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Energy Development and Transmission Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(12 members)

1456 § 1 Study the siting and decommissioning of commercial wind farms, including identification of key issues of public and industry concern; solicitation of public input from local government officials, electric utilities, the wind industry, landowners, farm organizations, and other concerned interests; review of the laws and policies of other jurisdictions; recommendations concerning laws or policies needed in this state to address wind farm siting and reclamation of wind farm sites; and the decommissioning of wind farm sites

Study the impact of a comprehensive energy policy for the state and the development of each facet of the energy industry from the obtaining of the raw natural resource to the sale of the final product in this state, other states, and other countries (NDCC § 54-35-18, through August 1, 2011)

Receive written report from the North Dakota Transmission Authority each biennium (NDCC § 49-24-13)

Receive biennial report from the North Dakota Pipeline Authority on its activities (NDCC § 54-17.7-13)

Receive report from the Emergency Services Communications Coordinating Committee by November 1 of each even-numbered year regarding the use of the assessed communications services fee revenue; and receive recommendations regarding changes to the operating standards for emergency services communications, including training or certification standards for dispatchers (NDCC § 57-40.6-12)

Receive report from the Department of Commerce's Energy Policy Commission during the 2007-08 interim on the progress of and results from the North Dakota Energy Independence Initiative (2007 S.L., ch. 204, § 6)