​Proposed rulemaking

Michele Martin, 503-229-5103

DEQ is reviewing the asbestos rules in Oregon Administrative Rule 340 Division 248 under the authority of Oregon Revised Statute 468A.700-.760. This review was initiated following a previous rulemaking in 2015 for Senate Bill 705. The narrow scope for that rulemaking was in response to direction from the Legislature. The bill required DEQ to adopt rules requiring an asbestos survey be performed before a residential building can be demolished. The current asbestos rulemaking has a broader scope of rule review.
This rulemaking provides stakeholders and DEQ with an opportunity to evaluate and clarify regulations and standards for asbestos-related activities, where a potential for exposure to asbestos fibers exists. Recommendations for rule changes are drafted with consideration and influence of existing asbestos-related laws from the Environmental Protection Agency, Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division, and laws in other US cities and states. The limitations of this rulemaking include any statutory changes. This rulemaking process will engage a variety of stakeholders and public representatives to evaluate and provide policy recommendations, as necessary.
​DEQ has convened an advisory committee to provide input on draft rule changes related to the regulation of asbestos.

Upcoming meetings

Meeting 3
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Oregon OSHA Training Center, Durham Plaza
16760 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Suite 200
Tigard, OR 97224
Meeting call in number: 888-278-0296
Participant code: 8040259


Past meetings

Meeting 1
Sept. 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Agenda, meeting notes
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Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. DEQ publishes meeting notices on 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 Hearing impaired persons may call 711.

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