Facilities

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​ June 2022 Siting Project Update​s


The Latest Updates
​Approved Facilities Under Construction:
Archway Solar Energy Facility​ – Notice of Intent 

The applicant anticipates submitting a preliminary application for site certificate in 2022. 

Blue Marmot Solar Energy Facility  Notice of Intent  

The applicant indicated it is pursuing a modified facility lay out and pursuing permitting via the County process (see the HB 2329 Section below for more details). The applicant also indicated it may proceed with the EFSC review of the facility proposed to EFSC in the ASC, however, the ODOE/EFSC review of the proposed facility is on a temporary hold at this time.

Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line – Contested Case 

The Hearing Officer issued the Proposed Contested Case Order on May 31, 2022. Parties to the Contested Case have until June 30, 2022 to file exceptions to the Proposed Contested Case Order to EFSC.

Bonanza Energy Facility​ – Notice of Intent  

The applicant anticipates submitting a preliminary application for site certificate (pASC) in 2022. 

Carty Generating Station  Amendment # 3 Submittal/Completeness Review

The Department anticipates issuing its completeness determination and Draft Proposed Order in second/third quarter 2022.

​Echo Solar Project  Notice of Intent 

The Notice of Intent was submitted on May 10, 2022. The Department is finalizing details for a public information meeting, to be held in the vicinity of the proposed facility, and will issue a Public Notice in the coming weeks.​

Eugene to Medford Transmission Line –  Amendment 4 Submittal 

The Department is reviewing an updated Exhibit S received in April 2022. The Department is working with its consultant in drafting the Draft Proposed Order section based on the updated Exhibit S. The Department anticipates issuing a determination of completeness and issuance of the Draft Proposed Order in second/third quarter 2022. ​

Mon​tague Solar Facility – ADR Review

The Department anticipates issuance of a determination on whether the proposed changes require a site certificate amendment under OAR 345-027-0350(4) in 2022.

Nolin Hills Wind Project    Draft Proposed Order

A public hearing was held on May 26, 2022. Prior to the close of the record, the applicant requested the record remain open until the June 24, 2022 Council meeting in order to respond to comments received during the public hearing. The Presiding Officer granted the request.

The record of the public hearing will close at the June 24, 2022 EFSC meeting. At this same meeting, Council may review the Draft Proposed Order and provide comments to the Department, depending on the amount and complexity of the responses submitted by the applicant.

Port Westward Renewable Diesel Project     Final Order

Council approved the request for exemption at the May 27, 2022 EFSC meeting. The Final Order granting the exemption will be issued in the coming weeks. Any appeal of Council's decision to the Oregon Supreme Court must be filed within 60 days.​

Stateline Wind Project   ​Draft Proposed Order

On May 13, 2022, the Department issued: 1) the Draft Proposed Order recommending Council approve Amendment #7; 2) it's determination that Type B Review was justified for Amendment #7; and 3) public notice of the Draft Proposed Order and Type B Review determination which included a written comment deadline on the Draft Proposed Order of June 6, 2022.

The Department anticipates issuing the Proposed Order by June 10, 2022 and Council reviewing the Proposed Order and possibly issuing its Final Order the June 223-24, 2022 EFSC meeting.

Wagon Trail Solar Project – Amended Notice of Intent 

The applicant anticipates submitting a preliminary application for site certificate in 2022. ​

West End Solar Energy Project – Preliminary Application for Site Certificate (Expedited Review)   

Applicant provided partial response to information requests and reviewing agency comments on May 27, 2022. Department review of the pASC, drafting the DPO, and coordination with reviewing agencies and the applicant is ongoing. 

Rulemaking – HB 2021 and 2022 Carbon Dioxide Standards Updates

A public comment period on the proposed rule change is now open. In addition to comments on the proposed rule changes, the Council requests public comment on whether other options should be considered for achieving the rule's substantive goals while reducing negative economic impact of the rule on business. All written comments must be received by 5:00 pm on June 23, 2022, to be considered.

ODOE has a new online portal for submitting public comments. The goal of the online portal is to provide members of the public with another convenient option to participate in Council rulemaking proceedings. The portal can be accessed at: https://odoe.powerappsportals.us/SitingPublicComment/

To comment on this project, select “2022 Carbon Standard Rulemaking" from the drop-down menu and follow the instructions. You will receive an email confirmation after submitting your comment.

Written comments may also be submitted by mail or email by sending them to:

EFSC Rules Coordinator
Oregon Department of Energy
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Email: EFSC.rulemaking@energy.oregon.gov

An opportunity for oral comments will be provided at a rulemaking hearing on June 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm. The hearing will be held at:

Oregon Department of Energy
Meitner Conference Room
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Additional options for in-person and remote participation will be provided. Please visit the Council's Rulemaking Website for more information.

Rulemaking – Protected Areas, Scenic Resources, and Recreation Standards​ 

A public comment period on the proposed rule change is now open. In addition to comments on the proposed rule changes, Council requests public comment on whether other options should be considered for achieving the rule's substantive goals while reducing negative economic impact of the rule on business. All written comments must be received by 5:00 pm on July 21, 2022, to be considered.

ODOE has a new online portal for submitting public comments. The goal of the online portal is to provide members of the public with another convenient option to participate in Council rulemaking proceedings. The portal can be accessed at: https://odoe.powerappsportals.us/SitingPublicComment/

To comment on this project, select “Protected Areas Rulemaking" from the drop-down menu and follow the instructions. You will receive an email confirmation after submitting your comment.

Written comments may also be submitted by mail or email by sending them to:

EFSC Rules Coordinator
Oregon Department of Energy
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Email: EFSC.rulemaking@energy.oregon.gov

An opportunity for oral comments will be provided at a rulemaking hearing on June 23, 2022, at 5:00 pm. The hearing will be held at:

Oregon Department of Energy
Meitner Conference Room
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Additional options for in-person and remote participation will be provided. Please visit the Council's Rulemaking Website for more information.

Rulemaking – Radioactive Waste Materials 

The Department is identifying potential rule revisions and drafting proposed rule language in consideration of comments and recommendations provided by the RAC. The Department intends to publish its initial draft proposed rules in early August and to convene an additional RAC meeting to review the draft rule language and outstanding policy issues later that month. ​

Rulemaking –​ Application Review Process Phase 1 

Staff will conduct an initial scoping survey to obtain initial input on the rulemaking project and identify organization and individuals that may be interested in participating on a Rulemaking Advisory Committee for this project. Anyone who is interested in participating in the scoping survey can sign up for email updates on the Council’s rulemaking page.

Rulemaking  Wildfire Prevention and Response 

A public comment period on the proposed rule change is now open. In addition to comments on the proposed rule changes, Council requests public comment on whether other options should be considered for achieving the rule's substantive goals while reducing negative economic impact of the rule on business. All written comments must be received by 5:00 pm on July 21, 2022, to be considered.

ODOE has a new online portal for submitting public comments. The goal of the online portal is to provide members of the public with another convenient option to participate in Council rulemaking proceedings. The portal can be accessed at: https://odoe.powerappsportals.us/SitingPublicComment/

To comment on this project, select “Wildfire Rulemaking" from the drop-down menu and follow the instructions. You will receive an email confirmation after submitting your comment.

Written comments may also be submitted by mail or email by sending them to:

EFSC Rules Coordinator
Oregon Department of Energy
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Email: EFSC.rulemaking@energy.oregon.gov

An opportunity for oral comments will be provided at a rulemaking hearing on June 23, 2022, at 5:00 pm. The hearing will be held at:

Oregon Department of Energy
Meitner Conference Room
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Additional options for in-person and remote participation may be provided. Please visit the Council's Rulemaking Website for more information.

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