The Industrial Siting Council has a statutory requirement of 135 Days to Approve or Deny a permit application. Below is a timeline of each step an application goes through before a final decision is made.
Staff will meet informally regarding the proposed project. At this informational meeting, a Jurisdictional Meeting will be scheduled and the applicant will receive a packet.
Staff will meet formally with the potential applicant. At this meeting, the applicant will provide specific information needed to determine if the project falls under ISD. Following the formal meeting, ISD staff will make a determination on jurisdiction and submit a letter to the applicant.
This is the initial day the Industrial Siting Division has received a permit application and begins the 135 Day timeline.
Public notice issued, copy of the application filed with the local library, notify local governments and relevant agencies. In the case of wind or solar applications we also notify affected landowners and mineral rights owners.
The Industrial Siting Division performs a completeness review of the application, notifying the applicant of any deficiencies. They are given 30 days to respond. In the case of continued deficiency, the applicant has 15 days to respond.
A hearing will be held before the Industrial Siting Council, who will decide whether to issue the permit and what conditions are necessary.
The Council shall present findings, issue an opinion, and render a decision either granting or denying the application.