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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
The Department of State Lands has initiated rulemaking to create a new removal-fill General Permit (OAR 141-093) for certain activities involving the placement of materials or structures in waterways for the purpose of promoting the reconnection of waterways with their historic floodplains.
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