Report: Black Oak/Getty Wind Project | document details
The ER analyzes the human and environmental impacts of the proposed 82 MW wind project in Stearns County as well as alternatives to the proposed project
02/28/12 Environmental Report Scoping Decision | document details
Signed Scoping Decision issued by Minnesota Department of Commerce for the 82 megawatt Black Oak/Getty Wind Project in Stearns County
02/26/12 Public comments on ER Scope | document details
Public scoping comments received on Environment Report to be prepared for the Black Oak/Getty Certificate of Need proceeding
01/10/12 Notice of Public Information and Scoping Meeting for the Black Oak Wind and Getty Wind Projects | document details
A public information and scoping meeting will be held in Sauk Centre at 6 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2012. Comments on the scope of the environmental report to be prepared for the projects are due by Wednesday, February 15, 2012
10/11/11 Joint Application for Certificate of Need for the Black Oak and Getty Wind Projects | document details
Public Document submitted jointly by Black Oak Wind, LLC and Getty Wind Company, LLC
Date Document On Behalf Of Description
11/24/14 201411-104906-01 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND COMPANY, LLC REPLY COMMENTS--AND OBJECTIONS AND INTERVENTION
11/24/14 201411-104910-01 RESIDENTS OF GETTY AND RAYMOND TOWNSHIPS COMMENTS
11/18/14 201411-104715-03 MARIE MCNAMARA PUBLIC COMMENT--TURBINES POSE REAL RISK TO OUR HEALTH 11 12 14
11/17/14 201411-104692-01 RESIDENTS OF GETTY AND RAYMOND TOWNSHIPS COMMENTS--& PETITIONS TO INTERVENE & PETITION FOR A CONTESTED CASE
11/14/14 201411-104675-01 GETTY WIND COMPANY, LLC LETTER--NOTIFICATION OF ACQUISITION AFFECTING OWNERSHIP OF GETTY WIND COMPANY LLC
11/06/14 201411-104493-01 DOC DER COMMENTS
11/03/14 201411-104383-02 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
11/03/14 201411-104383-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--ON PETITION
10/30/14 201410-104252-01 RESIDENTS OF RAYMOND AND GETTY TOWNSHIPS LETTER--REQUEST TO REMOVE SITING DOCKET ISSUES FROM COMMISSION 10-30-14 AGENDA
10/28/14 201410-104198-01 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND COMPANY, LLC OTHER--PETITION TO EXTEND CERTIFICATE OF NEED
02/28/13 20132-84244-16 PUC MINUTES--DECEMBER 6, 2012 AGENDA MEETING
12/31/12 201212-82288-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
12/31/12 201212-82288-01 PUC ORDER--ORDER GRANTING CERTIFICATE OF NEED AND FINDING ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT ADEQUATE
12/27/12 201212-82183-08 BARBARA STUSSY PUBLIC COMMENTS--COPY-AVIAN AND BAT SURVEY PROTOCOLS FOR LWECS IN MN 10 02 12 DRAFT BY DNR
11/29/12 201211-81182-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--DECEMBER 6, 2012 AGENDA MEETING
11/21/12 201211-80930-05 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--DECEMBER 6, 2012 AGENDA MEETING
11/01/12 201211-80277-01 DAVE AND BARB JENNISSEN PUBLIC COMMENT--ON PROPOSED BLACK OAK AND GETTY WIND PROJECTS
08/24/12 20128-78121-01 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS
08/16/12 20128-77907-01 DOC EFP COMMENTS--EFP STAFF COMMENTS CLARIFYING ORIGIN OF COMMENTS REFERENCED IN OAH SUMMARY OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY
08/14/12 20128-77849-01 OAH PUBLIC COMMENT
08/08/12 20128-77665-01 OAH ORDER--SUMMARY OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY
07/17/12 20127-76848-13 BARBARA STUSSY PUBLIC COMMENT--COPY-WIND TURBINES CAN SPROUT TO 199 FT IN WASHINGTON CO MN 07 15 12
07/13/12 20127-76789-01 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND COMPANY, LLC AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION SAUK CENTRE HERALD
07/12/12 20127-76745-09 COURT REPORTER EXHIBITS - HEARING--SIGN-IN SHEETS FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON 6-26-2012
07/12/12 20127-76743-11 KRISTI ROSENQUIST PUBLIC COMMENT--COPY-07 10 12 JOHN KLINE LTR TO DAVE CAMP RE WAYS AND MEANS AND PRODUCTION TAX CREDITS
07/12/12 20127-76745-06 COURT REPORTER EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 27
07/12/12 20127-76745-03 COURT REPORTER EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 26
07/11/12 20127-76674-02 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND COMPANY, LLC COMMENTS--ABPP
07/11/12 20127-76674-05 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND COMPANY, LLC COMMENTS--REDLINE ABPP
07/11/12 20127-76674-08 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND COMPANY, LLC COMMENTS--POST-HEARING COMMENTS
07/11/12 20127-76685-02 COURT REPORTER TRANSCRIPTS--PUBLIC HEARING ON 6-26-2012 SAUK CENTRE ALJ BRUCE JOHNSON
06/28/12 20126-76198-01 DOC DER COMMENTS--SUPPLEMENTAL
06/27/12 20126-76092-04 BOB ROSENQUIST PUBLIC COMMENT--COPY-MN PUC SOUND STUDY OCT 2011
06/27/12 20126-76101-11 BOB ROSENQUIST PUBLIC COMMENT--COPY-THE PROBLEMS WITH NOISE NUMBERS FOR WIND FARM ASSESSMENT BY DR BOB THORNE OCT 2010
06/26/12 20126-76022-07 BARBARA STUSSY PUBLIC COMMENT--COPY-WIND TURBINES AND GHOST STORIES BY CHEN AND NARINS 06 25 12
06/25/12 20126-75982-01 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND COMPANY, LLC OTHER--AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
06/25/12 20126-75957-01 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND COMPANY, LLC TESTIMONY--HEARING TESTIMONY OF PATRICK SMITH WITH SCHEDULES
06/23/12 20126-75958-01 BOB ROSENQUIST PUBLIC COMMENT--COPY-NAWP FERC CONFIRMS ONE MILE RULE FOR WIND ENERGY GENERATING FACILITIES 06 19 12
06/14/12 20126-75615-01 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND COMPANY, LLC AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--AOP FOR HEARING ON CN AND SITE PERMIT
05/25/12 20125-75012-01 PUC NOTICE--RESCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING
05/23/12 20125-74932-01 DOC EFP STAFF NOTICE--NOTICE OF SCOPING MEETING EQB MONITOR 1-23-12
05/23/12 20125-74927-01 DOC EFP STAFF NOTICE--NOTICE OF SCOPING MEETING - SAUK CENTRE HERALD 1-12-12
05/22/12 20125-74913-01 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE - EFP STAFF NOTICE--EQB MONITOR NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT FOR BLACK OAK-GETTY WIND PROJECTS
05/14/12 20125-74669-02 PUC OTHER--ADDITIONAL MAILING LIST FOR NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
05/11/12 20125-74638-02 PUC NOTICE--NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
05/11/12 20125-74638-05 PUC NOTICE--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
05/10/12 20125-74609-01 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE - ENERGY FACILITY PERMITTING NOTICE--TRANSMITTAL OF ER TO PUBLIC AGENCIES
05/10/12 20125-74608-01 DOC NOTICE---OF AVAILABILITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT
05/07/12 20125-74522-01 DOC REPORT--ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT - BLACK OAK-GETTY WIND PROJECT
05/03/12 20125-74439-01 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE EFP STAFF PUBLIC COMMENT--ER SCOPING PUBLIC COMMENTS - WRITTEN
04/26/12 20124-74103-01 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE COMMENTS--PUBLIC COMMENTS - ORAL, ER SCOPING MEETING, JANUARY 26, 2012
04/23/12 20124-73873-01 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND COMPANY, LLC OTHER--ERRATA TO THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED APPLICATION
02/28/12 20122-71942-01 DOC EFP OTHER--ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT SCOPING DECISION
02/17/12 20122-71712-01 COLLEEN MUELLER PUBLIC COMMENT
02/13/12 20122-71483-01 PUC PUBLIC COMMENT
02/08/12 20122-71355-01 STEARNS COUNTY COMMENTS
02/01/12 20122-70912-01 PUC OTHER--STATE REGISTER NOTICE
02/01/12 20122-70928-01 DOC DER COMMENTS
01/10/12 20121-70130-01 DOC EFP NOTICE--OF PUBLIC INFORMATION AND SCOPING MEETING
01/09/12 20121-70086-01 PUC PUBLIC COMMENT
01/06/12 20121-69999-01 PUC MINUTES--OCTOBER 27, 2011 AGENDA MEETING
12/21/11 201112-69474-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--MERITS
12/15/11 201112-69274-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
12/15/11 201112-69274-01 PUC ORDER--FINDING APPLICATION COMPLETE & INITIATING INFORMAL REVIEW PROCESS
11/30/11 201111-68820-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--DECEMBER 8, 2011 AGENDA MEETING
11/23/11 201111-68589-06 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--DECEMBER 8, 2011
11/10/11 201111-68251-01 DOC COMMENTS--COMPLETENESS REVIEW
11/04/11 201111-68099-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
11/04/11 201111-68099-01 PUC ORDER--ORDER VARYING TIME
10/27/11 201110-67765-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD
10/20/11 201110-67558-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--OCTOBER 27, 2011 AGENDA MEETING
10/14/11 201110-67357-03 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--OCTOBER 27, 2011
10/13/11 201110-67351-01 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND COMPANY, LLC OTHER--PROCESSING FEE
10/11/11 201110-67221-04 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND COMPANY, LLC OTHER--SUMMARY OF FILING
10/11/11 201110-67221-01 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND COMPANY, LLC OTHER--COVER LETTER AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
10/11/11 201110-67221-03 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND COMPANY, LLC OTHER--CERTIFICATE OF NEED APPLICATION
10/11/11 201110-67221-02 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND COMPANY, LLC OTHER--CERTIFICATE OF NEED APPLICATION
08/22/11 20118-65565-01 PUC ORDER
08/22/11 20118-65565-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
08/15/11 20118-65389-01 PUC PUBLIC COMMENT
08/10/11 20118-65204-04 PUC MINUTES--JUNE 23, 2011 AGENDA MEETING
08/05/11 20118-65094-01 PUC PUBLIC COMMENT
08/04/11 20118-64982-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--AUGUST 11, 2011 AGENDA MEETING
07/29/11 20117-64805-03 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--AUGUST 11, 2011
06/30/11 20116-64295-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
06/30/11 20116-64295-01 PUC ORDER--ORDER VARYING TIME
06/24/11 20116-64038-01 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC & GETTY WIND, LLC REPLY COMMENTS
06/20/11 20116-63797-01 PUC PUBLIC COMMENT
06/17/11 20116-63722-01 DOC COMMENTS
06/16/11 20116-63684-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--JUNE 23, 2011 AGENDA MEETING
06/13/11 20116-63471-01 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND, LLC LETTER
06/10/11 20116-63405-04 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--JUNE 23, 2011
06/07/11 20116-63314-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD
05/24/11 20115-62825-01 BLACK OAK WIND, LLC AND GETTY WIND, LLC INITIAL FILING--REQUEST FOR EXEMPTIONS