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July 19, 2024 - Online ​

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Item B: Wagon Trail Solar Council Review of the Draft Proposed Order

Item D: Carbon Offset Rulemaking

Item E: Research Reactor Rulemaking

Item F: DEQ Solar Noise Rulemaking

Item G: Public Notice Discussion

Item H- Process Improvement Annual Workplan

PowerPoint Presentation​
​June 14, 2024 - Agenda​ 

Meeting Recording

Item B: Wagon Trail Solar Council Review of the Draft Proposed Order

Item E:Boardman to Hemingway Request for Amendment 2 Council Review of the Draft Proposed Order

Item F: Sunstone Solar Project Hearing Officer Appointment

PowerPoint Presentation
​May 30-31,2024 - Agenda​

Meeting Recording​
​Item A: Boardman to Hemingway Amendment 2 Public Hearing

Item B: Wagon Trail Solar Draft Proposed Order Public Hearing

Item D: Wheatridge Renewable Energy East Request for Amendment 1, Review of Contested Case requests and possible Final Decision

Item F:  Leaning Juniper IIA Request for Amendment 3, Review of Review of Contested Case requests and possible Final Decision

Item G: Contested Case Rulemaking

PowerPoint Presentation
April 19, 2024 - Agenda​

Meeting Recording
M​eeting Minutes​
​Item B: Carbon Offset Rate Informal Rulemaking

Item C: Application Process Phase 2 Informal Initiation of Rulemaking

Item E: Wheatridge Renewable Energy East Request for Amendment 1, Review of the Draft Proposed Order

Item F:  Leaning Juniper IIA Request for Amendment 3, Review of the Draft Proposed Order

Item G: Summit Ridge Wind Site Certificate Termination

Item H: Hydrogen Electrolyzer Jurisdictional Determination
PowerPoint Presentation
March 21-22, 2024 - Agenda​

​Item A: Leaning Juniper IIA Request for Amendment 3 Draft Proposed Order
Item B: Wheat Ridge Renewable Energy East Request for Amendment 1 Draft Proposed Order
Item D: Contested Case Rulemaking Public Hearing
Item E: Trojan Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Security Plan 
Item G: Boardman Solar Termination of Site Certificate
PowerPoint Presentation​
February 23, 2024 - Agenda

Meeting Recording
Meeting Minutes

Item B: Contested Case Rulemaking

Item C: 2024 Site Ce​rtificate Amendment Rulemaking

Item F: Trojan Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Security Plan

Item G: Financial Assurance Review – Forms and Institutions

Item H: Operations and Policy Analyst Process Improvement Work Plan

Item I: Request to Amend Mitigation Plans

PowerPoint Presentation
Januar​y 26, 2024 - Agenda

Meeting Recording
Meeting Minutes​

​Item B: Standby Generator Exemptions Permanent Amended Rules

 Item C: Recommended Rulemaking Schedule

Item E: The Climate Trust Annual Financial Audit for 2023

Item F: Annual Compliance Overview

Item G: Council Review/Decision on Amended Mitigation Plans

​November 17, 2023 - Agenda

Meeting Recording (agenda item F - H)


Item B: Radioactive Waste Disposal Rulemaking Project, Review of Public Comments and Consideration of Permanent Rules:

Item C - Standby Generator Rulemaking Initiation Request:

Item E - Obsidian Solar Center Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 1:

Item F - Annual Financial Assurance Review Forms and Verified Institutions:

Item G - Organizational Expertise Overview
PowerPoin​t Presentation​
October 19, 2023 - Agenda

Meeting Recording​

Meeting Minutes

​Item B - Radioactive Material Enforcement Rulemaking (Public Hearing)

PowerPoint Presentation​
September 22, 2023 - Agenda

Meeting Recording​

Meeting Minutes
​Item B - Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line, Council Review of Requests for Contested Case (if received), and Possible Review/Final Decision of Proposed Order on Amendment 1


Item D - Obsidian Solar Center, Council Review of Draft Proposed Order on Amendment 1


Item E – Ms. Irene Gilbert's Presentation on Process Concerns


Item F – Idaho Power Corporations Request for Review/Approval of Financial Institution 
 


Item G- Radioactive Material Enforcement Rulemaking

PowerPoint Presentation
August 24, 2023 - Agenda

Meeting Recording
​Item B - Phase 1 Rulemaking Alignment - Review of comments and possible final decision
Item D - Obsidian Solar Center Amendment 1 - Draft Proposed Order Public Hearing
PowerPoint Presentation​
​​July 17, 18, & ​19, 2023 - Agenda


Meeting Recordings:
​Item A and H - Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line, Public Hearing on Draft Proposed Order on Request for Site Certificate Amendment 1

Item D - Appointment of Consultant for Exhibit S Review (Historic, Cultural and Archeological Resources) 

​Item E – Initiation of Contested Case Rulemaking

Item G - Nolin Hills Wind Power Project - Proposed Order Review, Proposed Contested Case Order Review, Exceptions Hearing, Possible Material Change Hearing and Public Notice of Possible Hearing to Adopt Final Order

Meeting Presentation​
June 23, 2023 - Agenda

Meeting Recording​

Meeting Minutes

​Item B - Application Process Review - Phase 1 Rulemaking

Item E - Summit Ridge Wind Farm Financial Institution List Request

Item F - Muddy Creek Energy Project Appointment of Special Advisory Groups  

Meeting Presentation
​​June 1, 2023 ​- Agenda​

Meeting Recording​

Meeting Minutes

Item B - DLCD Farm and Forest Report Presentation

Item E - Columbia River Transmission System Application Special Advisory Group Appointments Staff Report

Item F - Madras Solar Facility Request to add Financial Institution to EFSC Pre-Approved List

PowerPoint Presentation​
March 24, 2023 ​
- Agenda


Meeting Recording​

Meeting Minutes


​Item B  – West End Solar – Review of Proposed Order, Potential Material Change Hearing (Action Item) Item D – Oregon Trail Solar – Review of Final Order (Action Item)
Item F – Initiation of Rulemaking Alignment, Phase 1 (Action Item)
Item G – Mist Underground NG Storage – Request to Amend HMP (Action Item)
Item H – Coyote Springs Cogen – Request to Amend Ecological Monitoring Plan (Action Item)
Item I – Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility II – Laurent's Milkvetch Mitigation Update (Information Item) Item J – Lone Pine to Whetstone Transmission Line – SAG Appointments (Action Item)
​​​​PowerPoint Presentation
​​January 19​-20, 2023 - Agenda

Meeting Recording​

Meeting Minutes​

Item B and H - Oregon Trail Solar Facility, Public Hearing on Draft Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 1 (Hearing)

Item C - Nolin Hills Contested Case Hearing Officer Replacement

Item D - Council Appointment to The Climate Trust's Oregon Offset Committee

Item F - Annual Financial Assurance Update

Item G - Alto Columbia, LLCs Request to Amend Port of Morrow Agreement to reflect Certificate Holder Name Change

Meeting Presentation
​December ​16, 2022 - Agenda

Meeting Recording​

Meeting Minutes

​Item B - Stateline Wind Project Transfer Amendment Request

​Item E - West End Solar Project - Council Review of the DPO

Item G - Protected Areas Rulemaking

Item H - Annual Rulemaking Prioritization

Item I - Alto Columbia, LLCs Request to Amend Port of Morrow Agreement to reflect Certificate Holder Change

PowerPoint Presentation
​​November 17-18, 2022 - Agenda

Meeting Recording​

Meeting Minutes
Item B and H - West End Solar Project, Public Hearing on the Draft Proposed Order and Council Review of Draft Proposed Order
​Item C - The Biennial Fee Update
Item D - Appointment of EFSC Rules Coordinator
Item G - 2023 Legislative Session Preview
PowerPoint Presentation​
​​October 28, 2022 - Agenda

Meeting Recording​

Meeting Minutes
Item B - Protected Areas, Scenic Resources and Recreation Standards Rulemaking, Council Review of Public Comments and Consideration of Permanent Rules

Item D - The Climate Trust Financial Audit for 2021 and Annual Update

Agenda Item F - 2022 Site Certificate Amendment Rulemaking, Council Initiation


​​September 27, 2022 Agenda

Meeting Recording​

Meeting Minutes
​Item B - Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line - Material Change Hearing and Public Notice Hearing to Adopt Final Order

Item D - Perennial Wind Chaser - Request to Approve Decommissioning Plan and Terminate Site Certificate

Item E - Compliance Program Work Plan Update
Powerpoint Presentation​ 
​August 29-31, 2022 Age​nda

Meeting Recordings:
Meeting Minutes

Item B - Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line – Review of Proposed Order and Proposed Contested Case Order and Exception Hearing 
July 22, 2022 -Agenda

Meeting Recording​

Meeting Minutes​
Item B - Wildfire Mitigation Rulemaking

Item C - Protected Areas Rulemaking

Item E - Carty Generating Station Request for AMD3​

Item F - Carbon Dioxide Emissions Standards Rulemaking

Item G - ​Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line

PowerPoint Presentation​
​​June 23-24, 2022 - Agen​da​​

Meeting Recordings:


Meeting Minutes

Item A&H - 2022 Carbon Dioxide Emissions Standards Rulemaking and Adoption of Rules

Item B - Protected Areas Rulemaking

Item C - Wildfire Mitigation Rulemaking

Item E - Stateline Wind Project Request for AMD7

Item F - ORESA Demo of Mapping and Reporting Tool

Item I - Annual Workplan

Item J - Echo Solar Project SAG Appointment

Item K - Nolin Hills Continuation of Public Hearing


​May 26-27, 2022 - Agenda

Meeting Recordings:

Meeting Minutes


​​Item B- Nolin Hills Wind Power Project, Public Hearing on DPO on Application for Site Certificate (Hearing)

Item C- Port Westward Renewable Fuels Project, Council Review of Site Certificate Exemption Request

Item E- Protected Areas, Scenic Resources, and Recreation Standards Rulemaking (Action Item)

Item G- Wildfire Prevention and Response Rulemaking – Consideration of Proposed Rules (Action Item)

April 22, 2022 - Agenda​

 Meeting Recording​

Meeting Minutes
​Item B - Public Comments Portal (Information Item)

Item C - Protected Area, Scenic Resources and Recreation Standard Rulemaking ( Action Item)

Item E - Initiation of 2022 CO2 Standards Rulemaking ( Action Item)

Item F - Bond and Letter of Credit Claims Process and Bond Template Update (Information and Action Item)

Item G - Renewable Northwest Timelines (Information Item)

Item H - West End Solar Hearing Officer Appointment (Action Item)

PowerPoint Presentation
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Resources
2024 EFSC Meeting Dates*​​​​​​​​​ ​

​July 19
August 22-23
September 19-20
October 24-25
November 14-15
​December 12-13
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*Subject to change


 
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