Oregon’s siting process was initiated by the submittal of Idaho Power’s Notice of Intent to submit an Application for Site Certificate (NOI) in summer 2010. The NOI provides ODOE with the opportunity to notify the public of a proposed project and to gather public comments. ODOE and the federal agencies sent out public notices and hosted a series of public information meetings along the proposed route during the summer of 2010. ODOE also asked state and local agencies to review the NOI and identify laws, regulations and ordinances that apply to the proposed facility.
In March 2012, ODOE issued the Project Order informing Idaho Power of the issues identified through public comments, the applicable regulations, and the impact analysis areas it must address in its Application for Site Certificate.
In February 2013, Idaho Power submitted its preliminary Application for Site Certificate (pASC) to ODOE and EFSC. The pASC is currently being reviewed by ODOE and state and local agencies to determine whether Idaho Power has included sufficient information in the ASC to address the requirements listed in the Project Order. When the application is deemed complete it will be released for public comment and ODOE will hold another series of information meetings. These meetings will be coordinated with the federal agencies.
ODOE and EFSC will review Idaho Power's application documents using the siting standards.
The next official public comment period will be when Idaho Power’s Application for Site Certificate is deemed complete by ODOE. ODOE will notify the public about this and other opportunities to participate in the state siting process.EFSC Process Diagram (Click on graphic for more information)
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