(1) The Director of the State Department of Energy may obtain all necessary information from producers, suppliers and consumers of energy resources within Oregon, and from political subdivisions in this state, as necessary to carry out ORS 176.820, 192.501 to 192.505, 192.690, 469.010 to 469.225, 469.300 to 469.563, 469.990, 469.992, 757.710 and 757.720. Such information may include, but not be limited to:
(a) Sales volume;
(b) Forecasts of energy resource requirements;
(c) Inventory of energy resources; and
(d) Local distribution patterns of information under paragraphs (a) to (c) of this subsection.
(2) In obtaining information under subsection (1) of this section, the director, with the written consent of 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.
(3) In obtaining information under this section, the director:
(a) Shall 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 to the director for such study; and
(b) Shall cause reporting procedures, including forms, to conform to existing requirements of federal, state and local regulatory authorities.
(4) Any person who is served with a subpoena to give testimony orally or in writing or to produce books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, agreements or the documents or records as provided in ORS 176.820, 192.501 to 192.505, 192.690, 469.010 to 469.225, 469.300 to 469.563, 469.990, 469.992, 757.710 and 757.720, may apply to any circuit court in Oregon for protection against abuse or hardship in the manner provided in ORCP 36 C. [1975 c.606 §18; 1977 c.358 §9; 1977 c.794 §4a; 1979 c.284 §154; 2003 c.186 §18]Section: Previous 469.020 469.030 469.040 469.050 469.055 469.060 469.070 469.080 469.085 469.090 469.095 469.097 469.100 469.110 469.120 Next
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