2017 ORS 176.795¹
Actions authorized by proclamation under ORS 176.785

(1) During any emergency proclaimed under ORS 176.785 (Proclamation of state of emergency), the Governor by executive order may order involuntary curtailments, adjustments or allocations in the supply and consumption of energy resources applicable to all suppliers and consumers. However, the Governor may not order such curtailments, adjustments or allocations which discriminate within any class of consumers. It is the intent of the Legislative Assembly that any such curtailments, adjustments and allocations be ordered and continue only so long as demonstrably necessary for the maintenance of essential services or transportation, or the continued operation of the economy; and that all such curtailments, adjustments and allocations be applied as uniformly as practicable within each class of suppliers and consumers.

(2) Any involuntary curtailments of electrical or natural gas load, pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, shall be made by executive order to the Public Utility Commission of Oregon requiring the commission to implement plans for curtailment adopted pursuant to ORS 757.710 (Emergency curtailment plan required) to 757.730 (Liability when curtailment occurs).

(3) In addition to orders issued pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, the Governor by executive order may:

(a) Modify transportation routes and schedules as necessary to conserve energy resources to the extent permissible under federal law and regulations.

(b) Specify the times and manner in which energy resources are supplied or consumed, consistent with the restrictions imposed by subsection (1) of this section.

(4) Any restrictions or involuntary curtailments, adjustments or allocations ordered, except those ordered under ORS 176.775 (Content of Governor’s proclamation of lack of energy resource or resource emergency) and 176.780 (Action authorized by proclamation under ORS 176.775), shall give due consideration to the needs of commercial, retail, professional and service establishments whose normal function is to supply goods or services or both of an essential nature including but not limited to food, lodging, fuel, medical care facilities, during times of the day other than conventional daytime working hours.

(5) During an emergency proclaimed under ORS 176.785 (Proclamation of state of emergency), the Governor by executive order may prescribe and direct activities promoting the conservation, prevention of waste and salvage of energy resources and the materials, services and facilities derived therefrom or dependent thereon. [1974 c.5 §§9,11]

Law Review Cita­tions

54 OLR 679 (1975)

Chapter 176

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Effect of repeal of the Governor’s Retire­ment Act by initiative on the right of past and present governors to receive the retire­ment benefits, (1973) Vol 36, p 476

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 176—Governor, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors176.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 176, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano176.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.