The Energy Facility Siting Council's standards for new energy
facilities protect natural resources, ensure public health and safety, and
protect against adverse environmental impacts. In general, the standards ask
three fundamental questions:
- Does the applicant have the
appropriate abilities to build this energy facility?
- Is the site suitable?
- Would the facility have
adverse impacts on the environment and the community?
EFSC’s standards apply to all types of energy facilities. However,
some types of facilities need not meet all of the standards for the Council to
issue a site certificate.
For a brief description of each standard, please see the EFSC
Standards fact sheet. Below is a list of each standard and a link to where they
are cited in Oregon Administrative Rules.