Proposed. On September 28, 2018, the Oregon Department of Energy received the complete Application for Site Certificate (ASC) for the proposed facility. On May 22, 2019 the Department issued the Draft Proposed Order (DPO), recommending EFSC approval of the proposed facility. The issuance of the DPO initiated a public comment period extending from May 22 through August 22, 2019. The opportunity for the applicant to respond to issues raised in public comments closed on November 7, 2019. On July 2, 2020, the Department issued the Proposed Order and Notice of Contested Case. The Proposed Order includes changes from the May 22, 2019 DPO based on comments received from members of the public, the applicant, reviewing agencies, and the Energy Facility Siting Council (Council), based on the Council's review during the December 19-20, 2019 and January 23-24, 2020 Council meetings. All changes incorporated from the DPO to Proposed Order are presented in “red-line" format, to track the changes. The Proposed Order continues to recommend Council approve the ASC and grant a Site Certificate, subject to the conditions presented in the Proposed Order (and provided in list format in Attachment 1 of the Proposed Order).
As detailed in the Notice of Proposed Order, individuals that commented “on the record of the Draft Proposed Order Public Hearing" (i.e. written comments submitted between May 22, 2019 and August 22, 2019, or oral testimony provided at one of the June 2019 public hearings) may submit a petition for party status in the contested case proceeding related to issues of law or fact the individual believes not to have been adequately addressed in the Department's Proposed Order. Petitions for a contested case proceeding must be received by the hearing officer by 5 p.m. on August 6, 2020
. Please see additional details in the Notice below. The Proposed Order on the ASC and Notice of Proposed Order and contested case are provided via hyperlink below.
The B2H project website
provides useful information and is the main repository of documents and information regarding the federal NEPA review. The ODOE webpage you are on is considered the official source of current information regarding the EFSC review.
Idaho Power Company (applicant) may request EFSC approval of any combination of route segments for the proposed facility. All route segments must meet all applicable EFSC standards, rules, and ordinances. These route segments may or may not align with the route segments identified in the Record of Decision (ROD) issued by the BLM from the NEPA review. On non-federal land in Oregon, the proposed facility requires EFSC approval. On federal land, the proposed facility requires approval of both the responsible federal agency and EFSC.