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2013 News Releases
Energy Facility Siting Council to meet June 21

Diana Enright, 503-378-8278
Cliff Voliva, 503-378-3637

SALEM — Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council meets next on Friday, June 21 in Portland. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Oxford Suites (12226 N. Jantzen Dr.).

Items on the Council agenda include:

  • A declaratory ruling hearing on a petition from Northwest Natural Gas regarding the process for seeking approval of an expansion to the Mist Underground Gas Storage Facility. If anyone submits a petition to intervene by the June 14 deadline, the Council will reschedule the hearing to a later date;
  • A presentation on the final Strategic Health Impact Assessment on Wind Energy Development in Oregon, by Jae P. Douglas of the Oregon Health Authority; and
  • A staff update on the federal natural gas projects in Oregon.

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_062113.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.