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Energy Facility Siting Council Rulemaking
The Energy Facility Siting Council’s rules are set forth in Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 345. The Council has the authority to adopt, amend or repeal rules by following the rulemaking procedures of the Administrative Procedures Act under Oregon Revised Statutes 183.325 to 183.410. The Act sets out exactly which steps an agency has to follow to adopt rules.

This page contains current and recent rulemakings by the Council. For more information, please contact:
Lee Willeman, Policy Analyst
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion St. NE
Salem, OR 97301


April 8, 2014

First rulemaking advisory committee meeting scheduled for April 16 in Hood River

The Energy Facility Siting Council has appointed a rulemaking advisory committee to help EFSC develop potential changes to Oregon Administrative Rules 345-027-0030 through 345-027-0100, which pertain to the amendment of an energy facility site certificate.

The first of three planned meetings will be held April 16 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

For more information about this meeting, please see the public notice.


October 1, 2013
Permanent rules adopted to amend CO2 standards for power plants [ - ]
At its Sept. 27, 2013 meeting, the Energy Facility Siting Council adopted new permanent rules to amend EFSC carbon dioxide standards for power plants. The rules went into effect on Sept. 30, 2013.

The permanent rule amendments amend the carbon dioxide offset standards for power plants and provide an alternate means of measuring “actual gross carbon dioxide emissions” for non-base load power plants.

July 22, 2013
Rulemaking for proposed rule amendments to carbon dioxide standards [ + ]
July 2, 2013
EFSC initiates amendments to site certificate rulemaking, appoints advisory committee [ + ]

June 14, 2013


Notice of cancellation

The public rulemaking hearing to consider proposed rule amendments to carbon dioxide standards has been cancelled until further notice.

May 30, 2013
Rulemaking hearing set for proposed rule amendments to carbon dioxide standards [ + ]

Feb. 19, 2013

Council directs ODOE to begin review of site certificate amendment process [ + ]


Jan. 31, 2013


EFSC adopts new rules for transport of radioactive materials [ + ]

May 15, 2012
Ten EFSC rules amended, filed on May 15 [ + ]