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BETC rulemaking meeting is February 7

​SALEM — The Oregon Department of Energy will hold a meeting on February 7 to review draft administrative rules for the Business Energy Tax Credit program. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at ODOE’s main office in Salem (625 Marion St.).

Although the 2011 Oregon Legislature replaced the BETC program with the new Energy Incentives Program, ODOE still must carry out its obligations to BETC participants before that program officially ends in 2014.

The proposed rules will address three things:

  1. the application deadline for the July 1, 2014 program sunset,
  2. expansion of the transfer process, and
  3. making permanent the Nov. 16, 2012 temporary rule defining what constitutes “use” of the tax credit, rendering the tax credit nontransferable.

For those who cannot attend the meeting in person, participants may call in by dialing 877-771-7176 and entering access code 481079.

For more information about this rulemaking, including a summary of the amendments and draft proposed rules, please go here

ODOE plans to hold a public hearing on these rules at 9 a.m. on April 25 in Salem.

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 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.