Section 45-28-260.06Abandonment and removal of system or tower.
A wind energy conversion system or tower that does not operate continuously for 365 consecutive days may be deemed abandoned and shall be removed by the operator of the system. The permit holder may request that the local governing body of Etowah County delay the designation of abandonment by submitting satisfactory proof that the system has not been abandoned and a date when the system will become operable. The decision to delay a designation of abandonment shall be at the sole discretion of the local governing body.
(Act 2014-191, §7.)