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20-1605-EL-BGN

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Case Title: In the Matter of the Application of Birch Solar, LLC for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to Construct a Solar-Powered Ele
Status: OPEN-OPEN
Industry Code: EL-ELECTRIC
Purpose Code: BGN-Application for a certificate/ generating station
Date Opened: 10/16/2020 12:15:49 PM
Date Closed:
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07/14/2021Correspondence regarding application completeness electronically filed by Mr. Matt Butler on behalf of Staff of OPSB.3
07/07/2021Service Notice.6
07/07/2021Administrative Law Judge Entry ordering that Against Birch Solar and the Kuhbanders be granted intervention as described in Paragraph 10; that Birch Solar be required to conduct an in-person public information meeting as described in Paragraph 16, and that Staff shall file its determination of completeness by July 14, 2021, as described in Paragraph 17 electronically filed by Heather A Chilcote on behalf of Michael L. Williams, Administrative Law Judge, Ohio Power Siting Board.6
06/25/2021April 28, 2021 Responses to Fifth and Sixth Data Requests from Staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board Filed electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.3
06/21/2021Reply in Support of Motion to Require Informational Meeting and to Hold Application Completeness Determination in Abeyance electronically filed by Mr. Jack A Van Kley on behalf of Against Birch Solar LLC.4
06/21/2021Notice of withdrawal from representation of Kuhbanders electronically filed by Mr. Jack A Van Kley on behalf of Against Birch Solar LLC.3
06/14/2021Service Notice6
06/14/2021Administrative Law Judge Entry ordering that the deadline for Staff to make its recommendation regarding the completeness of Birch Solar’s application is stayed from June 14, 2021 electronically filed by Heather A Chilcote on behalf of Michael L. Williams, Administrative Law Judge, Ohio Power Siting Board.4
06/11/2021Memorandum Contra Motion for Additional Public Information Meeting and for Completeness to be Held in Abeyance electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.15
06/09/2021Motion for an In-Person Informational Hearing and Postponement of Staff Completeness Determination of Application and Memorandum in Support electronically filed by Mr. Jack A. Van Kley on behalf of Against Birch Solar LLC.5
06/08/2021Response to 8th Data Request from OPSB Staff electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.7
06/07/2021Response to Seventh Data Request from Staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.467
06/02/2021Petition for Leave to Intervene and Memorandum in Support electronically filed by Mr. Jack A. Van Kley on behalf of Against Birch Solar LLC, Linda M. Beckstedt, Jesse M. Bott & Kacie L. Rison, Ryan & Stacy Brenneman, Patricia A. Buzard, Cheryl M. Counts, Ann Marie R. & Christopher H. Fisher, Deed Hall, Allyshia & Kyle Kuhbander, Angie M. & Kenneth R. McAlexander, Alexandra & Timothy Rostorfer, Susan & William Walters, Althea A. and Mark Wellman, and Ellen Wieging.9
04/30/2021Service Notice.2
04/30/2021Administrative Law Judge Entry ordering that Staff’s motion for extension of completeness review and request for expedited ruling be granted, extending the deadline for Staff to make its recommendation regarding the completeness of Birch Solar’s application until June 14, 2021 electronically filed by Heather A Chilcote on behalf of Michael L. Williams, Administrative Law Judge, Ohio Power Siting Board.4
04/28/2021Response to Fifth Data Request from Staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.62
04/13/2021Motion for Extension of Time for Determining the Application’s Completeness, Waiver of Ohio Adm.Code 4906-03-06(A), and Request for Expedited Treatment and Memorandum in Support submitted on behalf of the Staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board electronically filed by Mrs. Kimberly M. Naeder on behalf of OPSB.8
04/12/2021Response to Fourth Data Request from Staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.54
04/09/2021Response to Third Data Request from Staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.21
04/06/2021Response to Second Data Request from Staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.53
04/05/2021Third Supplement Sound Assessment April 5, 2021 electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.7
03/31/2021Second Supplement to Application – Programmatic Agreement with State Historic Preservation Office electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.18
03/25/2021Supplement to Application – USFWS Coordination and History/Architecture Reconnaissance Survey Report (Part 3 of 3) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.67
03/25/2021Supplement to Application – USFWS Coordination and History/Architecture Reconnaissance Survey Report (Part 2 of 3) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.92
03/25/2021Supplement to Application – USFWS Coordination and History/Architecture Reconnaissance Survey Report (Part 1 of 3) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.164
03/12/2021Response to First Data Request from Staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.48
02/17/2021Notice - Large Exhibit A, Site Plan (Part 14 of 14) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.4
02/17/2021Notice - Large Exhibit A, Site Plan (Part 13 of 14) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.4
02/17/2021Notice - Large Exhibit A, Site Plan (Part 12 of 14) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.4
02/17/2021Notice - Large Exhibit A, Site Plan (Part 11 of 14) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.4
02/17/2021Notice - Large Exhibit A, Site Plan (Part 10 of 14) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.4
02/17/2021Notice - Large Exhibit A, Site Plan (Part 9 of 14) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.4
02/17/2021Notice - Large Exhibit A, Site Plan (Part 8 of 14) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.4
02/17/2021Notice - Large Exhibit A, Site Plan (Part 7 of 14) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.4
02/17/2021Notice - Large Exhibit A, Site Plan (Part 6 of 14) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC4
02/17/2021Notice - Large Exhibit A, Site Plan (Part 5 of 14) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.4
02/17/2021Notice - Large Exhibit A, Site Plan (Part 4 of 14) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.4
02/17/2021Notice - Large Exhibit A, Site Plan (Part 3 of 14) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.4
02/17/2021Notice - Large Exhibit A, Site Plan (Part 2 of 14) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.4
02/17/2021Notice - Large Exhibit A, Site Plan (Part 1 of 14) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.6
02/12/2021Application - 31 of 31 (Exhibit X - Sound Level Assessment Report) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.60
02/12/2021Application - 30 of 31 (Exhibit W - Preliminary Drain Tile Assessment) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.11
02/12/2021Application - 29 of 31 (Exhibit V - Visual Impact Mitigation and Lighting Plan) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.7
02/12/2021Application - 28 of 31 (Exhibit U – Part 2 of 2 - Visual Resources Technical Report) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.5
02/12/2021Application - 27 of 31 (Exhibit U – Part 1 of 2 - Visual Resources Technical Report) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.24
02/12/2021Application - 26 of 31 (Exhibit T – Cultural Resources Work Plan) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.12
02/12/2021Application - 25 of 31 (Exhibit S – Cultural Resource Management Preliminary Review) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.19
02/12/2021Application - 24 of 31 (Exhibit R - United States Fish and Wildlife Service and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Correspondence) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.13
02/12/2021Application - 23 of 31 (Exhibit Q - Threatened and Endangered Species Habitat Survey Report) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.55
02/12/2021Application - 22 of 31 (Exhibit P – Part 2 of 2 - Wetland and Waterbody Delineation Report) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.94
02/12/2021Application - 21 of 31 (Exhibit P – Part 1 of 2 - Wetland and Waterbody Delineation Report) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.93
02/12/2021Application - 20 of 31 (Exhibit O - Hydrology and Flood Inundation Study) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.462
02/12/2021Application - 19 of 31 (Exhibit N - Glare Hazard Assessment) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.911
02/12/2021Application - 18 of 31 (Exhibit M - FAA Notice Criteria Tool Reports) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.7
02/12/2021Application - 17 of 31 (Exhibit L – HDD Inadvertent Return Contingency Plan) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.25
02/12/2021Application - 16 of 31 (Exhibit K – Geotechnical Investigation Report) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.313
02/12/2021Application - 15 of 31 (Exhibit J - Construction Route Study and Road Condition Report) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.18
02/12/2021Application - 14 of 31 (Exhibit I – Certificate of Liability Insurance) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.3
02/12/2021Application - 13 of 31 (Exhibit H – Complaint Resolution Plan and Notices) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.5
02/12/2021Application - 12 of 31 (Exhibit G – Economic Impact Report) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.13
02/12/2021Application - 11 of 31 (Exhibit F – PJM Interconnection Studies) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.61
02/12/2021Application - 10 of 31 (Exhibit E – Frequently Asked Questions from Public Information Meetings) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.7
02/12/2021Application - 9 of 31 (Exhibit D – Vegetation Management Plan) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.6
02/12/2021Application - 8 of 31 (Exhibit C - Manufacturer Specifications) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.23
02/12/2021Application - 7 of 31 (Exhibit B – Preliminary Decommissioning Plan) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.19
02/12/2021Application - 6 of 31 (Exhibit A – Part 3 of 3 - Site Plan) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.5
02/12/2021Application - 5 of 31 (Exhibit A – Part 2 of 3 - Site Plan) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.21
02/12/2021Application - 4 of 31 (Exhibit A – Part 1 of 3 - Site Plan) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.21
02/12/2021Application - 3 of 31 (Figures ending with 08-8) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.47
02/12/2021Application - 2 of 31 (Figures beginning with 03-1) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.26
02/12/2021Application - 1 of 31 (Cover, Affidavit, and Narrative) electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar 1, LLC.105
12/29/2020Request for Service electronically filed by Mr. Jack A Van Kley on behalf of Against Birch Solar LLC.2
11/18/2020Proof of Pub for Public Information Meetings electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar, LLC.6
11/03/2020Notice of Compliance with Service Requirement for Public Information Meetings electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar, LLC.2
11/03/2020Pre-application Notification Letter electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar, LLC.3
10/26/2020Service Notice.1
10/26/2020Administrative Law Judge Entry ordering that Birch Solar’s October 16, 2020 motion for waiver be granted to the extent it is requesting to waive the Board’s requirement that a public information meeting be held in the area in which the project is to be located electronically filed by Heather A Chilcote on behalf of Michael L. Williams, Administrative Law Judge, Ohio Power Siting Board.5
10/26/2020Correspondence regarding Motion for Waiver electronically filed by Mrs. Kimberly M Naeder on behalf of OPSB.3
10/16/2020In the Matter of the Motion for Waiver and Request for Approval of an Alternate Method for Public Information Meeting Request for Expedited Ruling and Memorandum in Support electronically filed by Christine M.T. Pirik on behalf of Birch Solar, LLC.16
06/21/2008Certificate of Service for Allyshia and Kyle Kuhbander electronically filed by Mr. Jack A Van Kley on behalf of Against Birch Solar LLC.3