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June 2019 Siting Project Update

What’s New

The Latest Updates: June 2019
​Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line​ – Draft Proposed Order 

ODOE issued a Draft Proposed Order for the "B2H" Transmission Line on May 22, 2019. It initiated a public comment period that closes on July 23, 2019. ODOE will hold a public hearing in each of the five counties through which the proposed transmission line would cross. 

Jordan Cove Energy Project/Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline – Draft Environmental Impact Statement

On March 29, 2019, the Federal Regulatory Commission issued its draft Environmental Impact Statement​ for the terminal and pipeline. FERC is accepting comments until 5 p.m. Eastern time on July 5, 2019. Oregon state agencies are reviewing the dEIS and preparing comments.

​Montague Wind Power Facility​ – Draft Proposed Order 

At is May meeting, EFSC conducted a public hearing on the draft proposed order, and extended the public comment period until May 23. The certificate holder had until May 30 to respond to the additional comments on the record. EFSC will review the DPO at its June 27 meeting.

Port Westward Generating Project​ – Request for Amendment 

ODOE received a request for Amendment 11 on April 23, 2019. On May 28, 2019, ODOE staff sent PGE its determination that the preliminary request is incomplete, and requested additional information. 

Stateline Wind Project​ – Final Order 

At its May meeting, EFSC approved the Proposed Order as the Final order, with one modification, for Amendment 5. Amendment 5 would, among other changes, allow the Site Certificate Holder to "repower" 43 existing wind turbines with longer blades and a new nacelle.

Summit Ridge Wind Farm – Proposed Order and Requests for Contested Case 

At the May 16-17 meeting, EFSC reviewed and denied requests for contested case on the Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 4. However, EFSC identified several issues raised in the requests for contested case to be further evaluated in a re-issued proposed order. ODOE staff will re-issue the proposed order in June.

​Compliance – Wildlife Mitigation Plans

Results of wildlife monitoring, as reported in April 2019, are provided in new Wildlife Mitigation Plans for Biglow Canyon Wind Farm, Klondike III Wind Project, Leaning Juniper IIA Wind Power Facility, Leaning Juniper IIB Wind Power Facility, and Stateline Wind Project.
Rulemaking​ – Housekeeping Rulemaking

ODOE staff presented an initial draft of proposed changes to Oregon Administrative Rules chapter 345 to EFSC at its May 16-17 meeting. EFSC authorized staff to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which staff intends to issue in early June. The Notice will initiate a public comment period likely through August 22.
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