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The Transportation Tax Credit program for alternative fuel fleets and infrastructure sunsets at the end of 2017. ODOE is conducting rulemaking to prepare for the program sunset. 
  
  
25 Jan 2017Permanent Rules Filed for the EIP Alternative Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit

Rule Caption: Amending EIP Alternative Fuel Vehicle tax credit rules including amendment and program sunset provisions.

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) filed permanent rules for the Energy Incentives Program (EIP) alternative fuel vehicle tax credit tax credit on January 25, 2017.

These permanent rule amendments update program procedures, expand amendment requests, and include provisions for the program’s sunset.

The alternative fuel vehicle tax credit sunsets at the end of tax year 2017. To align with statute and Oregon Law, the rules provide that ODOE must receive an application for final certification prior to the end of the 2017 tax year of the applicant. For applicants choosing to sell the credit, the entity purchasing the credit must pay for it prior to the end of its 2017 tax year. For amendments, the rules allow an applicant to submit an amendment request up until issuance of the final certificate, rather than by the time the final application is submitted to ODOE.

These permanent rule amendments also:

  • ​Update cost terms to better explain program practice;
  • Add fleet requirements from Opportunity Announcements to rule;
  • Add a process for applicants to accept conditions on a preliminary certificate;
  • Require at final certification that applicants provide itemized documentation of total project costs; and
  • Allow reconsideration of a denial during the technical review phase or request for an amendment.

Documents

Permanent Rules (effective Jan. 25, 2017)

Permanent Rules with Track Changes

Hearing Officer Report & Permanent Filing Forms​

05 Jan 2017Alternative Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit Public Hearing

Thursday, January 5, 2017
2 p.m.

Oregon Department of Energy
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Meitner Room

Call-in number: 1-888-273-3658, Access #3125235

Meeting materials:

The Oregon Department of Energy proposes rules for the Energy Incentives Program (EIP) alternative fuel vehicle tax credit (fleets and infrastructure) to update program procedures, expand amendment requests and include provisions for the program’s sunset. The alternative fuel vehicle tax credits sunset at the end of tax year 2017. To align with statute and Oregon Laws, the draft rules propose that the department must receive an application for final certification prior to the end of the 2017 tax year of the applicant and for applicants choosing to sell the credit, the entity purchasing the credit must pay for it prior to the end of its 2017 tax year. For amendments, the draft rules propose allowing an applicant to submit an amendment request up until issuance of the final certificate rather than by the time the final application is submitted to the department. Additionally the department through this rulemaking proposes:

  • Updating cost terms to better explain program practice,

  • Adding fleet requirements from Opportunity Announcements to rule,

  • Adding a process for applicants to accept conditions on a preliminary certificate,

  • Requiring at final certification that applicants provide itemized documentation of total project costs, and
  • Allowing reconsideration of a denial during the technical review phase or request for an amendment. 

For more information or to provide comments, contact:
Michael Williams, Incentive Program Manager - 503-378-6508
Elizabeth Ross, Rulemaking - 503-378-8534

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27 Oct 2016Advisory Committee Meetings

​Thursday, October 27 2016
2 p.m.


Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Westerberg Room
 
Webinar:  www.connectmeeting.att.com, Meeting #213-270-2124, Access Code: 3125235
Call-in Number:  1-888-273-3658 Access code: 3125235
Meeting Materials:
 
Future Opportunities to Participate:
Following this public meeting, ODOE will review comments, post an updated version of draft rules on its website, and schedule a public hearing planned for January 2017.​
12 Oct 2016Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
2 p.m.
 
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Westerberg Room
 
Webinar:  www.connectmeeting.att.com, Meeting #213-270-2124, Access Code: 3125235
Call-in Number:  1-888-273-3658 Access code: 3125235
Meeting Materials:

Future Opportunities to Participate:
Following this public meeting, ODOE will review comments and host further discussions with stakeholders to review draft rules. The next meeting is planned for 2 p.m. on October 27 at ODOE’s office in Salem, with a webinar and call-in number available. After all the public meetings, ODOE will review comments, post an updated version of draft rules on its website, and schedule a public hearing.​
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Resources
For more information or to provide comments, contact:

Michael Williams
Incentives Program Manager
503-378-6508

Elizabeth Ross
Rulemaking Coordinator
503-378-8534​

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disability icons To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact the Oregon Department of Energy 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.​​​​​
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