Rulemaking

​Proposed rule

Rule contact: Hannah Wilkinson, 503-229-6270

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will conduct a rulemaking to integrate the recently established Cleaner Air Oregon program with the original Oregon Air Toxics program, adopted in 2003. The rulemaking will:

  • Update the process for setting and revising toxicity values for toxic air contaminants
  • Align DEQ’s AirToxics Program [OAR 340-246] and the recently established Cleaner Air Oregon Program [OAR 340-245]
  • Clarify certain CAO requirements for facilities and address inefficiencies in the risk assessment process.

Key resources

Supplementary information

​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.


Session 1 - Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Web-based meeting

Session 2 - Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Web-based meeting

​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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Public involvement

See advisory committee information below.


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EQC action

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