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Pending rules currently open for public comment


​The Department of State Lands has initiated rulemaking to codify the requirements of recent administrative and legislative actions affecting the placement of ocean renewable energy devices in the territorial sea. These actions include adoption of Part 5 of the Territorial Sea Plan by the Land Conservation and Development Commission; enactment of HB 2694 (2013) – establishing seafloor data sharing requirements;  enactment of SB 606 (2013) – amending financial assurance and civil penalty statutes for ocean renewable energy projects; and enactment of SB 319 (2015) refining the Department’s regulatory and proprietary roles in siting ocean renewable energy projects. SB 319 specifically requires the Department to convene a committee to assist in evaluating whether to establish by rule a general permit under ORS 196.816, or grant by rule a general authorization under ORS 196.850, for ocean renewable energy facilities that are used as components of research projects or demonstration projects that produce ocean renewable energy.​ 

Public Hearings have been scheduled for the following dates:

June 20, 2017 5:00 - 7:00 PM  North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave, North Bend, OR  

June 21, 2017 5:00 - 7:00 PM  Oregon Sea Grant, 1211 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 

June 28, 2017 5:00 - 7:00 PM​  Astoria Public Library, 450 10th St, Astoria, OR ​

*We will also be holding an informational public meeting if are simply wanting to ask questions and/or get clarification on the updates being proposed. This meeting is not intended for oral public testimony. However, written testimony will be accepted at this meeing.

July 6, 2017 1:00 - 3:00 PM  PSOB, Portland State Office Building, Conf Rm C1, 800 NE Oregon St, Portland, OR

Comment period closes
7/14/2017 5:00:00 PM
If no list appears above, there are currently no rules open for public comment.


MailSabrina Foward, Rules Coordinator
775 Summer Street NE, Suite 100
Salem, Oregon 97301-1279

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