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BETC rulemaking hearing is Sept. 21
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Diana Enright, 503-378-8278
In Oregon 1-800-221-8035
SALEM — The Oregon Department of Energy will hold a rulemaking hearing on Sept. 21 relating to technical changes in its Business Energy Tax Credit program. The public hearing will begin at 9 a.m. at ODOE’s main office in Salem (625 Marion St. NE).
These permanent rule amendments implement changes made by the 2011 Legislature in House Bill 3606. The legislation specifies that federal grants received in connection with an energy facility reduce the final total cost of a facility. The rules provide new definitions of “certified cost” and “federal grant.”
The public comment period on this rulemaking ends Sept. 21.

A copy of the draft rules and other material related to the rulemaking can be found on the ODOE website at: http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/CONS/Rulemaking2011-BETC.shtml.
This rulemaking should not be confused with House Bill 3672 (2011), which sunset the BETC program and created separate, smaller incentive programs. Rulemaking on those new programs will be announced at a later date.
To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact Linda Ross at 1-800-221-8035 or via fax at 503-373-7806. TTY users should call the Oregon Relay Service at 711.

About the Department of Energy: The Oregon Department of Energy provides tax credits, loans, technical assistance and energy information for homes, businesses, manufacturing, farms, ranches, schools and governments.


Oregon Department of Energy
Main OfficeHermiston Field Office
625 Marion St. NE, Salem, OR 97301-3737
395 E Highland Rd.
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