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​​​​​​​​​The Oregon Department of Energy is authorized by Oregon Revised Statutes to adopt, amend, repeal, or renumber Oregon Administrative Rules. 
Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are the codified laws of the State of Oregon, and can be adopted, amended, or repealed by the Oregon Legislature. The ORS gives agencies general and specific authority to conduct rulemaking.

Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) are agency directives, standards, regulations, and statements of general applicability that implements, interprets or prescribes law or policy, or describes the procedure or practice requirements of an agency. The Oregon Secretary of State is the custodian for administrative rules for all Oregon agencies, and provides useful information on rules and the rulemaking process.  

ODOE rulemakings​ can include, but are not limited to, the f​ollowing:

  • Changes to the rules for ODOE incentive programs
  • Changes to the rules for the Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC)
  • Changes to the rules for other ODOE programs, such as Oregon’s Renewable Portfolio Standard

ODOE and EFSC rules are found in OAR chapters 330 and 345​.

Rulemaking public meetings and workshops, rulemaking advisory committee meetings, and rulemaking hearings are open to the public, and we encourage Oregonians to attend and participate. For all rulemakings, people may provide their comments in writing during a rulemaking’s public comment period

Stay informed about ODOE's rulemaking activities by signing up to receive email notices (email​), bookmarking our Google Calendar , and watching this page for updates.

Current Rulemakings
​ODOE Rulemaking
​EFSC Rulemaking
Oregon Solar + Storage Program Rulemakings
​Energy Facility Siting

Contested Case

Renewable Energy Development Grant Rulemaking​

Energy Facility Siting
Standby Generator Exemption Rules

Recent Rulemakings
​ODOE Rulemaking
​EFSC Rulemaking
​Energy Efficient Wildfire Rebuilding Incentive
2023 Rule Amendment
​Energy Facility Siting
Protected Areas, Scenic Resources, and Recreation Standard Rulemaking
​Oregon Rental Home Heat Pump Program 
Program Establishment 
​Energy Facility Siting
2022 Car bon Standards Rulemaking
​Community Heat Pump Deployment Program 

Program Establishment

​Energy Facility Siting
Wildfire Rebuilding and Response Rulemaking
​​​​Energy Efficiency Standards
HB 4057 Rulemaking

​Energy Facility Siting
HB 2064 (EFSC Quorum) Rulemaking

Energy Efficient Wildfire Rebuilding Incentive​
Outreach and Program Establishment

​Energy Facility Siting
Trojan Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) Rulemaking

Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate Program
2022  Program Update Rules

​Energy Facility Siting
Radioactive Materials Enforcement Rulemaking 

Community Renewable Energy Grant Program
Program Establishment

​Energy Facility Siting
Rulemaking for Safe Public Meetings and Hearings

​Large Electric Consumers Public Purpose Program (LECPPP)
Implement HB 3141

Energy Facility Siting
Rulemaking to Clarify Standard for Contested Case Requests on Type A Amendments  

Energy Efficiency Standards
Appliances and Other Products

Energy Facility Siting
Radioactive Waste Materials 
We keep public notices of our rulemakings and related materials on our website for one year from the date a rulemaking is formally adopted. Contact us to request information about agency rulemakings older than one year.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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