Proposed rulemaking

Rule Coordinator: Lee Ann Lawrence​​, 503-229-5622

Established in 2011, the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Advisory Committee addresses program issues and provides input to DEQ for rulemaking.  Committee members represent organizations with an interest in public water quality financing and water quality improvement projects. They represent local governments, water districts, wastewater treatment facilities, environmental advocacy, the energy and sustainability and financial sectors, federal and state agencies, public utilities, and local conservation districts.

The 2017 Clean Water State Revolving Fund rulemaking will revise rules to allow for fiscal and programmatic flexibility to ensure perpetuity. The rulemaking process will include Clean Water State Revolving Fund Advisory Committee meetings. The rulemaking process will propose changes to specific rules followed by public comment and presentation to the Environmental Quality Commission for adoption in November 2017.

This rulemaking will evaluate the benefit of implementing: 1) an alternative incentive for borrowers similar to principal forgiveness; 2) a calculation for principal forgiveness based on green project components; 3) policy changes for refinancing loans; and 4) expanding eligible land purchase costs within the program.

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​Meetings schedule

The public may attend advisory committee meetings but the committee has discretion whether to permit public participation. The public will have a full opportunity to comment on the proposed rule changes during the public comment period later in the rulemaking process.
Meetings are 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Past Meetings


Meeting 2 – March 8, 2017

Portland State Office Building (PSOB)

Meeting 1 - Feb. 8, 2017

DEQ Headquarters

Handout A  |  Handout B  |  Handout C  |  Handout D  |  Handout E


​Public involvement

View comments

Public comment period closed on 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. 


View the Public Notice Packet 

Includes invitation to comment, notice, proposed rules, and any supporting documents 

EQC action

Meeting has not been scheduled yet.