(1)The department will review all preliminary certification applications, other than those participating in the small premium project process, to determine whether:
(a)All sections of the application are complete as outlined in the Opportunity Announcement.
(b)The applicant has submitted the required fee.
(c)The project meets the definition of an energy conservation project.
(d)The applicant is applying prior to the installation or construction of the project.
(A)If the applicant applies after installation or construction of the project has started, the department will deny the application unless a written explanation of the special circumstances is received and approved by the director.
(B)Failing to submit a timely application or the fact that the project was not selected for a grant or tax credit under this or prior department programs does not constitute special circumstances.
(e)The energy conservation project is located in Oregon.
(2)If the department finds that the application is complete, the application will move into the competitive review process and the department will notify the applicant in writing.
(3)The department may deny incomplete applications and notify applicants in writing of the reason for denial of the application.
(4)The department considers the completeness review a test; the decision to deny an incomplete application is not subject to review under ORS chapter 183.
Rule 330-210-0050 — Completeness Review,