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Leaning Juniper IIA Wind Power Facility
Facility: A wind energy facility consisting of 43 wind turbines with a peak generating capacity of approximately 90 megawatts. 
 
Status (Operating): Site certificate amendment 2 divided Leaning Juniper II into two separate facilities: Leaning Juniper IIA and Leaning Juniper IIB.
 
Location: Gilliam County
 
Site Certificate Holder: Leaning Juniper Wind Power II, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, the U.S. division of parent company Iberdrola, S.A.
 
Contact Information
 
SITE CERTIFICATE HOLDER
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY STAFF
Sara Parsons
Duane Kilsdonk
1125 NW Couch St., Suite 700
395 E. Highland Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
Hermiston, OR 97838
 
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Project Status (Table details will be updated as project progresses)
Amendment 2
PROJECT PHASE DETAILS
DATE
Request for Amendment: An amendment may be requested to extend the deadline for beginning or completing construction. An amendment must also be requested to design, construct or operate a facility in a manner different from the description in the site certificate if the proposed change 1) could result in a not previously addressed significant adverse impact to a resource protected by Council standards, 2) could impair the certificate holder’s ability to comply with site certificate conditions, or 3) could require a new condition or change to a condition in the site certificate.
Dec. 28, 2012
Jan. 11, 2013
Deadline to submit public comments on the request for amendment #2
Feb. 11, 2013
Proposed Order: The proposed order includes findings of fact, recommended conclusions regarding compliance with council standards and recommended site certificate changes for construction, operation and retirement of the facility required due to the amendment requested.
April 10, 2013
Deadline to submit public comments on the proposed order
May 10, 2013
Contested Case: A contested case is not automatic. Any person may request that the council hold a contested case proceeding on the proposed order. Under OAR 345-027-0070(6), a contested case request must be in writing and include (1) a description of the issue(s) the person is contesting; (2) a statement of the facts the person believes to be at issue; and (3) the person’s mailing and e-mail addresses. Issues identified must be within the council’s jurisdiction and relate to an applicable siting standard. Under 345-027-0070(7), the council will approve a request for a contested case only if the request raises a significant issue of fact or law within the council’s jurisdiction that may affect its determination that the facility, with the change proposed by the amendment, meets an applicable standard.
Contested case hearing
None requested
Final Order and Site Certificate: Following the comment period for the proposed order and any contested case proceeding, the council decides whether to issue an amended site certificate. The council grants an amended site certificate if at least four members of the council agree that the amendment meets all council standards. The council issues its decision to amend the site certificate in a final order on the amendment. No public comment is taken on this project at the council meeting.
Council meeting
Public notice
June 21, 2013
June 7, 2013
June 21, 2013
June 28, 2013
 
Project Status (Table details will be updated as project progresses)
PROJECT PHASE DETAILS
DATE
Site certificate amendment #1: Amended site boundary by adding approximately 7,962 acres to the facility site, authorized construction and operation of up to 84 wind turbines and related infrastructure. Extended deadline for completion of facility construction to Sept. 24, 2013.
Attachment A (Wildlife Monitoring and Mitigation Plan)
Attachment B (Revegetation Plan)
Attachment C (Habitat Mitigation Plan)
Nov. 20, 2009
 
 
 
  
 
Nov. 20, 2009
Sept. 24, 2007
Attachment A (Wildlife Monitoring and Mitigation Plan)
Attachment B (Revegetation Plan)
Attachment C (Habitat Mitigation Plan)
Attachment D (Micrositing Areas)
Attachment E (Incidental Take Permit application)
Attachment E Figures
Attachment F (Draft Removal/Fill Permit)
Sept. 21, 2007