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The State Home Oil Weatherization Program, which provides cash payments for certain energy efficiency improvements, will be administered by the Oregon Housing & Community Services Department (OHCS) beginning January 1, 2018
​The Oregon Department of Energy will be conducting rulemaking to ensure the program is ready for its transition to OHCS.

 
  
  
18 Dec 2017State Home Oil Weatherization Program Public Hearing

Rule Caption: Updating State Home Oil Weatherization program rules.

Public Hearing:

Monday, December 18, 2017, 2 p.m.
Oregon Department of Energy (parking information)
Meitner Room
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Call-in number: 1-888-273-3658, Access #3125235

Hearing materials:

The proposed rules for the State Home Oil Weatherization (SHOW) program prepare for the implementation of Oregon Laws 2017, chapter 727 (SB 100) and align rule with statute and current program operation. The SHOW program allows eligible homeowners to apply for cash payments for installing energy-saving heating equipment and for making home weatherization improvements. To align with statute, the proposed rules remove a specific list of eligible heating fuels and require the eligible dwelling to receive space heating primarily from a fuel oil dealer. The proposed rule clarifies that applicants may need to provide written documentation demonstrating the dwelling receives space heating primarily from a fuel oil dealer.

Additionally, the proposed rules:

  • ​Update the definitions for “applicant”, “contractor” and “project cost”
  • Add definitions for “dwelling owner”, “energy conservation item” and “fuel oil dealer”
  • Remove eligibility for storm doors from the individual part of the SHOW program
  • Clarify that the dwelling owner, regardless of who the applicant is, provides permission for an inspection
  • Clarify that either the community action agency or other agency serving low-income households or the contractor hired by the agency may fulfill the contractor requirements in rule
  • Remove procedure to issue a two-party check, rather the program will issue one check to a single party
  • Update penalties and remedies section to be consistent with statute

ODOE will accept oral testimony on the rules at the public hearing. Participants unable to attend may call-in using the number listed above.

Written comments on the rulemaking are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, and sent via email to: elizabeth.ross@oregon.gov​.

The public hearing will be the final opportunity for comment before the department files permanent rules. ODOE plans for the proposed rules to be effective December 31, 2017.

For more information, contact:

Michael Williams, ODOE Incentives Manager, 503-378-6508, michael.a.williams@oregon.gov

Elizabeth Ross, ODOE Rulemaking, 503-378-8534, elizabeth.ross@oregon.gov

28 Sep 2017State Home Oil Weatherization Program Rulemaking Advisory Committee Public Meetings

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

Thursday, September 28, 2017 – 10:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Energy
550 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97301
Meitner Room


Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – 2:00 p.m.

Oregon Department of Energy
550 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97301
Meitner Room


Call-in number for both meetings: 

1-888-273-3658; access code: 3125235 


MEETING PURPOSE

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) will hold two rulemaking advisory committee meetings open to the public to gather feedback on proposed changes to the State Home Oil Weatherization (SHOW) program rules.

This rulemaking will prepare the program for the implementation of SB 100 (2017), which transfers administration of the SHOW program from ODOE to the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department (OHCS) on January 1, 2018. The proposed rule amendments will also align rule with statute, which requires eligible dwelling owners to receive their primary space heating from a fuel oil dealer.

Additionally, the meetings will provide an opportunity for ODOE and OHCS to provide information and answer questions about the change in program administration. At the second meeting, ODOE and OHCS will follow up on outstanding questions and comments. Stakeholders are encouraged to participate in both meetings.

To provide feedback, please attend or call in to the meetings, or email Elizabeth Ross at elizabeth.ross@oregon.gov.

Materials will be posted on this page prior to the meeting.

FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE

After the September 28 meeting, ODOE will review comments and update draft rules for review at the October 11 meeting. The October 11 meeting will build upon discussions from the September 28 meeting. Interested stakeholders are encouraged to participate in both meetings. If needed, ODOE will host a third meeting for further discussion.

After the fall advisory committee meetings, ODOE will review comments and post an updated draft of the rules. During a public hearing planned for December, stakeholders may comment on the updated draft rules. The public hearing will be the final opportunity for comment before ODOE files final rules. ODOE plans for the rules to be effective December 31, 2017.

For more information or to provide comments, contact:

Michael Williams, ODOE Incentives Manager, 503-378-6508, michael.a.williams@oregon.gov

Elizabeth Ross, ODOE Rulemaking, 503-378-8534, elizabeth.ross@oregon.gov

NOTE: To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact the Oregon Department of Energy at least 72 hours before the meeting at 1-800-221-8035 or fax 503-373-7806. TTY users should call the Oregon Relay Service at 711.

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State Home Oil Weatherization Program​
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For more information or to provide comments, contact:

Michael Williams
Incentives Program Manager
503-378-6508

Elizabeth Ross
Rulemaking Coordinator
503-378-8534​

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disability icons To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact the Oregon Department of Energy at least 72 hours before the meeting at
1-800-221-8035 or fax 503-373-7806. TTY users should call the Oregon Relay Service at 711.​​​​​
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