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Energy Facility Siting Council To Meet Sept. 10
9/8/2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContacts:
 Tom Stoops
 (503) 378-8328
 Kathy Shinn
 (503) 373-1033
10-48In Oregon 1-800-221-8035
  Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council (Council) will meet Friday, Sept. 10 in The Dalles. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive.
 
The agenda includes a decision by the Council on the Site Certificate Application for the Montague Wind Facility proposed for Gilliam County. No further comments can be accepted.
 
Other agenda items include:
 
Presentation of legal advice regarding the establishment of Energy Generation Areas via Rulemaking;
Overview of the National Environmental Policy Act as applied to proposed Transmission Lines;
Overview of Portland General Electric’s proposed 500kV transmission line; and
Presentation of the advisory group summary and recommendation to include carbon dioxide equivalents in council standards.
 
A complete agenda is available at 
 
All EFSC meetings are open to the public. Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) serves as staff to EFSC. For more information about the meeting, contact ODOE at 503-378-4040, toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-221-8035 or check the website at http://egov.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/index.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.