SALEM — Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council meets next on November 2 in Portland. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Oxford Suites at Jantzen Beach (12226 N. Jantzen Dr.).
For those who cannot attend the meeting in person, a call-in phone line is available. The number is 1-877-214-5010 and the access code is 799345.
Items expected to draw the most interest include:
1. The council will consider a request from Irene Gilbert of Union County to hold a contested case proceeding related to EDP Renewables’ waiver of the statutory timelines for the review of the application for site certificate of the Antelope Ridge Wind Farm,
2. The council will discuss potential administrative rule changes for the transport of radioactive materials (OAR 345-060). Oregon Department of Energy staff will also ask the council for authorization to initiate rulemaking.
3. The council will hear a presentation from Idaho Power about planning the development of local and regional transmission networks, and
4. The council will hear from ODOE staff about the numerous energy projects in Oregon that are under federal jurisdiction.
To view the meeting agenda, please visit the Oregon Department of Energy’s website at www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/docs/Agenda/EFSC_agenda_110212.pdf,
The Oregon Department of Energy serves as staff to the council. For more information about the meeting, please contact ODOE at 503-378-4040 or toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-221-8035.
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 fax 503-373-7806. TTY users should call the Oregon Relay Service at 711.
About the Oregon Department of Energy: The Oregon Department of Energy provides tax credits, grants, loans, technical assistance and energy information for home owners, businesses, manufacturers, farms, ranches, schools and governments.
About ODOE’s Energy Facility Siting Division: Division staff support the work of the Energy Facility Siting Council. The Council has regulatory and siting responsibility for large electric generating facilities, many high voltage transmission lines, some gas pipelines, and radioactive waste disposal sites. The state’s energy facility siting process is based on 16 standards.