​​​​​​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Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are the codified laws of the State of Oregon, and can be adopted, amended, or repealed by the Oregon Legislature.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
​Energy Efficient Wildfire Rebuilding Incentive
Outreach and Program Establishment
​Energy Facility Siting
Radioactive Waste Materials 
​Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate Program
2022  Program Update Rules
Energy Facility Siting
Protected Areas, Scenic Resources, and Recreation S tandard Rulemaking
Community Renewable Energy Grant Program
Program Establishment

​Energy Efficiency Standards
HB 4057 Rulemaking

Recent Rulemakings
​ODOE Rulemaking
​EFSC Rulemaking
​​Large Electric Consumers Public Purpose Program (LECPPP)
Implement HB 3141

​Energy Facility Siting
2022 Car​bon Standards Rulemaking​

​Energy Efficiency Standards
Appliances and Other Products

​Energy Facility Siting
Wildfire Rebuilding and Response Rulemaking

Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate Program
Income Verification

​Energy Facility Siting
HB 2064 (EFSC Quorum) Rulemaking

​Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate Program
Establish Administrative Rules

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

​1.5% for Green Energy Technology
Revising Oregon Administrative Rules 

​Energy Facility Siting
Radioactive Materials Enforcement Rulemaking 

​Large Electric Consumers Public Purpose Program (LECPPP)
Update Program Administration Provisions

Energy Facility Siting
Rulemaking for Safe Public Meetings and Hearings

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Implementing SB 1547 Provisions Related to Renewable Energy Certificates (2017)

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

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Implementing SB 1547 Provisions Related to Renewable Energy Certificates (2016)

Energy Facility Siting
Carbon Offset Rate Update

Energy Facility Siting
Single Solar PV Facility and Solar PV Facility-Specific Rules

Energy Facility Siting
2019 Permanent Rules for Energy Facility Site Certificate Amendments

Energy Facility Siting
2019 Temporary Rules for Energy Facility Site Certificate Amendments

​​​​​​​​Energy Facility Siting
Carbon Dioxide Standards, Phase Two: Update CO2 Standards
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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