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November 17, 2020

Wyoming Industrial Siting: Navigating the Path for Industrial Growth

To balance the needs of both industry and communities, Wyoming has developed a uniform, state-wide permitting system for all large-scale industrial facilities. Wyoming's Industrial Development Information and Siting Act sets out the permitting system and regulatory process for large-scale industrial facilities, including:

  • Commercial wind and solar farms
  • Hazardous waste disposal
  • Mine processing facilities
  • Any industrial facility with a build cost of more than $253.9 million to build

Navigating the multiple stages of Wyoming’s Industrial Siting Process, including additional permitting requirements of many counties, is a complex process. Jeff Pope provides a roadmap of the siting process and outlines critical considerations for land owners, developers, builders, and investors to consider before beginning the application process.

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About the Authors:
Jeff Pope assists companies in navigating the industrial siting process in Wyoming. He helps them plan their project from the jurisdictional meeting phase to contested case hearings before Wyoming’s Industrial Siting Council. Jeff has assisted clients in a variety of industries navigate this process, securing permits for carbon capture projects, large commercial wind facilities, and refining operations.

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