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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit & Loan Program Rulemaking

Rulemaking Summary:

The rulemaking process for the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Revolving Loan Fund programs is based on recent legislation: Senate Bill 583 (2013) and House Bill 4107 (2014). SB 583, section 13 through 17, adds eligibility for fleet projects to the existing alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure tax credit program. HB 4107 amends the loan program by adding eligibility for certain private entities and provides authority for the department to collect fees for loan applications. The relevant parts of SB 583 and HB 4107 become effective Jan. 1, 2015. For more information or to provide comments, please contact Elizabeth Ross at elizabeth.ross@state.or.us

Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Date:
Tuersday, September 23, 2014
 
Time:
10 a.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Westerberg Room
 
Call-in Number:  1-888-273-3658 Access code: 3125235
Meeting Materials:
Meeting materials will be posted prior to the meeting.
 

July 31, 2014

Date:
Thrusday, July 31, 2014
 
Time:
2 p.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Westerberg Room
 
Call-in Number:  1-888-273-3658 Access code: 3125235
Meeting Materials:

June 23, 2014

Date:
Monday, June 23, 2014
 
Time:
10 a.m. 2 p.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Westerberg Room
 
Call-in Number:  1-888-273-3658 Access code: 3125235
Meeting Materials:

June 10, 2014

Date:
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
 
Time:
10 a.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Westerberg Room
 
Call-in Number:  1-888-273-3658 Access code: 3125235
Meeting Materials:

May 15, 2014

Date:
Thursday, May 15, 2014
 
Time:
2 p.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Westerberg Room
 
Call-in Number:  1-888-273-3658 Access code: 3125235
 
At the meeting, the department will review draft rules and discuss the process and other aspects related to the tax credit and loan programs.
Following this advisory committee meeting, the department will review the draft rules and incorporate any needed changes. If necessary, the department will host a second advisory committee meeting on June 10.
After the advisory committee meetings, the department will review comments and post on its website an updated draft of the rules. During a public hearing planned for September, stakeholders may comment on the updated draft rules. The public hearing will be the final opportunity for comment before the department files final rules in mid-October. The department plans for the rules to be effective Jan. 1, 2015.
NOTE: 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.

Permanent rules filed for the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Revolving Fund and SELP

The Oregon Department of Energy filed permanent rules establishing the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Revolving Fund program and revising the Small Scale Local Energy Loan Program. The new rules are effective Dec. 12, 2013.

The permanent rules implement the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Revolving Fund program, established during the 2013 legislative session. The program provides loans to Oregon’s public bodies and federally recognized tribes to assist in the purchase of new alternative fuel vehicles and help convert existing gasoline or diesel vehicles to alternative fuels. The department will publish a funding opportunity announcement in early January.

The rules also amend the definition of “fleet” for the Small Scale Local Energy Loan Program to require a minimum of two (rather than three) vehicles and adopt a temporary rule to clarify eligible uses of loan proceeds for Small Scale Local Energy Loan Program projects.

In early 2014, the department plans to begin rulemaking to provide a tax credit for the acquisition of alternative fuel vehicle fleets under the Energy Incentives Program (as provided for during the 2013 legislative session). The tax credit for fleets will be available starting Jan. 1, 2015.

Rulemaking Summary:

Senate Bill 583 (2013) establishes the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Revolving Fund to provide loans to Oregon’s public bodies and federally recognized tribes. These loans will assist in the purchase of new alternative fuel vehicles and help convert existing gasoline or diesel vehicles to alternative fuels. The Oregon Department of Energy will administer the fund and related loans through its Small Scale Energy Loan Program.

The Oregon Department of Energy invites stakeholders to participate in the rulemaking process. At the meeting, the department will review draft rules and discuss the process and other aspects related to the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Revolving Fund. The rulemaking will also include adopting a temporary rule filed on June 17, 2013.

Public Hearing
Date:
Friday, November 22, 2013
 
Time:
10:00 a.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Westerberg Room
 
Call-in Number: 
1-888-273-3658 Access code: 3125235
 
Written comments accepted until Monday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. email to kathy.d.stuttaford@state.or.us
Meeting Materials:
Advisory Committee Meeting
Date:
Monday, October 14, 2013
 
Time:
10:00 a.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Westerberg Room
 
Call-in Number: 
1-888-273-3658 Access code: 3125235
 
Meeting Materials:

October 3, 2013 Workgroup Meeting

Date:
Thursday,October 3, 2013
 
Time:
1:30 p.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Westerberg Room
 
Call-in Number: 
1-888-273-3658 Access code: 3125235
 
Meeting Materials:

September 19, 2013 Workgroup Meeting

Date:
Thursday, September 19, 2013
 
Time:
2 p.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Westerberg Room
 
Call-in Number:  1-888-273-3658 Access code: 3125235
Meeting Materials: