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Informational Meeting on BETC Changes Slated for Sept. 2 in Salem
8/27/2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact:
 Andrea Simmons
 503-378-6510
 
Elizabeth Ross
 
503-378-8534 
10-45
In Oregon 1-800-221-8035


  Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) will hold an informational meeting for the public on recent changes to the Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC) through temporary rulemaking  on Thursday, Sept. 2 in Salem.
 
Items of discussion will include the tiered process for renewable energy projects, phasing of manufacturing projects, electric vehicle manufacturing, renewable energy storage devices and other items. A complete agenda is available on the ODOE website at http://oregon.gov/ENERGY/CONS/BUS/docs/BETC_PUBLIC_MEETING_AGENDA-9210.pdf.
 
The meeting will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Local Government Center, 1201 Court St., NE in Salem. Written public comments will be taken at the meeting or can be submitted until September 16 by 5 p.m. to the rules coordinator. More details are available at http://oregon.gov/ENERGY/CONS/BUS/docs/BETC_Cap_HearingNotice.pdf
 
As part of permanent rulemaking, ODOE also will hold a formal rulemaking hearing on Sept. 14 to take public comments on the current temporary rules. No discussion will take place at the formal hearing. Written comments can be submitted as described above.
 
A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made by contacting Linda Ross at least 72 hours before the meeting at 503-378-6874, 1-800-221-8035 (toll-free in Oregon), TTY 1-800-735-2900, or fax 503-373-7806.