OAR 345-024-0015
Cumulative Effects Standard for Wind Energy Facilities

To issue a site certificate for a proposed wind energy facility, the Council must find that the applicant can design and construct the facility to reduce cumulative adverse environmental effects in the vicinity by practicable measures including, but not limited to, the following:


Using existing roads to provide access to the facility site, or if new roads are needed, minimizing the amount of land used for new roads and locating them to reduce adverse environmental impacts.


Using underground transmission lines and combining transmission routes.


Connecting the facility to existing substations, or if new substations are needed, minimizing the number of new substations.


Designing the facility to reduce the risk of injury to raptors or other vulnerable wildlife in areas near turbines or electrical equipment.


Designing the components of the facility to minimize adverse visual features.


Using the minimum lighting necessary for safety and security purposes and using techniques to prevent casting glare from the site, except as otherwise required by the Federal Aviation Administration or the Oregon Department of Aviation.

Source: Rule 345-024-0015 — Cumulative Effects Standard for Wind Energy Facilities, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=345-024-0015.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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