The Environmental Quality
Commission approved greenhouse gas reporting rules in 2008 and updated the rules
in 2010. These rules govern the collection of annual greenhouse gas emissions
information from certain facilities, including industrial facilities with air
quality permits, wastewater treatment facilities, fuel distributors, electricity
suppliers and large landfills. DEQ developed the rules based on recommendations
from an advisory committee.
Each year, many Oregon businesses and industries that create greenhouse gas
emissions submit an annual emissions report to DEQ. To learn more about the
types of facilities required to report, reporting deadlines and the
methodologies used to calculate and report emissions, please see the reporting protocols webpage.
Oregon's reporting program helps provide a better understanding of greenhouse
gas emissions and improves the ability to track progress toward meeting emission
reduction goals established by the state legislature. Along with the Oregon
Department of Energy and other agencies, DEQ is providing data to produce a
comprehensive inventory of Oregon's greenhouse gas emissions.