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February 26, 2021

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Item A – Consent Calendar

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tem B – Radioactive Materials Enforcement Rulemaking, Council Review of Public​ Comments and Consideration of Permanent Rules (Action Item)

Item C – Shepherds Flat North Council Review of Request for Amendment 3 to Transfer Certificate Holder Ownership (Hearing and Action Item)

Item D – Trojan ISFSI License Renewal Update and Initiation of Rulemaking (Action Item)

Item E – Shepherds Flat South Council Review of Request for Amendment 3 to Transfer Certificate Holder Ownership (Hearing and Action Item)

Item F – Montague Wind Power Facility Council Review and Decision on Amendment of the Wildlife Monitoring and Mitigation Plan (Action Item)

Item G – Shepherds Flat Central Council Review of Request for Amendment 4 to Transfer Certificate Holder Ownership (Hearing and Action Item)
PowerPoint Presentation​
​January 22​, 2021

 Meeting Audio
​Item B – Radioactive Materials Enforcement Rulemaking Hearing 


Item C – 2021-2023 Rulemaking Prioritization (Action Item)

Item D –  Annual Financial Assurance Update (Action Item)

Item F – Golden Hills Wind Project, Council Review of the Proposed Order on the Request for Amendment 6 (Action Item)


PowerPoint Presentation​
​December 18, 2020

 Meeting Audio

Meeting Minutes
​Item B – Radioactive Materials Enforcement Rulemaking - Council Consideration of Proposed Rules (Action Item)

Item C – Annual Election of Officers (Chair and Vice Chair) (Action Item)

  • See PowerPoint

Item D –  Future Meeting Dates (Information Item)

Item F – Council Review of Request for Transfer/Decision on Request for Amendment 5 of Summit Ridge Wind Farm (Action Item)

Item G – Council Review of Request for Use of Consultants in Review of OAR 345-022-0090

PowerPoint Presentation

​November 25, 2020

 Meeting Audio

Meeting Minutes
​Item A - Continuation of Petitioner Appeals of Hearing Officer Order on Party Status for Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line (Action Item)

​November 19-20, 2020 ​

 Meeting Audio​​

Meeting Minutes
​Item B.1 (Hearing) & B.2 – Summit Ridge Wind Farm, Request for Amendment to Transfer Certificate Holder Ownership (Council Review/Decision)


Item B.3– Summit Ridge Wind Farm, Request to Amend the Form of Letter of Credit for Financial Institution (Action Item)


Item C – Carty Generating Station, Council Review of Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 2 of Site Certificate (Action Items)


Item D – Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility II, Council Review of Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 1 of Site Certificate (Action Item)

Item E – Wagon Trail Solar Project, Special Advisory Group Appointment (Action Item)


Item F – Public Comment Period

Item G –  Petitioner Appeals of Hearing Officer Order on Party Status for Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line (Action Item)



​​October 22-23, 2020 - Virtual Meeting 

 Meeting Audio​​

Meeting Minutes​
​Item B – Public Hearing: Safe Public Meetings and Hearings Rulemaking (Hearing)

  • See PowerPoint Below

Item C - Council Review of Amended Wildlife Mitigation and Monitoring Plans for Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility I and Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility II (Action Items)

 
Item D – Initiation of Protected Areas, Scenic Resources, and Recreation Rulemaking (Action Item)

 
Item E – Biennial Fee Update (Action Item)


Item F – Portland General Electric Presentation: Boardman Coal Plant Shutdown (Information Item)

  • See PowerPoint Below​
  • Attachment 1 – Decommissioning Plan
 
Item H –  Council Appointment to The Climate Trust's Oregon Offset Committee (Action Item)


Item I –  Council Review and Possible Decision of Safe Public Meetings Rulemaking (Possible Action Item)

PowerPoint Presentation
September 25, 2020​ - Virtual Meeting

 Meeting Audio

Meeting Minutes​​
​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

Meeting Minutes

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)

Meeting Minutes
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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)
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2021 EFSC Meeting Dates*​​​

February ​26
March 25-26
April 22-23
May 20-21
June 24-25
July 22-23
August 26-27
September 23-24
October 21-22
November 18-19
December 16-17​
* Subject to change


 
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