Rulemaking

​​​Proposed rule

Rulemaking contact: Heather Kuoppamaki, 503-407-7596  

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will conduct the Landfill Gas Emissions Reduction 2021 Rulemaking to address the effects of climate change and in partial response to Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-04. The Executive Order directs the Environmental Quality Commission and DEQ to take actions necessary to reduce methane gas emissions from landfills. DEQ proposes to complete a rulemaking for the landfill gas emissions to:

  • Align Oregon’s landfill gas emission rules with the most stringent requirements of adjacent states and federal government

  • Define regulatory applicability and program requirements

  • Reduce methane emissions from landfills

DEQ is convening an advisory committee to review the technical issues and fiscal impacts related to the proposed rules. In convening this committee, DEQ has appointed members that reflect the range of entities that are both directly and indirectly affected by proposed changes to the rules.

Upcoming

Meeting 2: Feb. 25, 2021, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - online meeting only

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Join by telephone: 1-346-248-7799
Meeting ID: 956 6199 0428

International numbers available


Previous meetings
Meeting 1: Jan. 19, 2021
Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. The public may attend the meeting, but the committee has discretion whether to allow the public to participate in the meeting. The public will be able to comment on the proposed rule changes during the public notice and comment period later in the rulemaking. DEQ publishes meeting notices on the state Events Calendar. Please notify DEQ of any special physical or language accommodations or if you need information in large print, Braille or another format. To make these arrangements, contact DEQ, Portland, at 503-229-5696 or call toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-452-4011, ext. 5696; fax to 503-229-6762; or email deqinfo@deq.state.or.us. Hearing impaired persons may call 711.

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