(1)Following the review of a notice of intent or, in the case of an expedited review, following receipt of a preliminary application for a site certificate, the Department of Energy shall send a project order to the applicant establishing the following:
(a)All state statutes and administrative rules containing standards or criteria that must be met for the Council to issue a site certificate for the proposed facility, including applicable standards of divisions 22, 23 and 24 of this chapter.
(b)All local government ordinances applicable to the Council’s decision on the proposed facility.
(c)All application requirements in OAR 345-021-0010 (Contents of an Application) applicable to the proposed facility.
(d)All state and local permits necessary to the construction and operation of the proposed facility and the name of each agency with the authority to issue such permits.
(e)Any other data and information that must be included in the application for a site certificate to allow the Council to determine whether the proposed facility will comply with applicable statutes, administrative rules and local government ordinances.
(f)The analysis area(s) for the proposed facility.
(g)Public concerns that address matters within the jurisdiction of the Council that the applicant shall consider and discuss in the application for a site certificate, based on comments the Department has received in writing or at any informational meeting held under OAR 345-015-0130 (Informational Meeting on a Notice of Intent).
(h)If the applicant has identified one or more proposed corridors in Exhibit D of the notice of intent as required by OAR 345-020-0011 (Contents of a Notice of Intent)(1)(d), any adjustments to the corridor(s) that the applicant shall evaluate in the corridor selection assessment described in 345-021-0010 (Contents of an Application)(1)(b).
(i)If the applicant chooses to demonstrate need for a proposed electric transmission line, natural gas pipeline, or liquefied natural gas storage facility under the economically reasonable rules, OAR 345-023-0030 (System Reliability Rule for Electric Transmission Lines) and 345-023-0040 (Economically Reasonable Rule for Natural Gas Pipelines or Liquified Natural Gas Storage Facilities), any alternatives to construction and operation of the proposed facility that the applicant must evaluate in the application in addition to the alternatives described in 345-021-0010 (Contents of an Application)(1)(n)(F) or (G).
(j)Except in the case of an expedited review granted under OAR 345-015-0300 (Request for Expedited Review of Small Capacity Facilities) or 345-015-0310 (Request for Expedited Review of Special Criteria Facilities), the expiration date of the notice of intent, according to 345-020-0060 (Expiration of a Notice of Intent)(1).
(2)In determining the application and study requirements to be included in the project order, the Department shall consider the size and type of proposed facility and significant potential impacts of the proposed facility.
(3)The Council or the Department may amend the project order at any time.
(4)The project order is not a final order.
(5)Except in the case of an expedited review granted under OAR 345-015-0300 (Request for Expedited Review of Small Capacity Facilities) or 345-015-0310 (Request for Expedited Review of Special Criteria Facilities), the Department shall, to the extent practicable, issue the project order within 140 days following the date of submission of the notice of intent.
Rule 345-015-0160 — Project Order,