2017 ORS 285C.543¹
  • criteria for renewable energy resource equipment manufacturing facilities

The Oregon Business Development Department shall by rule establish all of the following criteria:

(1) Standards relating to the type of equipment, machinery or other products being manufactured and related performance and efficiency standards applicable to the manufactured products;

(2) Standards, consistent with the definitions in ORS 285C.540 (Definitions for ORS 285C.540 to 285C.559) and relating to what constitutes a single renewable energy resource equipment manufacturing facility, that include:

(a) Standards establishing what constitutes property that is not included within a facility; and

(b) The consideration of such factors as phases of development, expansion of or additions to existing facilities or product lines, increased production and number of jobs created or maintained by an applicant;

(3) Standards requiring that the minimum levels of increased employment in Oregon for a facility are proportionate to industry standards and to the amount of tax credit allowed;

(4) Standards requiring that the compensation paid and benefits provided to employees of an applicant meet or exceed the national average in annual compensation for comparable employment;

(5) Standards that can be independently reviewed by a third party:

(a) Relating to indicators of financial viability of an applicant for preliminary certification under ORS 285C.547 (Application for preliminary certification); and

(b) Relating to the likelihood of long-term operation and success of a facility; and

(6) Standards relating to the likelihood that an applicant seeking preliminary certification of a facility will base decisions to locate or expand a facility in Oregon on the allowance of a tax credit under ORS 315.341 (Renewable energy resource equipment manufacturing facilities). [2011 c.474 §6]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 285C—Economic Development Iii, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors285C.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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.