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Clean Fuels Program Electricity 2021

Adopted rule

Administrative Order No. DEQ-7-2021  
Filed and effective: March 26, 2021
See Oregon Bulletin, April 2021

The Environmental Quality Commission adopted amendments to the Clean Fuels Program rules to advance methods accelerating the generation and aggregation of clean fuels credits by utilities in order to advance transportation electrification. The rule amendments also include changes or additions that will further incent the generation and aggregation of electricity credits including but not limited to:

  • Reduce the carbon intensity of electricity used as a transportation fuel

  • Increase access to renewable electricity used as a transportation fuel

  • Encourage new electric vehicles such as micro-mobility, medium- and heavy-duty, and non-road applications

  • Create opportunities to maximize transportation electrification in an equitable manner

​​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.

Meeting 1 - Sept. 24, 2020

Meeting 2 - Oct. 8, 2020 
Topic: Encouraging New Types of Electric Vehicles

Meeting 3 - Oct. 22, 2020

Topic: Lowering the Carbon Intensity of Electricity Used as a Transportation Fuel

Meeting 4 - Nov. 5, 2020
Topic: Additional Credit Generation Opportunities

Meeting 5 - Nov. 19, 2020
Topic: Overview of Draft RulesMeeting 6 - Dec. 1, 2020
Topic: Fiscal and Economic Analysis

Public involvement

The public comment period for this rulemaking closed at 4 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2021. DEQ will not consider any comments submitted after this deadline. The next step in the rule adoption process is for the Environmental Quality Commission to consider adopting the proposed rule changes at a future meeting.

For more information, see the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Draft Rules, which includes the notice, proposed rules and supporting documents.

Public hearing

 A public hearing was held on Jan. 28, 2021. 

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EQC action

The Environmental Quality Commission adopted these rules at its meeting on March 26, 2021.