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Solar Rulemaking Advisory Committee
Introduction
September 2, 2010
On September 2, 2010 the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) directed the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) to initiate an administrative rulemaking project to review existing rules governing the siting of large, commercial-scale solar power generation facilities on Oregon’s farm and ranch lands.
 
A growing interest in solar power has prompted LCDC to review existing rules, which should offer an adequate balance between agricultural lands protection and important power generation projects. 
 
At the same September 2 meeting, LCDC agreed to an advisory committee to advise the department and the commission (see below).  LCDC will conduct a formal review of the committee’s recommendations at its regular June 2011 meeting.  Based on input and recommendations from the committee, LCDC may adopt new or amend existing administrative rules at that time or choose to maintain the existing rules as written.
 
For more information, please contact Jon Jinings at 541-318-2890, or via e-mail at jon.jinings@state.or.us, or Michael Morrissey at 503-373-0050 ext. 320, or via email at michael.morrissey@state.or.us.

If you would like to be placed on the contact list for this project, please contact Casaria Tuttle at 503-373-0050 ext. 322, or via email at casaria.r.tuttle@state.or.us.


Committee Members
 
Hanley JenkinsLand Conservation and Development Commission
 
Chris PellettLand Conservation and Development Commission
 
TBDBureau of Land Management
 
TBDTribal Representative
 
Gary PerkinsFarmer
 
Bill WilberRancher
 
Jim JohnsonOregon Department of Agriculture
 
Mollie EderDLCD Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee
 
Jon SkidmoreJefferson County Planning Director
 
Ken GershlerLake County Planning Director
 
Tom Stoops/
Robert Del Mar
 
Oregon Department of Energy
 
Patty SnowOregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
 
Pam Hardy1,000 Friends of Oregon (Central Oregon)
 
Cathy MacDonaldThe Nature Conservancy
 
Megan Walseth Decker/
Adam Schumaker
 
Renewable Northwest Project
 
Nicole HughesElement Power
 
Troy GaglianoenXco
 

DLCD Staff
 
Jim Rue 
Deputy Director
 
Michael Morrissey 
Policy Analyst
 
Jon Jinings 
Community Services Specialist
 
Casaria Tuttle 
Rules Coordinator
 

Link to Meetings Page
Meetings of the Solar Rulemaking Advisory Committee are open to the public. To view meeting information, please go here.

Link to Landowner Notification
In the November 1998 general election, Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 56 (BM 56). The measure requires cities and counties to provide affected property owners with notice of a change in zoning classification; adoption or amendment of a comprehensive plan; or adoption or change of an ordinance in a manner that limits or prohibits previously allowed uses.
 
The measure also requires the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) to notify cities and counties when the legislature enacts a new law or the department adopts a new administrative rule that limits or prohibits otherwise permissible land uses.
 
To view notice information please go here.