Under review/Operating. On May 4, 2016, the certificate holder submitted Request for Amendment 1 seeking EFSC approval for construction and operation of a corn oil extraction system, sugar addition system, and carbon dioxide capture infrastructure. The request also seeks approval for a change in feedstock to allow corn and granulated sugar for use in ethanol production, and an increase in the volume of annual ethanol production from 35 to 44 million gallons per year. The amendment request also seeks approval for amendment of site certificate conditions IV.C.2 and IV.C.4, which were imposed to ensure compliance with the Council’s Retirement and Financial Assurance standard
On August 8, 2017, the Department issued a Public Notice on the Proposed Order on Amendment 1, initiating a 30-day comment period and deadline for requesting a contested case on the proposed order. The comment period extends from August 8, 2017 through September 7, 2017. Details on submitting comments and requests for contested case are described in the public notice, which along with the proposed order, are provided below.
On May 30, 2017, the certificate holder submitted a change request for the Department’s review of whether a site certificate amendment is required pursuant to OAR 345-027-0050 for a proposed facility modification, including expansion of the cooling tower system. The change request is currently under review; the Department’s amendment determination will be posted to the website once available.