2015 ORS 469.030¹
State Department of Energy
  • duties

(1) There is created the State Department of Energy.

(2) The State Department of Energy shall:

(a) Be the central repository within the state government for the collection of data on energy resources;

(b) Endeavor to utilize all public and private sources to inform and educate the public about energy problems and ways in which the public can conserve energy resources;

(c) Engage in research, but whenever possible, contract with appropriate public or private agencies and dispense funds for research projects and other services related to energy resources, except that the State Department of Energy shall endeavor to avoid duplication of research whether completed or in progress;

(d) Qualify for, accept and disburse or utilize any private or federal moneys or services available for the administration of ORS 176.820 (State Department of Energy Account), 192.501 (Public records conditionally exempt from disclosure) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated), 192.690 (Exceptions to ORS 192.610 to 192.690), 469.010 (Policy) to 469.155 (Advisory energy conservation standards for dwellings), 469.300 (Definitions) to 469.563 (Court orders for enforcement), 469.990 (Penalties), 757.710 (Emergency curtailment plan required) and 757.720 (Factors to be considered in approving plan);

(e) Administer federal and state energy allocation and conservation programs and energy research and development programs and apply for and receive available funds therefor;

(f) Be a clearinghouse for energy research to which all agencies shall send information on all energy related research;

(g) Prepare contingent energy programs to include all forms of energy not otherwise provided pursuant to ORS 757.710 (Emergency curtailment plan required) and 757.720 (Factors to be considered in approving plan);

(h) Maintain an inventory of energy research projects in Oregon and the results thereof;

(i) Collect, compile and analyze energy statistics, data and information;

(j) Contract with public and private agencies for energy activities consistent with ORS 469.010 (Policy) and this section;

(k) Upon request of the governing body of any affected jurisdiction, coordinate a public review of a proposed transmission line according to the provisions of ORS 469.442 (Procedure prior to construction of transmission line in excess of 230,000 volts); and

(L) Advise the Governor on energy-related matters. [1975 c.606 §4; 1981 c.792 §2; 1987 c.200 §4; 1993 c.569 §2; 1995 c.551 §3; 1999 c.934 §5; 1999 c.1043 §9; 2003 c.186 §1; 2013 c.656 §7]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 469—Energy; Conservation Programs; Energy Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors469.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.