Rulemaking

Proposed rulemaking

Mitch Scheel, 503-229-6704
 
Oregon operates an Underground Storage Tank regulation program under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's approval. EPA revised their rules effective in 2015 and Oregon must align its rules with the EPA revisions. The current rulemaking will bring Oregon's rules into compliance with the federal rules and will raise the annual UST permit fee. DEQ expects to present the proposed rules to the Environmental Quality Commission for its review and possible adoption in the fall of 2017. 
 
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Oregon operates an Underground Storage Tank regulation program under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's approval. EPA revised their rules effective in 2015 and Oregon must align its rules with the EPA revisions. The current rulemaking will bring Oregon's rules into compliance with the federal rules and will raise the annual UST permit fee.​

DEQ is convening an  advisory committee to inform this rulemaking. Committee meetings will be held through spring of 2017 to review and provide input about the draft rules. DEQ will finalize the draft rules and present them for public comment once the advisory committee meetings are complete.

 

The objective of the advisory committee is to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to provide input on technical issues as well as on the fiscal and economic impact of the proposed rules. The committee will discuss and provide input on key program requirements needed to implement the program. Discussion topics may include:

  • Tank fee amount and structure;
  • Evaluation of other state program information DEQ gathered;
  • Consideration of other key changes needed to begin implementation
 

Background Documents

Meeting 4
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 9 am - 3 pm
Oregon Department of Transportation,
123 NW Flanders St.,
 
Meeting 3
Oct. 18, 2016
Oregon Department of Transportation
Agenda
 
Meeting 2
July 13, 2016
DEQ Headquarters
 
Meeting 1
May 31, 2016
DEQ Headquarters

Agenda  
Presentation

 

Meeting Participation

Meeting Call-In Number: 888-363-4734  |  Participant Code: 1910322
 

Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. DEQ publishes meeting notices on the state events calendar. Please notify DEQ of any special physical or language accommodations or if you need information in large print, Braille or another format. To make these arrangements, contact DEQ, Portland, at 503-229-5696 or call toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-452-4011, ext. 5696; fax to 503-229-6762; or email to deqinfo@deq.state.or.us. Hearing impaired persons may call 711.

 

​Public involvement

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EQC action

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