Or. Admin. R. 330-110-0036 - Public Health, Safety, and Environmental Issues

(1) The policy of the Department is:
(a) To accept the findings of local, state and federal agencies that license or permit projects to be built or run; and
(b) To avoid influencing any of those agencies to approve or deny a license or a permit.
(2) Each applicant must provide information demonstrating that the proposed project will:
(a) Obtain each local, state and federal permit and license that applies to a project;
(b) Comply with the express terms and conditions of each permit and license;
(c) Comply with all state, federal and local laws and regulations that apply to the project; and
(d) Obtain a favorable land use decision from the city or county where the project will be built.
(3) The Department may issue a loan approval based on the applicant's representation or promise that each license and permit has been or will be obtained in a timely manner. If the applicant fails to obtain any required license or permit in a timely manner, the Department will revoke the loan or approval.
(4) The licensing or permitting agency must confirm in writing if any license or permit named in these rules is not required. Such confirmation is not needed for conservation measures for which the Department has already confirmed that such a license or permit in not required.
(5) Waterpower developers must comply with the following:
(a) A project on a navigable stream or connecting to a utility must obtain a license or exemption from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission;
(b) A license or permit to use water for power must be obtained from the Water Resources Commission; and
(c) The requirements of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program.
(6) Geothermal developers must obtain a geothermal well permit from the Department of Geology and Mineral Industries or a permit to use ground water from the Water Resources Commission.
(7) Biomass cogeneration developers must obtain an air contaminant discharge permit, a waste discharge permit and a solid waste disposal permit from the Department of Environmental Quality.


Or. Admin. R. 330-110-0036
DOE 1-1985, f. & ef. 1-2-85; DOE 2-1986, f. & ef. 3-4-86; DOE 4-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-26-88; DOE 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-94; DOE 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-98; DOE 7-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-04; DOE 13-2012, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-12

Stat. Auth.: ORS 469 & 470.140

Stats. Implemented: ORS 470.090 & 470.150

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