Facilities

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The Port Westward Renewable Diesel Project is a proposed renewable diesel production facility capable of processing up to 50,000 barrels per day of renewable biomass feedstocks, to be located at the Port Westward Industrial Park in Columbia County, Oregon.

​Proposed. The Department received a Request for Site Certificate Exemption on November 9, 2020. Next Renewable Fuels Oregon, LLC seeks an exemption under ORS 469.320(2)(f) which authorizes site certificate exemptions for facilities which demonstrate the following: a biofuel production facility that has local land use approval and that requires no transmission lines or pipelines that would require a site certificate; that produces a fuel, at least 90 percent of which is used in an industrial or refueling facility located within one mile of the facility or is transported from the facility by rail or barge; and that emits less than 118 pounds of carbon dioxide per million Btu from fossil fuel used for conversion energy. Following a determination of completeness on the Request for Site Certificate Exemption, the Department will issue a Notice of Filing and a Proposed Order, to be considered at a future Council meeting. The Notice of Filing and Proposed Order will be available for review on the project webpage via hyperlinks provided below.

​Clatskanie, Oregon​ 

Applicant/Certificate holder: NEXT Renewable Fuels Oregon, LLC
ODOE contact: Walter Adams
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Christopher Efird

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Project Timeline

  
Additional Documents
  
11/09/2020
Incompleteness Determination and Request for Additional Information
12/07/2020
Applicant’s Response to RAI-1
02/26/2021
Evaluation of Exemption Request and Response to RAI-1
03/30/2021

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Exhibit Files Reference

  • Exhibit A: Applicant Information 
  • Exhibit B: Project Description
  • Exhibit C: Property Location and Maps
  • Exhibit D: Organizational Information
  • Exhibit E​: Permits Required
  • Exhibit F: Property Ownership 
  • Exhibit G: Materials Analysis
  • Exhibit H: Geology and Soil Stability 
  • Exhibit I: Soils
  • Exhibit J: Wetlands
  • Exhibit K: Land Use
  • Exhibit L: Protected Areas
  • Exhibit M: Financial Analysis
  • Exhibit N​: Non-generating Facility Information
  • Exhibit O: Water Requirements
  • Exhibit P: Fish Wildlife Habitat 
  • Exhibit Q: Threatened and Endangered Plants and Animals
  • Exhibit R: Scenic Aesthetic Values 
  • Exhibit S: Cultural Resources
  • Exhibit T: Recreational Facilities 
  • Exhibit U: Public Services
  • Exhibit V​: Waste Minimization 
  • Exhibit W: Site Restoration
  • Exhibit X: Noise 
  • Exhibit Y: Carbon Dioxide Emissions 
  • Exhibit Z: Cooling Towers  
  • Exhibit AA: EMFs – Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Exhibit BB: Other Information
  • Exhibit CC: Additional Statutes Rules Ordinances
  • Exhibit DD​: Other Specific Standards