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September 25, 2020​ - Virtual Meeting

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​Agenda Item B – Council Appointment of Klamath County Board of Commissioners as Special Advisory Group for Bonanza Energy Facility (Action Item)

Agenda Item C – Initiation of Rulemaking to Ensure Safe Public Meetings and Hearings with a Public Comment Period (Action Item)

Agenda Item D – Montague Wind Power Facility, Council Review of Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 5 of Site Certificate (Action Item)

Agenda Item E – Housekeeping Rules - Update to Council if the rules are meeting stated objectives (Information Item)

Agenda Item F – Compliance Update (Information Item)

Agenda Item H (coming soon) – General EFSC Standards Overview (Information Item)

Agenda Item I –  Fiscal Update: Billing, TERF​s, Charging (Information Item)

Agenda Item J (coming soon) –  Project Updates (Information Item)

PowerPoint Presentation
August ​21, 2020  - Virtual M​e​eting 

  Meeting Audio

Secretary Report: Public Comment Period on Wildlife Monitoring Reports through October 20, 2020 – see staff reports below:

​​- ​Staff Report on Biglow Canyon Wind Farm Wildlife Monitoring 
Staff Report on Stateline Wind Project Wildlife Monitoring
Staff Report on Leaning Juniper IIA Wind Power Facility Wildlife Monitoring ​
Staff Report on Leaning Juniper IIB Wind Power Facility Wildlife Monitoring 
Staff Report on Klondike III Wind Project Wildlife Monitoring ​

Item B – Part 1: Wheatridge I Transfer Hearing Part 2: Council Review and Possible Decision (Hearing)

Item C – Rulemaking to Clarify Standard for Contested Case Requests for Type A Amendments, Council Review of Comments and Possible Final Decision – Continuation  (Possible Action Item)

Item D – Council Review of Obsidian DPO and Public Comments (Information Item)

Item E – Climate Trust Appointment - Overview of Oregon Offset Committee, Council Determination Options to Fill Vacancy (Action Item)

Item G –​ Summit Ridge Wind, LLC. Financial Assurance Institution List Request

Item H –  Eugene to Medford Transmission Line Request for Amendment 4 Consultant Appointment (Action Item)


Item I -​ Applicable Procedural Rules in EFSC Contested Cases when administered by an Office of Administrative Hearings Administrative Law Judge (Action Item) 

   - Staff Report​



​July 23-24, 2020

  Meeting Audio - (In-person recording)

  Meeting Audio - (Webex recording)


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​Item B - Montague Wind Power Facility, Public Hearing on Draft Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 5 of the Site Certificate (Hearing)

  • See Staff Report for Item H

Item C – Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility II, Council Review of Request to Amend Wildlife Monitoring and Mitigation Plan (Action Item)

Item D – Rulemaking to Clarify Standard for Contested Case Requests for Type A Amendments, Council Review of Comments & Possible Final Decision – Continuation (Possible Action Item)

Item F – Archway Solar Energy Project, Special Advisory Group Appointment (Action Item)

Item G – Council Review of Obsidian Solar Facility DPO (Information Item)

Item H –  Montague Wind Power Facility, Council Review of Draft Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 5 of the Site Certificate (Information Item)

​​July 20, 2020 
​(Special meeting)

  Meeting Audio - (In-person recording)

  Meeting Audio - (Webex recording)

Transcript of the DPO Hearing  for Obsidian Solar Center

Meeting Minutes​

​Item A - Obsidian Solar Center Draft Proposed Order Public Hearing 

PowerPoint Presentation
​June 25-26, 2020

  Meeting Audio (Due to unforeseen technical difficulties the first 20 minutes of the meeting on June 25, 2020 was not recorded.  However, those 20 minutes will be captured in the meeting minutes.)

Meeting Minutes
​Item B - Rulemaking Hearing on Proposed Carbon Monetary Offset Rate Increase (Hearing)
  • See Staff Report for Item E
Item C – Rulemaking Hearing on Proposed Rules to Clarify Standard for Contested Case Requests for Type A Amendments (Hearing)
  • See Staff Report for Item F
Item D – Rulemaking Hearing on Proposed Solar Photovoltaic Facility Rules (Hearing)
  • See Staff Report for Item I
The public comment period for all three rulemaking items will close at the end of the rulemaking hearings scheduled during the meeting on Thursday, June 25th. We have included all written comments received to date in the attachments to the staff reports for those items. We will update the attachments to include any additional written comments and analysis on the website as needed.

Item E – Carbon Monetary Offset Rate Update, Council Review of Comments & Possible Final Decision (Possible Action Item)
Item F – Rulemaking to Clarify Standard for Contested Case Requests for Type A Amendments, Council Review of Comments & Possible Final Decision (Possible Action Item)
Item H –  Review of need for facility under ORS 543.017(1)(e) - Swan Lake Pumped Hydro Storage Project  (Action Item)
Item I – Solar PV Rulemaking, Council Review of Comments & Possible Final Decision Solar PV Rulemaking (Possible Action Item)
​May 21-22, 2020

  Meet​ing Aud​io​​

Meeting Minutes​



​Item B - Hearing Officer Appointment for Madras Solar Energy Facility (Action Item)

Item C – Radioactive Waste Disposal Rulemaking Initiation (Action Item)

Item D ​ Obsidian Solar Center, Draft Proposed Order Public Hearing (Public Hearing) 
Upon request of the applicant, this hearing is postponed until the Department reschedules and re-notices for the Public Hearing on the DPO and close of the comment period.

Item E – Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility, Council Review of Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 5 (Action Item)

Item H – The Climate Trust Annual Update (Information Item)

Item I – Carbon Monetary Offset Rate Update-Consideration of Proposed Rules (Action Item)

Item J –  Construction Disruptions Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Information/Action Item)

Item K – Obsidian Solar Center, Council Review of Draft Proposed Order on ASC
As a result of Agenda Item D public hearing being cancelled, this agenda item is also cancelled.   


April 24, 2020 

Meeting Minutes

  Meet​ing Aud​io​​


​Item B: Bakeoven Solar Project, Application for Site Certificate (Action Item)
​Item C: Council Ini​tiation of Proposed Solar PV Rules (Action Item)
​Item D: Council Initiation of Carbon Standard Rulemaking (Action Item)
Item E: Financial Assurance Update (Action Item)
PowerPoint Presentation​
March 13, 2020​ / The Dalles

Meeting Minutes​

  Meet​ing Audio​​

Item B: Bakeoven Solar Project Council Review of DPO and Public Comments (Information Item)

Item D: Council Review of Boardman Coal Monitoring Program (Action Item)

Item F: Annual Work Plan (Information Item)

Item H: Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility, Council Review of Site Certificate Condition Exception Request for Laurent's Milkvetch (Action Item)

Item I: Rulemaking to Clarify Standard for Contested Case Requests for Type A Amendments (Action Item)

January 23-24, 2020​ / Hood River

Meeting Minutes

  Meet​ing Audio​​
​Item B: Pre-Approved Financial Institutions​ – Council Decision (Action Item)
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​Item D: Permanent Amendment Rulemaking– Council Review of Public Comments (Action Item)
​Item F: Shepherds Flat South, Request for Amendment 2, Turbine Repower Amendment (Action Item)
​Item G: Shepherds Flat Central, Request for Amendment 3, Turbine Repower Amendment (Action Item)
​Item H: Council Review of Requests for Reconsideration and Rehearing, Summit Ridge Wind Farm Site Certificate Amendment #4 (Possible Action Item)
December 19-20, 2019 / Pendleton

Meeting Minutes

   Meet​ing Audio​​​
​Item A.1: Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line
  • Draft November Meeting Minutes
​Item C: Shepherds Flat North Request for Amendment 2
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Item A.2: Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line
PowerPoint P​resentation​
November 21-22, 2019 / The Dalles 

Meeting Minutes

   Meeting Audio​​
​​Item B: 2020 Meeting Dates
Item C: Financial Assurance Forms and Institutions
Item D: Rulemaking Public Hearing – Site Certificate Amendment Process
Item I: Port Westward Generating Project - Review of the Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 11 of the Site Certificate
Item J: Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility - Council Decision on Requests for Contested Case and Review of
the Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 4 of the Site Certificate

Item K: Perennial Wind Chaser Station - Council Decision on Requests for Contested Case and the Review
of the Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 1 of the Site Certificate

Item L: 2020-2022 EFSC Rulemaking Project Schedule
Item M: Blue Marmot Solar Energy Facility - Notice of Intent Extension Request
PowerPoint Presentation​
October 25, 2019 ​/ Salem

Meeting Minutes

  Meeting Audio​
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​Item B: Shepherds Flat Central Request for Amendment 2
Item C: Rulemaking Consideration of Proposed Amendment Rules 
September 26-27, 2019​ / Clatskanie

Meeting Minutes​

 Meeting Audio​


​Item B: Hearing Officer Appointment for Obsidian Solar Center
Item C: Hearing Officer Appointment for Bakeoven Solar Project
Item D: Consultant Appointment for Bakeoven Solar Project
Items E,F,N: Port Westward Generating Project, Draft Proposed Order on Amendment 11 of the Site Certificate
Item G: Boardman to Hemingway Deadline Extension Request
Item I: 2019 Housekeeping Rulemaking
Item J: Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility Council Review of the DPO and Public Comments on Amendment 4 of the Site Certificate
Item L: Perennial Wind Chaser Council Review of the DPO and Public Comments on Amendment 1 of the Site Certificate
Item M: Compliance Program Update
​August 22-23, 2019 / Boardman

Meeting Minutes​

Meeting Audio​
August 22, 2019

Meeting Audio
August 23, 2019
​Items A & D: Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility, Draft Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 4 of the Site Certificate (Information Item)/(Hearing)
Items B, E, & I: Perennial Wind Chaser Station, Draft Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 1 of the Site Certificate (Information Item)
Item C: Site Certificate Amendment Process Rulemaking (Action)
Item G: The Climate Trust Audit Update (Information Item)
Item H & N: Rulemaking Hearing: 2019 Housekeeping Rulemaking Project (Hearing)
Item K: Nolin Hills Wind Power Project, Request for Extension of Notice of Intent Timeline (Action Item)
Item L: Montague Wind Power Facility, Council Decision on Requests for Contested Case; and the Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 4 of the Site Certificate (Action Items)
Item M: Summit Ridge Wind Farm, Council Decision on Requests for Contested Case; and the Amended Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 4 of the Site Certificate (Action Items)

June 18-20, 2019,   June 26-27, 2019 / Various Counties

Meeting Minutes


 

Webinar Link for June 18-20, 2019

Webinar Link for June 26-27, 2019

Secretary Report: Public Comment Period on Wildlife Monitoring Reports through July 29, 2019 – see staff reports below

​Item A: Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Public Hearing on the Draft Proposed Order and Request for Comments (Hearing)

Item C: Montague Wind Power Facility, Council Review of Draft Proposed Order  on Request for Amendment 4 of the Site Certificate

PowerPoint Presentation

May 16-17, 2019 / Condon /

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Audio

May 16, 2019

Meeting Audio

May 17, 2019

Webinar Link​

​Item B: Special Advisory Group Appointment

Item C: Boardman to Hemingway, Hearing Officer Appointment

Item E: Montague Wind Power Facility, Draft Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 4 of the Site Certificate

Item G: Stateline Wind Project, Request for Amendment 5 of the Site Certificate

Item I: Summit Ridge Wind Farm, Council Decision on Contested Case and the Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 4 of the Site Certificate

Item J: 2019 Administrative Housekeeping Rulemaking

PowerPoint Presentation

​March 22, 2019 / Salem / Meeting Minutes

Meeting Audio

Webinar Link

​Item B: Montague Wind Power Facility, Construction Update and Results of Wildlife Surveys

Item D: The Climate Trust Presentation

Item F: Summit Ridge Wind Farm, Continuation of Council Review of the Draft Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 4 of the Site Certificate

PowerPoint Presentation

February 22, 2019 / The Dalles / Meeting Minutes

 Meeting Audio

Meeting Audio Part 2

Webinar Link

​Item B: Stateline Wind Project, Request for Amendment 5, Certificate Holder Referral to Council of Department's Type A Amendment Review Process Determination
​Item D: Summit Ridge Wind Farm, Request for Amendment 4 of the Site Certificate 
​Item F: The Climate Trust
​Item G: Type A/B Amendment Determination Notice

​​PowerPoint Presentation

December 14, 2018 / The Dalles / Meeting Minutes

Meeting Audio

Webinar Link

​Item B: Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility, Request for Amendment 2 of the Site Certificate

Item D: Carty Generating Station, Request for Amendment 1 of the Site Certificate

PowerPoint Presentation​

November 16, 2018 / Boardman / Meeting Minutes

Meeting Audio
 
 
 

​Item B: Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility, Request for Amendment 3 of the Site Certificate

Item D: Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation Presentation

Item E: Special Advisory Group Appointment

PowerPoint Presentation

October 25-26, 2018 / Boardman / Meeting Minutes

Meeting Audio 

October 25, 2018

Meeting Audio​​ 

October 26, 2018


 


Webinar Link
October 26, 2018​

 

​Item B: Golden Hills Wind Project, Request for Amendment 5 of the Site Certificate

Item D: Proposed 2019 Meeting Dates

Item E: The Climate Trust Audit Update

Item G: Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project Update

Item H: Project Updates

Item I: Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility, Draft Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 2

Item J: Biennial Update to Schedule of Fees

Item K: Annual Financial Assurance Update

Item L: Council-Ratified Emergency Order Approving Department Use of Consultants

 PowerPoint Presentation

​August 23-24, 2018 / Boardman / Meeting Minutes

 Meeting Audio 
August 23, 2018
 Meeting Audio​ 
August 24, 2018

Webinar Links
August 23, 2018
August 24, 2018​
​Item C: Golden Hills Wind Project, Draft Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 5
Item D: Contested Case Thresholds
Item E: Compliance Update
Item F: Siting Operations Update; 2018/2019 Work Plan
PowerPoint Presentation​ 
​June 29, 2018 / Salem / Meeting Minutes

Meeting Audio

Please listen to the Webinar for Agenda Item J

Webinar Links
Part 1 of 2
Part 2 of 2

​Item B: Rulemaking: Phase 2 Updates to Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Standards - Rulemaking Hearing
Item C: Rulemaking: Compliance - Scoping and Appointment of a Rulemaking Advisory Committee
Item D: Rulemaking: Single Solar PV Facility - Scoping and Appointment of a Rulemaking Advisory Committee
Item F: Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility, Request for Amendment 2 - Certificate Holder Referral to Council of Department's Type A Amendment Review Process Determination
Item G: The Climate Trust Appointment
Item H: Financial Assurance: Pre-approved Institutions
Item I: Golden Hills Wind Project, Request for Amendment 5 - Certificate Holder Referral to Council of Department's Type A Amendment Review Process Determination
 
The Department has posted 2017 data (reported in 2018) of annual monitoring results for the facilities listed below to their respective project pages located here​.
  • Biglow Canyon Wind Farm
  • Klondike III Wind Project
  • Stateline Wind Project
  • Leaning Juniper IIA Wind Power Facility
  • Leaning Juniper IIB Wind Power Facility
​April 27, 2018 / The Dalles / Meeting Minutes

  Me​eting Audio
​​Item B: Eugene to Medford Transmission Line, Amendment Request Consultant Appointment
Item C: Golden Hills Wind Project, Informational Hearing on Transfer Request
Item D: Golden Hills Wind Project, Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 4 and Request to Transfer
Item F: The Climate Trust Update
Item H: Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line, Project Update
Item I: Rulemaking: Carbon Dioxide, Phase II
Item J: The Climate Trust Board, Appointments
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2020 EFSC Meeting Dates*​
September 25, 2020 
​October 22-23, 2020
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