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Draft rules for emissions performance standard to be discussed at August 24 meeting
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Bill Drumheller, 503-378-4035
In Oregon 1-800-221-8035
SALEM — The Oregon Department of Energy will hold a public hearing on August 24 to receive public comment on draft rules related to a standard for greenhouse gas emissions. The hearing begins at 9 a.m. at ODOE’s main office in Salem (625 Marion St. NE).
The rulemaking stems from Senate Bill 101 (2009) that was designed to set a carbon dioxide emissions standard for power purchases made by electric utilities. ODOE is conducting the rulemaking related to consumer-owned utilities. The Oregon Public Utility Commission develops rules for investor-owned utilities and electricity service suppliers.
The purpose of the ODOE rules is to address how consumer-owned utilities should implement Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions standard for power purchases. The proposed rules provide guidance for:
  • An output-based methodology for calculating greenhouse gases,
  • How electricity with no identified generation source will be addressed, and
  • A process for determining how facilities would be designated as a “low-carbon resource” in the future and be eligible for meeting the greenhouse gas standards.
The draft rules are on the ODOE website at:
http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/GBLWRM/GhG_Emissions_Standards-Rulemaking.shtml. The deadline to submit written comments to ODOE is August 26.
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 via fax at 503-373-7806. TTY users should call the Oregon Relay Service at 711.

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