The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
is conducting a rulemaking to update the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
program’s administrative rules. The affected rules are in chapter 340, division
054. DEQ is acting in response to Senate Bill 884 (2019). The bill addresses
nonpoint source pollution caused by privately owned failing septic systems, a
leading cause of water quality contamination across the state.
The bill expands the definition of eligible
borrowers. The expansion adds non-profit Community Development Financial
Institutions, certified by the US Department of Treasury, for the specific
purpose of lending to individual homeowners for:
- Septic repair
- Septic replacement
- Connection to a public sewer system
DEQ appointed an advisory committee to assist in the rulemaking. DEQ’s goal was to use input from the advisory committee to develop parameters for lending to CDFIs to inform new and amended rules. The advisory committee discussed fiscal and programmatic considerations that DEQ should address within the rulemaking.
Meeting 3 - Aug. 5-6, 2020
Meeting 2: Feb. 26, 2020
Meeting 1: Jan. 14, 2020
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.
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 to email@example.com. Hearing impaired persons may call 711.