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Mapping Tools

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Compass – An online system of maps to help you make informed land use decisions related to fish and wildlife habitats as you plan energy, transportation, conservation and other large projects.

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries HazVu: Statewide Geohazards Viewer – The HazVu map provides a way to view many different geohazards in the state of Oregon.

National Wetlands Inventory Wetlands Mapper – Integrates digital map data with other resource information to produce timely and relevant management and decision support tools.

Oregon Department of Transportation TransGIS – This GIS map includes statewide transportation management system’s data, Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) projects and environmental data.

Oregon Department of Revenue Map Project (ORMAP) – Parcel maps

Flood Vulnerability Assessment Map – Flood hazard information from FEMA has been combined with EIA's energy infrastructure layers as a tool to help state, county, city, and private sector planners assess which key energy infrastructure assets are vulnerable to rising sea levels, storm surges, and flash flooding

Western Electricity Coordinating Council Transmission Planning Tool – This web mapping application provides the ability to view and access the environmental/cultural risk classification Data Layers developed by WECC stakeholders as part of the Regional Transmission Expansion Planning project.

Users Manual for the WECC Transmission Planning Tool

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Resource Maps

National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Provides access to an extensive collection of renewable energy resource data, maps and tools for biomass, geothermal, solar and wind resources. 

Renewable Northwest Project – This is an interactive map of renewable energy projects.

Northwest Power and Conservation Council Power Generation Map

Western Electricity Coordinating Council Transmission Line Maps

U.S. Geological Survey WindFarm Map – This map shows all of the utility-scale wind turbines in the United States. Data include capacity, blade length, rotor swept area and total height. The map does not include smaller turbines located at a home or farm.

National Pipeline Mapping System – The National Pipeline Mapping System is a dataset containing locations of and information about gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines, and Liquefied Natural Gas plants which are under the jurisdiction of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

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Non-EFSC Reviews that May Apply to your Proposed Energy Facility

Department of Defense Clearinghouse – This is a one-stop-shop for comprehensive, expedited evaluation of energy projects and their potential effect on Department of Defense operations.

Federal Aviation Administration – Obstruction Evaluation – This is required for facilities based on height or proximity to airports, as well as other factors.

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation – Section 106 Applicant Toolkit – If your project has a federal component, you may need to comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, which requires federal agencies to consider the effects on historic properties of projects they carry out, assist, fund, permit, license or approve.
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Sage Grouse Conservation Partnership – Coordinates federal, state and local efforts to address the multiple threats to sage grouse across the Eastern Oregon sagebrush landscape in anticipation of the USFWS review of the bird’s “Warranted But Precluded” status under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Association of Oregon Counties – Map with Oregon Counties and links to each County’s website. http://www.aocweb.org/aoc/AboutOregonCounties/CountyLinks/tabid/79/Default.aspx

Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop (RAPID) toolkit – A collection of publicly available information about permits and regulations affecting energy and bulk transmission project development.
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