Department of Environmental Quality PBR Application

As part of our application process with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Apex Clean Energy is holding a public comment period and hosting a public meeting to collect feedback on the Rocky Forge Wind, LLC, permit application. The public comment period will run from May 5 to June 6, and a public meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Eagle Rock Library (55 Eagles Nest Drive, Eagle Rock, VA).

The May 25 public meeting is meant to be an opportunity for the public to learn about the project and to submit written or oral comments on the Rocky Forge Wind Permit by Rule application. There will be stations set up for visitors to provide written comments and an area to record audio commentary. After the public comment period ends, all forms of comment will be summarized and submitted to the DEQ.

In addition to the May 25 meeting, written comments may be sent to Rocky Forge Wind, LLC, c/o Apex Clean Energy, Inc., 310 4th St. NE, Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22902, or by email to info@rockyforgewind.com.

In accordance with the regulations, a copy of documentation submitted to the Department of Environmental Quality in support of the Permit By Rule will be available for public review during the public comment period at the Eagle Rock Library (address above) during normal library hours. Interested parties can also view a digital copy of the application here.

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What others are saying

“As the 19th district representative of the House of Delegates, I'm excited to see Virginia's first wind energy project enter its final phase of compliance. The community is excited to see the alternative form of energy come to completion. We look forward to the construction beginning and the successful completion of Virginia's first wind farm.”- Delegate Terry Austin, Virginia House of Delegates, 19th District


"Rocky Forge will be a large contributor to Botetourt County’s tax base, while having a minimal effect on existing land use of the thousands of acres of rural land in the project area. This seems like a win-win to me.”-Jack Leffel, Chairman, Botetourt County Board of Supervisors


“Botetourt County studied and reviewed Rocky Forge Wind for over a year. It was ultimately approved unanimously by our Board of Supervisors both because it met our county’s wind energy guidelines and because it aligns with Botetourt County’s mission of embracing responsible growth and innovation.”- Gary Larrowe, County Administrator, Botetourt County


“The Chamber of Commerce is delighted at the prospect of having Apex join the Botetourt family of businesses. A new renewable energy business in Botetourt will be good for the local economy and the environment and the Chamber is looking forward to working with Apex in the future.”-Pete Pearl, President, Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce


“Virginians overwhelmingly want more renewable energy, and wind power offers one of the cleanest, safest forms of electricity generation. Rocky Forge Wind is a great step toward growing the Commonwealth’s clean energy."-Dan Crawford, Group Chair, Roanoke Group of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club


“As a resident of Botetourt County for more than 25 years and supporter of our area’s sporting traditions, I believe wind energy is a great way to produce power while protecting traditional land uses like hunting and fishing.”-Sherry Crumley, Board Member, National Wildlife Turkey Federation

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