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PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING ON PROPOSED KLAMATH FALLS BIOENERGY FACILITY SET FOR JUNE 15
6/8/2010
 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor More Information:
 Tom Stoops
 503.378.8328
 Kathy Shinn
 503.373.1033
10-22In Oregon 800.221.8035
 
Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) will hold a second public information meeting to collect comments on the proposed Klamath Falls Bioenergy Facility on Tuesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. in Klamath Falls. ODOE staff and Klamath Falls Bioenergy representatives also will be available for questions at 6:30 p.m. prior to the meeting.
 
The proposed energy facility located near Klamath Falls, would burn biomass in the form of wood waste in a boiler to produce steam to drive a turbine generator. The facility would produce up to 35 megawatts (MW) of electrical power.
 
The applicant, Klamath Falls Bioenergy, LLC, filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) which is a formal notice to ODOE and the public that the company intends to submit an Application for a Site Certificate to the state’s Energy Facility Siting Council (Council). The NOI contains preliminary information on the proposed facility, its location, and its potential environmental and community impacts. ODOE serves as staff to the Council.
 
The informational meeting will cover how the Council reviews applications for site certificates and preliminary information about the proposed facility based on the NOI. The meeting is not a formal public hearing, and public comments at this stage will make the applicant aware of any issues or concerns.
 
The meeting will be held at the Ross Ragland Theater and Cultural Center, RCC Studio #1, 218 N. 7th Street, Klamath Falls. The public also can submit comments on the NOI by writing, faxing or e-mailing ODOE’s Project Officer any time until 5 p.m. on June 30, 2010 as listed below. There will be additional opportunities to provide comments to the Council during the application review process.
 
Comments can be received at the public meeting or by writing Duane Kilsdonk, Siting Officer, 245 East Main Street, Hermiston, OR 97838; faxing 541-567-686;1 or e-mailing duane.kilsdonk@odoe.state.or.us
 
Documents about the proposed facility are available for review at the Klamath County Library and ODOE in Salem. They also can be viewed or downloaded at the ODOE Web site at http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/docs/KBE-NOI.pdf. Detailed information on the siting process, including a description of  the standards the applicant must meet to obtain a Site Certificate, are at http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/process.shtml
 
A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made by contacting ODOE at least 72 hours before the meeting at 1-800-221-8035, TTY 1-800-735-2900, or fax 503-373-7806.