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January 2020 Siting Project Update


What’s New


The Latest Updates
​Bakeoven Solar Project  Application Submittal  

ODOE anticipates issuing the Draft Proposed Order in January 2020.

​Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line​ – Draft Proposed Order  

EFSC began its review of the DPO, comments, and applicant responses received on the DPO at the December 19-20, 2020 meeting in Pendleton​. It will continue its review at the January 23-24 meeting in Hood River. Following EFSC's review, ODOE will release a Proposed Order.

Jordan Cove Energy Project/Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline  

On September 13, 2019 The Department of State Lands approved an application extension until January 31, 2020, subject to receiving additional information from the applicant by October 20, 2019. On September 16, 2019 the Department of Land Conservation and Development received a request for a stay agreement which would move the department’s federal consistency review decision due date to January 31, 2020.

On November 15, 2019 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a notice of availability of its Final Environmental Impact Statement. The notice initiates a 90 day public review period. The notice also describes how the USFS and BLM would utilize the Final EIS in evaluating proposed amendments to their land management plans, which would be required for the agencies to grant Right-of-Way through their respective jurisdictional lands. The anticipated issuance of the FERC’s Final Order is no later than February 13, 2020.  

Madras Solar Energy Facility​ – Application Submittal 

ODOE received the preliminary Application for Site Certificate on December 6, 2019. ODOE and reviewing agencies are conducting a completeness review.  ​

Obsidian Solar Center​ – Application Submittal  

ODOE is preparing the Draft Proposed Order. 

Blue Marmot Solar Energy Facility - Notice of Intent 

On November 11, 2019, the applicant submitted a request for the Council to extend the NOI, and at the November 21-22, 2019 EFSC meeting the Council granted the extension. The NOI expiration date is now January 19, 2021.

The Department will issue the project order prior to the applicant submitting a preliminary Application for Site Certificate (pASC). 

Shepherds Flat Central Amendment 3 – Draft Proposed Order 

ODOE deemed the Request for Amendment 3 (RFA3) complete on December 31, 2019 and issued the Draft Proposed Order on the Request for Amendment 3 on December 31, 2019, initiating a 20-day public comment period which will conclude on January 20, 2020.

ODOE anticipates issuing the Proposed Order after the conclusion of the public comment period, with EFSC review of the Proposed Order and possible issuance of a Final Order at its January 23-24, 2020 meeting in Hood River.


Shepherds Flat North Amendment 2 – Final Order 

At the December 19-20, 2019 meeting, Council approved the Proposed Order as the Final Order and granted a second amended site certificate. The Final Order is subject to judicial review pursuant to ORS 469.403 and OAR 345- 027-0371(12)​.

Shepherds Flat South Amendment 2 – Draft Proposed Order 

ODOE deemed the Request for Amendment 2 (RFA2) complete on December 26, 2019 and issued the Draft Proposed Order on the Request for Amendment 2 on December 27, 2019, initiating a 21-day public comment period which will conclude on January 17, 2020. anticipates issuing the Proposed Order after the conclusion of the public comment period, with Council review of the Proposed Order and possible issuance of a Final Order at its January 23-24, 2020 meeting in Hood River.

Rulemaking​ – Amendment Rulemaking  

EFSC received approximately 211 written and oral comments during the public comment period on the proposed rule changes, which ended on December 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EFSC began review of the comments at its December 20, 2019 meeting.

EFSC expects to complete its review of comments received on the record and make a final decision on adoption of the proposed permanent rules at its January 22-23, 2020 meeting in Hood River.


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