(1)Whenever an agency proposes to undertake a project under ORS 469.754 (Authority of state agencies to establish projects) the state agency shall provide a notice to the Department and to the gas and electric utilities which serve the state facility where the project is domiciled and to a mailing list of interested persons developed by the state agency for this purpose. The notice shall be provided to any requesting person and include a statement of whether the agency intends to rely on the authority in ORS 469.754 (Authority of state agencies to establish projects) and these rules, or whether the agency intends to rely on its own authority to proceed with the project.
(2)When a state agency intends to proceed with a project other than listed in section (3) of this rule, the notice shall, in addition to the information above, include:
(a)The physical location of the project(s);
(b)The anticipated size or size range of the project(s) stated in annual energy (in kWh or Btu) or capacity (in kW, horsepower or pressure), and its anticipated seasonal disposition;
(c)Whether the project(s) may provide steam or useful heat, and its anticipated seasonal disposition;
(d)A description of how the project(s) could be developed, financed and operated;
(e)An intended schedule for completion and operation of the project(s); and
(f)The anticipated fuel source(s).
(3)If a state agency plans a project costing less than $50,000, an energy efficiency project encompassing under 50,0000 square feet, a project affecting the efficiency of energy use in transportation, a renewable resources project which does not generate electricity, and employee awareness campaign, or project with a useful life of less than 5 years, then they are exempt from OARs 330-118-0030 (Right of First Refusal), 330-118-0040 (Selection of Project Vendors and Participants), 330-118-0050 (Negotiating Agreement) and 330-118-0055 (Disposition of Steam and Electricity). Also exempt from these rules are other projects as predesignated by the utilities which serve the state agency. ODOE will maintain a list of such predesignated exempt projects.
Rule 330-118-0025 — Project Notice,