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Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are the codified laws of the State of Oregon, and can be adopted, amended, or repealed by the Oregon Legislature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
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 following:
- 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 through
our GovDelivery system
, bookmarking our Google Calendar
, and watching this page for updates.
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.