|28 Aug 2020||Conclusion of Rulemaking for Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards|
The Oregon Department of Energy submitted final rules to the Secretary of State on August 28, 2020 to amend program rules for energy efficiency standards for appliances and other products. The rule changes establish new energy efficiency standards for ten products and update an additional standard. The amendments also included updates to clarify program rules. The rulemaking process included a public hearing on July 23, 2020 and a public comment period which closed on July 24, 2020.
ORS 469.261 requires a one-year waiting period before ODOE rules establishing or updating appliance energy efficiency standards can become effective. Additionally, ORS 469.261 requires that legislation conforming the standards in statute to the new or modified standards in rule must be introduced in the following Legislative Assembly. ODOE plans to introduce a legislative concept for the 2021 Legislative session to complete this process. The rule changes become effective September 1, 2021.
|23 Jul 2020||Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards Rules Public Hearing|
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 10 a.m. The ODOE building is currently closed to the public, but our services are open. This public hearing will be conducted virtually via Webex.Join via webinar: https://odoe.webex.com/odoe/onstage/g.php?MTID=e911aad949876f76f9c530893d1bfc5c5
Call in: +1-408-418-9388 Access Code: 129
095 4103 Hearing materials:Background:Executive Order 20-04, issued by Governor Kate Brown on March 10, 2020, directed ODOE to establish energy efficiency standards in rule for a specific list of products. These new and updated standards are intended to promote energy conservation for Oregon consumers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide alignment and harmonization with Washington and California markets.ODOE appreciates the information and feedback that stakeholders have provided through the May 20 stakeholder advisory meeting and related discussions, as well as the letters that have already been submitted to the agency regarding the proposed rules. Please know that if you have already submitted a letter to ODOE as part of the stakeholder advisory process, ODOE has that information on file and any identical comments would not need to be re-submitted. Particularly regarding the potential for additional products to be included in this round of rulemaking, the information submitted has been very informative for ODOE's process. Please refer to the summary of additional products that have been recommended for consideration in this round of standards, along with a summary of their current status. At this time, ODOE is proposing to move forward with standards for the ten specific products listed in Executive Order 20-04 along with an update to Oregon's standard for water coolers. ORS 469.261 requires that, after ODOE completes rulemaking to establish or update appliance efficiency standards, legislation conforming the standards in statute to the new or modified standards in rule must be introduced in the following Legislative Assembly. ODOE plans to introduce a legislative concept for the 2021 Legislative session to complete this process.Commenting on the draft rules:ODOE will accept oral testimony on the rules at the public hearing, using the number listed above.Written comments on the rulemaking are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020, and may be sent via email to: email@example.com.The public hearing will be the final opportunity for comment before the department files permanent rules. ODOE plans to file the proposed rules by September 1, 2020, with new and updated standards becoming effective January 1, 2022 or later, as specified in the rules.For more information, contact:Blake Shelide, Facilities Engineer, 503-373-7809, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Simons, Rulemaking Coordinator, 503-378-6043, email@example.com
|20 May 2020||2020 Energy Efficiency Standards Rulemaking Advisory Meeting|
The Oregon Department of Energy will be holding a stakeholder advisory meeting on May 20 for its upcoming appliance standards rulemaking. ODOE will be seeking feedback on such aspects as the proposed efficiency standards, effective dates, product registration, and labeling requirements, as well as additional standards opportunities. This meeting will have capability for remote participation. If you are not able to attend this meeting and would like to provide input, please feel free to contact program staff with comments or to set up a discussion time.
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Join the webinar at: https://odoe.webex.com/odoe/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0f557d4b195cdc9fc9cf2c653ce1aafa
Call in info: 408-418-9388 Access code: 713
|23 Apr 2020||ODOE to Launch Energy Efficiency Standards Rulemaking|
The Oregon Department of Energy will be conducting rulemaking to update Oregon Administrative Rule Chapter 330 Division 92 regarding Energy Efficiency Standards (or Appliance Standards). This rulemaking is in response to Executive Order 20-04 which was signed by Governor Kate Brown in March 2020 and directs ODOE to establish standards for products including the following:
ODOE will launch a rulemaking process to establish new rules for energy efficient products by September 1, 2020, as directed in EO 20-04. This rulemaking will focus on aligning Oregon with energy efficiency standards of our west coast neighbors.
- High CRI fluorescent lamps
- Computers and computer monitors
- Shower heads
- Commercial fryers
- Commercial dishwashers
- Commercial steam cookers
- Residential ventilating fans
- Electric storage water heaters (demand response design requirement)
- Portable electric spas
ODOE is interested in holding a stakeholder advisory meeting to help inform rulemaking as the agency engages in this process. This meeting will have capability for remote participation. Please sign up to receive email updates (under Rulemaking - Appliance Standards) to receive meeting notices and additional communication on this topic. ODOE will be seeking feedback on such aspects as the proposed efficiency standards, effective dates, product registration, and labeling requirements.ODOE is also interested in hearing from stakeholders on whether there are additional product standards that could be established with this rulemaking. While the primary focus of this rulemaking is on the standards directly listed in EO 20-04, ODOE would also like to hear from stakeholders on additional opportunities.This effort represents a continuation of ODOE's ongoing work on appliance standards, including publication of a report in 2018 as part of Executive Order 17-20 which identified appliance standards opportunities for Oregon. This rulemaking will
be accompanied by development of an agency Legislative Concept for introduction
during the 2021 Legislative Session, per the process outlined in ORS 469.261.