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August 2019 Siting Project Update

What’s New

The Latest Updates: August 2019
​Bakeoven Solar Project – Application Submittal 

ODOE received the preliminary application for the project on July 5, 2019. ODOE and reviewing agencies are now undergoing a completeness review.
​Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line​ – Draft Proposed Order  

ODOE issued a Draft Proposed Order for the "B2H" Transmission Line on May 22, 2019. EFSC held five public hearings on the DPO in June in Malheur, Baker, Union, Umatilla, and Morrow counties. EFSC extended the public comment period on the DPO to 5 p.m. on August 22, 2019. 

Jordan Cove Energy Project/Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline – Open Comment Period  

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's public comment period on the draft Environmental Impact Statement closed on July 5, 2019. State agencies submitted comments on the dEIS​.

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development is currently accepting public comment for its federal consistency review on the proposed project. Comments must be submitted by midnight on September 21, 2019.

Klamath Cogeneration Project  – Request for Amendment  

ODOE expects to issue a determination on the Request for Amendment in August 2019.

Madras Solar Energy Facility​ – Notice of Intent  

ODOE anticipates issuing the Project Order during the third week of August. The applicant has indicated its intent to submit a preliminary Application for Site Certificate in Fall 2020.

​Montague Wind Power Facility​ – Proposed Order  

​ODOE issued the Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 4 on July 9, 2019, initiating a 31-day opportunity to request a contested case. Council will conduct its review of any requests for contested case, and then may conduct its review of the Proposed Order at the August 22-23 EFSC meeting.

Nolin Hills Wind Project – Notice of Intent  

At EFSC's August 23 meeting, the Council will consider the applicant's request to extend the NOI's expiration date by one year, to September 11, 2020. ODOE expects to receive the preliminary Application for Site Certificate in the first quarter of 2020.

Perennial Wind Chaser Station – Request for Amendment  

ODOE issued the Draft Proposed Order on July 8, 2019. EFSC will hold a public hearing on the DPO at its August 22 Council meeting. A public comment period is now open through the close of the August 22 public hearing.

Port Westward Generating Project – Request for Amendment  

The certificate holder submitted a complete Request for Amendment on July 12, 2019. ODOE expects to issue a Draft Proposed Order on the request in mid-August, which would initiate a public comment period and allow for a public hearing at the September Council meeting. 

Summit Ridge Wind Farm – Amended Proposed Order  

ODOE issued an Amended Proposed Order on July 3, 2019; the opportunity to request a contested case on the Amended Proposed Order extends until August 5, 2019.

Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility – Draft Proposed Order  

ODOE issued a Draft Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 4 on July 25, 2019, initiating a 45-day written comment period through September 9, 2019. the COuncil will hold a public hearing on the DPO at its August 22, 2019 Council meeting. 

Rulemaking​ – Housekeeping Rulemaking

ODOE staff issued a public notice of the proposed rulemaking on June 17, 2019. Public comments on the proposed rule changes are due by 9:30 a.m. on August 23, 2019. Stakeholders are encouraged to provide written comments by August 1 for advance distribution to EFSC members.
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Next EFSC Meeting​: August 22-23, 2019

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