Energy Facility Siting Council to meet May 9

CONTACT:
Diana Enright, 503-378-8278
Cliff Voliva, 503-378-3637

SALEM — The Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council will consider an appeal of a hearing officer’s order by the applicant of the proposed Troutdale Energy Center at its May 9 meeting in Portland.

The Council will review and consider a recommendation by Oregon Department of Energy staff to deny the appeal based on the fact it is prohibited under the Council’s rules. The department contends that the appeal is prohibited because the hearing officer’s March 3, 2014 order does not terminate the applicant’s right to participate as a party in the contested case.

Other items on the agenda include:
• Staff will ask the Council to prioritize a list of future rulemaking opportunities.
• Staff will provide an overview of the federal projects the department is tracking.

The agenda contains information for people who may wish to access the meeting remotely. To view the meeting agenda, please visit the department’s website at www.oregon.gov/energy/Siting/Pages/Council-Meetings.aspx.

The meeting is open to the public and begins at 8:30 a.m. the Oxford Suites (12226 N. Jantzen Dr.). For more information about the meeting, please contact the Oregon Department of Energy at 503-378-4040 or toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-221-8035.

To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired, or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact the department at least 72 hours before the meeting at 1-800-221-8035 or fax 503-373-7806. TTY users should call the Oregon Relay Service at 711.

About the Oregon Department of Energy: The Oregon Department of Energy reduces the long-term costs of energy for Oregonians. It provides tax credits, grants, loans, technical assistance and energy information for homeowners, businesses, manufacturers, farms, ranches, schools and governments.

About ODOE’s Energy Facility Siting Division: Division staff support the work of the Energy Facility Siting Council. The Council has regulatory and siting responsibility for large electric generating facilities, many high voltage transmission lines, some gas pipelines, and radioactive waste disposal sites. The state’s energy facility siting process is based on 16 standards.

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