Approved/Under Review: Construction of the facility must commence on or before August 30, 2022.
On August 19, 2022, the Department received preliminary Request for Amendment 1 (pRFA1) for the Oregon Trail Solar Facility, seeking Council approval for a three-year extension to the construction commencement deadline (identified in Condition 24), and a revision to condition 50(b) related to cultural resource monitoring.
On December 23, 2022 the Department issued its Draft Proposed Order on RFA1 recommending approval of the certificate holder's amendment request and issued a Notice of Complete RFA1, Draft Proposed Order, and Public Hearing. The comment period extended through January 19, 2023, until 7:00 PM PST, at the close of the Public Hearing. EFSC reviewed the Draft Proposed Order at the January 20, 2023 EFSC meeting held in Condon, Oregon.
On January 25, 2023, the Department issued the Proposed Order on RFA1 and a Public Notice on the Proposed Order and Opportunity to Request a Contested Case. These documents are available via links in the timeline below. The deadline to request a contested case is February 24, 2023 at 5:00 PM PST.
ODOE has an online portal for submitting comments. The goal of the online comment portal is to provide members of the public with another convenient option to submit input on projects, and to provide additional resources that will enable meaningful participation in the Site Certificate approval process.
The portal can be accessed here.