2011 ORS § 469.505¹
Consultation with other agencies

(1) In making a determination regarding compliance with statutes, rules and ordinances administered by another agency or compliance with requirements of ORS 469.300 (Definitions) to 469.563 (Court orders for enforcement) and 469.590 (Definitions for ORS 469.590 to 469.595) to 469.619 (State Department of Energy to make federal regulations available) where another agency has special expertise, consultation with the other agency shall occur during the notice of intent and site certificate application process. Any permit application for which the permitting decision has been delegated by the federal government to a state agency other than the Energy Facility Siting Council shall be reviewed, whenever feasible, simultaneously with the councils review of the site certificate application. Any hearings required on such permit applications shall be consolidated, whenever feasible, with hearings under ORS 469.300 (Definitions) to 469.563 (Court orders for enforcement) and 469.590 (Definitions for ORS 469.590 to 469.595) to 469.619 (State Department of Energy to make federal regulations available).

(2) Before resolving any conflicting conditions in site certificates or amended site certificates under ORS 469.503 (Requirements for approval of energy facility site certificate) (3) and 469.504 (Facility compliance with statewide planning goals), the council shall notify and consult with the agencies and local governments responsible for administering the statutes, administrative rules or substantive local criteria that result in the conflicting conditions regarding potential conflict resolution. [1993 c.569 §24 (469.501 (Energy facility siting, construction, operation and retirement standards), 469.503 (Requirements for approval of energy facility site certificate), 469.505 (Consultation with other agencies) and 469.507 (Monitoring environmental and ecological effects of construction and operation of energy facilities) enacted in lieu of 469.500 and 469.510); 1997 c.428 §9; 1999 c.385 §11]