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DEQ and our partners the Oregon Health Authority are conducting a rulemaking to create
rules that would assign more protective health standards, called Risk Action Levels, to certain toxic air contaminants that are expected to have developmental or other severe human health effects. DEQ will propose rules with the new Risk Action Levels to regulate existing sources that emit these chemicals for approval by the Environmental Quality Commission. This rulemaking will implement a process set out in Senate Bill 1541, passed by the Oregon Legislature in March 2018.
Cleaner Air Oregon Hazard Index 2019 Advisory Committee
DEQ has appointed an advisory committee to review issues and fiscal impacts related to the proposed rules.
Technical Advisory Committee
DEQ appointed volunteers with the technical background necessary to address requirements of Senate Bill 1541 (SB 1541) enacted by the 2018 Oregon Legislature. SB 1541 states: “…the [Environmental Quality] commission shall establish and consider the recommendations of an advisory committee, composed, at a minimum, of persons with technical expertise in toxic air contaminant risk assessment.”