The 2009 legislature enacted HB2001
(2010), which directed LCDC to adopt Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction targets for metropolitan areas. In these rules the Land Conservation and Development Commission (commission) committed to review the targets at four year intervals starting in 2015. In May 2015, the commission received a Target Rule Review Report
. The commission determined that amendments to the GHG reduction targets in OAR 660-044 are warranted based on the findings in the target rule review report. The commission also recognized that GHG targets are closely related to the metropolitan transportation planning requirements in the Transportation Planning Rules (TPR), and directed DLCD to review these requirements in conjunction with an update of the targets.