(1) A dwelling owner who is or who rents to a residential fuel oil customer, or who is or who rents to a wood heating resident, may not apply for low-interest financing under ORS 469.710 to 469.720 unless:
(a) The dwelling owner, customer or resident has first requested and obtained an energy audit from a fuel oil dealer, a publicly owned utility or an investor-owned utility or from a person under contract with the State Department of Energy under ORS 316.744, 317.111, 317.386 and 469.631 to 469.687;
(b) The dwelling owner first submits to the department written permission to inspect the installations to verify that installation of energy conservation measures has been made;
(c) The dwelling owner presents to the lending institution a copy of the energy audit together with certification that the dwelling in question receives space heating from fuel oil or wood and a copy of the written permission to inspect submitted to the department under paragraph (b) of this subsection; and
(d) The dwelling owner does not receive any other state incentives for that part of the cost of the energy conservation measures to be financed by the loan.
(2) Any dwelling owner applying for low-interest financing under ORS 469.710 to 469.720 who is or who rents to a residential fuel oil customer, or who is or who rents to a wood heating resident, may use without obtaining a new energy audit any assistance and technical advice obtained from an energy supplier before November 1, 1981, under chapter 887, Oregon Laws 1977, or from a public utility under chapter 889, Oregon Laws 1977, including an estimate of cost for installation of weatherization materials. [1981 c.894 §§25,26; 1987 c.749 §7; 1997 c.249 §167; 2003 c.46 §53]
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