FAA Clears Way For Proposed Wind Farm

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a ‘determination of no hazard’ for all 30 wind turbines of a proposed project on Shaffer Mountain in Somerset County, Pa., the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The FAA had issued ‘notices of presumed hazard’ in November 2009 for 15 of the 404-foot-tall wind turbines, but subsequent aeronautical studies have determined that the structures would not exceed obstruction standards or adversely impact air space and flight routes above the Allegheny Front ridge.

The state Department of Environmental Protection rejected three permit applications as incomplete and is considering a fourth for the proposed 66 MW Gamesa project.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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