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Energy Facility Siting Council to meet May 3

Diana Enright, 503-378-8278
Cliff Voliva, 503-378-3637
In Oregon, 1-800-221-8035

SALEM — Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council meets next on Friday, May 3 in Hermiston. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Oxford Suites (1050 N. First St.).

Action items include Council decisions whether to:

  • Grant an amended site certificate for the Boardman Coal Plant in Morrow County. The amendment request from the developer asks to temporarily process, store and test-burn a biomass fuel.
  • Grant an amended site certificate for the Coyote Springs Cogeneration Project, also in Morrow County. The amendment request from the developer asks to remove emission requirements from the site certificate that are regulated under the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Title V permit.
  • Initiate rulemaking to modify rules related to Energy Facility Siting Council site certificate amendments.

The agenda contains information for people who may wish to access the meeting remotely. To view the meeting agenda, please visit ODOE’s website at www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/docs/Agenda/EFSC_agenda_050313.pdf.

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.