Or. Admin. R. 330-075-0015 - Definitions

For the purposes of OAR division 330, division 75, unless otherwise specified, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) "Department" means the Oregon Department of Energy.
(2) "Director" means the Director of the Oregon Department of Energy.
(3) "Electric Utility" has the meaning given that term in ORS 469.300.
(4) "Energy Resource Supplier" has the meaning given that term in ORS 469.421.
(5) "Gross Operating Revenue" has the meaning given that term in ORS 469.421.
(6) "Imported" relates to natural gas and petroleum products and includes those products not produced or salvaged from the earth or waters of the State of Oregon.
(7) "Natural Gas Utility" means a person engaged in or authorized to engage in the business of supply, transmission or distribution of natural or synthetic gas.
(8) "Petroleum Products" means those petroleum products subject to assessments under Section 3(4) and Section 5(4) of Oregon Laws 1981, Chapter 792. These products include:
(a) Crude petroleum;
(b) Fuel oil (distillate and residual);
(c) Kerosene;
(d) Liquefied petroleum gases;
(e) Motor vehicle fuel (when used as fuel for agricultural purposes); and
(f) Petroleum coke (when used as fuel in metal processing). "Petroleum products" does not include fuels subject to the requirements of Section 3 of Article IX of the Oregon Constitution, ORS 319.020 relating to aircraft and motor vehicle fuel, and ORS 319.530.
(9) "Petroleum Supplier" has the meaning given that term in ORS 469.421.
(10) "Person" has the meaning given that term in ORS 469.300.
(11) "Proprietary Information" means information in which its owner has an important, established financial or competitive interest and value. Proprietary information shall be determined by these indicators:
(a) Whether the information is treated as confidential by its owner;
(b) Whether its owner has made the information available to others, and the reason for such disclosure;
(c) The potential for competitive advantage that the information provides;
(d) The cost of developing the information;
(e) The potential for financial or competitive loss to its owner if the information is disclosed;
(f) Whether the information legally is protected by patents or copyrights, etc.
(12) "Retail Sales" means sales to the ultimate consumer.
(13) "Synthetic Gas" means a gas or gas mixture that is produced or collected for use as fuel. Synthetic Gas includes landfill gas, digester gas, biogas and biomethane.
(14) "Ultimate Consumer" means a customer who purchases energy for his own use and not for resale.
(15) "Utility" has the meaning given that term in ORS 469.300.
(16) "Wholesale sales" means sales of electricity, natural gas or petroleum products for subsequent resale.


Or. Admin. R. 330-075-0015
DOE 3-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 8-26-81; DOE 4-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 9-14-81; DOE 5-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 11-2-81; DOE 7-1982, f. & ef. 5-3-82; DOE 6-1984, f. & ef. 5-10-84; DOE 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-21-09 thru 6-17-10; DOE 5-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-10

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183 & 469

Stats. Implemented: ORS 469.421

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