On April 6, 2016, Governor Kate Brown announced the launch of Cleaner Air Oregon, a new initiative to reform industrial air toxics regulations and align them with public health.
DEQ and OHA convened a technical workgroup to contribute to this rulemaking effort. The workgroup discussed and provided an evaluation of human health risk-based air toxics programs for industrial facilities in other states, and discussed and evaluated key technical issues.
The workgroup was not a decision-making body. It was tasked with providing focused and specific input to help DEQ prepare policy issues for discussion at public policy forums and advisory committee meetings.