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  • Rules and Regulations

    The Department of Environmental Quality implements Oregon’s environmental laws though its rules and related programs. Throughout each year, we propose rules that define how the public and industry interact with the environment in an effort to benefit the economy, human habitation, and the preservation of natural areas.
    To those ends, we seek public involvement during the rule development process by conducting information meetings, holding public hearings, establishing advisory committee meetings, and inviting public comment.
    The Environmental Quality Commission is DEQ’s formal policy and rulemaking body. Proposed rules only become effective when the commission adopts them.  
    If you have any questions about DEQ's rules or rulemaking process, please contact the Agency Rules Coordinator, Meyer Goldstein at 503-229-6478
Proposed Rules Adopted Rules
Current Rulemaking Proposals
The list below includes proposed rules or rules the Environmental Quality Commission recently adopted. Click on the specific rule to view information about any advisory committee activity, Notice of Rulemaking, comment deadlines and hearings. 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Revision Authorization
Rulemaking Advisory Committees

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Filed Rules - 2015


DEQ 3-2013 - Clean Fuels Program Phase II


Prior Filed Rules

2014   |   2013  |  2012  |  2011

For rulemaking actions prior to 2011, please submit a public records request.