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Rule contact: Audrey O'Brien, 503-229-5072
DEQ is proposing a temporary rule affecting solid waste composting. Currently, OAR 340-096-0140 imposes inconsistent pathogen reduction requirements for digesters located at agricultural locations, in contrast with those located at non-agricultural locations. These inconsistencies impose an undue financial burden without providing an equivalent environmental benefit. The proposed temporary rule would provide an exemption from the pathogen reduction testing limits for liquid digestate from manure digesters not located at agricultural operations.
Notice of Temporary Rulemaking
The public comment period for this rulemaking closed at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
DEQ will not consider any comments submitted after that time on that date.
The Environmental Quality Commission adopted these rules at its meeting on Feb. 26, 2019.
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