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Advisory Workgroup
Proposed Rulemaking: Clean Fuels Program Phase 2 Rulemaking
About the Rulemaking

The Oregon Clean Fuels Program, approved by the 2009 Oregon Legislature, aims to reduce Oregon’s greenhouse gas pollution by lowering the carbon content of transportation fuel used in the state. In addition to carbon reduction, the Clean Fuels Program helps Oregon reduce the state’s dependence on traditional petroleum fuels. DEQ is currently implementing the program’s first phase, which entails collection of data from fuel importers and producers. Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission adopted rules for the first phase of the Oregon Clean Fuels program in December 2012 and amended them in December 2013.

In February 2014 Gov. John Kitzhaber directed DEQ to draft rules for the next phase of the Clean Fuels Program, which include the requirement to reduce the carbon content of Oregon’s transportation fuels. The new rulemaking will build on the existing rules designed by DEQ and its Low Carbon Fuel Standards Advisory Committee in 2010 and 2011. It will establish key requirements for implementing the next phase of the Clean Fuels Program, including:

  • Carbon reduction standards and compliance options
  • Obligations for fuel importers and producers
  • Metrics/mechanisms for monitoring and managing fuel supplies and prices
  • Periodic program reviews


Background materials for Advisory Committee

House Bill 2186
Low Carbon Fuel Standards Advisory Committee - Final Report
Economic Impact Analysis of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Rule for the State of Oregon
Starting Draft Rules
Policy Issues Crosswalk


Committee Members

Meeting Dates