Oregon Pipeline LLC - Reconsideration

Oregon Pipeline LLC - Reconsideration

Following a public hearing Oct. 9, 2013 the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners voted to deny the consolidated land-use application from Oregon Pipeline LLC for construction of 41 miles of natural gas pipeline through Clatsop County.

The final Resolution and Order, staff report and background material can be viewed here.

BACKGROUND
The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners, pursuant to ORS 197.830(13)(b) and OAR 661-010-0021, withdrew its decision to grant conditional approval to the Oregon Pipelie, LLC, consolidated application to construct a 41-mile natrual gas pipeline that was originally approved by the Board of Commissioners on November 8, 2010.  That decision had been appealed to the State of Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA).

On February 9, 2011, the Board of Commissioners held a public hearing and set the scope of review for the reconsideration hearing. The Board has determined it would consider any and all issues identified in the findings adopted in support of the November 8, 2010, Board of Commissioners decision and that no new evidence will be considered as part of its reconsideration of the November 8, 2010 findings and decision.

On March 9, 2011, the Board of Commissioners held a public hearing for the reconsideration of the Oregon Pipeline conditional approval and reached a preliminary decision of denial. The Board of Commissioners was set to review and adopt modified supplemental findings on March 30, 2011; however, that meeting was cancelled due to a stay issued by the Oregon Supreme Court. The issues that had been pending in civil court were resolved in 2013 and on Oct. 9, 2013 the Board of Commissioners held a new hearing on the reconsideration of the Oregon Pipeline application, after which it voted to deny the application.

If you have any questions about this land use matter or need more information, please contact Jennifer Bunch, Clatsop County Senior Planner, at (503) 325-8611 or via email at jbunch@co.clatsop.or.us.

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
Oregon Pipeline Company, LLC record of proceedings through the October 9, 2013 Board of Commissioners decision:

Table of Contents, Volumes A-13
Volume A, Record of Proceedings
Volume B, Record of Proceedings
Volume 1, Record of Proceedings
Volume 2, Record of Proceedings
Volume 3, Record of Proceedings
Volume 4, Record of Proceedings
Volume 5, Record of Proceedings
Volume 6, Record of Proceedings
Volume 7, Record of Proceedings
Volume 8, Record of Proceedings
Volume 9, Record of Proceedings
Volume 10, Record of Proceedings
Volume 11, Record of Proceedings
Volume 12, Record of Proceedings
Volume 13, Record of Proceedings