Carty Generating hearing scheduled

The Oregon Department of Energy will hold a public hearing April 5, on the proposed Carty Generating Station, 13 miles southwest of Boardman.

The meeting will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the Port of Morrow’s Well Springs Conference Room (2 Marine Drive).

The proposed combined-cycle generating plant, fueled by natural gas, could produce up to 900 megawatts of electrical power.

The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments on a Draft Proposed Order that was issued recently by the Oregon Department of Energy. The order contains recommended findings on the project’s compliance with Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council’s siting standards.

To view the Order, please go to www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/review.shtml.

Paper copies of the order are available for inspection at the Boardman Library (200 South Main St.) or at ODOE’s offices in Salem and Hermiston.

The comment period on the Draft Proposed Order closes on April 13 at 5 p.m. For those who cannot attend the April 5 meeting but would like to submit comments, mail Oregon Department of Energy, c/o Sue Oliver, Energy Facility Siting Officer, 395 E. Highland Ave., Hermiston, OR 97838; fax 541-567-6861 or email Sue.Oliver@odoe.state.or.us

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