AB 307 - Energy Planning and Conservation Fund
The 2011 Nevada State Legislature passed AB307 (NRS 701.600 through 701.640) which created the Energy Planning and Conservation Fund and the Fund for the Recovery of Costs. Those statutes have now been posted and are attached for your reference. These two funds will be administered by the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). The Director of NDOW approved the regulations (January 25, 2012) and was subsequently approved on March 8, 2012 by the Legislative Commission’s Subcommittee to Review Regulations the set of regulations to implement the Statute and to provide further direction in the application of those statutes. The approved regulation language is also made available on this page and will shortly become a part of the online Nevada Administrative Code. In short, the statutes require the owners/applicants of all proposed energy projects (of applicable size) to file a notice (application) and provide an initial fee to NDOW for evaluation of the project. Additional fees may be required depending upon the scope of the project. The application and initial fee is to be submitted to NDOW concurrently with application submittal to any other (local, State or Federal) government agency in the State of Nevada. Projects which are already in progress but still have documents pending for review by NDOW will also need to apply and provide funding. All unused fees will be returned upon completion of project review or if the application is withdrawn in advance of completion.
Questions in regards to the application and initial fee should be directed to NDOW at (775) 688-1561.