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Energy Facility Siting Council to meet August 2

Diana Enright, 503-378-8278
Cliff Voliva, 503-378-3637

SALEM — Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council meets next on Friday, August 2 in Clatskanie. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Clatskanie River Inn (600 E. Columbia River Highway).

Items on the Council agenda include:

  • Port Westward Generating Project: The Council will hear and consider comments on the project’s Proposed Order on Amendment #10 to expand the site boundary with three new temporary lay-down areas for use during construction.
  • The Climate Trust: Sheldon Zakreski will speak about the organization and the carbon offset projects related to site certificates.
  • Legislative Update: Robin Freeman of the Oregon Department of Energy will give a summary report about this year’s legislative session and siting-related bills.

The agenda contains information for people who may wish to access the meeting remotely. To view the meeting agenda, please visit ODOE’s website at http://www.oregon.gov/energy/Siting/Pages/EFSC_meeting_080213.aspx

For more information about the meeting, please contact ODOE at 503-378-4040 or toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-221-8035.

To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired, or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact ODOE 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.

About the Oregon Department of Energy: The Oregon Department of Energy reduces the long-term costs of energy for Oregonians. It provides tax credits, grants, loans, technical assistance and energy information for homeowners, businesses, manufacturers, farms, ranches, schools and governments.

About ODOE’s Energy Facility Siting Division: Division staff support the work of the Energy Facility Siting Council. The Council has regulatory and siting responsibility for large electric generating facilities, many high voltage transmission lines, some gas pipelines, and radioactive waste disposal sites. The state’s energy facility siting process is based on 16 standards.