Oregon Statutes - Chapter 176 - Governor - Section 176.760 - Information to be available to Governor.

(1) On a continuing basis the Governor may obtain all necessary information from energy resource producers, suppliers and consumers, doing business within Oregon, and from political subdivisions in this state, as necessary for the Governor to determine whether shortages or an emergency will require energy resource conservation measures. Such information may include, but is not limited to:

(a) Sales volumes.

(b) Forecasts of energy resource requirements.

(c) Inventory of energy resources.

(d) Local distribution patterns of information under paragraphs (a) to (c) of this subsection.

(2) In obtaining information at any time from energy resource producers or suppliers under subsection (1)(c) of this section, and in obtaining any other information under subsection (1) of this section during a state of emergency proclaimed under ORS 176.775 to 176.785, the Governor may subpoena witnesses, material and relevant books, papers, accounts, records and memoranda, administer oaths, and may cause the depositions of persons residing within or without Oregon to be taken in the manner prescribed for depositions in civil actions in circuit courts, to obtain information relevant to energy resources that are the subject of the proclaimed emergency.

(3) In obtaining information under this section the Governor:

(a) Shall seek to avoid eliciting information already furnished by a person or political subdivision in this state to a federal, state or local regulatory authority that is available for the study of the Governor; and

(b) Shall cause reporting procedures, including forms, to conform to existing requirements of federal, state and local regulatory authorities. [1974 c.5 §3; 1975 c.601 §1]

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