2015 ORS § 285C.350¹
Definitions for ORS 285C.350 to 285C.370

As used in ORS 285C.350 (Definitions for ORS 285C.350 to 285C.370) to 285C.370 (Rules):

(1) Applicant means the city, county or group of counties applying for designation of territory as a rural renewable energy development zone.

(2) Renewable energy means electricity that is generated through use of a renewable energy resource, as defined in ORS 469B.130 (Definitions for ORS 469B.130 to 469B.169 and 469B.171), or a liquid, gaseous or solid fuel for commercial sale or distribution that is one of the following:

(a) A biofuel, such as biodiesel or ethanol, as those terms are defined in ORS 646.905 [bad link], that is derived from an organic source. As used in this paragraph, biofuel includes, but is not limited to, raw biomass harvested for biofuel or suitable by-products, residue from agriculture, forestry or other industries and residue from commercial or municipal waste collection.

(b) A fuel additive that has been verified under the United States Environmental Protection Agencys Environmental Technology Verification Program or the California Air Resources Board verification program and is composed of at least 90 percent renewable materials.

(3) Rural area means an area in the state that is not within the urban growth boundary of a city with a population of 30,000 or more. [2003 c.662 §69; 2005 c.94 §12; 2007 c.739 §9]