Public meetings

Meeting April 14, 2010

posted Apr 10, 2010, 10:55 AM by Arena Webmaster

Meeting for Public Input on Alternative Energy
 in Navajo County

Navajo County will be holding a meeting to seek public input into a proposed Ordinance that would serve to regulate alternative energy in the unincorporated areas of Navajo County.

When: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Northland Pioneer College
 Performing Arts Theater
 Silver Creek Campus, Snowflake

The purpose of this meeting is to seek input from citizens, groups, stakeholders, etc., into the issues and considerations that Navajo County should attempt to address in the preparation and ultimate adoption of an Ordinance that addresses alternative energy production (with the primary focus being on commercial Wind and Solar power generation).

Representatives from EN3 Professionals, LLC will be in attendance to conduct
the meeting and to take down any comments. (EN3 is under contract with
Navajo County to assist with the process of drafting the ordinance.)

Topics may include but not be limited to:
• Giving Public Notice of Proposed Project, Progress & Development,
  and Process for Complaint Management
• Cost-benefit Analysis to Navajo County of Proposed Project
• Feasibility Assessment, Transmission Capacity, PPA
• Siting Guidelines
• Setbacks from residences and populated areas
• Noise limits
Water Conservation:
  • Water Consumption/Hydrogeologic Monitoring for
    Concentrating Solar Power Plants
  • Prohibiting Wet Cooling/ Dry and Hybrid Cooling Requirements
    for Concentrating Solar Power Plants
• Lighting
• Road Construction
• Public Safety
• Signage
• Fencing
Environmental Concerns:
  • Destruction of Habitat
  • Protection of Wildlife and Native Plants
• Construction Standards
• Plant Operations & Maintenance
• Plant Monitoring
• Reporting Requirements and Compliance
• Decommissioning and Site Restoration
• Permit Granting, Modification, Revocation

Meeting April 12, 2010:

posted Mar 11, 2010, 11:08 AM by Arena Webmaster   [ updated Apr 10, 2010, 10:53 AM ]

       ARENA Public Meeting Featuring ADEQ's Byron James

                               Monday, April 12, 6-8 pm
                              Room 101, Learning Center
                        Northland Pioneer College, Snowflake
Most of us are aware that this part of Northeastern Arizona is blessed with
abundant clean air and water.  We not only have rivers and lakes, but also
a living aquifer that allows our communities, ranches and business to
thrive despite the low rainfall of our high desert climate.  But have you
ever considered the potential threats to our air and water from existing
and proposed heavy industry, confined animal feeding operations, municipal
sewage, mining and other sources of air and water pollution? Have you ever
wondered how such threats are identified and controlled in order to keep
our air and water unpolluted?  Or asked yourself which agencies make the
laws, issue the permits and, if necessary, oversee/enforce compliance?
How, in fact, is a pollutant defined and what constitutes a Major Point
Source of air or water pollution?
Don't miss this chance to find out more about the programs and agencies
that are working to protect the purity of our local air and water!
The ARENA meeting on April 12 offers you a chance to meet with a
representative from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
in order to learn the answers to many of these and other questions of
importance to all who live in this area. Byron James, Community Liaison
for Northeastern Arizona in St. Johns, will present information on
ADEQ programs and requirements, including air and water permit programs,
and answer questions about environmental permitting for the types of
operations of interest to area residents.


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