OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6249

AN ACT REQUIRING THE ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS FOR THE SITING OF WIND PROJECTS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

Siting Council, CT

CC&PUCF - Cost

43,000

Note: CC&PUCF=Consumer Counsel and Public Utility Control Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

This bill will result in a one-time cost of approximately $43,000 to the Connecticut Siting Council in FY 12. These costs are associated with fees for a consultant with expertise in wind turbines (approximately $25,000) and other costs associated with holding three public hearings regarding the proposed regulations ($18,000). These costs include posting hearing notices in legal journals, council member per diems, and a court reporter.