Energy Facility Siting Council to meet July 18 in Troutdale

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

SALEM — The Energy Facility Siting Council will hear from the Oregon Department of Energy about amended plans for the Carty Generating Station near Boardman. ODOE recently approved an amended Wildlife and Habitat Monitoring and Mitigation Plan, and an amended Revegetation and Noxious Weed Control Plan.

Other items on the agenda include:
• A summary of ODOE’s proposed 2015 legislative concepts, and
• A staff overview of the 2014-15 compliance program work plan.

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. at the Holiday Inn in Troutdale (477 NW Phoenix 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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