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New rules for alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure now in effect
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Maureen Bock, 503-934-4004
In Oregon 1-800-221-8035
SALEM — New temporary rules related to energy incentives (tax credits) for alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure go into effect today. These tax credits cover facilities for mixing, storing, compressing or dispensing fuels for alternative fuel vehicles and include charging stations for electric vehicles. 
The new temporary rules are a result of House Bill 3672 (2011) that replaced the Business Energy Tax Credit program. The Oregon Department of Energy will be issuing its first opportunity announcement for these projects after Feb. 13, 2012. At that time, corresponding application forms and guidelines regarding eligible costs will also be available. 
The first opportunity announcement will set aside part of the $20 million biennial cap on tax credits for all transportation projects, with the remainder of the tax credits held for public transit projects.
A copy of the rules can be found on the Oregon Department of Energy’s website at: http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/CONS/Rulemaking2011-HB3672.shtml#Energy_Incentives_Program_Rules
The department will be adopting permanent rules later in 2012.
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. 


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