Portland, OR - The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Health Authority are accepting applications beginning today for ten community stakeholder positions on the Cleaner Air Oregon Advisory Committee.
The agencies are taking the next step in aligning public health with air toxics regulations. Community input received as part of a 14-day comment period in May helped identify key additional positions on the advisory committee that will ensure diverse community interests are represented. Every public comment was factored into the process.
“We are deeply committed to actively and authentically engaging Oregonians with many different perspectives about how best to link regulation of specific industrial sources with the best practices of public health,” said Pete Shepherd, Interim Director of DEQ. “Public comment helped us improve the structure of the advisory committee. We believe our solicitation of individual nominees will result in an extraordinarily well-qualified advisory committee,” said Shepherd.