Grant or denial of permit: Required findings
- conditions and modifications.
1.Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the Commission may not grant a permit for the construction, operation and maintenance of a utility facility, either as proposed or as modified by the Commission, to a person unless it finds and determines:
(a)The nature of the probable effect on the environment;
(b)If the utility facility emits greenhouse gases and does not use renewable energy as its primary source of energy to generate electricity, the extent to which the facility is needed to ensure reliable utility service to customers in this State;
(c)That the need for the facility balances any adverse effect on the environment;
(d)That the facility represents the minimum adverse effect on the environment, considering the state of available technology and the nature and economics of the various alternatives;
(e)That the location of the facility as proposed conforms to applicable state and local laws and regulations issued thereunder and the applicant has obtained, or is in the process of obtaining, all other permits, licenses, registrations and approvals required by federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances;
(f)That the surplus asset retirement plan filed pursuant to NRS 704.870:
(1)Complies with federal, state and local laws;
(2)Provides for the remediation and reuse of the facility within a reasonable period; and
(3)Is able to be reasonably completed under the funding plan contained in the application; and
(g)That the facility will serve the public interest.
2.If the Commission determines that the location of all or a part of the proposed facility should be modified, it may condition its permit upon such a modification. If the applicant has not obtained all the other permits, licenses, registrations and approvals required by federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances as of the date on which the Commission decides to issue a permit, the Commission shall condition its permit upon the applicant obtaining those permits and approvals.
3.The requirements set forth in paragraph (g) of subsection 1 do not apply to any application for a permit which is filed by a state government or political subdivision thereof.
4.As used in this section, “renewable energy” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.7715.
Section 704.890 — Grant or denial of permit: Required findings; conditions and modifications.,