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City of Olean, New York Code of Ordinances Article 10.25 – Solar Energy Production Facilities

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Article 10.25 details the requirements for solar systems in the city of Olean, New York. A Solar Energy Production Facility (aka a Solar Farm) is permitted in certain districts under a Special Use Permit.

§ 10.25.5 subsections (1) and (3)(a-d) describe decommissioning and abandonment requirements. All applications for a solar farm shall include a decommissioning plan to ensure that the site will be restored to a useful, nonhazardous condition without delay upon abandonment or cessation of activity. The decommissioning plan shall include, but is not limited to plans for: removal of equipment and structures, restoration of the surface grade and soil, revegetation, and a timeframe for the completion of the site restoration.