The Administrative Rules Committee of the ND Legislature has finished their review of two sets of rule packages for future wind projects and ensure they are removed and reclaimed when no longer useful. The rules become effective July 1, 2017.

“A half century ago our ancestors made a commitment to ensure that our coal mines would be reclaimed when the prairie became quiet again,” said Commission Chairman Randy Christmann.  “These new rules demonstrate a renewed commitment by our generation to ensure that North Dakota’s beautiful landscape will be returned to its splendor when these giant wind turbines reach the end of their usefulness.” 

The rule changes were approved by the PSC in early May and sent to the Administrative Rules Committee for final review.