Proposed rule

Rule contact: Cory Ann Wind​, 503-229-5388

The Clean Fuels Program Electricity 2021 Rulemaking implements Section 4B of Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-04. The Executive Order directs the Environmental Quality Commission and the Department of Environmental Quality to advance methods accelerating the generation and aggregation of clean fuels credits by utilities in order to advance transportation electrification. DEQ will also consider changes or additions to the regulation that will further incent the generation and aggregation of electricity credits including but not limited to ways 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.

​Previous meetings

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

DEQ is now accepting public comments on the proposed rule changes.

Submit comment

The comment period closes on Jan. 29, 2021 at 4 p.m.

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

Public hearing - Jan. 28, 2021, 1:30 p.m. 

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